70

conclusion:Pass on it

70

The Tablet S is an attractive Android tablet with some useful features, including a universal remote, and a guest mode that hides your email and other personal data from that kid or co-worker who just has to check out your tablet. However, its battery life isn't great, it uses a proprietary charger, and, at $399, it's priced on par with the iPad 2, which offers a better app ecosystem, better battery life, and an overall better user experience.

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Critic reviews

6.7
9 reviews
  • Features
    7.1
  • Display
    7.3
  • Battery life
    7.5
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.4
  • Durability
    7.1

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9.0
3 reviews
7.0
Engadget Sep 24, 2012

While the Xperia Tablet S does feel like an improvement over its predecessor, it ultimately leans too much on the crutch of signature design while skimping on a polished user experience.

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7.0
CNET Sep 17, 2012

The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Sep 18, 2012

The slimmed-down but still stylish Sony Xperia Tablet S boasts a number of multimedia apps and access to Sony's online entertainment catalog.

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6.0
PC Mag Sep 20, 2012

The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a solid home entertainment focused Android tablet, with an elegant design and some useful built in extras, but mild performance issues and poor battery life temper our enthusiasm.

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5.0
Gizmodo Sep 20, 2012

Avoid the Xperia S until Sony gets this software fixed—especially the Wi-Fi issues. This could be such a capable and fantastic device, but it had its brains scrambled at birth.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 4, 2013

The display is arguably much less impressive than on other devices, and there are still some Sony quirks to be found, but as a second screen for casual surfing, watching and gaming, it's really very nice.

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8.0
phoneArena Oct 9, 2012

Overall, those who'd appreciate the more distinctive, elegant look will find the Xperia Tablet S right up their alley.

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7.0
GSM Arena Oct 5, 2012

So, while the Xperia Tablet S might be a good companion to your other Sony gadgets, it probably won't be the Android tablet that makes it big.

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9.0
mdlsimpson mdlsimpson

Great tablet, unique look... love the folded edge that gives a GREAT grip in portrait mode... runs smoothly with ICS, very few hiccups in performance

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