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Sony Tablet P review

6.2/10 AVG.
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6.2/10
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The Sony Tablet P currently has an Informr score of 6.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 22 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Tactics

Tower defense games don’t get much better than this, and despite discarding what made the Anomaly series special, Defenders is still a fitting conclusion to an unusually interesting TD game.

- Jacob Tierney, Pocket Tactics
PhoneArena

So what can we say about the Sony Tablet P? Well, we still have to give credit to Sony for producing something that’s uniquely different – especially for a tablet. On paper, two displays sounds mightily tantalizing, but when it actually boils down to execution, it miserably fails because of the supr...

- John V. , PhoneArena
PC Magazine

Android tablets, for the most part, all look the same. Sony is a bit of an outlier, with the wedge shaped Tablet S and now the clamshell Tablet P . With its Playstation certification and Nintendo DS-like form factor it's clearly aimed at the gaming crowd, but the two small screens and lack of physic...

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine
Wired

Praise is due to Sony for trying something distinctly different with the Tablet P, but the dual screen approach feels a bit awkward on this evidence, and it's unlikely that Android will ever be adapted to make it a smooth fit. Perhaps the Sony Tablet S is the better one to consider.

- Wired
Laptop Magazine

We give Sony credit for attempting to forge a new category of portable tablet, but the company's ambition didn't quite pay off. On the plus side, the Tablet P backs up its dual-screen design with some compelling apps that take advantage of both displays. You can fit the device in a breast pocket or...

- Mark Spoonauer , Laptop Magazine


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Sony Tablet P's screen size is 5.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3080mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3080 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 5 days standby time, 6 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Tablet P Specs

Overview
Release date December 31, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3080 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 7 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 1.3 x 18.0 x 7.9 cm (0.5 x 7.1 x 3.1 in)
Weight 372 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 5.5 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Mono
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments 2GB microSD card included
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