Sony Tablet S (32GB) comparison

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Sony Tablet S (32GB)

Sony Tablet S (32GB)
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16GB)

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (16GB)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Sony Tablet S (16GB)

Sony Tablet S (16GB)
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Sony Xperia Tablet S

Sony Xperia Tablet S
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Price $400 at 1 store $553 to $615 at 2 stores $189 to $308 at 7 stores $325 at 1 store $299 to $379 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 22 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date September 16, 2011 February 21, 2013 May 10, 2013 September 16, 2011 August 26, 2012
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. 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. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. 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.

Basic specs

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