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> In reply to andi @ 2012-04-14 16:10 from SY0n - click to read^ i agree! i am very interested in buying this tablet. a review on the new update would be very helpful. your review was very helpful!!

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  • 2012-05-01 21:45
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> In reply to 3vilhomer @ 2012-04-27 07:07 from RbqK - click to readnot for argentina:(

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  • 2012-04-30 05:33
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ICS 4.0.3 is release for Sony Tablet S everyone!!

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  • 2012-04-27 07:07
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> In reply to Omer @ 2012-04-06 11:44 from J9NT - click to readuse mx player will play all avi files

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  • 2012-04-26 13:18
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> In reply to andi @ 2012-04-08 13:57 from SY0n - click to readyes you can use file transfer go into sd card and play from there you dont have to import to play

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  • 2012-04-26 13:17
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the USB port can use for conenct usb devices? eg:keyboard?
SD card only for data storrage?

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  • 2012-04-20 15:32
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best choice! i like it!

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  • 2012-04-16 05:50
  • IVQn
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Bought this sony tablet and returned it next day. Bad Tablet although I love sony products. Ipad is way better.
-most android apps and games won't fit the bigger screen.
-external storage is only for transfering files.
-very difficult and costy to connect the tablet to the tv.

The only pro is the price relative to competitors such as samsung and apple :)

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  • 2012-04-15 10:40
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Pros.

-screen is far better than competitors. it is comparable to the newly launched ipad 3.

-battery life is good, it will last 9-10 hours for straight heavy usage and 10-15 hours for medium usage.

-sound quality is excellent both speaker and headphone. Sony makes the best in audio for Tablet S by putting Equalizer, dynamic normalizer, xloud and clear phase whick makes sound better than competitors

-built and design is good compare to same looking tablet in the market. The design is stunning and make difference to the tablet market and you can easily recognize that the tablet is SONY brand because of design

-key board is better than stock keyboard and free keyboard in play shop. but hoping to for update to do like ipad that you can separate keys on both side for easy typing in portrait and landscape mode.

-gps navigation is good and accurate

-rear camera is good in rich light and average in low light. but i hope they will update the interface because it really hard to take picture for yourself using rear camera. i hope they will put touch to capture.

-hd video quality is good in day light and below average in low light. But the quality is good and clear if you throw it to TV via DNLA.

- user experience is excellent it looks like your using non android tablet because SONY add better and awesome tweak for user experience.

-original Sony music application interface is excellent by adding good and awesome graphics.

Cons

-wifi network is very weak, it disconnect itself if most of the time. hoping this problem will fixed for ICS update.

-front camera is below average because its vga and very poor performance in low light.

-very few application in Play Store is not supported and very few compatible games by gameloft. (thanks to PS Suite for the back up games content)

im happy with my tablet and this device is recommendable for those who want non-apple tablet.

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  • 2012-04-14 17:12
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> In reply to Ziza @ 2012-04-14 11:40 from 6P%Y - click to readThank you for sharing with us your experience with Sony Tablet S. I also appreciate if you could let us know your experience when updating OS of your unit to Ice Cream Sandwich (according to Sony ICS will be available for Tablet S & P end of this month (April). I have plan to buy this once ICS is available. I'm tired using my iPad.

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  • 2012-04-14 16:10
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Bought it in October 2011, so I gave it a loooong try. It's a great tablet.

What's HOT:

Great screen (rich and full like a photo) with excellent viewing angles.

Accurate ambient light sensor.

Performance (speed, browsing, swiping)

Very good main camera giving rich photos (no flash though)

Beautiful user interface - Sony-improved Honeycomb 3.2.1

Great sound

Good connectivity (DLNA works fine and so does GPS reception)

Skype, Facebook, Tweeter... you name it - they all work fine!

Plenty of nice pre-installed Apps by Sony + Zino, Pulse, Kindle, Foursquare, Maps, (Google) navigation

Remote control for all electronic devices

Playstation (1) compatible with 2 free preloaded games

Comfortable and good looking wedge-shaped design, excellent for reading.

Size just right. Battery just appropriate (could be better)


What's NOT

Wifi antenna reception weaker than on any other device I have (frequent drop-outs). To make it worse, this weak antenna is hiden in the area where you'd hold the tablet in most cases!

SD card supported by single Sony application (file transfer) - although many 3rd party applications use it to a full extent (except for installing the app itself - which is not an issue at present, since all the apps you'd ever need can fit even in internal memory, storing data on the SD)

USB is not presently used to expand capacity. It simplifies connection with a PC, but PC is NOT capable of reading ALL of the tablet's content...

The materials used do look a bit cheapish (especially the back side), still far better than Samsung (but not as nice as IPad).

