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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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24 Reasons For

Good Sound Quality

Thirteen Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Extra marks for the great audio & video quality” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Two years ago Aviiandevil gave the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Amazing sound quality with customized surround sound settings” in their review of this tablet. Also two years ago Elliot W mentioned “Light, fast, good display, good sound and highly portable” in his review of this tablet and rated it as very good.

Good Connectivity

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who bought it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer said in their review “It was very glitchy - the wifi simply stopped responding”. Mazt mentioned three years ago “A joy to use with compatible devices for high quality wireless audio” in their review. Mazt also mentioned “The WiFi reception is good and can easily support high speed broadband, speedtest”.

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact agreed that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Ric Brook wrote on Amazon “Next problem I came across is the USB connector, not only is it hidden by a flap” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. So gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and she said “However, you would have to fasten the mini USB and other covers properly”.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had gps. Two years ago Paul said “In the conservatory at the back of the house I can get a reasonable GPS lock on an iPhone” in his review and gave the product a very good review score. Paul also wrote “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”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product had a good signal strength. Two years ago Ric Brook scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “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”.

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Good Size

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who purchased the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reckoned that it was thin. A. Gothorp mentioned on Amazon “It is a perfect size, lightweight and very ultra slim” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Aman gave the product an excellent review score and wrote two years ago “Its a great device really thin and light was surprised about this”. In the same month Bill mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact “Very slim excellent display and longer than average battery time”.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Alan wrote “If you're looking for a compact tablet, look no further”. Andreas Iacovou mentioned “Having previously owned the Xperia Z2 Tablet, I was keen to get my hands on the compact version as it makes more sense to me as a daily travel companion” in his review and rated it as very good. Dg wrote in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact last year “Compact, easy to use, perfect for work” and scored it 5 stars.

Some people reckoned that it was lightweight. Chrissie A. Chater said in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “Ultra lightweight and the screen brightness”. Louie gave it a very good rating and he mentioned “What a tablet lightweight sharp screen, Sd micro slotPs4, remote play is a bonus!I like apple” in his review. M. Darke mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon two years ago “An attractive and very lightweight tablet”.

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a good weight. Three years ago Mazt scored the product very highly and said in their review on Amazon “The size and weight really is excellent for day to day use in”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Paul Moss rated this tablet as very good and he said on Amazon three years ago “Nice size, fast loading programs” in his review of this tablet.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people said that the product was good quality. Alan wrote in his review of this tablet “One more thing that impressed me was the sound quality through a Bluetooth speaker”. Alex rated the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Good stereo sound quality (better than iPad air 2) Fantastic rear camera” in his review of this tablet. Aman said on Amazon “Believe if you pay a bit more you certainly get a quality product and the xperia tablet does not disappoint” in their review of this tablet and scored the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact very highly.

Easy to Use

Some customers mentioned that the product was easy to use. A. Gothorp wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “So easy to use” and gave this tablet a score of 5 stars. Adam wrote in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “The Xperia z3 tablet is quick, easy to use and oh so thin”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “This Sony Xperia compact to use outside”.

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was comfortable and easy to hold. Alex gave the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Easy to hold and type portrait” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Amazon Customer said in their review “Fantastic 8" tablet, as fast as you can work it and a delight to hold” and scored it very highly. H. Niddhog mentioned two years ago “Is very fast, thin, light and comfortable for holding”.

Two customers concluded that it was easy to setup. Michael Wilson gave this tablet an excellent review and he mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact “Is a solid format all functions are easy to set up and use if you are familiar”.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Great screen, super light, quick, good battery life just waiting for marshmallow update” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Amazon Customer also said “The battery life is decent and the included power-saving modes are very effective”. Andreas Iacovou wrote “Battery life is excellent” in his review of this tablet.

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was quick to charge. Old Timer wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Quite inevitably users are going to charge via the USB port, possibly damaging the watertight properties of its cover”.

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Nice Design

Fifteen Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer said “This is a beautifully put together piece of technology” . Amazon Customer also wrote “I've purchased it for remote play, which works pretty good.”. Harleen said two years ago “It looks stylish; has excellent sound”.

Seven Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who bought the product thought it was smooth. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Smooth to use, fast to”. Aviiandevil rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “Android is smooth on it (have tried both 4.4”. Inception73 said on Amazon “Thin lol!Anyway the craftmanship is beautiful with a matt black finish at the back and smooth glass front”.

