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Sony Xperia Tablet S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2081 reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Xperia Tablet S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The size and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Tablet S 9.4 inch LCD Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)Sony Xperia Tablet S 9.4 inch LCD Tablet (NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia Tablet S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony LT26I-BK Xperia S NXT Series Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 12 MP Camera, Dual-core Processor, HD video and PlayStation - No Warranty - BlaSony LT26I-BK Xperia S NXT Series Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 12 MP Camera, Dual-core Processor, HD video and PlayStation - No Warranty - Bla

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

Lovely design, Especially nice to hold in portrait, Great video quality, Movies Unlimited

Not Full HD, Sounds a touch soft

Still one of the best Android tablets around, especially for movie buffs

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Melville (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

The Sony Xperia Tablet S sports a quadcore chip and a splashproof chassis

Slim profile ; Lighweight ; Great screen

Poor web browsing

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S

 

Sony came late to the tablet game, and when it did finally rock up with the Tablet P and S, it was hardly playing its A game. So now we have the Xperia Tablet S in our hands the question is obviously, has Sony addressed the issues, and is this a device...

Stylish, well-built, decent price, powerful, compact dimensions

Sony's entertainment services are baffling and over-expensive,

Sony was always going to struggle to get traction with tablets because it's a fairly crowded market and there's lots to choose from. Sony might make solid hardware, but so do most companies these days, so what is there to sell us on the Xperia over...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

This second gen slate gains the Xperia moniker, a Tegra 3 chip and loses the chunk of the Sony Tablet S . With an IR Universal Remote, full SD card slot and DLNA sharing skills the Xperia Tablet S is gunning to take over your living room. But should...

Manages multi-tasking without drama, Quirky extras, The luxurious feel of aluminium

Full HD would be nice, Not the most powerful tablet out there

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has rebranded its tablet range, unveiling the brand new Sony Xperia Tablet S at IFA 2012 - where Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play with the latest

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

Thinner, lighter and splashproof

Great for music ; Mini apps ; Premium and distinctive build ; Powerful processor

Terrible battery life ; Underwhelming screen ; Glitchy camera ; Dated Android OS

This is the second time out the gate for the Sony Xperia Tablet S. It originally launched in September, but was quickly pulled from the shelves thanks to a manufacturing fault. That's unfortunate for Sony, because in the interim the Google Nexus 10,...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia S review

 

Goodbye Ericsson. Can the Japanese powerhouse go it alone?

Fantastic screen ; NFC capability ; High quality camera ; Premium build ; Large internal storage

Easy to drop ; No microSD slot ; Slightly poor battery life ; Fat chassis ; Only Android 2.3

Update: We've taken a better look at the NFC capabilities of the Xperia S and played with the SmartWatch in a bit more depth - check out our findings.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Tablet S review

 

The Sony Tablet S was one of the more impressive Android tablets when it debuted in 2011. Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3, and updated its media ecosystem.

The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a comfortable, high-quality design, a sharp-looking screen, storage expansion, and potential as a universal remote alternative.

Unfortunately Wi-Fi currently shuts off whenever the tablet sleeps, waking the tablet from sleep takes way too long, and its screen flickers intermittently. Price is a bit high for what's offered.

The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia S review

 

The Xperia S has a great 12.1-megapixel camera, but is let down by its screen and lack of Android 4.0

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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 8
Battery recharge time:5 / 5.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 31
Continuous video playback time:12 / 6 / 6.3 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):420 / 450
Standby time (3G):420
Talk time (2G):7.3 / 7.5 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):8.3 / 8.5

Call management

Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

3D recording: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1 / 1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1 / 5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera flash:N / Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.3
Self-timer:No / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display diagonal:10.9 / 109.2 / 23.9
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS / LCD
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Graphics

Graphics adapter family:nVidia

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:533

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OTA, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, MP4 / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, MP3, MP4, OGG / AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
Document formats supported:HTML
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA, HSUPA / HSPA, UMTS / HSUPA
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3.5G / 3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
Display diagonal (metric):23.8
Docking connector:No / Yes
EDGE: Yes
Full HD: No
Google applications:Google Play, Google Talk
GPRS: Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating:Y / Yes
Standby time:420
Talk Time:8.5
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Google Voice Search\nGoogle Talk with video chat\nGoogle Mail\nGoogle Calendar\nGoogle Gallery 3D\nGoogle Maps with Street View and Latitude\n / Google Voice Search\nGoogle Talk\nGoogle Mail\nGoogle Calendar\nGoogle Gallery 3D\nGoogle Maps / MPEG4, SMV, WMV
Cables included:AC / Micro USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Pre-themes, Screensavers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:1
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8260 / TEGRA 2 / TEGRA 3

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.0.3 / 4.1
Platform:Android
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC / No / SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal Memory:1500
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:1000
Internal storage capacity:1 / 1.8 / 16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory card hot swapping: No
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:1000
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Play, Google Talk
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Scratch resistant: Yes
Scratch-resistant:Y
UMTS bands supported:850,900,1900,2100

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.06 / 1.2 / 1.74 / 12.8 / 128 / 17.4 / 2.06 / 8.8
Height :1.01 / 1.02 / 1.06 / 10.6 / 12.8 / 17.4 / 23.9 / 6.4 / 8.8
Weight:114 / 144 / 570 / 571.5 / 585 / 598
Width:12.8 / 18.5 / 24 / 24.1 / 6.4 / 64