MWC 2013: Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Xperia ZL

GSMArena team, 25 February 2013.
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z

This is probably one of the highlights of the MWC 2013 even though the Sony Xperia Tablet Z was announced a few weeks ago.

The Xperia Tablet Z utilizes the same design as the Xperia Z flagship, inch by inch. It is a lot bigger, of course. The Tablet Z features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit 1920x1200 display and has the same IP57-certifications for water and dust resistance as the Xperia Z. We had some time to play with the screen and we came to believe it has better contrast and viewing angles than the Xperia Z display. Perhaps the LED-backlight gives the desire boost in the quality.

Sony advertises the Xperia Tablet Z as the slimmest slate so far with its 6.9mm thickness. While this is nice, what really stands out is the tablet's weight - just 495 grams. The Xperia Tablet Z feels so light in hands and yet so solid that it feels right from the first encounter. We were really impressed with the build quality in the same time, the light weight and ultra slim profile.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z in black

The Xperia Tablet Z is powered by the same Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset as the Xperia Z, but comes with an 8.1MP rear camera with 1080p video recording with HDR available on both stills and videos. It also features a 2.2MP front snapper, also capable of 1080p video recording. The rest of the specs include 16GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM and LTE connectivity (depending on the model).

Sony will be offering the Xperia Tablet Z in black and white colors. The paintjob is exactly the same as the Xperia Z smartphone. The back of the slate uses a matte plastic that looks rather fingerprint-resistant unlike the glass Xperia Z.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z in white

We went back to the Sony booth to do a hands-on video with the Xperia Tablet Z. Check it out below.

The raw performance of the Xperia Tablet Z turned out to be quite similar to the Xperia Z's, with minor differences because of the higher display resolution.

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    20241
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    20056
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • Huawei Ascend P2
    13358
  • Google Nexus 10
    12695
  • HTC Butterfly
    12631

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G Pro
    12105
  • HTC One
    11746
  • Sony Xperia Z
    8075
  • HTC One X+
    7632
  • LG Optimus G
    7439
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    7369
  • Oppo Find 5
    7111
  • HTC One X
    5952
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    5916
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5450
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    5170
  • Huawei Ascend P2
    4838
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    4814
  • Nexus 4
    4567
  • Google Nexus 10
    7385

Linpack

Higher is better

  • Asus Padfone 2
    623
  • Sony Xperia Z
    630
  • LG Optimus G
    608
  • Oppo Find 5
    593
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    428
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    214.3
  • Nexus 4
    213.5
  • Meizu MX 4-core
    189.1
  • HTC One X+
    177.7
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    175.5
  • Google Nexus 10
    172.1
  • HTC One X
    160.9
  • LG Optimus 4X HD
    141.5

Sony will unleash the Xperia Tablet Z before this quarter ends.

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