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said in their reviews that this tablet was neat. Old Timer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “PLUS POINTS* The build quality is immaculate, truly premium” in their review of this tablet. Last year Temitope David Olasoko mentioned in their review on Amazon “The camera is neat”.

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Robust

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was well made. Amazon Customer rated the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact as very good and wrote on Amazon “Light and rock solid in performance”. Andreas Iacovou he mentioned in his review on Amazon “Yet feels completely solid”. Clashcity Rocker scored it very highly and said on Amazon “The headphone jack supports noise cancelling headphones (the circuitry is built into the tablet”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. Old Timer said “After much indecision I chose this Android tablet over others in the upper price range to succeed my trusty” . Two years ago Rob said in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on Amazon “Fast, reliable, easy to use” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Sharon wrote on Amazon in the same month “Beautiful tablet that is fast, intuitive and reliable” in her Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

Several customers agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Alan said on Amazon “It's light, thin, has an excellent screen and is waterproof” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and rated it as excellent. So wrote “It is probably the lightest 8 inch tablet and has waterproof feature” in her review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. So also said “Tablet is waterproof”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers thought it had good picture quality. A. Gothorp scored this tablet 5 stars and wrote “It is fast and responsive and the graphics are amazing”. Steven Radford said in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review two years ago “And he loves it for the picture quality and sound”.

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

One person said in their reviews that the product was good for watching movies. S. Benton mentioned on Amazon “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” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Tablet Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony tablets and also specifically for Sony 801 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews.

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Good for Games

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good playing games on. Inception73 said “Certainly not for ps4 gaming I can tell you that” . W. Sewell scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “Works with with my Ps4 which is great for gaming while wife watching her soaps” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

Good Technical Features

Two Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said in their reviews that the product had good features. M. Darke wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “The customisation features are nice”. P. Wickland mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact two years ago “Sony has done a great job with the features and presentation of the software” and gave the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact a score of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact concluded that it was quiet. Paul wrote on Amazon “When using the tablet as a speaker phone I am in a fairly quiet office”.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many new similar spec tablets.

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Just Released Seven Months Ago

This Sony tablet computer was only released seven months ago.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

The Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact. Across all the newly released tablet computers the processor frequencys range from 0.9GHz to 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.6GHz.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8.1 megapixels, the Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the highest rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of recently released tablets range from 2MP to 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 5.9MP.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus[plb_3902661_price] (13MP).

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months the continuous video playback times range from 3h to 15h. With a continuous video playback time of 15 hours, the Xperia Z3 Compact's continuous video playback time is one of the longest amongst newly released tablet computers.

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 360 Mbit/s. At 867 megabits per second, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a very fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Very Large Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of new similar spec tablet computers is 4.3x, and the digital zooms range from 3x to 8x. At 8 times zoom factor, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a very large digital zoom compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact. Across all the newly released tablet computers the maximum memory card sizes range from 32GB to 520GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 90GB.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablet computers that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 Compact range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.1MP. The Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) (2.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 6.4 millimeters, the Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the thinner depths amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 Compact the depths range from 5.5mm to 250mm, and the average depth is 75mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 270 grams, the Xperia Z3 Compact is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 Compact. The weights of recently released tablet computers range from 240g to 1.7kg.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Like most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not 4G.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other new comparable spec tablets, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Asus FonePad 7 FE375CXG[plb_3835700_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Four Processor Coress

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has four processor coress which is average compared to the other 83 recently released comparable spec tablets that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Other 4 processor cores tablet computers currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Tab 3 8[plb_3717121_price].

Tablet computers with more processor coress that might also be worth looking at include the Hannspree 133 Titan 2[plb_3351380_price] (8 processor coress).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

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

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers to this tablet and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Air[plb_4012093_price] is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T810N Galaxy Tab S2[plb_3425134_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly average display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the DELL 7840[plb_3584827_price] (8.4") which is also higher rated.

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Audio
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Networking
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Waterproof
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Expert Reviews

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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...

6 July 2015

A great tablet for on the go usage. The thin size and low weight helps as well.(previously published in issue July 2015)...

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29 May 2015

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a supremely stylish razor-thin Android tablet with great performance and battery life...

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27 March 2015

Although it has its weaknesses, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a fabulous piece of hardware. The battery life is incredible, the display is super-bright and performance is excellent. Couple...

24 March 2015

Are you a fan of huge screens? Sony has just the right device for you in the form of the Z3 Tablet Compact, a tablet that is sleek in design and light in weight.It also streams games from the...

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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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