Hands-on with Sony’s 10.1-inch Android ‘Xperia Tablet Z’

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Sony has made official the launch of its ‘Xperia Tablet Z’. This is the second tablet to be launched by the company under the Xperia brand. Its predecessor the ‘Xperia Tablet S’ was launched in the market in September 2012. The features and specifications of this tablet are promising. To begin with this device will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Operating System (OS).

However, the most remarkable feature of Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’ tablet is its size and weight. It is believed that this tablet will measure just 6.9mm thick and it will weigh as light as 1.09 pounds. Thus making it one of the lightest and the thinnest 10 inch tablets that is available in the market. The company also promises that this tablet will be water resistant and dust proof.

The key specification of Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’ have been listed

• 10.1-inch full-HD display
• Screen with pixel dimensions of 1920×1200.
• Weight: 17.46oz (495 grams)
• 6.9 mm thickness
• Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean OS)
• 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro
• 32GB internal storage
• 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
• NFC and LTE support
• 6000 mAh battery
• Body is water and dust resistant
• Available colors: black and white

The external appearance of Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’

This tablet sports a neat professional finish and it looks classy at the same time. The design of this slate shares some amount of resemblance with design of the newly launched Sony Xperia handsets. Sony has made no attempt to experiment with any other forms of design. In terms of design Sony has stuck to the basics.

The front of this tablet is the 10.1 inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen which sports ‘Reality Display’ and it is powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The back of this slate is made out of soft-touch plastic. This makes it comfortable to hold and use for prolonged hours. This additionally makes it weigh light as well. One look at this tablet will leave you wondering how the microSD expansion, an 8.1-megapixel Exmour R camera, NFC LTE (MDM9215M radio and Sony’s ‘S-Force’ virtual surround sound technology are all packed into this 6.9imm thick tablet.

What’s inside the Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’

The internal capabilities of Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’ are as promising as its exteriors are. This slate comes packed with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card through which its storage capabilities can be further expanded. This tablet runs on a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor and it is backed by a 6000 mAh battery.

Final verdict

This tablet will be made available in black and white colors. It is believed that the body of this tablet will be dust and water proof. No information about the pricing and availability of this tablet has been made official by the company. If you dream of owning one of the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet that comes packed with amazing features, get your hands on Sony’s ‘Xperia Tablet Z’.

Heather Protz, a freelance writer for
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