Xperia Tablet Z http://www.stuff.tv/sony/xperia-tablet-z/videos en-GB Sony Xperia Tablet Z first look video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/sony-xperia-tablet-z-first-look-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Xperia Tablet Z is without a doubt Sony&#039;s best tablet attempt yet – but is it impressive enough to entice you away from your iPad or Nexus 10? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="414" height="293" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z" alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony%20Xperia%20Tablet%20Z.png?1371555404" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2187668323001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2187668323001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/sony-xperia-tablet-z-first-look-video-review#comments Android Sony Tablets Xperia Tablet Z Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:29:15 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423689 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Xperia Tablet Z http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-tablet-z/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is making a 10in version of the stunning Xperia Z enough for Sony to get back into the tablet game? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review" alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-press-1.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For a powerhouse such as Sony the relatively slow-burning nature of its tablet business must be something of a frustration. But the truth is that the Japanese giant’s Android offerings have struggled to stand out in an arena that includes technological marvels such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-4">iPad</a> and affordable excellence from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/google-nexus-10">Google’s own Nexus 10</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sandwiches, lilos, moustaches: a quick list of things that just don't work if they're too thin. Tablets aren’t in that list. At 6.9mm, the Xperia Tablet Z is slimmer than most phones and e-readers, never mind slates packing 6000mAh batteries, and at 495g it’s also very light indeed. The mind boggles at Sony’s engineering witchcraft – it makes the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-4">iPad 4</a> look chubby.&nbsp;</p> <p>But even with the subtle OmniBalance design, matte back and symmetrical skeleton frame taken from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-z">Xperia Z</a> it still feels unwieldy to hold. With a 16:9 screen plus surrounding big black bezels, in portrait mode it feels blocky and silly. Even in landscape you'll worry about batting someone in the face. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Tablet Z’s form doesn’t really work for us: from the volume rocker’s placement in the groove of the tab’s left edge making it a less than satisfying press, to the thin tab flexing worryingly in the middle and having to faff around with flaps covering the headphone jack, microUSB port and microSIM slot, it’s just all a little fiddly.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review hands on design build " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review hands on design build " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-lockscreen.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review hands on design build " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review hands on design build " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-power-button.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waterproof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The upside of the fussing over covered connections is the Xperia Tablet Z’s pretty unique waterproofing – it can handle up to 30 minutes submerged in water and can even get blasted with water jets. The wet finger tracking is good but using a droplet-filled screen doesn’t feel particularly smooth and the matte back will need a wipe afterwards.</p> <p>We actually think there’s more of a case for a waterproof tablet than a phone: plenty of masterchefs use tabs in the kitchen for recipes and you’ll want to know that you can slosh some red wine over it. Plus kicking back to stream a Netflix boxset binge in the bath is now entirely possible.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review waterproof " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review waterproof " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-waterproof.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Waterproofing aside, Sony’s done the honourable thing and upgraded the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-tablet-s">Xperia Tablet S’s</a> 1280x800 screen to a very nice 10.1in 1920x1200 display for the Tablet Z. As with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-z">Xperia Z</a> you’ll get on well with the Tablet Z if you prefer a cool colour palette for your movies – compared for instance to the punchier, sometimes oversaturated hues found on Samsung tablets. Viewing angles are great – better than the Z’s smartphone counterpart – and Google’s redesigned image-heavy Play Store looks fantastic.&nbsp;</p> <p>Text, too, looks sharp and contrast is great, but Sony’s efforts aren’t as eye-caressingly convincing as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-4">iPad’s stunningly sharp Retina Display </a>or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/asus-transformer-pad-infinity">Asus’ bright and vibrant Transformer Pad Infinity</a>. As with its design (compared to, say, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-mini">iPad Mini</a>) then, the Tablet Z’s screen is a step behind the very best in class. That’s fine until you consider that, with the exception of the Infinity, all our favourite tablets are available for less money than the Tablet Z.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review screen hands on review " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review screen hands on review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-screen-angled.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance and cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tablet Z’s control room has also been given a sprucing up since last we played with a Sony tab. Sony’s ditched last year’s 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chip for Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro power. Clocked at 1.5GHz, the Snapdragon gets ample support from 2GB of RAM and none of 2013’s Android games can trouble it. Running Android 4.1.2, this is a pared down Sony skin with a few extras such as pop up apps that make good use of the wide screen and the usual Walkman music player, Video Unlimited, Wisepilot and Socialife apps built in.&nbsp;</p> <p>Expect this new Xperia to heat up when you get those cores working with multi-tasking, big downloads or a 30 minute session tearing up the tracks in Miami in <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftA7HM">Asphalt 7</a>. And the Tablet Z is an odd shape for gaming: it’s a wide device to be tilting in public and in landscape you’ll struggle to get your thumbs anywhere near the middle of the screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>Benchmark time. Its Geekbench 2 score of 2172 is pretty respectable, but with one eye on the next gen of Snapdragon processors (such as the 800, which is said to have 4K support and double the graphics capabilities of the current crop), spec junkies might want to hold off a few months.