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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 801 2.5GHz 16GB 8" Tablet

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801 2.5GHz Android 6.0 16GB Jul 2016
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The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact redefines portability. It's lighter than a book, as slim as a magazine, and slips easily into a handbag. The most advanced Sony technologies were used to create a... More
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Good Product Quality

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Al wrote “The sound quality is quite good as well” in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Last year Alan said “One more thing that impressed me was the sound quality through a Bluetooth speaker” in his review of this tablet. Alex gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Good stereo sound quality (better than iPad air 2) Fantastic rear camera” in his review.

Good Sound Quality

Twenty-four Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Extra marks for the great audio & video quality”. Amazon Customer also said “Lots of money trying to get the best sound out of an iPhone with expensive headphones”. Amazon Customer also said “I are so impressed with the sound and video quality that comes out of the Z3 that we are considering swapping our IPhone 6's for the Z3 phones”.

Easy to Use

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. A. Gothorp mentioned “So easy to use”. In November Adam said on Amazon “The Xperia z3 tablet is quick, easy to use and oh so thin”. Alex M mentioned on Amazon this month “Screen is bright enough to use outdoors”.

Ten customers who reviewed the product said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Alex mentioned in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “Easy to hold and type portrait” . Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Fantastic 8" tablet, as fast as you can work it and a delight to hold” and rated the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as very good. Amazon Customer also wrote “The screen size just feels right and is comfortable to look at for extended periods”.

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Adam wrote in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon this year “Can be tweaked using 3 different built in enhancement settings” and scored the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 80 out of 100. Al mentioned in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review in November last year “Also has a bunch of settings to be changed”. G.k Reviews rated the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as very good and mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review this month “This pretty much behaves exactly like a laptop with the keyboard attached, even down to the reallu useful Start Menu”.

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “Games makes for an entirely enjoyable and gratifying experience” in their review of this tablet. Amazon Customer also mentioned “All anyone needs now for the ultimate listening experience is a Z3”. Zdnet.com said “The audio and video experience is excellent”.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who purchased this tablet reckoned that it had a good interface. Adam mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon in November this year “Has a nice clean user interface however there is a few things i dislike”.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Al gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he wrote “The battery life is good” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Amazon Customer gave the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon in November “Great screen, super light, quick, good battery life just waiting for marshmallow update”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The battery life is decent and the included power-saving modes are very effective”.

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was quick to charge. Old Timer wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “Quite inevitably users are going to charge via the USB port, possibly damaging the watertight properties of its cover” and gave the product an excellent review score.

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Robust

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact agreed that it was well made. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon this year “Light and rock solid in performance”. Andreas Iacovou mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “Yet feels completely solid”. Anthony John Houston wrote on Amazon “Its well made, impossibly thin, has no light bleed on the screen (unlike the Nexus 9)” in his review of this tablet.

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. In November Abbas Z. mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “Excellent item, works underwater too”. This month Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The Sony Z3 8" has a close 283 PPI and is water resistant when all compartments” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Graham said on Amazon “Great battery (lasting a good 2 days) Easy to use Fantastic value for money You can expand the memory (unlike a certain 'fruit' brand) Decent sound Waterproof as well”.

Eight people reckoned that this tablet was reliable. Old Timer said in their review on Amazon in November last year “After much indecision I chose this Android tablet over others in the upper price range to succeed my trusty”. Rob wrote on Amazon “Fast, reliable, easy to use”. Sharon rated it 5 stars and she mentioned “Beautiful tablet that is fast, intuitive and reliable” in her review of this tablet.

Four customers who purchased this tablet wrote that it was strong and durable. Engadget.com said “Light device with a stunning display, brisk performance and robust battery life”. Expert review site Gsmarena.com said “The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is small, light, durable and powerful”. Expert website Phonearena.com said in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “It was a tough battle between those two, seeing that they sport very similar specs”.

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Good Connectivity

Seven Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who purchased it said that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote this month “It was very glitchy - the wifi simply stopped responding” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “The WiFi video casting is great for playing your videos on you TV in full HD easily”. Mazt mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “A joy to use with compatible devices for high quality wireless audio”.

