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Sony Xperia Z3 801 2.5GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

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801 2.5GHz Android 32GB Mar 2015
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26 Reasons For

Thirty-Three Industry Awards

Experts love this Sony tablet computer and have given it thirty-three awards.

This tablet received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com, Digitaltrends.com, Expert Reviews, Altomdata.dk, Appsandroid.dk, Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, M3.idg.se, Amobil.no, Lydogbilde.no, Donanimhaber.com, Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Tek.no all of whom thought that this Sony tablet computer was good.

The reviewers at four additional expert review sites all decided that this tablet computer was exceptional and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, Reviewed.com and Chip.com.my all gave this Sony tablet an "Editor's Choice" award.

This tablet was given a "Silver" award by Techzine.nl, Allaboutphones.nl and Adrenaline.uol.com.br all of whom said that this 801 processor tablet was great.

The experts at Gadgetgear.nl and Teknokulis.com both concluded that this 801 processor tablet was terrific and gave it their "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on one hundred and sixty-eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this 801 processor tablet is 86%. The tablet computer expert review sites think this tablet computer is one of the very best comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 63 user reviews the average user rating of this tablet computer is fantastic. This puts this Sony tablet computer in the top 17% of all the 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago when ranked by average user review score.

Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Pcmag.com rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “The slender, long-lasting Sony Xperia Z3 appears iterative.” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review. Three years ago expert website Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “The Xperia Z3 is 0.9mm thinner and 11g lighter than its predecessor” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3. Also three years ago expert website Mobilechoiceuk.com mentioned “Performance to match; it has a Full HD screen, quad-core processor, excellent camera, slim” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review and scored the Sony Xperia Z3 5 stars.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 reviewers reckoned that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Pixel count) as many compact cameras” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3. T3.com said in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 “The Z3 is also joined by the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact”. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's just a little more compact and the "shock-absorbant" corners of the fra” in their review of this tablet.

A number of people who bought it agreed that it was a good body shape. Expert Reviews wrote “Fully waterproof body” in their review of this tablet. Hardwarezone.com.my said “Highly attractive, waterresistant body”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed it thought it had good features. Cnet.com mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z3 review on expert review site CNET.com “The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG”. Pcmag.com wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 review on expert website PC Mag “Delivers one of the most roundly excellent Android experiences on T-Mobile and features exclusive PlayStation 4 game streaming capability”. Expert Reviews scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 two years ago “Great sound features”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 owners who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 wrote that it was good quality. Techtree.com mentioned “The camera quality has improved over its predecessor.” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review and gave the Sony Xperia Z3 a score of 70 out of 100. Expert Reviews said in their review of this tablet “Better photo quality than the 3.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Flawless display quality”.

Easy to Use

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Expert website 3g.co.uk said in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 three years ago “Sony certainly realised that with the Xperia Z3, delivering a refined experience with meani”. Expert website Fonearena.com mentioned “Improvements that made sense and improved the experience”. Androidcentral.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 “While the core experience is good, the” .

Some Sony Xperia Z3 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Expert Reviews rated the Sony Xperia Z3 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this tablet “The camera software is awkward to use”. Gadgetstouse.com said “The Xperia Z3 Camera was indeed quite impressive and easier to use” in their review.

Several people thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review “Lighter which makes it comfortable to hold and operate”. Businesstoday.intoday.in wrote “The phone has curved corners that make it easy to hold”.

One Sony Xperia Z3 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to handle. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Despite this increase in size, I found it reasonably easy to adjust handling th” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review.

One person wrote that the Sony Xperia Z3 had a good interface. Gadgetstouse.com wrote “Sony's interface is enjoyable and includes great proprietary apps” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good battery life. Expert Reviews said “Strong battery life compared to to other 2015 flagships” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review. Expert Reviews also said “Decent battery runtimes”. Three years ago Mobilechoiceuk.com scored it 5 stars and said “A thinner chassis, better heat management and improved battery life mean” in their review.

One customer considered that the Sony Xperia Z3 was quick to charge. Two years ago Expert Reviews said in their Sony Xperia Z3 review “The magnetic charging port (which is really quick to charge) from earlier models has been thrown out, making previous accessories like docks”.

