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Apple iPad mini Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Global Score
6.917.64
Basic Information
AppleSony
iOS 8.x, 7.x, 6.1, 6Android 4.4
0000-00-002014-09-03
7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches
11.01 ounces9.52 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack and White
Aluminium--
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 255.00 at Amazon$ 249.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
7.9 inches8 inches
1024 x 768 pixels 1200 x 1920 pixels
IPS LCDIPS LCD
162 pixels per inch283 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.17.2
Performance
Apple A5 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor Quad-Core 2500 MHz processor
512 MB RAM3 GB RAM
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 (Dual-Core 200 MHz) GPUAdreno 330 (450 MHz) GPU
7.298.46
Storage
32 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
No SD card slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
3.33.82
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.20 MP8.10 MP + 2.20 MP
f/2.40 aperturef/2.40 aperture
33.00mm focal length--
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD) video resolution
6.496.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, EDGE and GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMNano SIM
9.29.4
Battery Life
4440mAh Li-Polymer Battery4500mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
--1100 hours standby time
19 hours talk time
5.364.64
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--NFC
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is much better than the iPad mini, getting a 7.64 score against 6.91. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact construction is thinner and lighter than iPad mini. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes with Android 4.4 operating system, while iPad mini has iOS 8.x operating system.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features a better performing CPU than iPad mini, because it has a better 450 megahertz graphics co-processor, a larger amount of RAM memory and a higher number of faster cores. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with a brighter screen than iPad mini, because it has a quite larger display, a much better 1920 x 1200 resolution and a lot greater count of pixels per inch of display.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features a better storage capacity for games and applications than Apple iPad mini, because although it has only 16 GB internal storage capacity, it also counts with an external memory card slot that holds a maximum of 128 GB. Apple iPad mini takes a bit better videos and photos than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, although it has a worse video definition and a back-facing camera with a lot lower 5 megapixels resolution, they both have the same diafragm aperture.

IPad mini counts with superior battery life than Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, although it has just 4440mAh battery size instead of 4500mAh.

In addition to being the best tablet of the ones we are comparing here, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is also cheaper than the other tablet, which makes this tablet a very good choice.