Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014Limited old SD800 processor. Where is the SD805 Sony. Nobody want last year's tablet. and by last year you mean, last 2 months of the year, when S800 tablets launched :)
I think this product came from recycle of tablet z, same case, same screen. May be some term use as refurbish. May be they have so many tablet z was not been sold so much cheaper to modify and make a model number. But i hope the price will not so much from the first one.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014"Only thing that Android is lagging is camera department. Not up to par to Nokia or iPhon... moreI do have HTC One it's superb smartphone. Camera is not great but good. Battery life is good. Other than that why would I get new phon? Z1 camera is not sstellar either. I have seen many images over they last few months and was disappointed. Harsh noise reduction algorithms does bad things smudging up fine detail. Which I don't expect from brand new model with 20 mgpixel camera.
LG is phone without character to me. It has new processor but that's where it ends. Camera is OK but not great. Design is average.
Shortly I don't see the point to upgrade my device just and to spend 500 pounds yet. These smartphone manufacture has to work harder to impress consumer not just throwing sticker,, new,, on the product every 6-12 months.
People are getting more and more tech educated and in making they shopping decisions these days and not so easy to be fulled by by marketing traps.
Limited old SD800 processor. Where is the SD805 Sony. Nobody want last year's tablet.
this tablet is basicly the same as the xperia tablet z. benchmarks will be better. but this is an academic debate. the everyday experience won't be that different.
screen resolution is not worth to put it into a real highend tablet since even lowcost tablets like the nexus 7 got higher ppi. i would like to see a 2560 x 1600 display in a sony highend tablet. this would be an improvement worth to talk about.
Are you all lost your brains somewhere? Why do you need to upgrade just because new wersion is out there (sound like fruit company fans)? OEMs is relasing new versions just to stay competitive.
offering 16 gb of storage should be just made illegal. and dont tell me microsd card blablabla you know well enough that it slows the device and you cant install anything on it. As much as I hate samsung, theyre the only oem that listens to these complains (think removable battery)
Limited, 17 Feb 2014Its a limited premium tablet to all competitors out there.
Plus 16gb ROFL .. You better wa... moreIn other words, you can't explain why it's a limiting tablet and just wanted to write a pointless post, which you have done again.
Practically all similar sized tablets have 16GB variants and some (including iPad) don't even give you an option to expand the storage.
Once again, how can you back up your claims that this tablet is just "limiting, limited"? If you don't like it, that's up to you. But to single it out to say that it's limiting while other tablets are not is just plain groundless.
WTF are you talking about? Your coment is as pointless as fart in the wind.
Neb , 17 Feb 2014Somehow short cycle of ever coming new model suggest me that Sony is not entirely confident wi... more"Only thing that Android is lagging is camera department. Not up to par to Nokia or iPhone 5s. Of course battery life too but that's achile of today's smartphone industry."
You never owned a high-end android phone have you? want good camera? try sony Z1 or LG G2, want a good camera + battery try note 3.
its getting somewhat frustrating to see a new device replacing an old one almost every few months these days. its almost the same spec and same look. I wonder what current z tablet users are wondering... if only Sony (and other brands) had put some its time to optimize and update its current devices instead of just thinking to rip people off with new not innovative devices.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2014Apart from the battery, how are you limited by any of the other things you've listed? Is Full ... moreIts a limited premium tablet to all competitors out there.
Plus 16gb ROFL .. You better wait for Samsung's Tabs Pros with call features or buy iPads.
Getting this limiting tablet is bad.. unless you intent to swim and dip in pool whole day.
The price need to be 250$ NO MORE.
I have to agree, this is not an upgrade, no noticeable improvements, the chipset is faster but Tablet Z was already blazing fast, SD800 mainly adds more thermal throttling, and a throttled 800 cannnot match the unthrottled S4 Pro. Also, 3GB RAM doesnt help anyone but the specsheet fanboys, and 16GB still limits the use of offline playlists like Music Unlimited and installing big apps, this really has to be minimum 32GB or Sony must open up for offline content on SD card, which they obviously never will.
kotleta, 17 Feb 2014stop whining about internal storage. buy 64gg external sd an stfu. you don't need moreSTFU and stop telling people how to comment, if people want more from their $500/£300 device then so be it, just because you don't need space, it does not mean nobody else does, as for cards, yep that's fine but most can't install stuff to the card, so a few large sized games and the storage is gone, I know samsung offer apps to sd but I don't think the other companies do, this was blocked by google to apparently improve loading and smoothness of the devices and not everyone wants to root their devices, if I pay all this money for a device I want the best possible specs and 10gb in 2013 is paltry.
Limited, 17 Feb 2014Limiting battery.
Limited device. Must sell cheap to ha... moreApart from the battery, how are you limited by any of the other things you've listed? Is Full HD not accepted any more these days? When you are saying the OS is limiting, can you give an example of another OS that is not limiting and explain how? How is the device limited again? Because it is waterproof and will actually give you more protection if you happen to be careless with fluids?
What is the point of your post, anyway?
Limited device. Must sell cheap to have any use.
Somehow short cycle of ever coming new model suggest me that Sony is not entirely confident with product. Z series smartphones or tablets. Late 2013 proved to me that there is no need to buy new phone every 6 moths or every year.
Only thing that Android is lagging is camera department. Not up to par to Nokia or iPhone 5s. Of course battery life too but that's achile of today's smartphone industry. Other than that I don't need extra RAM is software properly tuned up. I don't need 2k 5k or so for my 5" device.. My quad core snapdragon is more than enough.
Having second though many Android devices can bring obvious improvements in smartphone speaker. HTC One done brilliant job here. After all we spend a lot of time listening to music and watching all various stuff.
I think smartphone industry reached the possible hardware peak in no time. Now they need to bring new and obvious technological innovations not just incremental improvements..