Sony Xperia Tablet S review

Thinner, lighter and splashproof

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The Sony Xperia Tablet S has a Full HD 1080p video camera that can shoot at 30fps, but despite that we weren't very impressed with it.

First off, being part of the main camera app it's subject to the same crashes we experienced when taking photos.

There also aren't many settings to tweak here - you can change the exposure and white balance or add a time lapse interval, but that's all.

It handles fast moving objects reasonably well (particularly considering there aren't any 'action' or 'sport' scene modes). However, there isn't much detail, and even a little bit of camera shake causes it to lose focus.

Results when indoors are similar to when outdoors - OK but low on detail. Moving while filming is a non-starter thanks to how quick it is to lose focus, though at least it refocuses quickly too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyXperia S
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameSony
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size23.9 cm (9.4")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Cache1 MB
Memory Card ReaderYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Cellular Generation3G
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Height8.8 mm
Width174.4 mm
Depth239.8 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Product SeriesS
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSGPT131GB
Product NameXperia Tablet S
Product LineXperia
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberSGPT131GB/S.CEK
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing InformationA place for everyday life

With the super-slim aluminium case and splash-proof screen, you can confidently bring up recipes with wet hands, and take it out and about. It's ready to work beautifully anywhere, anytime.

A place for connecting

Xperia™ Tablet S sits at the heart of your home technology, whatever its brand. Change TV channels and select songs from your music system using the Universal Remote Control. Share videos and pictures with DLNA technology by simply 'throwing' them to your big screen.

Package Contents
  • Xperia Tablet S
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord