Sony Tablet P Review
Sony Tablet P, another fascinating device by Japanese manufacturer, comes in a unique design that has been appreciated throughout the world. Instead of a big screen, the tablet features two 5.5 inch screens that are connected with hinges, allowing the screens to be folded, thereby helping you carry it easily. Some people may find the black line between the two screens annoying, but the 1024 x 480 resolution touchscreen display is highly responsive and its bright colors are enough to make anyone crave for this Sony tablet.
The tablet is powered by Tegra 2 platform along with 1 GB RAM and provides users with a smooth and impressive interface. Sony has opted for Android 3.2 OS, but still it manages to give a decent performance to the tablet. Apart from an impressive 5 megapixel rear camera, the tablet features a VGA front camera for easy video calling. The upper screen displays the video of the other person; the bottom screen illustrates your video. The dual screen concept has also proved to be ideal for book reading. Using the Sony’s dedicated book reading app, you can read your preferred books on Tablet P. The hinges allow you to set the tablet at any angle with a book page on both screens, giving you a book-like design.
The PlayStation certified Tablet P is highly convenient for gaming with PlayStation store available to every user for easy access to games. The bottom screen mostly features the controls of the game while the actual game can be played on the upper screen. The dual screen concept is also used effectively by the built-in Sony’s video, music and photo applications.
With a 3080mAh battery, Sony promises a battery life of up to 7 hours, however, many people find their battery dead earlier than expected. Watching videos or gaming drains the Tablet P’s battery pretty rapidly. Running basic apps and browsing the internet will give you a better battery output.
Sony has taken a big risk by manufacturing such a unique tablet. The PlayStation gaming is an additional bonus that other tablets do not provide. Tablet P can easily be fitted into your jacket’s pocket and carried around at leisure. However, with low battery life and irritating black line between the screens, Sony may just be asking too much from its customers with tablet’s heavy price tag.