Sony Xperia Tablet Z Hands On

At its press event in Barcelona, Sony showed off its brand new Android tablet, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Equipped with a gorgeous 10.1″ WUXGA display, the tablet also has Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 built in.

The screen with a resolution of 1900 x 1200 looks absolutely stunning especially when the Mobile Bravia engine kicks in for photos and videos. Sony is also touting a shatter proof sheet on scratch resistant glass which should be similar to the Gorilla Glass technology. 

Video Hands on


With its matte finish design, the Xperia Tablet Z feels really good in the hand. Minimal Xperia branding can be spotted towards the middle of the handset. An NFC badge at the bottom indicates the presence of said capabilities in the handset.

The power key on the Xperia Z Tablet resembles the one on the smartphone which brings us back to the fact that the entire device complements and essentially follows the same design language as the Xperia Z smartphone. Smart move by Sony there.

Another highlight feature of the tablet that really stands out is that it is just about 6.9mm thick and weighs about 495grams. This makes the tablet extremely comfortable to hold.

An 8MP camera can be seen at the back with an Exmor R sensor which should result in superior low light capabilities. A front facing 2MP camera is present which can also shoot in 1080p resolution for video conferencing.

The Xperia Z Tablet is definitely one of the better designed Android tablets we’ve seen so far and we were quite impressed by the build quality too. Additionally the tablet is dust and water resistant which is an added bonus. Specifications include a 1.5Ghz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM. For the complete specifications of the Xperia Tablet Z check out our other post. The tablet will roll out globally in the 2nd quarter of 2013.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

Your friendly neighborhood techie. Currently using a Pixel 2 XL. Catch him on Twitter (@DhruvBhutani) / Facebook .