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Waterproof and dust resistant(1)
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has an impressive IP55/IP57 rating, making this slim and sleek tablet resistant to water and dust.
Just rinse it off
The water resistant(1) Xperia Tablet Z can easily handle a dip in the sink. We even made sure it can keep going after 30 minutes underwater up to 1 metre. Just remember that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot, the headphone jack and the memory card slot must be firmly closed.
*(1) In compliance with IP57 and IP5X, the Xperia Tablet Z is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the tablet is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP57. The tablet is not designed to float or work when submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP57 classification range and should not be exposed to any liquid chemicals. If liquid detection is triggered on the tablet or battery, your warranty will be void. Get the full story
IP (Ingress Protection) rating
IP 55/57 – what does it mean? The IP rating is a test certification that measures a device’s resistance levels to both dust and water. The ﬁrst digit in the two-digit IP rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including tiny dust particles. The second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
Display & Viewingclose
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.
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 – True Screen intelligence
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 the most intelligent HD mobile phone screen
(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 are 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
The 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.
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man™ – Now available on Video Unlimited
OptiContrast™ and direct touch – less reflective, more responsive
We’ve eliminated a layer of air in the construction, bringing the touch panel closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel offers clearer viewing with less reflection – even in bright sunlight – as well as creating a seamless black surface when the phone is switched off.
By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, we’ve managed to increase the responsiveness of the screen. So your touch is more effective and the experience on your Android smartphone is more intuitive.
(2) Sensor layer
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.
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 functions 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.
Touch to connect your Xperia™ Android device with your NFC-enabled SmartWear. Get notifications, control your music and more from your SmartWear, while life-logging everywhere you go.
Play music on your Android device through a wireless NFC-enabled Sony speaker or Sony wireless headphones.
View photos from your Android device on your TV. To activate screen mirroring, simply touch your Android device with the BRAVIA® TV remote.
Share photos, music and more between two Android devices. Or between your Android device and an NFC-enabled laptop, with just a single touch to the other device.
Whether you take pictures with your smartphone, tablet or camera, you can now store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos.
The most connected tablet in the world*
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.
*Verified by Strategy Analytics as of 4th of february 2013. For more information on Strategy analytics results, click here.
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 Sony Android 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.
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.
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.
The slimmest tablet in the world – 6.9mm*
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.
*Verified by Strategy Analytics as of 4th of february 2013. For more information on Strategy analytics results, click here.
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 3D surround sound speakers, placed so that your hands don’t block the sound when you’re holding your tablet.
Slim, light and water-resistant. Discover Xperia™ Tablet Z’s unique, precision-engineered design.
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.
- Water resistant up to 1 metre
- Resistant to water jets
- Dust resistant
The front panel of Xperia™ Tablet Z is made of durable tempered glass, with anti-shatter film.
Processor & Batteryclose
Snapdragon™ Quad-core processor – lightning speed performance
We’ve matched our 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.
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.
- 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.
Ten times faster than 3G. The Xperia Tablet Z Android tablet is equipped with ultra-fast LTE/4G technology.
* Not valid for Wi-Fi only models.
Significantly improve battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode
Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your Android™ smartphone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. Battery STAMINA Mode saves you wasted battery drain. It recognises when you’re not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, 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 incoming calls, texts and alarms. And since 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.
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.
Superior auto. Superior photos.
From illuminated night views to close-up macro photos, Superior Auto recognises up to 36 scene types and adjusts the settings automatically, to help you get the best photos anywhere, at any time. As the default camera mode, Superior Auto turns HDR on or off depending on your scene. HDR mode takes multiple shots with varied exposures and then merges them together to make your photos look natural – even in backlit conditions.