Compare New iPad and Sony S tablet


Apple has finally unveiled the 'new iPad' which has received mixed reaction. In this article I have compared the new iPad (iPad 3) to Sony tablet S and highlighted some pros and cons of both Apple iPad and Sony tablet S so that you can easily select the one suiting your needs.

Apple new iPad Vs Sony tablet S- A comparison


The year 2012 has been declared as the year of tablets. With new tablets rolling out of almost every company's factories and providing whole new range of productivity and portability, the tablet pc is here to dominate the market. Lots of new tablet models like Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy tab, Amazon Kindle and Sony tablet S have succeeded in creating a brand image and are up against the recently launched 'the new iPad'. The iPad although has received many appraisals and criticism at the same time, nevertheless managed to get our attention and money as lots of people turned in to pre-book their 'new iPads'.

In this article let us check how the new iPad fares against another heavy weight in tablet world- the Sony Tablet S.

Sony Tablet S

Before starting any comparison, let me put across the major disadvantage of the tablet from Sony. That is it is not available in 3G or 4G models. In fact it won't work in any GSM network. You will need a Wi-Fi connection for browsing internet with the Sony S tablet unlike the new iPad which is available in both Wi-Fi as well as 4G LTE technology.

Operating system and Processor


The Apple iPad has the iOS 5.1 Operating system also used in the iPad 2. The iOS is believed to be stable and more secure than most of the other Operating systems (excluding BlackBerry operating system) and provides one of the smoothest experiences in tablets. The Sony Table S on the other hand comes with the rather old version of Android Operating System with Android v3.2 Gingerbread OS. The Android Operating system however is known to provide zillions of FREE and paid applications with the Open Android Market.

The Sony Tablet S is however no match against the powerhouse of Apple as it comes with the dated 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 processor as against the 1 GHz dual core Apple A5X processor and a quad core graphics processor.

Screen and Camera


The Sony tablet S has a slightly smaller 9.4" display screen and has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 and creates an effective resolution of 160 ppi which is higher than most of the other tablets including the iPad 2, but again stands no match in front of the new iPad with an astounding resolution of 264 ppi with its 9.7" screen and screen resolution of 2048 x 1536.

Apple New iPad

Both the tablets however come with a 5 MP camera. However the Sony tablet S again lacks behind with a mere 720 pixel video shooting and a 0.3 Mp secondary camera whereas Apple can shoot HD videos at 2048 pixels. Also the Apple iPad comes with a slightly better VGA secondary camera as against (God knows where Sony found it) a 0.3 Mp camera.

Battery and other specifications


The new iPad comes with the best battery in the business with a 43Wh battery which allows the new iPad to be used as a media device or internet browsing experience for more than 10 straight hours despite the great resolution it offers. The Sony tablet S on the other hand provides only 5 hours of continuous use despite being inferior in resolution, processor speed etc.

The new iPad is priced at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and the Sony tablet S comes at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.


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