Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Tablet Z (SGP311 / SGP312 / SGP321)
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iPad Air vs Xperia Z Tablet vs Galaxy Note 10.1: the sign of three
5 March 2014
Excerpt: In the spirit of good faith, I’ll make a disclosure. I’m an Apple fanboy. I’ve used the iPad since the introduction of the iPad 2, and I’ve recently just upgraded to the frankly awesome iPad Air. Despite my love for the fruits of 1 Infinite Loop, however, I don’t dislike Android. In fact, I feel that the OS is a novel system that has made impressive gains not only in marketshare, but in both usability and customizability to boot.
Excerpt: Sony was one of the first to release a Full HD smartphone. The Xperia Z also turned out to be a high-quality product, with the unique feature of being water-proof. Sony wasn't quite as fast with releasing its first Full HD tablet, but we did eventually get the Tablet Z. It's also water-proof, and after using it extensively for a period of time, we can say we're quite impressed with Sony's Full HD tablet.
Summary: The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the slimmest tablet around, with a minimalist look that will turn heads. It's waterproof too, allowing you to watch movies in the bath without fear of splashes. While its Full HD screen and quad-core processor are welcome additions, it doesn't have the resolution or straight-line speed of some of its rivals and its battery is far from perfect.
Cons: Poor battery life; Skinny design results in flex; Doesn't challenge rivals in sheer power and speed.
Conclusion: The Xperia Tablet Z is easily the best tablet that Sony has made to date, and could pinch the crown for best Android tablet thanks to its gorgeous display, super-thin design and ultra light weight. Unfortunately, it's let down by its tinny speakers and slow Sony bloatware and interface. Give us a stock Android version with some decent speakers, and this could easily be the best Android tablet yet, regardless of its size.
Pros: When it comes to first impressions, the Xperia Tablet Z impresses in every aspect. When you first pick it up, you wonder if there's actually anything to it, as it's ridiculously light at just 0.49kg, meaning if you chuck it in a bag you might forget it's even in there. While it might be a spacious 10.1-inch tablet, Sony has spared no expense in making sure it feels like it weighs absolutely nothing at all. Using it with one hand is a breeze, making crowded train journ...
Cons: Sony has put a lot of effort into its Xperia Tablet Z, and it clearly shows through the gorgeous screen and fast specs. Yet, despite the supreme hardware, Sony has managed to drop the ball on the software side of things, stuffing its thin slate with spammy apps like Sony Select, PlayNow, Wi-Fi Checker, Garage and SocialLife, which can all be sent straight to the bin - but that won't free up much performance, as we found the tablet to lag even when just swiping through...
Summary: While we can still consider Sony as playing catch-up in the tablet market (only its 3rd-gen), the Xperia Tablet Z has, in most cases, achieved a feat that help it leap over many other tablets in the market.
Summary: With a price tag of Rs 46,990, the Xperia Tablet Z is very pricey when you consider its overall performance. It has some neat tricks up its sleeve, like the IP55/57 certification and the IR blaster, but the comparatively low onboard storage, mediocre camera and battery life and the intermittent lag in the UI takes away from an otherwise pleasant experience.
Second time’s the charm: The Xperia Tablet Z review
25 June 2013
Conclusion: It finally feels like Sony knows what kind of direction it's going in. It took Android and didn't bog it down with too many extra applications and unchangeable elements; it left most of the core Android experience there while prettifying it up in its own way. It included a very capable (if slightly older) quad-core processor from Qualcomm and managed to shrink down all the components into a very thin package.
Pros: Water-proof chassis for when accidents happen, Stays mostly true to the Android UI, Relatively long-lasting battery life, Beautiful, easy-to-read, and widescreen 1080p display, Extremely light
Cons: Many of the applications that Sony packaged are overkill, Comes with an older version of Android—and you never know when the next software update will be, The camera takes awful pictures
Summary: Xperia Tablet Z has taken the ï¿½best Android tablet money can buyï¿½ title in India today. It offers a slew of features such as India-specific content, a good skin, slim and sexy form factor, and some brilliant power under the hood. On the downside, the device may be late in receiving Android updates and 16GB onboard storage isnï¿½t the best.
Pros: Fantastic sexy build and design, Good battery life, Skin and preloaded features are nice, Waterproof, Works as a universal remote, India-specific Sony content like TV shows, music and more
Cons: Expensive, Late Android updates, Only 16GB built-in storage, Display is a fingerprint magnet
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is among the finest Android tablets available, combining an incredibly thin and light design with top-notch performance.
Pros: Remarkably thin and light. Sharp and bright full-HD display. Fully waterproof. Blazing-fast performance. Built-in IR emitter for home theater remote control. MicroSD card slot and HDMI out through MHL.
Cons: Feels delicate. Slow, somewhat finicky charging. Mediocre battery life.