Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

16 GB (SGP311, SGP312)     See other variants reviews Score: 67.3 / 100

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a high quality Android device launched back in the year 2013, which features a high speed Quad-Core CPU speeding at 1.5 GHz, a huge 10.1" multi-touch screen, and 2 cameras, an 8.1 mega-pixels back camera and a 2.2 megapixels front-facing camera. Great! That's it? No, it's only the tip of the iceberg.

Sony has made a very nice job making this tablet weight just 17.46 ounces. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is sold in 2 color options, black and white. Though the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is only 10.47" long, it's able to fit a a 10.1 inches screen. Being just 0.27" thick,this tablet is very slim and comfortable.

This tablet is equipped with a very good 10.1" display with a 1200 x 1920 resolution, which makes all images and movies look very nice. Its display uses TFT capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Sony ships this tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip, holding a high performance 1500 megahertz Quad-Core processor with a large 2 GB of RAM. Graphic intensive tasks generally uses a lot of processing power, so it also counts with a 400 MHz Adreno 320 graphics processing unit to take care of them, leaving the processor free for other tasks. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has aquite big 16 GB internal storage and a slot for an external memory card, allowing the user to store a couple hundred apps without any problem.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z features WiFi connectivity (which can be shared with other devices acting as a router or modem), LTE 4G fast data connection and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a slower 4G type and 3G fast data connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z works with a Micro SIM card for GSM connection.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z features two cameras, an 8.1 megapixels back facing camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. The Sony Xperia Tablet Z also captures 1920x1080 Full HD videos. This camera also has a lot of great characteristics like auto-focus, fast burst mode, digital image stabilization, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with an amazing 6000 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the Sony Xperia Tablet Z with an extremely long battery life. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery isn't removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to lose capacity, while with this big battery you will probably discard this tablet before that becomes a real problem.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z also includes lots of cool features such as NFC, Infrared Transmitter, Bluetooth and GPS Navigation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Sony offers the Sony Xperia Tablet Z for $ 675, which is not a really offer for comparing with other similar tablets. This tablet is definitely a very good choice if you will use this portable tablet to play games, are looking for a social tablet device, need a tablet for work or you love taking photographs.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4, 4.1.2
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:SGP311, SGP312
Dimensions:10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 inchesMetric26.59 x 17.2 x 0.69 cmImperial
Weight:17.46 ouncesMetric494.98 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-01-20
Price:$ 675.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density:224 pixels per inchMetric88.19 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor:Krait (Quad-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (533 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:6000 mAh
Stand-by Time:1230 hours


Back camera:8.1 megapixels
Front camera:2.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor