Sony Tablet P review

A highly portable yet imperfect dual-screen Android tablet

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Sony tablet p review

A 5MP rear camera on the Sony Tablet P takes reasonably sharp pictures, thanks to the built-in auto-focus, although this generally takes two to three seconds to lock onto your target/victim. We rarely found our subject was blurred, even though you can't select which area to focus on manually.

However, both interior and exterior shots often came out darker than expected. We usually had to take two or three shots before we had one that was light enough to see clearly. There's no flash, so good luck trying to take a photo in a dim interior.

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You get an 8x digital zoom for distant shots, but photo quality dips considerably once this is in play. As you can see from our example photos, detail levels are poor and you get serious blur.

As with pretty much all tablet cameras, it's more of a 'snap an unexpected moment' device than a dedicated camera.

Sony tablet p review

You can also shoot videos if the mood grabs you, which are pixelated but perfectly serviceable.

You also have a front-facing VGA camera for web chats, which does a good job of capturing your mug without motion blur or other side-effects. This is bizarrely located off to the side of the top screen, so you'll appear to be staring off into nothing during Skype calls. It's not ideal, but mildly comical for whoever you're speaking with.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeUltra Mobile PC
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Battery Run Time7 Hour
GPSYes
WebcamYes
Product FamilyP
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Brand NameSony
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size14 cm (5.5")
Screen Resolution1024 x 480
Standard Memory1 GB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Height14 mm
Width180 mm
Depth158 mm
Screen ModeUWVGA
Product SeriesP
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelSGPT212GB
Product NameSGPT212GB Ultra Mobile PC
Manufacturer Part NumberSGPT212GB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Designed for you

If you're living your life on the go, choose the Sony Tablet P with its compact dual screen with clamshell design that can be folded like a magazine and low weight of just 370g.

Sony's amazing TruBlack display

By controlling the refraction of light between the LCD and the screen, Sony's TruBlack panel will blow you away with more vibrant colors and truly amazing image quality.

Package Contents
  • SGPT212GB Ultra Mobile PC
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • SD Card
  • Strap
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)372 g