Sony Xperia Tablet Z – Review, Features, Price

If you don’t know what is razor-thin, then Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the best recent example. It is too thin and also too light. Sony calls it smallest, lightest 10.1-inch LTE device on the block.

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Analysts and industry observers say Sony Xperia Tablet Z go head to head with Google Nexus 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Apple’s iPad 4. It has significant improvement over Sony Tablet S and of course over Sony Xperia Tablet S too.

Build and size

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is amazingly light weight. It weighs just 495g, much lighter than its competitors. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 weighs 597g and Apple iPad 4 weighs 660g. The tablet is easy to hold too.

At first glance the build and design of Sony Xperia Tablet Z looks similar to the Sony Xperia Z smartphone with slimline design – 6.9mm depth. The back is made up of glass reinforced polymer to offer good grippy texture and keep the tablet as light as possible.

Features

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water resistant similar to the Sony Xperia Z smartphone. It can be undamaged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. At least you don’t have to bother when you are in kitchen. Water spillages will not harm it. Inside the water the screen won’t work but it is efficient enough in wet condition or with wet hands.

The user interface of Sony Xperia Tablet Z is similar to that of Sony Xperia Z phone. It seems the company wants to give same design experience across all its connected product, and even in the television sets.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. For the first time this chip has been used in a tablet. The same chip also is included in the Sony Xperia Z smartphone.

Three models are being offered based on the internal storage – 16, 32 and 64GB. The tablet supports Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth as well as DLNA connectivity. It can be used as a remote control for TV too with the help of IR technology. Currently the device runs on Android 4.1 OS but the latest Jelly Bean update is also due on it in near future.

Screen

Sony Xperia Tablet Z sports 10.1-inch screen providing a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It is claimed by the company to have widest color spectrum in the tablet industry. The sharpness and contrast are intelligently adjusted with the help of Mobile Bravia Engine 2 processing.

The tablet comes with four speakers. Two of those are on the side panel and the remaining two at the bottom. You hold the tablet in any form either in resting pose or hanging in hand, two of the speakers will always remain uncovered.

Camera

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is equipped with 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. The user interface of it is similar to that of CyberShot cameras of the company including the Superior Auto mode. It facilitates Sweep Panorama option and 10fps burst mode too.

Battery

Battery Stamina Mode is included in Sony Xperia Tablet Z as it is in Sony Xperia Z smartphone. This mode helps in boasting the battery capacity. The basic function of this mode is to turn off all the non-essential functions to save more battery. You need to turn on the mode for this.

Price

Sony has not yet disclosed the pricing part of the Xperia Tablet Z in the global market but very recently it has started taking pre-orders from UK customers. The Wi-Fi model with 16GB on-board storage is tagged £400, which is around $605. For additional £50 Sony is offering the 32GB model of the tablet in UK.

Verdict

If you have not seen Apple’s iPad then Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be the most impressive tablet. It is very well built and got beauty of its own kind. At first glance it will look similar to the Sony Xperia Z smartphone with same slimline design. The lightweight and waterproof aspects of the tablet will attract most of the potential tablet consumers. As a whole the tablet will surely do good in the global market, grabbing huge share of market.

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