The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is Sony’s latest tablet, but while it shares a name with the metal and glass Xperia Z smartphone, the Xperia Tablet Z actually has a polycarbonate back. That’s a little disappointing, making it seem less high end than its smartphone cousin, but it’s one of very few negatives.
| Sony Xperia Tablet Z Highlights
|10.1 inches TFT 1920×1200 pixels|
|Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|RAM : 2GB On-Board memory : 16GB|
|8 megapixels 16x digital zoom|
|3G and 4G connectivity|
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review
|Our Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review concluded “The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is one of the best Android tablets on the planet. It’s not perfect but then nor is any of the competition”.|
|Read our Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review here.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1 inch 1200 x 1920 display with a pixel density of 224 pixels per inch. While it’s not the highest resolution screen we’ve seen it’s definitely high quality and produces impressively natural colours.
The Xperia Tablet Z is powerful too, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. A tablet is largely a media device and with that in mind Sony has seen fit to include a micro SD card slot, allowing you to bolster the 16GB of built in storage by up to 64GB more.
It runs Android 4.1.2 and has an 8.1 megapixel camera. The camera does a reasonable job but the lack of any kind of flash holds it back, however we’re not sure how many people would really use a 10 inch tablet as a camera anyway. It can also shoot 1080p video at 30fps and more usefully it has a 2.2 megapixel front facing camera which can be used as a webcam.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water and dust proof, making it the ideal travel companion. Its 6000 mAh battery delivers decent but unspectacular life of around 8-10 hours of video or 110 hours of music. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 4G LTE and NFC, plus it has an infrared port.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Release Date & Price
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is out now and available to buy in black or white from around £390. That puts it at around the same price as the iPad 4.
Alternatively it’s available on a 24 month 4G contract from £35.99 per month with EE, which includes 8GB of monthly data and incurs a one-time £29 fee. Vodafone has 4G-ready 24 month plans starting from £31 per month, with a one off charge of £99 and 4GB of monthly data included.
The Xperia Tablet Z is also available with Ultrafast 3G from Three, with 24 month plans starting at £29 per month with a one off fee of £99 and 15GB of data included.
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z
|Sony Xperia Tablet Z Specification Details|
|Dimensions : 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm|
|Weight: 495 grams|
|Screen size: 10.1 inches TFT|
|Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : PPI = 224|
|Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad Core|
|RAM: 1 Gigabyte ( 2GB )|
|Battery capacity : 1,440 mAh|
|On-board Memory: 16 GB|
|Camera : 8.1-megapixel camera 16x digital zoom|
|Operating system: Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE : Yes / Yes / Yes|
|Bluetooth / NFC : Yes / Yes|
|Colours : Black
|Launch Date: On Sale
|Price : From £399 SIM Free|
|Checkout the Xperia Tablet Z specification here.|