Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

32 GB (SGP311, SGP312)     See other variants reviews Score: 68.5 / 100

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a powerful device launched in January 2013, equipped with a 10.1 inches multi touch capacitive screen, a great 1500 MHz Quad-Core CPU, an 8.1 MP back-facing camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front camera.

This tablet is equipped with a high speed 1500 MHz Quad-Core processing unit, included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 system chip with a great 2 GB RAM memory. Collaborating with graphic rendering, it also counts with an Adreno 320 graphic processing unit clocking at 400 megahertz. This tablet has a great 32 GB internal memory and a slot for an external memory card, allowing the user to store lots of applications, games, photos and videos without having to worry about filling the tablet device.

Sony is offering this tablet in 2 different color options: black and white. Being just 0.27 inches thick,the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is incredibly slim and stilized. This tablet is a very compact tablet device, taking into account that it packs a 10.1" screen and it is only 10.47 inches long and 6.77" wide. This device is much lighter than what one would expect from a tablet like this.

Sony designed this tablet with a nice 10.1 inches screen, and a resolution of 1200 x 1920 , providing this device with a detailed image quality. Its screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This tablet features two cameras, an 8.1 MP back camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front facing camera. It can also film Full HD 1920x1080 videos. Additionally, this tablet's camera also features many valuable features like fast burst mode, auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This device uses an incredible 6000 mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery that provides this device an amazing battery life. An issue to take into account is that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to live shorter, even though with such a great capacity you will probably discard this device before it happens.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z includes wifi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE (4G) high performance connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, that is a slower 4G variation and 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device works with a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

This tablet also includes a wide range of cool features as NFC (Near Field Communication), Infrared Transmitter, Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is not cheap at all considering it is offerred for 799 dollars, while many similar tablet devices cost much less than that. No matter if you want this tablet for work, want a tablet device mostly for internet broswing and social networks, are looking for a gaming tablet device or you love taking photographs, you will definitely love this tablet.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.4, 4.1.2
Variant:32 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:$ 799.00


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:32 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