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Ric Brook said in their review of this tablet “Next problem I came across is the USB connector, not only is it hidden by a flap”. So wrote in her Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “However, you would have to fasten the mini USB and other covers properly” and scored the product 4 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had gps. Paul wrote on Amazon “In the conservatory at the back of the house I can get a reasonable GPS lock on an iPhone”. Paul also said “I think for long journeys I'll use the Xperia tablet - its long battery life and ability to get a GPS signal makes it ideal for satnav”.

Two people who bought it mentioned that it had a good signal strength. Ric Brook gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “Super slim and light Excellent quality screen Signal strength is better than any phone I've ever owned Speakers are forward facing unlike most rivals”.

One person thought the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was able to connect to the internet.

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Nice Design

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. In November last year Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “This is a beautifully put together piece of technology” in their review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I've purchased it for remote play, which works pretty good.”. Harleen wrote on Amazon “It looks stylish; has excellent sound”.

Thirteen Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers reckoned that the product was smooth. Amazon Customer said on Amazon in November “Smooth to use, fast to” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Andy scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this tablet “The sound (through headphones) is smooth and gorgeous”. Andy also mentioned “As for operation, smooth menu transition, quick wake up, loads websites very quickly without problems”.

Several customers thought it was a good design. Adam mentioned on Amazon “Fast Processor Nice Design Waterproof! Good Speakers Remote play with PS4 (requires fast internet, recommend using over a 5ghz network”. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Its Xperia Z1 Compact packed the same slick design, supercharged” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Cnet.com also mentioned “The Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life”.

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed this tablet thought it was neat. Old Timer said on Amazon “PLUS POINTS* The build quality is immaculate, truly premium” in their review of this tablet. This year Temitope David Olasoko wrote on Amazon “The camera is neat” and rated it as excellent. Businessspectator.com.au mentioned “The Xperia 3 Compact - High performance in a neat little package”.

Two Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “It's one of few devices as powerful at this size, offers great battery life, is well designed and fully packed with features”. Whistleout.com.au mentioned “In every other respect it is an easy, hassle-free tablet that is so well designed from a hardware perspective that you can actually forget it's there until you need it” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said in their reviews that it had good features. Al mentioned “Great Tablet with good features”. Al also mentioned “Has additional features of being water”. In November last year M. Darke wrote on Amazon “The customisation features are nice”.

Good Size

Several people considered that it was compact. In November last year Alan gave it a very good review score and he mentioned “If you're looking for a compact tablet, look no further” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Amazon Customer wrote in their review in November “Sony phones/tablets before and this Sony Z3 Compact tablet 8" is hands down the best” and rated it 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Go with the Sony Z3 Compact tablet you will not be disappointed”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it was thin. A. Gothorp said in November this year “It is a perfect size, lightweight and very ultra slim” and scored it 5 stars. Alan wrote on Amazon “It's light, thin, has an excellent screen”. Alex M mentioned in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “Amazingly thin and light”.

A few people who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Chrissie A. Chater mentioned on Amazon “Ultra lightweight and the screen brightness”. Liu Fusheng mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “Battery life is extraordinary, very lightweight, durable”. Louie said “What a tablet lightweight sharp screen, Sd micro slotPs4, remote play is a bonus!I like apple” in his review of this tablet.

A few people said in their reviews that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was a good weight. Last year Daz gave it a very good review and wrote on Amazon “It is super light weight and super fast”. Mazt wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “The size and weight really is excellent for day to day use in”.

A few customers who bought it thought it was easy to carry around. Last year Daz rated the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as excellent and said on Amazon “It is easy to carry and the battery just keep going” in their review. Daz also mentioned “I find the z3 8 inch easy to carry around with me”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet had good picture quality. A few weeks ago A. Gothorp wrote “It is fast and responsive and the graphics are amazing”. Steven Radford wrote in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “And he loves it for the picture quality and sound”.

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who bought it thought it was good for watching movies. Jon gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon last year “That doesn't matter, real world performance is exceptional and the screen ratio for movies etc is perfect! Gorgeous screen too! Incredibly thin” in his review. S. Benton wrote in their review “Great tablet now running android 5 (lollipop), just the right size, very powerful and quick with a good screen for watching movies, i sold my galaxy tabpro 10.1 to buy this” .

