Xperia Sony Tablet S, in-depth analysis

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The new Sony Xperia Tablet S was one of the most interesting novelties presented by the Japanese giant living in the past IFA Berlin. This new tablet from Sony takes over from the previous Tablet S, conveniently putting up in design and performance. Among the new Tablet S find new Xperia Fully functional universal remote control, or the new way for guests.

To compete face to face with the ubiquitous Apple iPad, Sony has integrated its new tablet within theXperia family of mobile devices, and has provided a very attractive and stylish. It is also splash proof and is available from 400 euros, in its 16GB version with WiFi.

Sony Xperia S Tablet

Design

The design of the new Sony Xperia S Tablet Fixed an aspect of the previous model that many did not quite convince. We refer to the kind of kink in the back which was convenient but when operating the tablet from a table, it was perhaps too bulky, making it impossible for the team convey a sense of lightness and sophistication usual tablets.

In case the new Xperia S Tablet, the crease is still there, but now it is much smaller and discreet, and continues to serve the function of increasing the angle of view when we left on a surface. Also, it is very convenient to hold the tablet with your hand as a book or magazine.

As for the rest of the design, the Sony Xperia S Tablet is made of aluminum, and features a 9.4-inchscreen surrounded by a black frame. The fold rear is also black, while the rear, which houses the speakers and connections, is finished in a metallic tone. Its dimensions are 239.8 x 174.4 x 8.8 mm high (at its narrowest), and its weight is 570 to 585 grams, depending on the model you select.

Sony Xperia S Tablet

Splash proof

Yes, they like to take the tablet eg the kitchen to follow a recipe while they are with their hands in the dough, or pool or garden, can touch the screen or turn the computer without fear that it drops damage. And is that the Sony Xperia S Tablet is built splashproof. This does not mean that we can get in the tub with the tablet, but only you will not have to worry about if we drop water, coffee or any liquid on the Tablet S Xperia.

Features

Well, as already mentioned above, the new Sony Xperia S Tablet is equipped with a 9.4-inch screen, which is a 23.8 cm diagonal. It is an LED backlit LCD IPS technology OptiContrast and Sony to offer good viewing angle. The resolution is WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) and has a surface treatment to prevent annoying fingerprints by using the touch screen.

The Xperia S Tablet equips a quad core processor Nvidia Tegra 3 to 1.3 gigahertz with 1 GB of memory. In terms of storage capacity, we can choose between 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal disk, and you can also use an SD memory card as a support for our records. Of course, to detect its orientation and adapt the content of the screen to the way the subject have the Xperia Tablet S has accelerometer and gyro system, further including the electronic compass and ambient light sensor.

In the photographic section, the new Sony Xperia S Tablet features an eight megapixel camera capable of taking pictures with a size of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For functions videoconferencing through Skype or similar programs, front webcam has a resolution of 1 megapixel and can capture photos of 1296 x 808 pixels.

And in the chapter of the sound, the Sony Xperia S Tablet features microphone and integrated stereo speaker system. The audio processor Tablet Xperia S incorporates technology from Sony Clear Audio +to get loud and without distortion.

Sony Xperia S Tablet

Turning to connectivity, our Xperia S Tablet incorporates memory card slot compatible with SD, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I, plus a headphone jack. Course includes wireless network connection by WiFi , Bluetoothand GPS function port. Turning to the autonomy, the lithium-ion battery of 6000 mAh allows up to 12 hours of video playback or 10 hours of surfing the Internet, requiring 5.5 hours to recharge fully again.

Software

The Sony Xperia S Tablet runs on the operating system Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich , andSony has included some interesting applications to make your offer more attractive. One is the Universal Remote Control function which, as its name suggests, allows you to control virtually any computer with remote control as the TV, DVD player or Blu-ray player or home cinema system. We can even record macros with our combinations or sequences of most common commands, such as turning on the Blu-Ray, Home Cinema plus and then move to the AV input on the TV.

Another interesting feature is the mode for Guests, by which we can create users with restricted access to the tablet. This mode is very interesting for children, because we can let the tablet with web browsing or accessing content playback disabled, so that they can only run games or any application that interests us.The full content of the tablet is protected by a password that we will have defined before, and we’ll have to enter to return to normal.

Multimedia

For playback of multimedia files, the Tablet S Xperia has specific applications for each file type. For example, for the music, the Walkman app allows us to organize our songs, create your own playlist or automatic selecting the songs that you like or listen to our friends on Facebook, or suggesting related hear our music library. Album application is responsible for managing our photos and videos can also access the images we have in social networks, or directly upload the photos we have in the memory of the tablet.Finally, the function addresses Movies play movies on Tablet S Xperia leveraging their image and sound characteristics.

Sony Xperia S Tablet

Social Life

Designed to organize all the information of our social networks, the new Sony Social Life application allows us to group accounts of Facebook and Twitter in order to consult them in a single window with a stylish and functional design in mosaic. You can also select YouTube videos or news feeds, share them on Facebook or Twitter, and mark any content to be viewed later if we have time at the moment. TheSocial Life Sony app is available for free download from Google Play Store.

Small Apps

Also new accompanying Sony Xperia S is Small Tablet Apps. This is a collection of applications quickly accessible from one or shuttle port. These small apps or widgets deal of practical functions such as a calculator or infrared remote control. We can select the apps or widgets that most interest us to have them accessible quickly from standby Small Apps.

Competitors

When competitors seek to Sony Xperia Tablet S in the field of tablets with Android 4.0 operating system necessarily have to look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to 10 inches. This model provides more memory for the same price as the Sony, and is one of the Android 4.0 tablets with more sold. Nor should we lose sight of the Asus Transformer Prime , new Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet 10 inch also features a detachable physical keyboard is available with 32 GB of memory for about 500 euros.

Conclusion

In short, the new Sony Xperia S is a tablet Android tablet elegant and attractive design. It has improved the look and practicality of the previous Tablet S, and has incorporated interesting proprietary applications like Remote mode or Small Apps, along with features that can make more than one decides for him, as construction pruebla to splash. Moreover, its price, though not the cheapest, it seems appropriate considering its design and specifications. The new Sony Xperia S Tablet is now available in versions 16 and 32 WiFi or WiFi + 3G 16 and 64 GB, with a retail price of 400, 500, 520 and 720 euros respectively.

Specs

Model Sony Xperia S Tablet
Screen LCD 23.8 cm (9.4 “) (1280 x 800) IPS OptiContrast
OS Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core
Storage 16/32/64 GB
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, 

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 3G (3G models)

Sensor Ambient light sensor, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, GPS
Camera HD Webcam 1.0 megapixel (front) 

8.0-megapixel HD camera (rear)

Dimensions and weight 241.2 mm (W) x 8.8 mm (Al1) / 11.85 mm (Al2) x 174.4 mm (D) 

Weight: 570g (Wi-Fi model) / 585g (3G models)

Battery 6000 mAh provides up to 10 hours of web surfing / 12 hours of video playback
Price Wi-Fi 16GB S1G € 400.00 

Wi-Fi 32GB S1G € 500.00

S1G 16GB 3G € 520.00

S1G 64GB 3G € 720.00

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