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Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Xperia Z3 was a good design. Expert website Cnet.com rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 three years ago “It brings a new, refined design and is one of the first smartphon”. Expert review site V3.co.uk wrote in their review “The Sony Xperia Z3+, in May, with an updated, slimmer design and a lighter”. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said “The Z3+ boasts a slimmer and lighter design”.

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Expert Reviews gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Bright Full HD screen with pretty faithful colors” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3. Expert Reviews also said “The Sony Xperia 3has a gorgeous minimalist design”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Sexy design and waterproof”.

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 owners who purchased the product thought it was well designed. Three years ago expert review site Phonescoop.com mentioned in their review “It's well designed, well made”. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's nicely designed, has great battery life”.

One person wrote that the Sony Xperia Z3 was smooth. One Sony Xperia Z3 reviewer who bought this tablet thought it was ergonomic.

One Sony Xperia Z3 reviewer who purchased the Sony Xperia Z3 reckoned that it was neat. Androidguys.com wrote two years ago “Although it adds little to functionality, no one can deny it is certainty neat to look at, especially as content falls off the s” .

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Robust

Some customers who bought this tablet concluded that it was well made. Three years ago Techworld.com wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 review “Both are well built and powerful, fast”. Expert Reviews wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 review “Great design, build quality and removed micro USB cap from earlier models” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert Reviews also said “Decent 5.2in screen, slender build, waterproof and dustproof, generally smooth software experience”.

Thirteen customers agreed that this tablet was good at resisting water ingress. V3.co.uk said in their review “Featuring a water resistant design, decent screen”. Expert Reviews wrote “Capless port design, vibrant HD screen, great camera, waterproof” in their review of this tablet. Expert Reviews also wrote “No port cover for the microUSB port makes this a waterproof phone that's still easy to use daytoday”.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 reviewers agreed that it was strong and durable. Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this tablet three years ago “When we reviewed Verizon's version of the Sony Xperia Z3, which the carrier calls the Z3v, we were impressed with its vivid display, durable design and sharp camera”. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com said “Sturdy design” in their review. Expert review site Gizmodo.in mentioned “Sony smartphones from the past two years or so have had the reputation of being pretty durable, despite featuring glass on the front” in their review of this tablet.

One Sony Xperia Z3 reviewer who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 reckoned that it was sealed. Expert website Techlife.net said in their review of this tablet “Those rounded edges have also resulted in better-fitting sealed port covers that seem more secure than ever — an” .

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Sony Tablets Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior tablet brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its 801 processor tablet computers.

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Good Connectivity

Two Sony Xperia Z3 owners agreed that the Sony Xperia Z3 was good in terms of connectivity. Expert Reviews said in their Sony Xperia Z3 review two years ago “Great connectivity” . Pocket Lint wrote “Water protected, great cameras, very good connectivity, very bright display, very clear voice quality, numerous accessories are available” in their review.

One Sony Xperia Z3 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this tablet “Good WiFi range” .

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Good Sound Quality

A few Sony Xperia Z3 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Pocket Lint gave the Sony Xperia Z3 a rating of 5 stars and said in their Sony Xperia Z3 review “Excellent sound output”. Expert review site Nothingwired.com mentioned “The sound quality is mind blowing”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was quiet. Two years ago expert website Alphr.com said “Following a quiet launch in Japan earlier this year Sony decided to rename it before bringing it to Europe”. Expert review site Whistleout.com.au wrote “In a world where big-budget stadium concerts introduce new smartphones, Sony is comparably quiet” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review and gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 wrote that it was noisy. Expert website Gadgetstouse.com wrote in their review of this tablet “While shooting selfies, some Noise is noticeable under low light conditions”.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Clubic.com highlighted in their review that this tablet provided a good bang for your buck.

Good for Games

Two Sony Xperia Z3 owners concluded that it was good playing games on. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Portable gaming systems are fading fast from memory—all replaced by one device that slides easily”. Gadgetstouse.com mentioned “Awesome for gaming P 4 Remote Play will be a bid deal”.

