Sony Tablet S Review

Posted: December 1, 2011
Sony Tablet S Review

The Sony Tablet S comes with a 9.4" touch screen, a universal IR remote and access to the Sony Entertainment Network for unlimited music, video and games. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the device, which starts at $499, to wrap up our tablet week on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The Sony Tablet S has a 9.4" touch screen, making it the largest of all the tablets we've reviewed this week.
  • The device weighs a bit over a pound but feels lighter than it looks.
  • The only physical buttons are the power and volume buttons on the side.
  • There is also a stereo jack, micro USB and SD card slow on the site.
  • The IR sensor allows you to use the tablet as a universal remote.
  • Despite the design, the device feels sturdy and doesn't feel like it'll slip out of your hands.
  • The 9.4" LCD touch screen has a 1280x800 resolution and looks good.
  • The screen uses Sony's TruBlack technology which gives you deep blacks, similar to their Bravia TVs.
  • The colors are bright and good enough for viewing media like The Green Hornet trailer, which came with the tablet.
  • The Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS feels a bit laggy.
  • The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor can handle HD videos and games but the iPad was way ahead in loading Cordy compared to the Tablet S.
  • The battery life gets around 8 hours of constant viewing with the Wi-fi turned on.
  • The 5 megapixel rear camera takes decent photos outdoors but indoor pictures look grainy.
  • The video has a lot of artifacting and lots of grain in low lit places.
  • There's only a 0.3 megapixel front camera so you'll only use this for the most basic video conferencing.
  • Other features include the ability to sign up for Sony's Video and Music Unlimited service, which allows you to stream media from their extensive library.
  • Gamers have access to the PlayStation Suite and play PlayStation certified games.


  • 16 GB version is available for $499.99


  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Sony Tablet S has a unique design and is great for media and entertainment.
  • If you dont' care much for PlayStation games or Android, buy the iPad for the same price.

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Comments are Closed

  • incubustable

    @ J_Boolihans, I concur! The new Prime will be thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, have a quad core processor, and expandable memory (like the 1st one), as well as better cameras, not to mention it becomes a netbook (or small laptop), with its keyboard attachment.

    Posted: December 3, 2011 5:00 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    Transformer Prime anybody?

    Posted: December 2, 2011 12:40 PM