Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

(SGP641)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.64/10

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a complete tablet launched back in the year 2014, with a high performance Quad-Core processor running at 2.5 gigahertz, a pretty big 8" screen, an 8.1 megapixels back side camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front side camera.

This tablet is equipped with an extremely powerful 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core CPU, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system chip with a large 3 GB RAM memory. Graphic rendering generally uses lots of CPU time, so it counts with an additional Adreno 330 GPU running at 450 megahertz to help handle those graphic tasks. A good point of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is its quite large 16 GB internal storage and a slot for an external memory card, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps and games without running out of space.

Sony made this tablet in black and white. This tablet only has 8.4" long and 4.87" wide, but it manages to hold a 8 inches display. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is very thin and practical, being just 0.25 inches thick. This tablet feels much lighter than what one would expect from a tablet this size.

This tablet features two cameras, an 8.1 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2.2 megapixels front facing camera. It can also capture 1920x1080 Full HD videos. Additionally, the camera counts with a high number of cool 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 good level 8" screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, which makes everything look colorful and brightful. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This tablet comes with a 4500 mAh huge removable battery that provides this tablet an extremely long battery duration. Sony says this tablet has a 1100 hs stand by time and a 19 hours talk time.

This tablet has WiFi connection (which it can share with other devices acting as a wireless modem or router), 4G (LTE) high speed connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity, which is a slower 4G type or the fastest 3G data connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This device works with a Nano SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This device also features 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.

Sony is selling the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for $ 75909, which is expensive for comparing with other similar devices. No matter if you want a tablet to mainly use social networks and internet browsing, want it to take lots of pictures, want a tablet for work or will use it for playing games, this device is a very good choice for you.

Cheaper devices with similar score


Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:SGP641
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:$ 75909.00


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, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 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