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Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 443 reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and GPS navigation, while there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, design

GPS navigation, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Sony Xperia Tablet S 3G from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the camera and screen. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the battery. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

performance, portability, usability, screen, camera

reliability, GPS navigation, connectivity

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Xperia Tablet S


A solid update to the original Tablet S, but there are better Android tablets for the money.

Interesting design ; Full-size SD card slot

Low-res screen ; Ageing software ; Uncompetitive pricing

Sony does offer a few appy extras that aren’t just about trying to sell you things, though. Socialife is a Sony-made social network aggregator that bungs you Facebook and Twitter updates into a single, tablet-friendly feed. It also has a tab for RSS...

Mar, 2013

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Sony Xperia Tablet S


Still one of the best Android tablets around, especially for movie buffs

Lovely design ; Especially nice to hold in portrait ; Great video quality ; Movies Unlimited

Not Full HD ; Sounds a touch soft

Expert review by (

Sony Xperia Tablet S review


The Sony Xperia Tablet S sports a quadcore chip and a splashproof chassis

Slim profile ; Lighweight ; Great screen

Poor web browsing

Expert review by (

Sony Xperia Ear review


For the busy man-about-town - or the lazy man-about-sofa.

Accurate voice recognition ; Battery life is decent enough ; Subtle styling

Slow to respond ; Too pricey if you don't need the extra functions

Sony's in-ear AI butler looks and feels good, but unless your hands are constantly full, isn't yet ready to run your life

Dec, 2016

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Sony Xperia Tablet S review


Sexier, faster and almost as foldy as the Sony Tablet S before it, can this splash-proof slate make a ... splash?

Manages multi-tasking without drama ; Quirky extras ; The luxurious feel of aluminium

Full HD would be nice ; Not the most powerful tablet out there

Beautiful hardware, a good screen and useful extras give this the (w)edge over other Androids

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review: Media maestro and super-smart snapper combined


Sony's Xperia XZ1 brand-new flagship phone is a beautiful hybrid of last year's Xperia XZ & the super-powered XZ Premium. Here's our full review.

Gorgeous HDR screen ; All of the audio ; Flexible MotionEye camera ; Rugged

Bulky ; No one-handed help ; Average battery life

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 is one of the best phones around right now for demanding media fans and anyone after a world-class camera that slips into their pocket with ease. While this flagship may lack the gorgeous and innovative design work of Samsung’s...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia Ear Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia Ear Review: We've spent the past week with Sony's Xperia Ear assistant,a handy earpiece that pairs with your smartphone.

Comfortable, light design ; Charging case ; Solid concept

Limited AI ; For early adopters only

We can see Sony developing the Xperia Ear into a truly wonderful device that’s used to interact with your mobile phone on a daily basis, but the Assistant is the main selling point and right now it’s not quite there. It’s a shame as the Ear’s design is...

Nov, 2016

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Sony Xperia Tablet S review


The splash-proof Sony Xperia Tablet S was first launched a few months ago, but had to be pulled from sale because of problems with its waterproof seal. It's now back on sale, and watertight, but has the delay sunk it, with numerous competitors breaking...

Sony's best Android tablet yet, with some useful family-friendly features

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Julian Prokaza (

Sony Xperia S review


Sony's first smartphone since its split with Ericsson has an impressive screen and makes clever use of NFC technology, but are these features enough to make up for its year-old version of Android and a few other shortcomings? Julian Prokaza goes hands...

The Xperia S is a solid ‘first’ Android smartphone from Sony, but there are a few too many foibles for us to recommend it — particularly at this price. Shipping with Android 4.0 ICS would certainly lift our opinion, but we doubt the imminent upgrade...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Thomas (

Sony Xperia S Review


Sony has done a grand job with its first solo production. The Xperia S is a fine machine for surfing the web, watching films and listening to tunes. It also has a top snapper and good looks. We're looking forward to the next Xperia smartphone to come...

Great snapper; clear bright display; handy NFC tags; nice design

No Ice Cream Sandwich on board yet

Sony has made a sterling effort for its first solo production and it has been a triumph. If you want to use apps, surf the net, listen to music and watch movies, the Xperia S offers a great experience, A nice design and impressive snapper round off a...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:1530 / 1750 / 2370 / 6000
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 33 / 44.62
Continuous video playback time:12 / 4 / 6.3 / 8 / 8.42
Standby time (2G):300 / 450 / 530 / 697
Standby time (3G):400 / 420 / 530 / 706
Talk time (2G):10.73 / 6.12 / 7 / 7.3
Talk time (3G):13.23 / 6.18 / 7 / 8.3

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3.2 / 5 / 8
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 800
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera flash:N / Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3.2 / 5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.3
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Manual


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Black, Green, Silver / Black, Grey, Silver / Black, Red, Silver / Black, Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:10.9 / 109.2 / 11.7 / 23.9 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 320 x 480
Display Technology:IPS
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Full-size keyboard: Yes


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Internal RAM:0.5 / 1
Memory clock speed:533


Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype, XT9
Text prediction system type:Swype,XT9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes


Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OTA, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader:Y / Yes
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, H.261, MKV, MOV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Batteries included:
Camera included:Y
Display diagonal (metric):23.4
Display Type:
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
IR remote control:
Java technology:Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y
Power cord included:
Ringer type:MP3
Supported graphics resolutions:
T9 text input: Yes
USB port:
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:AC / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Memory Card Included:No / Unspecified
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:No / Y / Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Exchange support:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 225
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 225
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / UL, CE, BSMI, VCCI, CCC, CB, EPEAT, EU, E-standby
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported: / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity: / 3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.7
Processor Model:MSM 7227A / MSM 8260 / MSM 8960 / MSM 8960T Pro / TEGRA 3

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No


Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0 / 4.1
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5 / 1
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage:Y / Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No


Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 10.6 / 17.4 / 8.8 / 9.98
Height :11.3 / 12.9 / 128 / 13.1 / 17.4 / 8.8
Weight:115.7 / 120 / 144 / 155 / 570
Width:24 / 6.18 / 6.5 / 6.71 / 64