Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

(SGP621)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.46

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a very powerful tablet device launched in 2014, with a 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit, a 8 inches capacitive screen, and 2 cameras, an 8.1 megapixels back facing camera and a 2.2 megapixels front side camera.

This tablet feels much lighter than what one would expect from a tablet of this size. Sony made this tabletavailable only in 2 different color options, black and white. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is just 0.25 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest tablets currently available. Though this tablet is only 8.4 inches long, it still manages to contain a 8" screen.

Sony designed this tablet with a very good 8 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 , which makes everything look colorful and brightful. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Sony decided to power this tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, packing an exceptional Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 2.5 gigahertz with a huge 3 GB RAM memory. Collaborating with graphic calculations, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also uses a 450 MHz Adreno 330 graphics processing unit. This tablet has a quite large 16 GB internal memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, which allows the user to install a couple hundred applications without running out of space.

This tablet has two cameras, an 8.1 MP back side camera and a 2.2 megapixels front-facing camera. It is capable of filming videos in Full HD 1920x1080. Additionally, the camera has a high number of amazing characteristics like auto-focus, digital image stabilization, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, smile detection shooting, HDR mode and geo tagging.

This device includes wi-fi capability (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a wireless router or modem), 4G (LTE) high speed connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, that is a lower speed 4G network and the fastest 3G connectivity, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact works with a Nano SIM card for GSM networks.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with an inmense 4500 mAh removable battery, enough to provide this device with an amazing battery life. According to Sony, this device has an aproximate 1100 hs stand by time and a 19 hs talk time.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also comes with a few cool features like NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth devices, computers and accessories) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is probably a little expensive considering it is priced $ 249, and some similar tablets are quite cheaper than that. It doesn't matter whether you want it to take many photographs, are looking for a device for work, need a tablet device majorly for internet broswing and social networks or want this device for gaming, this portable tablet is definitely the correct option for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:SGP621
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:$ 249.00


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
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
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