&nbsp;</p> <p>Web browsing is fast and fluid, too, with the Xperia Tablet Z getting a decent score of 2467.7ms in SunSpider’s JavaScript test. The 8.1MP and 2.2MP cameras also perform well, with the Superior Auto+ mode on the main cam producing crisp, usable images – although we wouldn’t really recommend a tablet for photo or video unless it’s really a last resort.&nbsp;</p> <p>All in all, it’s a wonderfully reliable Android experience – NFC pairing is quick and easy, tricks like double-tapping on the screen to wake it up work well and any lag is more likely to be down to individual apps than the device itself, which is buttery smooth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review 8.1MP camera performance " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review 8.1MP camera performance " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-camera.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review socialife Android performance " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review socialife Android performance " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-android-performance.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connections and storage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As well as the usual microUSB port and the tasty addition of microSD expansion up to 64GB, the Sony tab also rocks NFC (which is all over Sony wireless speakers and TVs this year for pairing, mirroring and backup) and a microSIM slot for 4G on the go.&nbsp;</p> <p>But that’s not it. Like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-tablet-s">Xperia Tablet S</a>, the Z has an IR blaster so you can use it as a universal remote, there’s a TV sideview app for listings and you can hit ‘throw’ on your tablet’s video content to mirror it on the big screen via DLNA.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sony’s dream home set-up is getting neater and neater, with nice touches such as tapping your Xperia Tablet Z to a 2013 TV’s remote to share photos and movies. The microSD expansion will be much cheaper than going down the iPad route, too. And you may well need that expansion slot – the 16GB Tablet Z has just 11GB of usable space.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review connections storage waterproof flaps " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review connections storage waterproof flaps " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-flaps.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might take a while to re-juice, but the Xperia Tablet Z’s battery life is really a big bonus. We’re big fans of any slate that doesn’t stare up at us with its big, blank dead screen on our train journey home, and if you go easy on the brightness, you’re looking at eight to nine hours of regular streaming, browsing and gaming.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pump up that 10.1in Full HD screen to maximum brightness though and you’ll be draining 20% in an hour. Stamina mode – which kills the data connection when the screen is off – can help you stretch the Tablet Z’s already stellar battery for that crucial extra hour.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="sony xperia tablet z battery life review " alt="sony xperia tablet z battery life review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-tease.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the arrival of the incredibly priced Nexus 7 and 10, the game has changed for Android tablets, but Sony seems to have received the memo, scrunched it into a ball and eaten it, never to mention its existence again.</p> <p>If your heart is set on a Sony tablet to match your living room set-up or if the waterproofing angle is a big deal, then the Xperia Tablet Z won’t let you down with a lovely screen, good performance and life-saving battery life. But at that price next to the iPad and Nexi further up our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tablets/top-ten">Top Ten list of best tablets</a>, the Tablet Z just can’t compete.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review waterproof TED app Sony Xperia Tablet Z review verdict " alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z review waterproof TED app Sony Xperia Tablet Z review verdi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-Z-review-waterproof-ted.jpg?1381091458" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A thin, light Android all-rounder that Sony fans will love - but the Tablet Z is a step behind the best&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-tablet-z/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-tablet-z/review#comments Android Sony Tablets Xperia Tablet Z Tue, 21 May 2013 13:50:55 +0000 Sophie Charara 1423675 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Sony Xperia Tablet Z review roundup http://www.stuff.tv/sony/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-roundup/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The internet gets wet and wild with Sony&#039;s latest 1080p tablet. But what do we all think of it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-02.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5626.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/hands-on/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-%E2%80%93-hands-on" target="_self">Sony Xperia Z</a> is the world's thinnest tablet and has been groped and dunked in water countless times by all manner of tech journalists this week at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc" target="_self">Mobile World Congress</a>. Here's what we all made of the 1080p, quad-core powered slate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/hands-on/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-%E2%80%93-hands-on" target="_self"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/hands-on/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-roundup </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-roundup/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-roundup/news#comments Sony Xperia Tablet Z Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:08:14 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424316 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Sony shows off Xperia Tablet Z and world's thinnest tablet http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sony-shows-xperia-tablet-z-and-worlds-thinnest-tablet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Xperia Tablet Z is without a doubt Sony&#039;s best tablet attempt yet – but is it impressive enough to entice you away from your iPad or Nexus 10? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2013-02-25-at-14.38.42.png?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5636.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Xperia Tablet Z is without a doubt Sony's best tablet attempt yet. Chuck in a handful of impressive specs and features like its gloriously bright and colourful 10.1-inch HD screen, an impressively skinny 6.9mm thick chassis and the dust and water-resistant capabilities of its smartphone sibling and it looks like Sony is on to something quite special? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/sony-xperia-tablet-z-first-look-video-review">Check out the video</a>.