First time announced by Sony in January 2013, the Sony Xperia Z is a serious contender in the tablet market for other Android-OS tablets like Samsung Galaxy Note and Google Nexus 10.
As you probably know, everybody is looking nowadays for the Android-OS-based “Ipad Killer” and the Sony Xperia Z is a serious rival for the Apple product. While the price isn’t its main strong-point, about $500 for the 16Gb wi-fi version and the technical specs don’t impress that much, this product has the looks to rival the Ipad or other Android-based tablets.
- 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 px Resolution
- LCD screenAndroid 4.1 OS
- Quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU
- 2GB of Ram
- 16 and 32GB internal memory,
- expandableWi-Fi and 3G/4G options available
- 8.1 Mpx Camera and a 2.2 Mpx Front Camera
- 6000 mAh battery
Weighting just 460 grams (1 pound), the Sony Xperia Z is 100g lighter than most 10.1 inches tablets in its market. The tablet looks very nice and thin, Sony establishing the key-point characteristics as being an innovative light design and discreet buttons.
We were impressed about the thin and elegant design, considering it being a serious contender for the Ipad Retina Display. One of the best looking tablets on the market.
Other accessories that you can consider buying with this tablet are: Sony leather cover – $90 , docking station – $45 , screen protector – 22$ . So you would better check your savings account if you want to buy this tablet, as nice things are expensive. Price will be around $400-$500 in the United States. Price should be the only drawback, but let’s hope Sony will be reasonable on the US market.
The new Sony Tablet Z 16gb version can be found at Amazon for $499.99.
The new Sony Tablet Z 32gb version can be found at Amazon for $599.99.