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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Specifications

Sony Xperia Tablet ZNotebook: Sony Xperia Tablet Z (Xperia Tablet Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.5kg
Price: 499 euro
Average Score: 84.42% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 75%, features: 74%, display: 88% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

86% Review Sony Xperia Tablet Z Update | Notebookcheck
Sharp as a razor. Sony had manufacturing issues with their Tablet S. The brand new Tablet Z is supposed to help get the electronics company back on track - and ahead. We scrutinized this pre-series device. Even its appearance is certainly sharp...
60% Sony Xperia Tablet Z 10.1-inch Tablet Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Sony hasn't had a great track record in tablets because of their experiments at making unique tablets. By moving back to a more traditional design, the Xperia Tablet Z is a good 10-inch Android tablet with some unique features like water resistance, IR blaster and NFC. The problems it that it's pricing puts it on the high end without many of the attributes that make the premium tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Source: Techradar English
We couldn't wait to get our greasy mitts on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, having been teased ever since it was unveiled. But we didn't go into it blindly - so often, we've waited for the next big thing, only to feel that sense of 'meh' almost immediately. We never felt that with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a triumph, a tablet that genuinely deserves consideration when you're in the market for a new top-end gadget. If you're against the iPad for any reason, or even just agnostic over your OS, the Sony has taken the best of Android and fused it with its own innovation to make a device that delights in more ways than we can count.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Slim and mean
Source: Inside HW English
Let’s first start with the bad part. Xperia Tablet Z shares a lot of common hardware with its older brother, Xperia Z smartphone. On the bad side that means quiet speakers (at least we got 3 more), and screen with smaller viewing angles. Unfortunately, list doesn’t stop there as all the software bugs Xperia Z introduced (and most of them cured after series of updates) are presented in Tablet variant several months later.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2013
Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Our new top Android ten-incher
Source: Reg Hardware English
There’s very little to criticise the Xperia Tablet Z over. It’s thin, light, powerful, well-made, waterproof and it has a memory card slot. The battery life could be better but the cameras are both excellent by tablet standards, and the media playback apps and hardware are superb. In fact, I’d say the Tablet Z is the most convincing 10-inch tablet on the market at the moment and certainly the best that Sony has ever produced. If I was thinking about splashing out on a new smartphone and a new tablet, I’d spend the money on an Xperia SP and an Xperia Tablet Z, respectively. Never before would Sony have topped either my phone or tablet want-list, let alone both, so it’s clearly doing something right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2013
65% Sony Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321) Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
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. You can get a 32GB 4th Gen iPad with 3G for this money and that’s the route we’d recommend if you have this budget, as you’ll be getting a better display, camera and battery performance for a little less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review
Source: Think Digit English
Xperia Tablet Z has taken the 'best Android tablet money can buy' 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 isn't the best. Nonetheless if a powerful, weatherproof Android device is on your horizon with price not being a problem, you can consider this device. It is a worthy contender to the iPad, which will still be your primary weapon of choice if a robust apps ecosystem is what you want.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: super slim Android tablet
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has made a very desirable tablet in the Xperia Tablet Z. We particularly like its striking svelte design and features that you don't get with rivals such as NFC, its waterproof casing and infrared. However, its slightly lacking performance means the Nexus 10 will save you some money or the iPad 4 will give you a smooth experience for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
67% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Source: PC Pro English
Is all this enough to make up for the high price? The answer has to be no. We enjoyed using the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, but it’s 25% more expensive than the Nexus 10, and while it boasts a more elegant design and tougher construction, it fails to compete with that device’s screen, or its battery life. In short, the Tablet Z isn’t good enough to justify the extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Source: PC Mag English
Consumer tablets are really differentiating themselves now, and each of the leading ones have different strengths. The Transformer Pad Infinity has an optional keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a veritable laptop replacement. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has a pressure sensitive stylus and dual-screen multitasking. Microsoft's Surface RT has Microsoft Office, and no other tablet can touch Apple's iPad when it comes to offers a range of truly tablet-optimized apps, games and educational content. If you want the thinnest, lightest, and arguably fastest Android tablet on the market, the Tablet Z is the way to go, but you'll pay a premium and miss out on some unique features offered by the competition. Our Editors' Choice award remains with the Note 10.1, as its stylus and multitasking features make it more useful than any other tablet we've tested.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sony gives you a lot for your $499: You get the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market -- and one that's water-resistant -- an innovative remote control, and all-day battery life. However, the sound could be better, and you can pick up the ASUS TF700 with a 1080p display for $379. The $499 Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't nearly as sleek, but its pen input makes that device more versatile.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The company's best Android tablet yet
Source: Engadget English
Sony's made its best tablet yet. It's a stylish relaunch of the company's Android tablet series, but we can't shake the feeling that the Xperia Tablet Z's benefits are harder to sell than, say, the crisp display resolution of the Nexus 10 or the app strength of the iPad. Features like NFC and the infrared blaster ensure it lives up to its promise as a TV companion, while the screen is capable enough to share among friends or prop up for an impromptu TV-watching session.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Source: It Pro English
Sony had to go back to the drawing board after its Tablet S and Tablet P devices bombed. Sony has nailed it with the redesigned tablet. The performance and features are worth the iPad-equivalent pricing. However, we just can't help feel that the Tablet Z isn't going to be as widely adopted as it should be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a great Android tablet. The design and specification is impressive, offering a thin and light tablet that's a pleasure to hold, with the reassurance of protection from water for those inevitable accidents. Some might take issue with the need to open flaps, although with the right accessories you'll be able to bypass that minor irritation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Tablet Z review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a noble attempt by the Japanese firm to draw attention away from the more fashionable Samsung and Apple competition. The tablet's IP57 certification, lightweight and ultra-slim design, coupled with its entertainment and productivity services make it a compelling choice for any business user who is regularly required to travel for work. However, the Tablet Z's core offering is hampered by niggling issues such as poor software additions that can hinder performance and average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z features the most impressive design we have seen to date. its most significant benefit is the thin and light form factor, packaged in an elegant -but tough- body. The battery life is excellent and the performance is really good for such a super slim chassis; as a matter of fact, the entertainment experience is highly enjoyable. We have always known that “specs” and synthetic benchmarks don’t tell the whole story and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is probably the embodiment of that principle. In absolute terms, it performs very well, but when you look at it from the prism of design, aesthetics and overall user experience, it performs brilliantly. The Xperia tablet Z is everything that tablets were meant to be: fast, thin, light, with a good battery life — and you get some water and dust resistance as a bonus. What’s not to like?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review
Source: Stuff TV English
With the arrival of the incredibly priced Nexus 7 and 10, the game has changed for Android tablets, but Sony seems to have received the memo, scrunched it into a ball and eaten it, never to mention its existence again. If your heart is set on a Sony tablet to match your living room set-up or if the waterproofing angle is a big deal, then the Xperia Tablet Z won’t let you down with a lovely screen, good performance and life-saving battery life. But at that price next to the iPad and Nexi, for many the Tablet Z just can’t compete.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2013
Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
At first glance, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is probably the most inpressive non-Apple tablet we've seen. Up until now there haven't been many options aside from Samsung for Apple refuseniks who want to get in on the tablet action. We reckon Sony's new lightweight, waterproof tab could be the one to change that. Stay tuned for a full review...
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2013
Sony Xperia Tablet Z preview
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has just announced the Xperia Tablet Z, a 10.1in Android tablet that's thinner than the Apple iPad mini. There's no availability details just yet, but we can only hope it lands in Australia as soon as possible.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2013