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/hands-on/new-video-sony-shows-off-xperia-tablet-z-and-worlds-thinnest-tablet </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sony-shows-xperia-tablet-z-and-worlds-thinnest-tablet/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sony-shows-xperia-tablet-z-and-worlds-thinnest-tablet/news#comments Sony Xperia Tablet Z Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:23:21 +0000 Lucy Hedges 424303 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Sony Xperia Tablet Z review – hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/sony/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We took Sony&#039;s lovely new premium tablet and chucked it in a bowl of water. It&#039;s okay, they told us to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-06.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We got our hands on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/sony-unveils-worlds-thinnest-and-lightest-101in-tablet-the-x">Sony Xperia Tablet Z</a> – and promptly plunged into a bowl of water. But don't worry, like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-z">Sony Xperia Z</a>, this sleek-looking slate is waterproof. But does it live up to the standards set by its smaller sibling – which is sitting pretty atop the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/top-10s/smartphones">Stuff.tv Smartphone Top 10</a>?</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on – build and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Z-Tab, as we have informally decided to start calling it, is a whisker over half a centimetre thick. Even in the millimetre-shaving world of gadgetry, this is pretty impressive. It's thinner than the iPad Mini. But unlike some ultrabooks, which can feel disconcertingly knifey under the wrists, the Xperia Tablet Z has nice little rubberised bits that soften the edges. It actually feels solidly built, but it's also very light at 495g.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-01.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1060.png?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on – Android Jelly Bean </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia Tablet Z runs Android Jelly Bean with a pleasing Sony skin, and benefits from battery-saving software. Which is just as well, because a tab this light and thin can't afford much space for battery. Sony would like you to buy your films and music from Sony, so the home screen features some nicely made apps for doing just that – but it's not pushed too hard, and you can just replace them with your own choice of media apps if you wish.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-02.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_874.png?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on – waterproof </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like its smaller sibling, you can use the Xperia Tablet Z in the bath, because it's water- and dust-proof. The waterproofing is probably more useful on a phone, simply because you're more likely to get your phone out in the rain – but we did get a kick out of dunking the TabZlet in a bowl of water. Sadly, Sony didn't supply us with a hot bath and a Netflix subscription, but films should look pretty nice on that screen, thanks to Sony's new Bravia 2 video processing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-07.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_773.png?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is definitely not an affordable Android like the Nexus 10, but that's a good thing: it's very nicely made, and effectively a larger version of our current favourite smartphone. We'll be back with a full review just as soon as our bath finishes running.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/hands-on/samsung-galaxy-note-80-review-round-up"></p><p>Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review round-up</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc/news-nugget/spotify-coming-to-ford-cars"></p><p>Spotify coming to Ford cars</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-s4-to-launch-on-march-14th"></p><p>Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch on March 14th</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z-hands-on-review-08.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_853.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/hands-on/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-%E2%80%93-hands-on </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-sony-xperia-tablet-z-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news#comments Sony Xperia Tablet Z Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:52:34 +0000 424300 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony unveils world's thinnest and lightest 10.1in tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-unveils-worlds-thinnest-and-lightest-101in-tablet-xperia-tablet-z/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Xperia Z smartphone&#039;s bigger brother has officially been unveiled, and it&#039;s got the same waterproof and dustproof abilities as its fresh-faced smartphone brother. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="611" height="458" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z_0_0.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z_2.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_183.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony has officially announced the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/sony-xperia-tablet-z-specs-leak" target="_self">rumoured Xperia Tablet Z</a>, successor to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-tablet-s" target="_self">Xperia Tablet S</a> and companion to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/news-nugget/ces-2013-hot-stuff-award-winners-announced?page=0,1" target="_self">Xperia Z</a> smartphone which impressed us enough to pick up a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/news-nugget/ces-2013-hot-stuff-award-winners-announced?page=0,1" t></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/sony-unveils-worlds-thinnest-and-lightest-101in-tablet-the-x </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-unveils-worlds-thinnest-and-lightest-101in-tablet-xperia-tablet-z/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-unveils-worlds-thinnest-and-lightest-101in-tablet-xperia-tablet-z/news#comments Sony Xperia Tablet Z Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:08:09 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423996 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs leak http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-tablet-z-specs-leak/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s next slate looks set to pack a quad-core processor and 10.1in 1080p screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-tablet-z.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_201.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony's on a roll – its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/ces/sony-reveals-waterproof-xperia-z-with-5in-1080p-screen-and-13mp-camera">Xperia Z</a> smartphone netted a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/news-nugget/ces-2013-hot-stuff-award-winners-announced?page=0,1">CES 2013 Hot Stuff Award</a> and its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-tablet-s">Xperia Tablet S </a>(pictured) is sitting pretty in Stuff's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/top-10s/tablets">Top 10 Tablets</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/sony-xperia-tablet-z-specs-leak </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-tablet-z-specs-leak/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-tablet-z-specs-leak/news#comments Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:13:51 +0000 Stephen Graves 423955 at http://www.stuff.tv