rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Getahead » Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Last updated on: October 01, 2013 21:49 IST

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

     Next

Next
Meenal Singh

This latest avenger from Sony Corp comes loaded with features and specs to make you instantly fall in love with the tablet.

Coming for a price close to Rs 47,000, it might seem a bit over-priced, but with the features it has been embedded with, this can be one of the best buys, reckons Meenal Singh.

The Sony Xperia Z tablet features 10.1-inch TFT screen and runs on Android Jelly Bean operating system. Driven by 1.5GHz Quad Core processor, the Xperia Z teams up with a mammoth 2GB RAM to boost up its operating speed. This exquisite tablet is a true epitome of performance and perfection. It is blessed with 16GB of internal memory and comes with 3G connectivity.

Sony, better known for its lifestyle products, has made sure that the Xperia Z is no different. Sony has made the device 'water-resistant', a magnificent feature that will further add to the USP of the product.


Image: Sony Xperia Z
Photographs: sonymobile.com

     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Design, display, OS and processor

Sony has mastered the art of creating lucrative lifestyle products and competes well among the top contenders. The Sony Xperia Z tablet is a perfect amalgam of performance and perfection, for it flaunts delicately rounded and smoothed edges with shiny reflective body all across based on a solid and sturdy skeleton frame.

Sony is fixated on symmetry -- an aspect truly displayed by the balance and evenness of the tablet. The device sports dimensions of 266 x 172 x 6.9mm and weighs just 495 grams. It has 10.1 inches of LED-backlit LCD touchscreen that displays 16m colors at a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixel along with the pixel density of 224ppi (pixel per inches).

The beautiful screen is easy to view even under the harsh glare of sunlight without any strain on the eyes. The 10 fingers multi-touch capacitive touchscreen is fortified with shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass to protect your prized possession from fingerprints and scratches.

The stunning gadget houses Google's latest operating: Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The latest OS is fast enough to bring many new features such as Google Now (your personal assistant), photosphere, gesture typing keyboard, and much more.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Jelly Bean OS is fast, fluid, and smooth such that switching between various apps and switching back to home screen is delightful. Jelly Bean also improves performance and provides more consistent rendering across the system through v-sync and triple buffering. It increases the touch responsiveness of the device by boosting the CPU of the device whenever you touch the screen, and turns it down to increase and improve battery life.

The Sony Xperia Z tablet is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset, better known as Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and possesses certainly one of the best Quad Core Krait CPUs, which clocks at 1.5GHz.

The CPU has enough cores and power to handle the daily dose of work and entertainment. The processor runs silently under the hood, and when it join hands with its massive 2GB RAM, it creates a new virtual world for you to live in. The tablet has one the renowned graphic processor units to play different kinds of high-end games.

It comes with Adreno 320 GPU that goes well with all the games.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Memory and applications

Sony has done wonders in this segment as well and has tried to keep its head high with its crowned jewel, Sony Xperia Z Tablet.

The tablet comes with 16GB of internal memory and is more than enough for you to load HD movies, high bit rate music files, high-end graphics oriented games, HD videos, word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

You can also upgrade the external memory up to 64GB by using a microSD card.

The tablet has got some really nice and useful applications to be used in our day to day lives such as Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude, Google Chrome, Google Wallet, Organizer, Document viewer, Photo viewer, Photo editor, Voice memo, Predictive text input and many more.

Jelly Bean also brings around 7,50,000 apps and games for you to play and work.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Camera and multimedia

Sony Xperia Z Tablet comes equipped with 8.1MP of primary camera that clicks pictures on 3264 x 2448pixel. The camera is equipped with autofocus and 16x digital zoom, and the pictures taken by it are really good and sharp.

The camera also records video on Full HD 1080p resolution and shoots at 30fps (frames per second). The camera is equipped with Exmor R for mobile sensor, a CMOS image sensor developed by Sony that provides best in class picture quality.

Also the camera has got Continuous Burst Mode, Scene Recognition, Sweep Panorama, Smile Detection, Face Detection and Touch Focus, features that make photography easy.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The beautiful tablet features an advanced music player but does support many audio formats. It has got stereo speakers with 3D surround sound enhancement which provides good and decent sound.

It supports audio formats like MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and FLAC player and video formats such as Xvid, DivX, MKV, WMV, MP4, H.264, and H.263 player.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     Next

Sony Xperia Z tablet: Will you buy it for Rs 47k?

Prev     More
Prev

More

Connectivity and battery

Sony Xperia Z Tablet has 2G (GPRS and EDGE) and 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA) along with LTE and Cat3 ports.

You can get up to 107Kbps speed on GPRS, up to 296Kbps speed on EDGE, up to 42Mbps speed on HSDPA, and up to 5.8Mbps on HSUPA.

The tablet is blessed with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA along with Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP wherein, you can transfer data at a very high speed with the latest Bluetooth version.

It is powered by 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery that provides standby time up to 1230 hours (2G), up to 1270 hours (3G), talk time up to 10 hours (with multimedia playback), and gives continuous music playback of 110 hours.

The performance seems commendable and the tablet is a way too fair deal at this price point.

Reader Invite

Are you a gadget/gaming wizard/afficianado? Would you like to write on gadgets, gaming, the Internet, software technologies, OSs and the works for us? Send us a sample of your writing to gadgetsandgaming@rediffmail.com with the subject as 'I'm a tech wizard/afficianado' and we will get in touch with you.


Image: Sony Xperia Z tablet
Photographs: sonymobile.com

Prev     More