Specs summary

Screen
10.1"

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z's screen is 10.1 inches with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
6000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 37.1 days standby time.



The Xperia Tablet Z is a stunning device which in my opinion sets a new standard for hardware design and engineering.

- Alvin Wong , UnleashThePhones 


The Xperia Tablet Z is so thin and light people will literally say ‘wow'.

- Jeffrey Van Camp , Digital Trends 

Reviews summary

8.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 23 reviews

What's good

  • Durable
  • Attractive design
  • Good screen

What's bad

  • Poor battery performance
  • Performance stuttering
  • Pre-installed software bloat

The Xperia Tablet Z features a more durable build than others with certifications for waterproofing as well as dust proofing while managing to keep a slim and sleek design similar to other Xperia’s. At 10.1 inches, this tablet has great entertainment value because of Sony’s exemplary Bravia Display technology and sound technology expertise.

Thanks to a quad core processor, it should be no slouch when it comes to performance, but all that power and Sony’s lack of software efficiency leaves it marred by hiccups and battery drain. According to GSM Arena’s tests, “the Tablet Z lasted a little over 7 hours, which is nearly two hours less than the Apple iPad mini.”

“The tablet's IP57 certification, lightweight and ultra-slim design, coupled with its entertainment and productivity services make it a compelling choice” says Alastair Stevenson of V3 UK. If you can deal with Sony’s un-optimized software and bloat, this tablet is worthy of your consideration.


Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


TechRadar

Lightest, slimmest and water-resistant-est tablet on the market

from TechRadar

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a triumph, a tablet that genuinely deserves consideration when you're in the market for a new top-end gadget. If you're against the iPad for any reason, or even just agnostic over your OS, the Sony has taken the best of Android and fused it with its own innovation to m...More

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a triumph, a tablet that genuinely deserves consideration when you're in the market for a new top-end gadget. If you're against the iPad for any reason, or even just agnostic over your OS, the Sony has taken the best of Android and fused it with its own innovation to make a device that delights in more ways than we can count.

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Chip Chick

Despite its generous display real estate, it’s still very lightweight and easy to travel with

from Chip Chick

Overall, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a very media centric tablet, but thanks to its petite form factor, it can still handle the riggers of traveling too. And this is one tablet that not only sets itself out from the pack, but it feels just at home in the kitchen, as it does in your living room, or in your suitcase.

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Overall, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a very media centric tablet, but thanks to its petite form factor, it can still handle the riggers of traveling too. And this is one tablet that not only sets itself out from the pack, but it feels just at home in the kitchen, as it does in your living room, or in your suitcase.

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Android Community

Slick design and useful features make the Tablet Z Sony’s best yet

from Android Community

The Xperia Tablet Z is probably the best 10-inch Android tablet you can buy right now, if you can stomach the £400 starting price. Rivals like the Nexus 10 offer a higher-res screen for less cash, but Sony pushes ahead with water resistance, LTE connectivity, expandable storage and battery-...More

The Xperia Tablet Z is probably the best 10-inch Android tablet you can buy right now, if you can stomach the £400 starting price. Rivals like the Nexus 10 offer a higher-res screen for less cash, but Sony pushes ahead with water resistance, LTE connectivity, expandable storage and battery-extending software features. However with newer chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 on the horizon, the Tablet Z could be quickly eclipsed in the months ahead.

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The Verge

Thin, light, and ready for a rainstorm

from The Verge

Ultimately, the Tablet Z's raison d'être is two-fold: it can be a universal remote, and it can go (but not function) underwater. I don't know if that's worth $500, or even the $100 over some other great Android tablets.

I used the Tablet Z a lot more than I've used most Android tabl...More

Ultimately, the Tablet Z's raison d'être is two-fold: it can be a universal remote, and it can go (but not function) underwater. I don't know if that's worth $500, or even the $100 over some other great Android tablets.

