As far as the tablets are concerned, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z happens to be the only one tablet that comes with a 10.1-inch display to be launched this year. The Android tab finds itself alone when there are 7-inch tabs being launched all around.
The Design and the Build
One look at the tab will bring a thought in your mind about the design. The design of the Sony tab looks as if it is built especially for the gadget that has a 10-inch+ display. One thing that also needs a mention is that the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is thinner than the Sony Xperia Z at 6.9mm.
Given a tab, it is also light at 496 g. The lightweight of the gadget makes it possible to use the tab with a single hand as well. There is enough space for the bezel on both sides of the tab and that’s why using the device in any orientation is comfortable.
Audio and Ports
The Xperia Z has given the power button as well as the ports to the new Sony gadget. At the bottom, there are a couple of stereo speakers that pass on the sound that is beautiful to the ears indeed. When the S-Force Front Surround 3D comes into play, the third speaker located to one of the sides comes to life.
The quality of the audio of the speakers isn’t that really good, but yes, it is loud enough. The volume rocker rests on the side. It seems even louder when used with the headphone jack. There are ports like MicroSD, MicroUSB, the headphone jack and the SIM that are covered with flaps.
As compared with the Sony Xperia Z, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a much better LED-backlit LCD display. The gadget comes with the full HD resolution of 1920 X 1200 with 224ppi. This reminds one of Apple’s new iPad with 264ppi. A difference of 40ppi couldn’t be too visible.
The display is bright enough for a pleasant viewing while the text looks spiky. The browsing experience is pretty cool and you will never forget it. Watching TV shows is a breeze with the Sony device. And yes, it comes with a screen guard, so your screen remains protected at all times.
Processor, OS, and Memory
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z comes with 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm SoC (APQ8064) processor. The Jelly Bean version of the Android runs smoothly. However, if you were to swipe through home screen, it makes a hiccup. But apart from that, it’s fine. The reason for this could be the deep skinning of the OS.
The gadget comes with 16 GB of built-in memory and with MicroSD card, can be sent up to 64 GB.
The Sony gadget comes with two cameras. The rear camera has a capacity of 8.1MP, while the front camera is 2.2MP. Both cameras can shoot in full HD. It should be noted that the features of the camera in this device are the same as that of the Xperia Z. The only difference is that the HDR video is not available.
For a gadget with so many features, a battery is the life and must be strong. As expected the phone comes with 6000mAh battery. Though this isn’t the battery that’s mindboggling, it certainly matches the features the phone offers. Around a couple of hours of various video and audio streaming can bring the battery down by around 2/3.