What's better Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact or Apple iPad Pro 9.7? To answer this question SpecsPRO has compared Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7: screen resolution, camera, battery and other important specifications.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Status

  • platform

  • OS

  • Chipset

  • CPU

  • GPU

  • camera

  • Rear

  • Front

  • Video

  • Features

  • display

  • Size

  • Resolution

  • Technology

  • Protection

  • Multitouch

  • battery

  • General

  • Stand By

  • Talk time

  • Playing Music

  • body

  • Dimensions

  • Weight

  • SIM card

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

  • Card slot

  • comms

  • WLAN

  • Bluetooth

  • GPS

  • NFC

  • Radio

  • USB

  • features

  • Sensors

  • Messaging

  • Browser

  • Java

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

  • network

  • Technology

  • 2G bands

  • 3G bands

  • 4G bands

  • Speed

  • GPRS

  • EDGE

  • Videos

  • Main

  • Model

    Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

  • Price

    $387.75

  • Advantages

  • PLATFORM CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

    BATTERY Talk time: About 19 h / About 23 h

    MEMORY Internal Storage & RAM: 16 GB, 3 GB RAM

    MEMORY Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

    COMMS Radio: FM radio, RDS

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  • Main

  • Model

    Apple iPad Pro 9.7

  • Price

    $489.99

  • Advantages

  • PLATFORM GPU: PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)

    CAMERA Rear: 12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

    CAMERA Front: 5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

    CAMERA Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps

    DISPLAY Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)

    BATTERY General: Non-removable Li-Ion battery (27.9 Wh)

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2014, September

  • Status

    Available. Released 2014, November

  • platform

  • OS

    Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

  • Chipset

    Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801

  • CPU

    Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

  • GPU

    Adreno 330

  • camera

  • Rear

    8.1 MP, autofocus

  • Front

    2.2 MP, f/2.8, 1080p@30fps

  • Video

    1080p@30fps

  • Features

    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

  • display

  • Size

    8.0 inches

  • Resolution

    1200 x 1920 pixels (~283 ppi pixel density)

  • Technology

    TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

  • Protection

    Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating - Triluminos display - X-Reality Engine

  • Multitouch

    Yes, up to 10 fingers

  • battery

  • General

    Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery

  • Stand By

    About 1100 h / About 1300 h

  • Talk time

    About 19 h / About 23 h

  • Playing Music

    About 170 h

  • body

  • Dimensions

    213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm (8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 in)

  • Weight

    270 g (9.52 oz, 0.6 lb)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Black, White

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    16 GB, 3 GB RAM

  • Card slot

    microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

  • comms

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

  • Bluetooth

    v4.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

  • GPS

    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

  • NFC

    Yes

  • Radio

    FM radio, RDS

  • USB

    microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host; magnetic connector

  • features

  • Sensors

    Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer

  • Messaging

    SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

  • Browser

    HTML5

  • Java

    No

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

    Yes

  • network

  • Technology

    GSM / HSPA / LTE

  • 2G bands

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

  • 3G bands

    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

  • 4G bands

    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800) - SGP621 LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700), 40(2300) - SGP641

  • Speed

    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

  • GPRS

    Up to 107 kbps

  • EDGE

    Up to 296 kbps

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  • launch

  • Announced

    2016, March

  • Status

    Available. Released 2016, March

  • platform

  • OS

    iOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 10.0.2

  • Chipset

    Apple A9X

  • CPU

    Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister)

  • GPU

    PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)

  • camera

  • Rear

    12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

  • Front

    5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama

  • Video

    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps

  • Features

    1/3" sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)

  • display

  • Size

    9.7 inches

  • Resolution

    1536 x 2048 pixels (~264 ppi pixel density)

  • Technology

    LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

  • Protection

    Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating - True-tone display

  • Multitouch

    Yes

  • battery

  • General

    Non-removable Li-Ion battery (27.9 Wh)

  • Stand By

  • Talk time

    About 10 h

  • Playing Music

  • body

  • Dimensions

    240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)

  • Weight

    437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (LTE) (15.66 oz, 0.96 lb)

  • SIM card

    Nano-SIM

  • Miscellaneous

  • Colors

    Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

  • memory

  • Internal Storage & RAM

    32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM

  • Card slot

    No

  • comms

  • WLAN

    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

  • Bluetooth

    v4.2, A2DP, EDR

  • GPS

    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)

  • NFC

    NFC

  • Radio

    No

  • USB

    v2.0, reversible connector; magnetic connector

  • features

  • Sensors

    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer

  • Messaging

    iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

  • Browser

    HTML5 (Safari)

  • Java

    No

  • sound

  • 3.5mm jack

    Yes

  • network

  • Technology

    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

  • 2G bands

    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1900

  • 3G bands

    HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

  • 4G bands

    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

  • Speed

    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

  • GPRS

    Yes

  • EDGE

    Yes

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  • Summary

    The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact uses a more powerful processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 in compare to the iPad Pro 9.7. It is an significant specification of this tablet as a fast CPU guarantees that this model is the best buy for performing multiple tasks. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 uses a faster GPU Adreno 330 that will let the user to run more modern game apps. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has more RAM (3 GB) i.e. this tablet shows better performance in comparison to the iPad Pro 9.7.

    The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 has 2K HD (1536 x 2048 pixels) display resolution with 263 ppi pixel density that is higher compared with the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 2K HD (1200 x 1920 pixels) resolution with 283 ppi pixel density. It means that this model is a right choice for watching movies. If you are a photo lover then the iPad Pro 9.7 is a better selection for you as this model has better back 5-Megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture. The iPad Pro 9.7 captures videos with a more quality resolution: 4K UHD vs FullHD. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 front camera specifications are better in compare with the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact camera: 5 megapixels and 2.2 aperture versus 2.2 megapixels and 2.8 aperture. If you are going to use your tablet for video chatting then you have to keep in mind this advantage.

    Another pleasant advantage of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a card slot that will let the user to transfer files and extend memory storage easily. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact weighs 270g which is 167g lighter compared to the weight of the iPad Pro 9.7.

    The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 have an equal number of advantages however as the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has more powerful CPU which is a really significant advantage then this model becomes the best buy.