I used the Tablet Z a lot more than I've used most Android tablets — it's just so amenable to so many situations. It's thin, light, and rugged enough that I carried it everywhere with me, and from cooking to bathing I really like having a waterproof tablet. If you're looking to spend $500 on an Android tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z is the one to ge

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NDTV

Good build quality and brilliant HD screen

from NDTV

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is an expensive offering from the Japanese electronics giant. The tablet packs in a large number of features, a unique design and high-end specifications, but recommending it over the latest generation iPad (3G+WiFi) that costs a similar amount, is a bit difficult. The Ap...More

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is an expensive offering from the Japanese electronics giant. The tablet packs in a large number of features, a unique design and high-end specifications, but recommending it over the latest generation iPad (3G+WiFi) that costs a similar amount, is a bit difficult. The Apple iPad still offers access to a more evolved ecosystem when it comes to tablet optimised apps and content. Though you'll get access to Google's Movies and Books stores with the Xperia Tablet Z, the iTunes Store is a step ahead as it also offers a large collection of music titles at attractive price points. Tablet-optimised Android apps are also far and few when compared to the iPad.

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IntoMobile

It's completely worth the price tag

from IntoMobile

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a home run in my book. It takes a lot for me to personally be interested in 10 inch tablets, as I've always preferred 7 inch devices. This tablet is the exception for me.

The Xperia Tablet Z oozes style and a beautiful design without needing to be in your fa...More

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a home run in my book. It takes a lot for me to personally be interested in 10 inch tablets, as I've always preferred 7 inch devices. This tablet is the exception for me.

The Xperia Tablet Z oozes style and a beautiful design without needing to be in your face. This approach could have been a disaster, as the tablet could have just been another slab, but it's not. The combination of power and sleekness make this one of the best Android tablets available on the market today.

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Reviewed

Decent performance despite the old operating system

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As far as tablets go, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z certainly hits the ideal talking points—light, thin, and somewhat child resistant, the Z makes a strong case for itself in an iPad-dominated market. If you often use your tablet as a means to share photos, videos, and other media, the Xperia Tablet Z is a very good bet among Android devices...

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As far as tablets go, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z certainly hits the ideal talking points—light, thin, and somewhat child resistant, the Z makes a strong case for itself in an iPad-dominated market. If you often use your tablet as a means to share photos, videos, and other media, the Xperia Tablet Z is a very good bet among Android devices.

It's not without its faults—I'm still wary of just how thin it is—but by the numbers, this is one of the better Android tablets on the market, and it's a true media maven. I would caution consumers to be wary of the fact that it's not going to replace a laptop or anything, but it fits the bill for web browsing, content sharing, and some gaming. The screen is special, and a treat to watch movie content on.

So if you're looking for a tablet that can do it all—and survive a klutz—you should give the Xperia Tablet Z a good, long look. It may not make you forget your desktop computer, but a tablet like this is a great tool for the living room, and even better on the go. 

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TrustedReviews

It's fast, has a good screen and is very thin and light

from TrustedReviews

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a very good tablet - there's no doubting that. It's fast, has a good screen and is very thin and light. But it does no single thing appreciably better than its immediate rivals, and its unique features fall a little flat.

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The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a very good tablet - there's no doubting that. It's fast, has a good screen and is very thin and light. But it does no single thing appreciably better than its immediate rivals, and its unique features fall a little flat.

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Know Your Mobile

Comprehensive user-experience in a sumptuously designed package

from Know Your Mobile

The Xperia Tablet Z is an impressive proposition - it has a design to turn heads, is light and thin, and offers commendable performance in the key areas. Despite a couple of foibles in terms of touch responsiveness and battery longevity, the Xperia Tablet Z offers a comprehensive user-experience...More

The Xperia Tablet Z is an impressive proposition - it has a design to turn heads, is light and thin, and offers commendable performance in the key areas. Despite a couple of foibles in terms of touch responsiveness and battery longevity, the Xperia Tablet Z offers a comprehensive user-experience in a sumptuously designed package. Did we mention it's waterproof too?

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Android Central

Super slim Android tablet

from Android Central

Sony has made a very desirable tablet in the Xperia Tablet Z. We particularly like its striking svelte design and features that you don't get with rivals such as NFC, its waterproof casing and infrared. However, its slightly lacking performance means the Nexus 10 will save you some money or the i...More

Sony has made a very desirable tablet in the Xperia Tablet Z. We particularly like its striking svelte design and features that you don't get with rivals such as NFC, its waterproof casing and infrared. However, its slightly lacking performance means the Nexus 10 will save you some money or the iPad 4 will give you a smooth experience for the same price.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 29, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 6 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time 37.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.2 x 26.6 x 0.7 cm (6.8 x 10.5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 495 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density 224 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Scene Recognition
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony SGP311, SGP312

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