I think that out of all the electronics that I own, the most used has to be the Sony Xperia Z tablet.

Sony Xperia Z Tablet

A 10.1″ tablet (not sure why .1) that is boasts a 1920 x 1200 resolution multi-touch screen. It has a 1,5 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB ram which helps it deal with multiple apps being open without any loss in performance.

The model I won is the 32GB flash storage model with the ability to add another 64GB of storage with a microSD card. It came with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system but the firmware upgrade took it to 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Sony Xperia Z tablet side

The best thing for me about this tablet is its weight and thin dimension, 6.9mm and a weight of under 500 g. The Sony Xperia Z tablet is also waterproof and dust proof and has a tempered glass screen. I managed to drop mine onto a tiled floor without any damage to the screen.

Sony Xperia Z tablet remote control

I am also able to use the tablet as a remote control thanks to its infra-red and the remote control app that has certain models of TV, satellite, cable, stereo systems built-in or the remote control app can learn from your remote. You can have several remote products set up.

The forward facing camera is 8.1MP and boasts the same modules as some of Sony’s leading cameras, the front facing camera is 2.2MP HD front camera capable of capturing 1080p video and I have found the video chat quality to be perfect.

I can also view photos that are on the tablet on our Sony Bravia television with one tap.  The NFC capabilities also allow me to share photos and files with other NFC enabled devices.

The tablet has a USB micro port, a 3,5mm headphone port and the microSD slot that are all protected by waterproof and dust-proof covers. It also has  802.11a WiFi, 4.0 + HS Bluetooth and Built in GPS.

Being disabled I have a lot of time on my hands, I use social media to socialise and I am normally using the tablet all day and the battery keeps going until the evening. I have seen certain well-known branded tablets that need charging a lot sooner than my Sony Xperia Z tablet does.

I would highly recommend a Sony Xperia tablet and I insist you use Android, if you purchase an Apple i-Pad then you are stuck with that amount of storage, however I have the ability to add a microSD card. Also the Micro USB slot is a very commonly used connector and the leads can be bought cheaply. Lets face it, a lot of people buy the Apple products just because of the statement of owning an Apple product, much like people buy a top with a logo on just to be seen wearing it.

I can’t fault this tablet, it’s light and yet well-built and it is also a powerful tablet that wont disappoint. I use this tablet to write my blog reviews and I use it for gaming.

Of course the tablet has now been discontinued and its newer counterpart is for sale, however this tablet is still able to handle the up to date apps and stream video without a problem.




By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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