Being the owner of an Xperia Z smartphone it seemed fitting that I gave it’s bigger brother the once over. With a day away from Clove HQ and the English summertime belatedly arriving I thought it would be good to review the tablet by incorporating it into my day at the beach. The IP57 rating (water and dust proofing) of the tablet lends itself to the perfect beach companion. Therefore, I sought to investigate just how good the 10.1” tablet really is and if its features make for the ideal beachside device. This is not your traditional review, it’s a true user review that will comment on some of the standout features (in my opinion) and the ‘usability’ of the device in a ‘day-to-day’ scenario.
The Xperia Z tablet follows the same design as the Xperia Z smartphone, harsh edges and minimalistic looks result in a truly stunning looking device. Similar to the smartphone, the Xperia Z tablet has flaps to cover the ports, allowing for water and dust proofing of the device. These flaps also help generate the minimalistic look of the tablet. A company who always produces attractive devices, Sony has excelled in producing a fantastic looking tablet with all the features to go with it. At just 7.2mm thick it’s a wonder how they managed to cram such a wealth of top quality components inside the 10.1” tablet’s slender body. The tablet has a thicker bezel around the display on the shorter sides of the device, allowing the user to hold it and not impede their vision of the screen. Unlike the smartphone, the tablet has a matte black finish on the back of the device as opposed to the glass finish on the phone (see pic below).
It’s rather hard to describe the looks of anything without providing you with some pictures, so here’s some I took whilst at the beach: