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Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony Xperia Tablet S

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Sony's Xperia Tablet S feels unfocused, with more of an emphasis on hardware design than software performance.

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

80
rakyon
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
mdlsimpson
Great tablet, unique look... love the folded edge that gives a GREAT grip in...read more
100
cooool
I love it
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Score Breakdown

 
67
Average Critic Score
 
70
CNET
The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The slimmed-down but still stylish Sony Xperia Tablet S boasts a number of multimedia apps and access to Sony's online entertainment catalog.
 
60
PC Mag
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.
 
70
Engadget
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.
 
70
GSM Arena
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.
 
80
phoneArena
Overall, those who'd appreciate the more distinctive, elegant look will find the Xperia Tablet S right up their alley.
 
50
Digital Trends
If you’re a fan of Sony products, give this one a try, but be mindful of its weak points.
 
50
Gizmodo
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.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
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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