Sony S

The Good The Sony Tablet S goes above and beyond the typical Android tablet experience by offering exclusive apps, ergonomic design, PlayStation certification for mobile gaming, DLNA video and music streaming, and an integrated IR universal remote control.

The Bad It's on the pricey side, the charging adapter is proprietary, and screen brightness isn't what it could be.

The Bottom Line Sony took its time with the Tablet S, and it shows. The industrial design is smart, and the software refinements are both practical and restrained.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Sony S

Editor's note: Thanks to the release of recent, high-quality tablets, the overall score of the Sony Tablet S has been adjusted down from 7.7 to 7.2.

Sony's track record in industrial design, hardware engineering, gaming, and media makes it the best possible candidate to make a tablet that can challenge Apple's iPad. A year and a half after Apple's tablet debut, Sony is striking back with an Android 3.2 slate that is bound to turn heads and win some fans.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Sony
  • Diagonal Size 9.4 in
  • Type Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Monitor Features TruBlack
  • Weight 1.32 lbs
  • Cameras (for SD) rear camera + front camera
  • Installed Size 1 GB
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