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

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Main

  • Model

    Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

  • Price

    $600.00

  • 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

    $447.87

  • 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 Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a faster processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 than the Apple iPad Pro 9.7. It is an important difference between these models because a powerful processor demonstrates a higher performance. The iPad Pro 9.7 uses a faster graphics processor Adreno 330 that will allow the tablet owner to enjoy more number of modern games. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has more RAM (3 GB) i.e. this model provides better performance in comparison to the Apple iPad Pro 9.7.

    The iPad Pro 9.7 is produced with 2K HD (1536 x 2048 pixels) display resolution with 263 ppi pixel density that is higher than the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 2K HD (1200 x 1920 pixels) resolution with 283 ppi pixel density. It means that this model is the best buy for reading books. If you want to get photos of a good quality then the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a better buy for you because this tab has more quality back 5-Megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture. The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 captures videos with a more quality resolution: 4K UHD vs FullHD. The iPad Pro 9.7 front camera specifications are better than that of 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 tab for video chatting then you should pay attention to this specification.

    Another nice advantage of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a card slot that will let the user to transfer files and expand internal storage easily. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact weighs 270g which is 167g lighter than the weight of the Apple iPad Pro 9.7.

    The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the iPad Pro 9.7 have the same number of advantages though as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has more powerful processor which is a very important specification then it will be the best buy.