Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

(SGP641)     See other variants reviews Score: 71.3 / 100

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a great portable tablet released many years ago, provisioned with a high performance 2500 megahertz Quad-Core CPU, a 8 inches screen, and two cameras, an 8.1 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2.2 megapixels front side camera.

This tablet is very thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.25 inches. Whereas this tablet only has 8.4 inches long and 4.87" wide, it is able to fit a a 8 inches screen. This tablet is offerred in two colors, black and white. The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact feels much lighter than what one would expect from a portable tablet this size.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is equipped with a interesting 1920 x 1200 8 inches display, making everything look vivid. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This device comes with an exceptional 2.5 GHz Quad-Core processing unit, included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip with a great 3 GB RAM memory. To help with graphic rendering, this tablet also uses a 450 megahertz Adreno 330 GPU. An interesting feature of this tablet is its 16 GB quite large internal storage memory and an SD card slot, allowing the user to install hundreds of games and applications without running out of space.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with Wi-Fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a wireless router or modem), LTE (4G) high performance data connection and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a bit slower 4G type and the fastest 3G connection type, using HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a Nano SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has two cameras, an 8.1 megapixels back camera and a 2.2 MP front camera. It is also able to shoot videos in Full HD 1920x1080. The camera also has a high number of amazing characteristics like fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, face detection shooting, smile detection shooting, HDR mode and geo tagging.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact counts with amassive 4500 mAh battery, enough to provide this tablet with a great battery life. Sony reports a stand by time of 1100 hs and a talk time of 19 hours for this tablet.

This device also features a handful of cool features as NFC, Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS Navigation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This tablet is being sold for about $ 499.99, which is high for this type of tablet. If you want a tablet device for work, will use it majorly for social networks, will use it as a gaming tablet or want this tablet to take tons of pictures, you will definitely be very happy with this tablet device.

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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:$ 499.99


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 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 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