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer reckoned that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact had good colour saturation. Ric Brook wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review in November last year “It is VERY bright on high settings so so problem viewing in daylight and the colours are very good” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Tablets

Sony has good average reviews for its 801 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other brands.

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Good for Games

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners agreed that this tablet was good playing games on. This month Antonio said on Amazon “This tablet doesn't get hot even after long smooth gaming sessions which makes it a better gaming tablet than any of the tab s series (tested on tab s2” in his review of this tablet. In November last year Inception73 mentioned in their review “Certainly not for ps4 gaming I can tell you that”. W. Sewell wrote in their review on Amazon in the same month “Works with with my Ps4 which is great for gaming while wife watching her soaps”.

Good Value for Money

Areadvd.de highlighted in their review that this 801 processor tablet was good value for money.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Paul mentioned in his review “When using the tablet as a speaker phone I am in a fairly quiet office” . Reviewed.com mentioned in November last year “Not willing to let this category go quietly into the night, Sony brought forth one the best small smartphones of all time”.

Just Released Five Months Ago

This 801 processor tablet was released just five months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older tablet computers.

Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet had good technical guidance. Expert review site Gsmarena.com wrote “The point is to help different users pick out the phone that's right for them”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on new similar spec tablets.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of recently released comparable spec tablet computers is 0.9GHz, the fastest is 2.5GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.5GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of latest tablet computers is 2MP, the highest is 16MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 6MP. The Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the highest rear camera resolutions (8.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At 867 megabits per second, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a very fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other latest tablets. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of newly released similar spec tablet computers is 150 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback time of the Xperia Z3 Compact of 15 hours is one of the longest amongst comparable spec tablets that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the recently released comparable spec tablet computers the continuous video playback times range from 3.5h to 15h, and the average continuous video playback time is 10h.

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Very Large Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact is 4.1x, and the digital zooms range from 3x to 8x. With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the largest digital zooms amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst tablets of this age. The average maximum memory card size of latest similar spec tablets is 140GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 32GB to 2.1TB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of tablets that have been around for the last year is 0.3MP, the highest is 8MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.8MP. At 2.2 megapixels, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec tablet computers.

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Very Thin

The average thickness of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact is 61mm, and the thicknesses range from 5.5mm to 250mm. With a thickness of only 6.4 millimeters, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Light

At only 270 grams, the Xperia Z3 Compact is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out in the last year. The lightest similar spec tablet that has been on the market for the last year is 190g heavy, the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 540g.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Xperia Z3 Compact is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Xperia Z3 Compact is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact are also not 4G compatible.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 80 tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Xperia Z3 Compact is four which is average.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Average Screen Size

The Xperia Z3 Compact has a relatively average screen size (8 inches) compared to most of the other latest tablets.

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Specification

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12 August 2015

IntroductionFor personal and business users who are looking for a serious alternative to the iPhone 6, the petite Sony Xperia Z3 Compact phone may be just what you are looking for.Following the...

25 July 2015

Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is one very capable device.  As far as its time with us, it was able to handle everything we threw at it and performed really well. From web-browsing, to watching...

22 July 2015

There was no Sony Z2 Compact, which we thought was a massive shame, because the Z1 Compact was an awesome phone. Usually, when companies scale down their handsets, there is a reduction in power,... Read more…

20 July 2015

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8 July 2015

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Reviewed 30 December 2014 by Rocky
Rocky would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

I bought a Sony Z 1 phone for the good camera and was so pleased with it thought I would try the Sony Z3 8" tablet and have been bowled over! So light it's a pleasure to hold with my arthritic... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2014 by Echo Beast
Echo Beast would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

I bought this tab primeraly to use with my playstation 4 (which works really well BTW) so the rest of the family can use the telly. Though I do use it to surf the net and use some apps which all... Read more…

Reviewed 8 April 2015 by Andy21
Andy21 would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Really like this product is just a perfect size, it's fast easy to use . Great product . Lives up to the Sony reputation...

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by Adz85
Adz85 would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Excellent piece of kit! Brilliant specifications, really lightweight and battery life is superb. Waterproof too! (to 1.5m). Very satisfied...

Reviewed 22 January 2015 by Ray25
Ray25 would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Great tablet. Picture very good very clear. Fast to use. Would recommend don't wait get it...

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