Good Support

Two Sony Xperia Z3 reviewers who bought this tablet concluded that it had good technical guidance. Expert Reviews wrote “Mostly stock Android with thoughtful additions that genuinely help, rather than get in your way” and scored the product 4 stars. Techguide.com.au wrote “It's also great in real life as Tech Guide discovered when we had a hands-on review of the device”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Sony Xperia Z3 reviewers thought this tablet had good colour saturation. Expert website Gadgetstouse.com wrote in their review “Most shots portrayed natural colors, even in low light conditions”. 91mobiles.com wrote three years ago “Pleasant colors in most situations” in their Sony Xperia Z3 review.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The Xperia Z3 has a very fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the Xperia Z3. The average processor frequency of similar spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 is 1.8GHz.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablet computers that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 5MP and 8.1MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.6MP. At 8.1 megapixels, the Sony Xperia Z3 has a very high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

When compared to other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Xperia Z3 that we have checked the internal storage capacity of, the Xperia Z3's internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes is one of the largest. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 is 16GB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 17GB.

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Very Large Digital Zoom

801 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 have digital zooms of between 4x and 8x. With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Xperia Z3 has one of the largest digital zooms amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 is 2.1MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 2MP to 2.2MP. When compared to other tablets of this type and age, the Xperia Z3's front camera resolution (numeric) of 2.2 megapixels is one of the highest.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many tablets that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Large Internal Memory

When compared to other tablets of this spec and age that we have checked the internal memory of, the Xperia Z3's internal memory of 3 gigabytes is one of the largest. The internal memorys of tablets of a similar spec and age to the Xperia Z3 range from 1.5GB to 3GB.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Sony Xperia Z3 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all 801 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Xperia Z3.

Across comparable types of tablet computer the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec, the Xperia Z3 is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Sony Xperia Z3 is not 3G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 are also not 3G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the Xperia Z3.

Four Processor Coress

The Sony Xperia Z3 has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 12 tablets that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Xperia Z3 has a pretty typical display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3.

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Specification

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Wi-Fi

33 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(356)
7 October 2015

So where does this leave the Sony Xperia Z3+? In many ways it's a great handset, with a lovely design and some nice extras that you won't find on its competitors. Its media playing capabilities...

11 September 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3 measures 14.5x7x.8cm and weights 155grams.At the top towards the left edge is a 3.5mm socket for head phones , on the left side is a fingernail opening to reveal the micro USB... Read more…

26 August 2015

Superb performance, but the otherwise identi-kit specs to previous Xperia Z phones mean the Xperia Z3+ fails to impress...

New slimmer and capless port design, vibrant HD screen, great camera, waterproof
Looks great
Very bright screen
Competent camera
Waterproof USB Port
Too hot to handle, disappointing battery life
Average performance for the class
A big step back for battery life
Probably less compelling than its predecessor
Gets Hot and Throttles
25 August 2015

The Xperia Z3+ is a great smartphone with an impressive display and some welcome updates over its predecessor, but it has been ruined somewhat by the processor...

22 August 2015

Just with its name alone, Sony's Xperia Z3+ had already got lots of attention when it was unveiled in May.The followup to last year's Xperia Z3 flagship phone is strangely called the Z3+ here in... Read more…

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User Reviews

(63)
Reviewed 5 December 2014 by Ming
Ming would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 (Verified Purchase)

This phone is the Best Android in the market. I really like it. It takes 4K video which iPhone 6/plus can not do, and it is water proof. The king of Android phone in 2014...

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by PortableGamer55
PortableGamer55 would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 (Verified Purchase)

Playstation Gamer MUST! Android gamer get it, outdoors your thing, look at the IP ratings, this phone is for you. - Connects to a Dual Shock 4 for remote PS4 or controller supported Android games.... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2015 by Shadowfax
Shadowfax would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 (Verified Purchase)

I love this phone. The camera is great, and it has a lot of cool features. I have always bought sony phones and was never disappointed by them...

Reviewed 24 November 2014 by Suntoucha
Suntoucha would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3 (Verified Purchase)

I've been buying the Xperia Z series phones since Sony started making them and have been impresses with each new model and this one is know different. The Z3 feels great in the hand and it's... Read more…

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Ryan
Ryan would recommend the Sony Xperia Z3

I have owned Apple, Samsung and LG phones in the past and have been disappointed by the low quality of those other phones or lack of features. The Sony Xperia Z3 was exactly what I was looking for... Read more…

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