The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is very light, thin Android tablet, it seemed like the perfect companion for reading, watching movies and listening to music. There's really no room for anything on the insanely thin 6.9mm edge (it's thinner than the iPad Mini, thinner than pretty much anything else you're wondering about). More than any tablet I've ever used, holding the Tablet Z feels like you're just holding a screen.
The Tablet Z is just a big Xperia Z. A slightly better version, maybe, because the tablet's soft-touch matte black back feels a lot better than the phone's glass panel. Also the power button is the most distinctive design touch, a lone silver sphere in a sea of black. it looks and feels good, but it's way too easy to press (it might gets turnd on/off accidentally).
It may "work" while wet or even submerged, but an underwater tablet this is not. I used the Tablet Z outside in a rainstorm, and it worked okay untill a raindrop occasionally pressed a button I didn't want, but the tablet still sensed my finger and mostly did my bidding.
Later I started submerging the tablet in the sink or running water over top of it, and it stopped being usable at all. Like a stream of water constantly pressed buttons, changed settings and opened apps. The Xperia Tablet Z is not a tablet you'll want to use in the water, it's just a tablet that can go in the water and not be totally ruined.
The Tablet Z's ports are covered by plastic flaps, which is terribly annoying every time I try to plug in my headphones or charge it. There's at least a good reason which is getting completely waterproof tablet. I dunked it in water, ran it under the sink, and accidentally-on-purpose spilled a bunch of Diet Coke on the device, and as long as the ports are sealed the device just keeps working like a charm.
It's something wonderful about using a tablet that's not afraid of a few drops. it's not great underwater for reading or anything involving a lot of touching the screen, but you can play a song and let it play. More often, I just appreciated the peace of mind of knowing that a drop of water wouldn't ruin my tablet. I loved having one device that I didn't have to worry about all the time.
The Xperia Tablet Z comes with 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 display. As always, Sony makes a big deal of its Bravia engine. the 8-megapixel camera is fine but not meaningfully better than any other tablet despite Sony's pronouncements about its backside-illuminated sensor, and the lens' placement in the top left corner of the back makes framing any close-up shot really awkward.
The Tablet Z's base model comes with 16GB of internal storage, and the $599 version has 32GB. both come with microSD slots so you can augment as you see fit. and the speakers get louder than most, It is rare thing for a tablet. and they have an impressively full, rich sound. it sounds like you're listening to music on an 1880s gramophone.
The battery life is very good, It lasted seven hours and nine minutes on The Battery Test. the Tablet Z is well above average for a 10-inch tablet. it's better than many, and in more normal use lasted two or three days.
The Xperia Tablet Z is a great Android tablet, it might be my favorite one yet.