Review: Sony Tablet S
But is it something that you would be satisfied with?
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb
- 9.4 inch touchscreen display
- 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 16 GB, expandable via SD Card (not microSD)
- Wi-Fi with DLNA
- 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera
- IR Port
The package is bit of a letdown as you don’t get anything much, well actually there isn’t anything at all. All you get is a charger, a lanyard and some documents. No USB cables, no headphones, nothing. For a tablet costing about Rs. 27k, this is a huge disappointment.
The right side has the power/sleep button, and the volume buttons, while the left side has the 3.5mm audio jack and the microUSB and SD card slots. Also there are two speakers, one on each side of the tablet.
The charging port is below which is pretty unique and something that we haven’t seen on any Sony device. Also, you cannot charge the tablet via microUSB, so you HAVE to carry the bulky charger around with the tablet which is very annoying.
The back has the 5 megapixel camera and some Sony markings, including the PlayStation logo. (Yes it supports PlayStation games like the Xperia Play).
The keyboard layout of the Tablet S is just perfect. The keys are properly placed and in a day or two you get used to it.
The Menu has a nice layout and you can customize that as well.
The browser was a nice experience as it provided with a proper desktop like environment, off course we know it’s the Chrome browser. With options like tabs, favourites and bookmarks, the browser was a full 10/10 experience.
The battery life was pretty good as we got a full day out of a fully charged battery. If you leave the Wi-Fi on, it goes down quicker, but still you can manage a whole day if you aren’t a heavy user.
The music player was a charm as it had a pretty appealing layout and supported all audio formats. The only bummer here was that we found two music player apps and both looked and felt good, so it was hard to choose between the two.
The camera on the back is a decent snapper and clicked well enough pictures in the daylight. The camera app layout was pretty nice which kind of covers up for the bad resolution of the camera.