Xperia Tablet Z | Water-Dust Resistant | Lightest & Thinnest Android Tablet!
The Sony XPERIA Tablet Z is the company’s fresh attempt to try and make a place for itself in the 10-inch tablet segment, which typically is ruled by the iPad. The Tablet Z improves a lot upon the Tablet S — the first and most apparent distinction is the super-thin design and a light 495 grams weight for a 10-inch tablet. At the moment, it holds the crown for being the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world. This kind of slender design is also what the XPERIA Z smartphones are going for. Again, the next striking feature borrowed from the phone is dust proof and water resistant IP57 grade protection.
The 10.1-inch screen has a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, which may not be as pixel-dense as the 10-inch iPad, but it is definitely a ton better than the 1280 x 800 pixel filled predecessor, the Tablet S. They also claim the glass to be shatter-proof which is good to know, since tablets are prone to slipping out of your hand, if all luck deserts you. Moving on from the sights, the sounds of the Tablet Z should be nice owing to the stereo speakers aboard this device.
The innards of the Tablet Z are powered by a Quad-core 1.5GHz processor and an ample 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB and 32GB of storage options, plus a microSD card slot to increase it further. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will be upgraded to 4.2 eventually. There’s a fancy 8MP sensor at the back, in case you need to shoot good quality images while looking like you’re holding a tea tray. Thankfully, there’s an equally high 2.2MP sensor up front which is more than sufficient for HD video calls. A 6000 mAh battery packed inside is quoted to give 10 hours of multimedia usage.
Much like the iPad, there’s a WiFi only and a WiFi with SIM card, that supports not just 3G, but also a whopping 6 bands of 4G LTE. A nifty feature on the Tablet Z is an IR transmitter, that doubles this tablet as a remote control for your living room entertainment devices (TVs, music systems etc).