Following the launch of its water- and dust-resistant flagship smartphone Xperia Z,Sony has now launched a tablet in the same vein. The Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and the screen is shatter-proof. This is one of the most expensive tablets in the market priced at Rs 46,990. Sony will not launch the white variant of this tablet in India,so users will have to settle for black colour.
It comes with a quad-core Qualcomm processor and runs on Android Jelly Bean (4.1.2). The tablet is sleek with a thickness of 6.9 mm and light (495 g). The build quality is good,but the tablet retains a slightly plasticky feel. The back panel is smudgy as it retains fingerprints. There are two speakers for surround sound and Sony says the tablet is ideal for watching movies. The company says the tablet is IP57 guidelines compliant and hence,can be immersed in water for up to 30 minutes.
Select Sony Bravia TVs support wireless connectivity with the Tablet Z. If you’re watching a movie on the tablet,you can use near-field communication (NFC) to transfer the video to your TV with just a tap.
The device has 16 GB internal memory and Sony is bundling a 16 GB microSD card with the package. It supports up to 64 GB of expandable memory. The tablet has an 8-MP rear camera and a 2-MP front camera. The first impressions of the camera showed grainy images in night mode,but picture quality was good otherwise.
The tablet has some exclusive Sony apps,such as Sony Music (six months subscription free),Sony LIV (free access to SAB,Sony Entertainment and Sony Max channels) and X4 video (can play 4 videos at once).
The pricing puts this tablet in competition with iPad 64 GB and Asus Transformer.
Xperia Tablet Z: Specifications
Screen size: 10.1 inches
Resolution: 1920×1200 pixels
Weight: 495 grams
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.5 GHz quad core)
RAM: 2 GB
Camera: 8MP rear,2 MP front
Internal memory: 16 GB
Expandable memory: Up to 64 GB