A solid tablet with mediocre battery life and poor post-launch support
N. Major, Amazon
9 April 2014
Summary: I purchased this tablet after experimenting with several others, including the older Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (don't buy that) and a few other android tablets. My needs were to get an Android tablet that was 10 inches mostly for reading scientific papers and textbooks for school, with the ability to be a basic media center (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) came as a side bonus. I found all this and more in the tablet, but it will take some explaining as to why.
Loved my Sony S tablet...sadly disappointed by the new Sony Xperia!
8 April 2014
Summary: My first tablet was a Sony S tablet, which I loved and still have. Unfortunately the Sony Xperia was very disappointing. I expected a beautiful, vibrant screen, but was totally underwhelmed. The color rendition was faded and lackluster compared to the Nexus 10 or the incomparable Asus TF700. I take lots of photos with my tablet and the Sony has the worst camera on the market, especially for such a high end machine.
Summary: Ok let me first start off saying how nice this tablet is. Screen is great, the size is great, the stereo speakers are ok and the android OS is very smooth to use and takes good pictures. You can control your TV with it and it supports mirracast. And of course being water proof up to 3 feet is always a plus. This pretty much is going to be a short review and here is why.
Summary: Placed an order for one, from the Sony Store. $616 with tax included. Tablet came. Opened it, everthing was working fine. Very sturdy, slots for charging are closed tightly with plastic tabs. 4g/Lte never worked. Sim tray is slightly tricky to use too (see youtube video to figure out how to use it). My Nexus 7 tablet 4g/Lte was working smoothly. Returned it. Would stay away from Sony 3G/4G tablets.
Summary: Edit 4: This will be my last review of this product but I will answer any questions I'm capable of answering. Overall this isn't a bad tablet but it's severely limited in what you can do with it. By that I mean this is not a business machine and you won't be able to take advantage of full-fledged programs like Office like you can with a Windows tablet which is why I ordered the Dell Venue 11 Pro 128GB because it is a business machine and I need those...
Summary: I think this is a great tablet for most people but there were quite a few small quirks because of which I decided to return this. Let me start with the build quality: it is superb. It feels very light, have no issues holding it in one hand, and the metallic body is just awesome. It is ultra-thin as well and really, as far as looks, feel and weight goes, there is nothing in the market comparable with this.
Summary: The Xperia Z is definately a gorgeous tablet. The build material is the best on the market. Thin, light and solid. Water proof is a plus. At first, it seemed to perform flawlessly. My first reaction was it will be a keeper. Even at the high price. However, after using it for some time, some deal breaking flaws starting to show themselves. First, the tablet seems to have a wifi issue. The included android email program could not stay connected to servers.
Nice hardware implementation, but serious (software) flaws
Dan Nasty "dnastase", Amazon
31 July 2013
Summary: I did my research before buying and I was happy with the specs, advantages and disadvantages of this tablet. However there are three things that I only discovered after playing with it: 1) they didn't upgrade the Android on it. I mean the 4.2 was released in Nov 2012, this tablet was released in June 2013 and still has 4.1 on it ?! 2) there is a problem when using Wifi and Bluetooth at the same time: the Wifi performance drops by a factor of 10 !!