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Sony Tablet S Review

32 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 5.73/10
Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Android 3.1) Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Android 3.1) Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Android 3.1) Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Android 3.1) Sony 9.4 inch Tablet S (Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 32GB Memory, Android 3.1)

Sony Tablet S is a decent quality Android device launched some years ago, in 2011, having a quite powerful 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, a big size 9.4" display, a 5 MP back side camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

The Sony Tablet S ships with a fast 1 GHz Dual-Core processing unit, included in a NVIDIA Tegra 2 system chip and 1 GB of RAM memory. A good advantage of the Sony Tablet S is its large 32 GB internal storage and an SD memory slot, allowing the user to store hundreds of applications without even thinking about filling the tablet.

Sony didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 21.09 oz device. While the Sony Tablet S only has 9.5" long and 6.86 inches wide, it's still able to fit a a 9.4 inches display. This tablet's thickness , 0.4", is quite far from nowadays standards, but it still feels quite comfortable in the hand.

This tablet has two cameras, a 5 megapixels back side camera and a 0.3 megapixels front camera. This tablet also films 1280x720 HD videos at 30 fps. In addition, the camera features auto-focus.

Sony equipped this tablet with a good level 9.4 inches screen, and a 800 x 1280 resolution, which makes all pictures and videos look quite good. Its screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

The Sony Tablet S provides wi-fi capability (but it can't be provided to other devices around, as a mobile mobile hotspot) or 3G connectivity, supported by UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Sony Tablet S uses a SIM card to use GSM services.

The Sony Tablet S uses an incredible 5000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery providing this tablet a marvelous battery life. An issue to take into account is that this tablet's battery is not removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to last shorter, even though with so much capacity you will probably discard this tablet before that happens.

This tablet also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth (2.1), GPS (Global Positioning System), Infrared Blaster and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Sony offers the Sony Tablet S for 795 dollars, which is not cheap for comparing with similar tablets.





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Specifications

Device Type:Tablet
Brand:Sony
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0, 3.1
Variant:32 GB
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Also Known As:Sony Tablet S1
Dimensions:9.50 x 6.86 x 0.40 inchesMetric24.13 x 17.42 x 1.02 cmImperial
Weight:21.09 ouncesMetric597.89 gImperial
Release date:2011-04-26
Price:$ 795.00

Display

Screen Type:TFT
Size:9.4 inchesMetric23.9 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:161 pixels per inchMetric63.39 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

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

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:5000 mAh

Camera

Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:900, 2100
Technologies:UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 2.1
GPS:Yes
Infra-red:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor