Sony Xperia Tablet S

The Good The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a comfortable, high-quality design, a sharp-looking screen, storage expansion, and potential as a universal remote alternative.

The Bad Unfortunately Wi-Fi currently shuts off whenever the tablet sleeps, waking the tablet from sleep takes way too long, and its screen flickers intermittently. Price is a bit high for what's offered.

The Bottom Line The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.9 Overall

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Sony Xperia Tablet S
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Review

Sony Xperia Tablet S

The Sony Tablet S was one of the more impressive Android tablets when it debuted in 2011. Now with its Xperia Tablet S, Sony has revised the design, upgraded to Tegra 3, and updated its media ecosystem.

These improvements deliver a more than solid tablet that unfortunately currently suffers from some serious performance issues.

Sony does its best to offer its own spin on a media ecosystem and has built one of the most comfortable large form factor tablets to date, but depending on your needs, there may not be enough here to justify its $400 price, especially given its current performance issues.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand Sony
  • Diagonal Size 9.4 in
  • Type Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Monitor Features TruBlack, splash resistant
  • Weight 1.22 lbs
  • Cameras (for SD) rear camera + front camera
  • Installed Size 1 GB
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model Sony Xperia Tablet S

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