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Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 533 reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the connectivity and GPS navigation. The apps and touch screen get mixed comments.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G 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. Comments about the camera and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the battery, and the connectivity and GPS navigation get negative reviews.

performance, portability, usability, screen, camera

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Brent Rose (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony Xperia Tablet S Review: Great Hardware Gives It Potential

 

Last year's Sony Tablet S wasn't perfect, but it was refreshing. It was a sign that Sony could still innovate and that it wasn't afraid to try something different. The new Xperia S tablet is an improvement in every way, but it's still hung up on those...

Good hardware is nothing without solid software these days. We can’t recommend the Xperia Tablet S until Sony gets the software right — especially the Wi-Fi issues. This could be such a capable and fantastic device, but it had its brains scrambled at...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (smarthouse.com.au)

Review: Sony's Xperia S Thrives In Quad-Core Shadows

 

Sony's Xperia S comes with a feature-set akin to the heavy weight flagships of yester-year, so why is it all the better for it?

Thought out design; Great multimedia; Social software; ;

No ICS out of the box; Tall;

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1530 / 1750 / 2370 / 2700 / 6000
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 33 / 44.62
Continuous video playback time:12 / 4 / 6.3 / 8 / 8.42
Standby time (2G):300 / 450 / 530 / 697
Standby time (3G):400 / 420 / 530 / 706
Talk time (2G):10.73 / 6.12 / 7 / 7.3
Talk time (3G):13.23 / 6.18 / 7 / 8.3

Call management

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

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 13 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:1600, 3200, 4000, 12800, Auto / 1600, 4000, 6400, 12800, Auto
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3.2 / 5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:960
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 19 / 3.2 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS / Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto, Manual
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

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

Design

Brand colour:Venus Pink / Warm Silver
Colour of product:Black / Black, Green, Silver / Black, Grey, Silver / Black, Red, Silver / Black, Silver / Pink / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Kids tablet: No
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Scratch resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:10.9 / 109.2 / 11.7 / 13.2 / 23.9 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 320 x 480
Display Technology:IPS
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Internal RAM:0.5 / 1
Memory clock speed:533

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype, XT9
Text prediction system type:Swype,XT9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OTA, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader:Y / Yes
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, H.261, MKV, MOV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: 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, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSID, TKIP, WAPI, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:

Other features

Backlight:
Batteries included:
Camera included:Y
Display diagonal (metric):23.4
Display Type:
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
IR remote control:
Java technology:Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y
Power cord included:
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y
Speakers:
Supported graphics resolutions:
T9 text input: Yes
USB port:
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:AC / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Memory Card Included:No / Unspecified
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WMA
Closed user group support: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Exchange support:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 225 / Adreno 540
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 225
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / UL, CE, BSMI, VCCI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU, E-standby
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Quick Charge:Y
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported: / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity: / 3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 2.35
Processor Model:835 / MSM 7227A / MSM 8260 / MSM 8960 / MSM 8960T Pro / TEGRA 3

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi 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® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1 / 8
Platform:Android
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDXC / SD / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:256 / 32
RAM capacity:0.5 / 1 / 4
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 10.6 / 17.4 / 7.9 / 8.8 / 9.3 / 9.98
Height :11.3 / 12.9 / 128 / 129 / 13.1 / 156 / 17.4 / 8.8
Weight:115.7 / 120 / 143 / 144 / 155 / 570
Width:24 / 6.18 / 6.5 / 6.71 / 64 / 65 / 77