Apple’s latest foray iPad 3 is ready to take over the mobile world and now it is the turn of Sony Tablet S to deal with it. In a market of third generation smart phones it is a real challenge for Sony Tablet S to deal with apple’s latest sensation. Let’s see how they deal with each other.

Apple iPad 3 Vs Sony Tablet S


Apple iPad3 runs on its latest operating system iOS 5.1 whereas Sony Tablet S runs on Android (3.1) OS.

The dimensions of iPad 3 measures at 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm and weighs about 652 g. On the other hand Tablet S measures at 241.2 x174.3 x 10.1mm and weighs about 598 g. Both the smart phones has got lock/unlock key and volume control keys on its right side and are made available in black and white colors.


The physical size of iPad3 is 9.70 inches with a resolution of 2048 x1536 pixels. On the other hand Tablet S boasts of 9.40 inches size with a resolution of 1280 x800 pixels. The pixel density of former one is 264 ppi whereas the latter one is 161 ppi. Both the phones come with multi-touch and capacitive touch screen facilities and light sensor feature. IPS LCD is the display technology used in iPad3 whereas Tablet S uses TFT technology.


Both iPad3 and Sony Tablet S tablets makes use of different batteries with different capacity. IPad3 uses Li-Polymer battery with a capacity of 11560 mAh whereas Sony uses Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh.


When it comes to the hardware part Apple’s latest iPad is the clear winner with its unimaginable quad core processor. It uses Apple A5X dual core processor and a quad core SGX543MP4 PowerVR graphics processor. It uses 1024 MB RAM and built-in storage of 64000MB.

On the other side Sony too can woo its users with its latest dual core 1000 MHz processor. It has got 32000 MB built-in storage and can extend its card size to 32GB. It also supports SDHC and SD slots.


There is going to be head to head competition between these two smart phones in the camera category. Both the tablets boast of similar features and are difficult to distinguish the best one. Both iPad3 and Tablet S possess 5MP camera with a difference in its pixel ratio. 1920 x 1080 is the resolution of iPad 3 whereas that of Sony is 1280 x 720 fps. Both the tablets has 0.3 MP VGA front facing camera.


MP3, MIDI, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC and AAC are some of the audio formats supported by Sony Tablet S. On the other side iPad 3 supports MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC and eAAC+ and eAAC audio formats.

Video playback of iPad3 includes MOV, MPEG4, Motion JPG and H.264. Sony supports WAV, MPEG4, H.264 and H.263.

Both the smart phones support audio, video streaming and are compatible with YouTube player.

Other phone features

Apple iPad3 comparatively possess more number of features than its rival Sony Tablet S. However there are some common features supported by both the tablets and some of them are calendar, calculator, document viewer and alarm. Both smart phones support email services like IMAP, Microsoft Exchange, POP3 and SMTP. IPad 3 supports Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 whereas Sony Tablet S supports Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0.


Even though both the tablets support latest features, it is the Apple iPad 3 that edges over Sony Tablet S in almost all the departments. After all it is the end user who decides which one to buy depending on his budget and requirement. Interestingly both are rated 9 out of 10 on an average user rating.