Foreign Reviews

87% Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16 GB, WLAN + UMTS + LTE)
Source: Audio Video Foto Bild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
95% Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
97% Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16 GB, WLAN + UMTS + LTE)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 97%
88% Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16 GB, WLAN + UMTS + LTE)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
97% Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16 GB, WLAN)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 97%
86% Flaches Freibad-Tablet mit Spitzen-Display
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 95% features: 80% display: 90% ergonomy: 90%
90% Sony Xperia Tablet Z Im Praxistest
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hightech Tool mit 10,1 Zoll-Display
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: nice design; good display quality; good device dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2013
90% Dünner, leichter, ab ins Wasser
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: particularly light weight; pin sharp and light display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Der kongeniale Kompagnon des Xperia Z
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good design; outdoor quality; deficient display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2013
93% Sony Xperia Tablet Z: la tableta más ligera del mundo
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85%
Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Un análisis
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Water and dust resistance; light. Negative: Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2013
Review: Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Very elegant appearance; light; powerful; reasonable price; long battery life. Negative: Color of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2013
90% Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Sony Xperia Tablet Z : taille mannequin
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
На Суше И На Море С Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Thin; quality IPS display; excellent performance; good camera. Negative: Relatively low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2014
Обзор Sony Tablet Z: планшет, который мы ждали
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Stylish and compact design. Negative: Battery charge time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2013
Обзор Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Планшет, Который Не Боится Воды
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design, high performance, great camera, high-quality assembly, light and comfortable to hold. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2013

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Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Pro APQ8064A: High-end quad-core SoC for Android devices that includes four Krait cores and a Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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0.5 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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» Yota Devices Yotaphone
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.3", 0.146 kg
» ZTE Grand Memo LTE
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» HTC One Dual Sim
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.2 kg
» HTC One Max
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.9", 0.22 kg
» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» LG G Pad 8.3
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 8.3", 0.338 kg
» Motorola Droid Mini
unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Droid Ultra
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.2 kg
» Sony Xperia ZR
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Moto X
Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Google Nexus 7 2013
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 7", 0.29 kg
» HTC Butterfly
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.151 kg
» Asus PadFone Infinity
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5.0", 0.7 kg
» Sony Xperia SP
Snapdragon MSM8960T, 4.6", 0.155 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 5", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia ZL
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.151 kg
» LG Optimus G E975
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.145 kg
» HTC One
Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» Sony Xperia Z
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 5", 0.146 kg
» Google Nexus 4
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.139 kg
» Asus Padfone 2
Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.135 kg

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Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.152 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 4.6", 0.129 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 8.0", 0.271 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-30 (Update: 2013-01-30)