Sony Xperia Tablet Z review

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Sony has recently launched its Xperia Tablet Z and its strong specifications has taken the tablet world by storm.  It has a screen size of 10.1 inches which is perfect for working or consuming videos and pictures. It is amazingly thin in design and look is gorgeous.

xperia tablet Z review

As compared to the fourth generation iPad it is 2.5 mm thinner, while it is also 150 gms lighter . Its all black styling adds to its elegant look. Inspite of such thin design , Sony has managed to pack impressive hardware into its tablet.

Xperia Tablet Z Specifications

Sony Xperia Z tablet has 10.1 inch of screen , and is powered by powerful 1.5 GHZ quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has Adreno 320 graphics processor, which makes it a great gaming device too. Its screen resolution is 1920*1200 and has TFT display.

Display used Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology , the great effect of which can be seen in the picture clarity and richness. This tablet comes with a 8.1 megapixel rear -facing camera while has a 2.2 megapixel front-facing camera. Camera has been optimized for use in low-light conditions. It does supports calls at 1080p quality. GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer are present.

Its USP is in the fact that it is water resistant. As per company claims, you can submerge the device in a metre deep water for half hour. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with Sony’s innovative timescape overlay. It has internal memory of 16GB which is expandable upto 32 GB through micro sd card.


The screen has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and a 10.1-inch diagonal, revealing a 16:10 aspect ratio. Although the resolution does not reach the level of many other screens like the Nexus 10 (2560×1600), it is not a real disadvantage to the user. The text is sharp and clear.

Color representation also makes the device very attractive. Sony has chosen to focus on the tablet of their usual “Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2”, which gives pictures and videos better contrast and vivid color technology. It can be turned off to save the battery for example.


The Xperia Tablet Z has two cameras: a front camera, specially designed for video chat 2 MP and a rear camera of 8.1 MP. If you use the Superior Auto mode, it will be lowered to 7 MP.


The Xperia Tablet Z runs on Android 4.1.2 in collaboration with Sony custom interface. The most important difference with the native system is seen especially in the top bar navigation buttons and gathering notifications.


In the center of the screen, you will see a small quick access to applications and remote control. Thanks to infrared sensors, and the tablet can operate your TV and other devices.  The tablet is also well stocked with Sony applications, including the popular Walkman.

It also incorporates those very useful for taking notes and for securing and recovering your files. Music lovers and lovers of funds will be pretty sure to be happy with the VHF radio. For this to work, you must connect your headset will work instantly as a radio antenna. All your favorite music will be magnified through integrated shelf speakers. Whether you use the headset or your favorite headphones Sony does not matter: they are all compatible with the radio functionality.

Performance and Games

Led by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, Xperia Tablet Z is clocked at 1.5 GHz and also has 2GB of RAM. The controls are fluid and responsive than the Xperia Z smartphone  that has the same processor.

The Xperia Tablet Z has a battery of 6000 mAh. In comparison, the Nexus 10 provides a powerful battery of 9000 mAh. But the important thing here is how it behaves in daily use. After using it for games and video, the tablet has passed away after 4 hours. But for web surfing and doing other things, it lasted 7 hours.

Xperia Tablet Z Accessories

Sony Xperia Z tablet comes with amazing sets of Xperia Tablet Z accessories. It includes :

1. Cradle:  It combines charging cradle and desk stand for your Xperia Z tablet. You can adjust the viewing angle between 20 degrees to 75 degrees. Its biggest advantage is that, you can use the tablet while being charged. Its hold is very stable and the rubber pad at the bottom provides amazing stability to the tablet.

2. Carrying Case : Available in three colors, carrying case for Sony Xperia Z tablet is lightweight and thin. It provides exceptional security to your premium tablet.

3. Screen Protector : To keep your tablet as brand new, you need to protect the screen from scratches and damages. Official screen protector for Sony Xperia Z helps you keep your tablet in pristine condition. It is easy to apply and viewing experience is excellent.

4. Wireless Speakers: You can start to play the music through the wireless speakers by just touching it to your XPeria Tablet Z.

5. Wireless headphone : Another excellent accessories from sony are wireless headphones. It is NFC enabled, which can keep playing the music for 30 hours of battery life. Sound quality is incredible which is due to its rigid and responsive diaphragm which distributes the sound across the broad.

6. Personal Content Station : Equipped with WI-Fi, NFC, SD/MS card slots, USB charging slot and HDMI output, personal content station from Sony offers amazing content management solution.You can store, view and share pictures and videos wirelessly with your Xperia Tablet.It also offers One-Touch backup by NFC which is quick and simple to use. It comes with high capacity of 1TB storage space.

7. Portable wireless server : It is best suitable for sharing photos, videos and files on the move,Best suitable for people who are always travelling . It is highly portable and can be kept in pocket where you can share your data over wireless network. It act both as a wireless network and storage device .

You can also stream data in your WI-Fi smartphones, cameras and tablets. You can also charge battery when you are low on them. It includes WI-FI, SD/MS card slots and USB charging slot.

8. High Speed Micro SD cards : Used to store and transfer data, high speed micro sd cards are very high quality and reliable.

9. USB battery charger/Ac adaptor : If you want to have a backup or want to use docking station for charging, USB battery charger/AC adaptor can be your best choice.

10. Portable Power Supply : Using this highly capable portable power supply , you can use to power up your Xperia Tablet Z anywhere and anytime. It has a battery capacity of 7000 mAh, which is a perfect capacity to act as an emergency backup power supply.


Sony Xperia Z Tablet is easily one of the best tablet available in the market. It looks are gorgeous, and its hardware is amazing. Overall experience is really great and we could not recommend it more. Add the innovative accessories with the tablet and you have a winner in your hand.


Vishal Gaikar

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