SONY XPERIA TABLET S

Surf the Internet, access e-mail and more with this Sony Xperia tablet that features built-in wireless networking for on-the-go Web connection. The 16/32/64 GB storage capacity offers ample space for your files. Surf the Internet, access e-mail and more with this Sony Xperia tablet that features built-in wireless networking for on-the-go Web connection. The 16/32/64 GB storage capacity offers ample space for your files.
Availability: ✓ In stock
SKU: 550

Regular Price: $399.00

$349.00

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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, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, iPad 4 and iPad mini have all hit the market.

That gives this refresh of the Sony Tablet S some rather stiff competition. But with a premium build and specs to match, it's certainly still got a chance.A striking folded book design ensures that the Sony Xperia Tablet S is eye catching, easily standing out from the hordes of identikit Android tablets. On top of that it's got a premium finish that brings to mind the build of an iPad more than most other tablets. The end result is that it looks stylish and expensive.

That sense of it being a premium device isn't just skin deep either. With a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor it should be pretty powerful too. Though it only has 1GB of RAM, and the 1280 x 800, 9.4-inch display isn't anything to write home about in resolution terms, coming in at just 161 pixels per inch.

That's a little disappointing, given that the similarly positioned Google Nexus 10 has 2GB of RAM and a 2560 x 1600, 300 ppi display.

Additional Information

Brand Sony
Model Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G
Display Size 800 x 1280 pixels,9.4 inches(~161 ppi pixel density), LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Features Nvidia Tegra 3
Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9

16/32/64 GB storage, 1GB RAM

SD, up to 32 GB
Operating System Android
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Other - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input

Customer Reviews

  • Donald Bell, 7/17/2014:
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    Released at the back end of 2011 the original Sony Tablet S turned heads because of its folio-like design, which essentially aped a book with a folded-over cover. It gave the tablet a chunky body but interesting, and pretty good, ergonomics (especially when it was held in portrait mode). The Xperia Tablet S continues with this design cue, although it's clearly been put on a diet in order to slim down the tablet's overall profile and shed the chunk factor of its predecessor.

  • Adam Mosbey, 7/17/2014:
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    For: Great for music, Mini apps, Premium and distinctive build, Powerful processor
    Against: Terrible battery life, Underwhelming screen, Glitchy camera, Dated Android OS

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