I too read that the screen is prone to scratching, but mine (after more than 6 months) doesn't have any hint of scratches. I'm not using a screen protector. However, I do carry it outside in a Sony's leather carrying case.

All in all, I would still recommend it to a friend!

Hope this helps to those of you still thinking of buying it.

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  • 2012-04-14 11:40
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Bought it in October 2011, so I gave it a loooong try. It's a great tablet.

What's HOT:

Great screen (rich and full like a photo) with excellent viewing angles.

Accurate ambient light sensor.

Performance (speed, browsing, swiping)

Very good main camera giving rich photos (no flash though)

Beautiful user interface - Sony-improved Honeycomb 3.2.1

Great sound

Good connectivity (DLNA works fine)

Remote control for all electronic devices

Playstation (1) compatible with 2 free preloaded games

Comfortable and good looking wedge-shaped design, excellent for reading.

Size just right. Battery just appropriate (could be better)


What's NOT

Wifi antenna reception weaker than on any other device I have (frequent drop-outs). To make it worse, this weak antenna is hiden in the area where you'd hold the tablet in most cases!

SD card supported by single Sony application (file transfer) - although many 3rd party applications use it to a full extent (except for installing the app itself - which is not an issue at present, since all the apps you'd ever need can fit even in internal memory, storing data on the SD)

USB is not presently used to expand capacity. It simplifies connection with a PC, but PC is NOT capable of reading ALL of the tablet's content...

The materials used do look a bit cheapish (especially the back side), still far better than Samsung (but not as nice as IPad).

I too read that the screen is prone to scratching, but mine (after more than 6 months) doesn't have any hint of scratches. I'm not using a screen protector. However, I do carry it outside in a Sony's leather carrying case.

All in all, I would still recommend it to a friend!

Hope this helps to those of you still thinking of buying it.



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  • 2012-04-14 11:36
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This is awesome tablet.. but why the hell yahoomessenger video plug in isnot supported for this device? Anyone having the same problem?

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  • 2012-04-13 10:14
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This is not a hit to me. No sony product is a hit anymore.

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  • 2012-04-13 04:32
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did anyone notice that this tablet doesnt have a HDMI port?

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  • 2012-04-12 17:51
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> In reply to Sanal @ 2012-04-07 03:53 from uH$Y - click to readCan you play music or movie directly being saved from SD card?

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  • 2012-04-08 13:57
  • SY0n
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I bought this tablet in December near Xmas. This tablet is a fabulous product from Sony that unifies all Sony experience into this product. The sound quality on earphones is just awesome. HD video quality is superb. Multi-tasking experience is cool. DLNA works superb.. It is way much better than Apple's iPad and Samsung Tab. Really love this product. Cradle is a must buy for people who like to watch movies or do office work. Swype keyboard works just fine on tablet. I am eagerly waiting for Sony to launch the ICS android 4.0 for Singapore market. Proud to be part of the Sony family. All praises for Sony!!!!!!

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  • 2012-04-07 03:53
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but guys no doubt its really fantastic but its playing video having format avi. and vlc i also downloaded players but nt playing videos what i can do now????

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  • 2012-04-06 11:44
  • J9NT
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Colors far less vivid or vibrant compared to the feather weight galaxy tab 7.7" samoled.

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  • 2012-03-30 19:45
  • IVJu
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I bought it one a week ago.
Based on my experience here is what i like:

-Great design (something new and fresh, unlike those rubbish copies from other makers like Samsung) It really stands out from the others

- Dimensions, speacialy very light less than 600g

- features, you get Playstation, also the exclusive remote control you can control any equipment on your house.

- SD card expansion slot can be very handy, you can expand your memory as much as you like.

- Sony has put a great effort to distinguish itself from the others, so all all menus feel a little different which is good, all the user interface feels like it´s an Android but with a few twitches.

- Power! you get lots of it, with dual core, and 1GB of RAm, multi tasking is smooth, even if you have loads of apps even games running at the same time.


Which could be improoved

- Proprietary dock, following the same foot steps like Apple, so it only works with a sony charger. If you broke or loose be prepared to buy another at the nearest Sony store. Also being a 9.4 is somehow different from the standards of others manufacturers so finding cases is hard, and the Sony accessories are very expensive.

- Honeycomb is way better than other Android versions, but, the Android Market is still a let down, on apps made for tablets, it still has a lot to catch up against Apple store. The good thing is, Sony has confirmed that they will release th ICS update so hopefully it will even faster and smoother than ever.

So summing all, it´s a valid option if you´re looking for something different than Ipad. The hardware is even better, but at the moment Apple store is still more complete and the apps are better.
But you really can´t feel that Sony has all the potential, it´s unique, you wont regret it!

I had not the opportunity to test the battery they announce 8h, but Sony is usually good so you should be able to get the most out of their batteries :)

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  • 2012-03-26 18:00
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