Sony Tablet P Review

Score: 5.95/10
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Sony Tablet P is a decent Android tablet launched some years ago, in 2011, packed with a 5.5-inches multi touch screen, a quite powerful Dual-Core processor speeding at 1 gigahertz, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back facing camera and a 0.3 MP front facing camera. We will get a better understanding of this device's pros when we get into deeper details.

Sony decided to power this device with a quite powerful Dual-Core CPU running at 1 GHz, packed into the NVIDIA Tegra 2 system chip with 1 GB RAM memory. The Sony Tablet P counts with an average 4 GB internal storage, which is fine knowing that it also has a slot for an external memory card to store photos and videos and even some apps and games that can be installed in the external memory.

This time, it seems like Sony forgot about optimizing the weight in this 13.12 oz device. The Sony Tablet P is 7.09 inches long and 6.22" wide, but it is only able to hold a smaller 5.5" screen. This device is a little thick compared to nowadays tablets, with a thickness of 0.55 inches.

This tablet features two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 0.3 MP front camera. It is capable of filming HD 1280x720 videos. This camera also has auto-focus.

Sony packed this device with a good level 5.5" display, and a resolution of 480 x 1024 , which makes it hard to see the pixels composing the display. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This tablet uses a big 3080 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery providing the Sony Tablet P an impressive battery life. An issue to take into account is that this device's battery isn't removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts losing capacity, although with such a big battery you will probably buy a new tablet before it becomes an issue.

This tablet features wi-fi capability (although it can't be shared with other devices as a mobile mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast connectivity or fast 3G connectivity, using HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Sony Tablet P uses a SIM card for GSM networks.

This tablet also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth devices, computers, and accessories), GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet is being sold for about $ 200, which is quite expensive for a tablet this level. In case want this tablet mainly for social networks and internet browsing, this tablet is probably a great option .

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0.3, 3.2
Also Known As:Sony Tablet S2
Dimensions:7.09 x 6.22 x 0.55 inchesMetric18.01 x 15.8 x 1.4 cmImperial
Weight:13.12 ouncesMetric371.95 gImperial
Release date:2011-04-26
Price:$ 200.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:1024 x 480 pixels
Pixel density:206 pixels per inchMetric81.1 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:NVIDIA Tegra 2
Processor: Dual-Core 1000 MHz
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Yes
Internal Memory:4 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3080 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1, EDR
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor