Sony Xperia Z Tablet Features


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Mar 16, 2011
Display & Viewing

A screen as impressive as HDTV – HD Reality Display

Feel like you’re there with the razor-sharp, super-bright 10.1” HD Reality Display. Sony’s rich experience in display innovation continues. Having brought 3D, Blu-ray and 4k to consumer electronics, we’ve now brought Reality Display to an HD tablet. We use the expertise from our BRAVIA® TV engineers when developing our mobile screens, to bring you the same quality you’d expect from a top-quality HDTV.
The most vivid colours – through Sony screen technology

Xperia Tablet Z brings revolutionary screen technology to the tablet viewing experience. With a full wide colour gamut, Xperia Tablet Z reproduces the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour. Both still and moving images are brought to life, for a no-compromise viewing experience.


Watch the video to see how Xperia™ Tablet Z delivers the most vivid viewing experience.


True Screen intelligence – Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2

The second generation of our acclaimed Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is also able to analyse content type and adjust the image accordingly. Adding Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 to the Reality Display makes for an intelligent screen – one that adapts automatically to display your content in the best way.
(1) Contrast enhancement

Contrast in images and video is enhanced by making the darkest parts slightly darker, which brings out details in the picture.
(2) Colour Management

Colour saturation is increased for specified colour ranges, which makes the colours deeper and more vivid. And the intelligent Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 software reproduces skin colour exactly as it appears to the naked eye.
(3) Noise reduction

Distortion and noise is reduced when streaming low-quality video from online sources, such as YouTube. Noise is reduced both to individual frames and between frames, for clearer viewing.
(4) Sharpness filter

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 applies a sharpness filter to increase the overall detail level in the image. This is done by enhancing the edges and contrast without increasing noise.

Cinema-like viewing

With Sony’s unique Movies app, widescreen viewing and advanced screen technology, Xperia™ Tablet Z is the HD tablet that brings you a cinema-like film experience. The “Movies” app automatically downloads info on all the films that you have downloaded or side-loaded, and lets you view them in high quality. Browse thousands of blockbusters on Video Unlimited, sit back and watch them on the most immersive wide-screen display and get swept away by soundtracks in 3D surround sound.
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Great viewing, indoors and out

Experience less glare with OptiContrast™. We’ve eliminated a layer of air in the construction of Xperia Tablet Z, bringing the touch panel closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel makes for less reflection and clearer viewing – even in bright sunlight – as well as creating a seamlessly black surface when the HD tablet is turned off. By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, we’ve managed to increase the responsiveness of the screen too.
(1) Lens

(2) Removed air layer

(3) Sensor layer

(4) Display


Optimal protection. Perfect performance.

An effective screen protector for your Xperia™ Tablet Z. It will keep your screen in pristine condition while maintaining optimal touch sensitivity. The superior Xperia™ Tablet Z viewing experience is unaffected and this dedicated screen protector is easy to apply.
Get the best screen protection for your Xperia™ Tablet Z. Go to Sony Store.




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Mar 16, 2011

Next-level connectivity from Sony

Sony’s broad expertise in consumer electronics means we’re ahead of the game when it comes to connecting all your devices – and know how to make it easy for you. We’ve crafted Xperia™ Tablet Z to satisfy the needs of the most demanding users, who want a truly connected home. Whether you want to use it as a universal remote, share content in a single touch or easily switch to the big screen, this HD tablet does it all – and becomes the heart of your home entertainment.


Control your living room… and your home

Xperia™ Tablet Z comes ready to double as a powerful universal remote that enables you to control devices all over the home. Power on the TV, change the tracks coming from your Bluetooth speaker, share content to other devices. Do it all from Xperia™ Tablet Z – your one-stop control centre. Just set up IR remote (in TV sideview app) to control any device that has a remote control.

Enhance your TV entertainment

Xperia™ Tablet Z creates a whole new TV entertainment experience. With TV sideview you can check out what’s on, read about the cast and related information, all while sharing and tweeting with your friends.

One-touch connectivity from Sony

Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our One-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.

One-touch sharing

Share photos, music and more between two phones, or between your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop.

One-touch listening

Play the music on your smartphone through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones.

One-touch mirroring

See photos from your phone on your TV. Simply touch your smartphone to the remote from your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring.


Content sharing made easy

Xperia™ Tablet Z is the Android tablet that lets you decide how you want to share. Want to share your memories on the big screen? Or go from tablet to speakers? “Throw” content from your tablet to your Wi-Fi-enabled TV through screen mirroring or DLNA, or send your tunes to a speaker via Bluetooth. With an MHL cable, you can mirror your tablet’s full user interface on your TV and enjoy films, games and more while charging. And the micro SD slot enables you to add storage as well as transfer files easily.


Smart Connect

Make your life simpler by setting up how your smartphone behaves when it connects to other devices. Open your music player when you connect your headphones, organise your SmartWatch, or activate your alarm clock when your phone touches the charging dock. Smart Connect is the software that lets you manage all your smart accessories.
Learn more about Smart Connect

Stay connected with LTE*

Keep your connection up on the go. This LTE/4G HD tablet doesn’t just let you stay connected outside the home – it keeps things going at incredible speed. Stream videos without interruption and enjoy stutter-free web browsing wherever you are.

* Does not apply to Wi-Fi only versions.

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Minimal yet distinctive – OmniBalance design

The design of Xperia Tablet Z is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. We call it OmniBalance design. OmniBalance design balances technology vs. design, letting you get so totally immersed in the content that the hardware disappears.
Xperia Tablet Z has subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by an innovative skeleton frame. The glass-panelled front has a seamless surface and enhanced reflective coating.

Quality craftsmanship

Xperia™ Tablet Z was designed in collaboration with Sony consumer electronics experts for the highest quality craftsmanship and consistent attention to detail. Only premium materials were used throughout, like aluminium for the power button and durable tempered glass on the front.

Super slim and light

We’ve eliminated a layer of air and brought the display closer to the lens, for added touch sensitivity and a smaller size. This eliminated air layer, along with a new construction and skeleton frame allows for a slimness of 6.9 mm and a weight of under 500 grams.

Designed for entertainment

We’ve made sure the design of Xperia™ Tablet Z is worthy of the top entertainment inside. The borders of the HD tablet have been developed so as not to affect your viewing. And we’ve given Xperia™ Tablet Z four speakers, then placed them so you still get full sound, even if your hands cover two.


Premium design, outside and in – Sony unified UI

Whether you’re on a Sony smartphone or tablet, you’ll meet a consistent user interface on your device and in all your Sony Media apps.


Water- and dust-resistant

We tested Xperia™ Tablet Z to make sure it could stand up to water and dust. The high IP55 & IP57 rating means it’s unaffected by 30 minutes under water and can even withstand water jets.
We even put Xperia™ Tablet Z in a dust chamber for rigorous testing, to make sure its operations were unaffected.

Quick benefits:

  • Water resistant up to 1 metre
  • Resistant to water jets
  • Dust resistant

Anti-shatter glass

The front panel of Xperia™ Tablet Z is made of durable tempered glass, with anti-shatter film.

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Mar 16, 2011
Processor & Battery


Lightning speed performance – Quad-core processor

We’ve matched the latest Sony software with the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor. This advanced 1.5 Ghz quad core processor gives you maximum performance and speed, and incredible graphics, without draining your battery. Run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with no loading time and stream videos without a break. The Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor is asynchronous, which means each core is powered up and down independently. So you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.


ck benefits:

  • Super-fast performance
  • Better battery life
  • Improved multitasking


Unparalleled graphics

The Snapdragon™ S4 Pro has a dedicated Adreno 320 GPU (graphics processing unit). This is two times faster than the previous Adreno processor and it means you can play the most advanced, visually stunning 3D games, and browse the web quickly and smoothly.
Quick benefits:

  • Twice as fast for gaming*
  • Stutter-free web surfing

* Compared to previous version of Adreno
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Faster and sharper than ever. Step into the most advanced mobile graphics and swift multi-tasking.

Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology

With Xperia™ Tablet Z, speed is never an issue, even when you’re out and about. The Snapdragon™ S4 Pro has a built-in LTE/4G modem*. With it, speeds are up to 10 times faster than 3G internet connections, so you can upload content quickly wherever you are.


* Not valid for Wi-Fi only models.


Significantly improve battery life with Battery STAMINA mode

HD tablets and smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you’ve had open are still running in the background, using unnecessary battery. Battery STAMINA mode saves you wasted battery drain by recognising when your display is off and turning off functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you touch the screen and wake up your tablet or phone, everything is up and running again.

Get only the important notices

With Battery STAMINA mode, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled during standby, but you still receive alerts and alarms. As everyone has different needs, you can easily customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from, even in standby mode. Facebook notifications on or off? It’s up to you.

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Stunning shots in any light – 8 MP camera with

Exmor R™ for mobile

Xperia™ Tablet Z boasts an advanced back camera, for taking beautiful HD pictures and videos – wherever and whenever. The 8 megapixel camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras, for the highest quality results. The Exmor R™ for mobile sensor is the mobile version of the revolutionary Sony “Exmor R” sensor, which was developed to take exceptional photographs in candlelight. Now Xperia™ Tablet Z lets you take gorgeous pictures with a tablet, with low noise level, even in low-light conditions.
HD chat camera

Evening chat? We’ve included the Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor on the 2 megapixel HD front camera as well. So you can have high-quality chats even in less than high-quality lighting conditions.

Sharp and crisp in every light. See the 8 MP camera in action.


Always the right setting – Superior Auto

Now it’s always easy to get a great shot. With Superior Auto, you don’t have to know the ins and outs of camera settings to make use of them. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings. And your device is automatically optimised for 36 different scenes, so you always get the best shot.


Never miss a moment — Burst mode

When you want to capture high intensity action, turn on burst mode. With burst mode you can shoot an unlimited number of images at 10 frames per second and 5 megapixel resolution.


Take pictures wherever you are — Water and dust resistant

With our water and dust-resistant tablet, you can capture sharp photos and videos even in wet or dusty conditions.


Find your memories in no time – Album app

Xperia™ Tablet Z comes with the Sony Album app, for the best overview of your pictures. The intuitive scaling mechanism with super-fast pinch to zoom makes quick work of finding your shots.


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Senior Member
Dec 27, 2011
The more you post, the better it sounds. Also sound s expensive. ! Nice custom features!


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Mar 16, 2011
The more you post, the better it sounds. Also sound s expensive. ! Nice custom features!

Yeah, it looks like a great tablet. Just wish it wasn't priced so high...

Tom T

Senior Member
Feb 18, 2011
I love the fact that Sony is willing to keep doing what Sony does best - make desirable high end devices for those who may appreciate the reason for a $200 Nexus but still lust for a tablet on the cutting I live on an island.....lot of water around here.....

Sent from my Galaxy Note 10.1