Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact prices and specs
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has an average price among 8 inch tablets for today. The lowest tab's cost in USA is $261.91.
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is released with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) - the most popular OS on the market. At the moment 4.4.2 (KitKat) is already an out-of-date Android version: the tablet will run almost all old games and apps and only some new ones until the current OS version is not updated. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a perfect quality 8 inch screen with a resolution 1200 x 1920 pixels.
This tab has non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery which is a satisfactory battery capacity. Anyway you should note that the battery life largely depends on the kind of performed tasks: for example playing a game will run down the battery quicker than reading a book.
The device is equipped with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor which shows a very high performance. Please note, that quad core processor means that this device will be a better choice for performing multiple tasks. If you want to buy the tablet that shows the outstanding performance check Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro.
The tab has 3 GB RAM which is a big amount of memory for multi-tasking. Tablet is equipped with enough internal memory. If you need more amount of storage, you can select more expensive size options or you can easily expand its storage with a microSD, up to 256 GB.
The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a very good for tablets 8.1 megapixel rear camera that can shoot pictures of a good quality. The tab's 2.2 megapixel front camera is bad. The tablet supports 2g, 3g, 4g bands and has Wi-Fi. Also the tab has a Bluetooth v4.0 which means that you'll be able to use it for simple transferring files between devices for example.
Internal Storage & RAM
- 2014, September
- Available. Released 2014, November
- Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
- Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
- Adreno 330
- 8.1 MP, autofocus
- 2.2 MP, f/2.8, 1080p@30fps
- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
- 8.0 inches
- 1200 x 1920 pixels (~283 ppi pixel density)
- TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating - Triluminos display - X-Reality Engine
- Yes, up to 10 fingers
- Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
- About 1100 h / About 1300 h
- About 19 h / About 23 h
- About 170 h
- 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm (8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 in)
- 270 g (9.52 oz, 0.6 lb)
- Black, White
- 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
- microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- v4.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- FM radio, RDS
- microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host; magnetic connector
- Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
- SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
- GSM / HSPA / LTE
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
- 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
- HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- Up to 107 kbps
- Up to 296 kbps
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Rating 8.66 from 10
- Jamie Rigg, 2018-04-09
Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a lovely piece of hardware. It's light on flair, has a borderline-terrible camera, mediocre stereo speakers and a slightly tired Android build. On the flipside, though, it has a fantastic display (even if it is only a 1080p panel), outstanding performance and long battery life. Maybe I'm just boring, but the facet I like most is how thin and light the tablet is. I haven't really wanted for a new slate since I picked up a discounted OG iPad mini many moons ago. While I've been using the Z3 Tablet Compact, I've grown to adore how... compliant it is. For me, its size and weight are the most impactful features, but therein lies the problem.
There are other thin and light tablets. Some have higher-resolution screens; others are beautifully designed; and all are cheaper than the $479 Z3 Tablet Compact. A high waterproof rating doesn't justify such a high price, and I shouldn't really be complaining about things like camera performance for that kind of dough, either. I've had the luxury of using the featherweight tablet for an extended period of time -- enough to fall in love with its petite profile -- but I haven't had to drop a cent for the pleasure. While I'd be happy to add one to my gadget repertoire, I simply can't bring myself to drop nearly 500 bones on a tablet that doesn't stand out enough from the crowd. If it were cheaper, maybe - but for now, I'll stick with my two-year-old iPad mini, thanks.Read more
- Richard Easton, 2018-04-09
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is undoubtedly a premium tablet. Its build quality is fantastic, it’s razor-thin, making it easy and convenient to carry around and the water and dust-proofing makes it more practical than its rivals. The addition of PS4 Remote Play alone will be enough to sell it to some, but Android 5.0 also means it will keep feeling like a modern tablet longer than its KitKat-only rivals.
When it first launched, the Z3 Tablet cost £329, but it has now dropped to £264 for the 16GB version and £310 for 32GB. You can also buy the 16GB version with built-in 4G for £340. The £250 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a fraction cheaper and has a higher-resolution screen, but in our eyes it can't beat the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for build quality or performance. For this reason, the Z3 Tablet Compact wins a Recommended award.Read more
- Andrew Williams, 2017-11-27
If you want the most tablet hardware you can get for the least amount of cash, you may find the equation a little off in the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The screen resolution is lower than the top contenders, and this shows up when web browsing and in the interface.
However, it's not really a concern for watching video or playing games, where the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact excels.
Add in the thin, light body and you have a great tablet for long trips and boring work commutes.
It doesn't offer staggering value, but a very slim, very light waterproof frame and good performance keep this riding high among the most attractive choices for on-the-go tablet fondlers.
- Great battery life
- Very thin and light
- Vivid screen
- Offers PS4 Share Play
- Screen sharpness beaten by others
- Not incredible value