Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

(SGP621)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.64/10

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a great tablet released a few years ago, which features an extremely fast Quad-Core processor clocking at 2.5 GHz, a big 8" capacitive screen, an 8.1 megapixels back-facing camera and a 2.2 megapixels front-facing camera.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system chip, holding an extremely powerful 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU and a huge 3 GB of RAM. Helping with graphic intensive apps, it also has an Adreno 330 GPU working at 450 MHz. This tablet comes with anice 16 GB internal storage memory and an external memory slot, allowing you to install a couple hundred apps without running out of space.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is sold in two color options, black and white. This tablet has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.25 inches. Even though the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact just has 8.4 inches long and 4.87" wide, it's able to fit a a 8 inches screen. This tablet is much lighter than what you would expect from a tablet like this.

Sony equipped the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with a nice 8 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 , making everything look vivid. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This tablet includes wi-fi connection (which can be provided to other devices around, acting as a wireless modem), 4G LTE high speed connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, that is a lower speed 4G variation or 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features two cameras, an 8.1 MP back side camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. It can also film videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD). The camera also has many interesting features like auto-focus, digital image stabilization, fast burst mode, smile detection shooting, face detection shooting, geo tagging and HDR mode.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a high capacity 4500 mAh removable battery that can keep this tablet running for several hours without charging it at all. Sony says this tablet has a talk time of 19 hours and a stand by time of 1100 hs.

This tablet also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact might be a little expensive considering it costs $ 1155, while other similar tablets can be found for less money. It doesn't matter whether you need a tablet to majorly use social networks and internet browsing, want a tablet for work, want this tablet to take many pictures or need a tablet for gaming, this tablet is the right choice for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:SGP621
Dimensions:8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inchesMetric21.34 x 12.37 x 0.64 cmImperial
Weight:9.52 ouncesMetric269.89 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2014-09-03
Price:$ 1155.00 at Amazon


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:8 inchesMetric20.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1200 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density:283 pixels per inchMetric111.42 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Processor: Quad-Core 2500 MHz
RAM Memory:3 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:4500 mAh
Stand-by Time:1100 hours
Talk Time:19 hours


Back camera:8.1 megapixels
Front camera:2.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor