Sony Tablet S (32GB) comparison

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Sony Tablet S (32GB)

Sony Tablet S (32GB)
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Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony Xperia Tablet S
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16GB)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16GB)
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Price $400 at 1 store $289 to $379 at 2 stores $449 at 1 store $497 to $518 at 5 stores $6 to $258 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 22 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews
Release date September 16, 2011 August 26, 2012 February 21, 2013 September 03, 2013 May 10, 2013
The Bottom Line Sony took its time with the Tablet S, and it shows. The industrial design is smart, and the software refinements are both practical and restrained. The Xperia Tablet S has an excellent design, but there are cheaper alternatives that provide similar and better tablet experiences. Though awash in features, the Xperia Tablet Z's $500 price is a decidedly bitter pill to swallow when a better, cheaper alternative exists for $100 less. The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get.

Basic specs

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Packaged contents Wrist strap
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Weight 1.3 lbs
1.22 lbs
Info unavailable 18.9 oz
0.64 lbs
Height 6.8 in
9.5 in
Info unavailable 7.9 mm
7.9 in
RAM installed size 1 GB
1 GB
2 GB
3 GB
16 GB
OS provided Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Clock speed 1 GHz
1.4 GHz
Info unavailable 1.9 GHz
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