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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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25 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Adam said in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact “Excellent deal on a product that is mystifyingly not that available in the UK” and gave this tablet a score of 5 stars. Adam also wrote “It was a great deal”. Leigh Rees he said in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review two years ago “Didn't fancy paying over the odds for another 2 yrs!Didn't purchase mine on here, had a bargain elsewhere”.

Some customers concluded that this tablet was good value for money. Clashcity Rocker said on Amazon three years ago “A very reasonable price” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Inception73 wrote “Ps4 remote play is the money shot to an awesome tablet” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Mrmc wrote “Great value” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

One person said in their reviews that this tablet was cheap. Two years ago Bill wrote in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review “What's not to like? Maybe more expensive than some”.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers who purchased it said that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Extra marks for the great audio & video quality”. Aviiandevil wrote in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “Amazing sound quality with customized surround sound settings”. Elliot W said on Amazon “Light, fast, good display, good sound and highly portable” and scored the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact very highly.

Easy to Use

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners concluded that this tablet was easy to use. Adam mentioned “The Xperia z3 tablet is quick, easy to use and oh so thin” and rated the product as excellent. Clashcity Rocker said “Perhaps offer the choice of a stock experience or the Sony experience, or make the Sony one better, so you want to use it” in their review of this tablet. Daz mentioned two years ago “The setup with the ps4 control was also very easy” .

Some Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Alex wrote “Easy to hold and type portrait” in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic 8" tablet, as fast as you can work it and a delight to hold”. H. Niddhog said on Amazon “Is very fast, thin, light and comfortable for holding” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners wrote that the product was easy to setup. Two years ago Michael Wilson rated it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Is a solid format all functions are easy to set up and use if you are familiar” in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owner who purchased the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact considered that it was easy to use the menus. Al gave the product a score of 4 stars and he said in his Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon “Also has a bunch of settings to be changed”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners wrote that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Al said on Amazon “The battery life is good”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon in January last year “The battery life is decent and the included power-saving modes are very effective”. Aviiandevil mentioned in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review on Amazon two years ago “Battery is good Cons”.

Robust

A number of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners reckoned that it was well made. Amazon Customer gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact “Light and rock solid in performance”. Clashcity Rocker said in their review of this tablet “The headphone jack supports noise cancelling headphones (the circuitry is built into the tablet”. Fiendish said on Amazon “Screen gets finger prints way too easy and built in cameras are crap” in their review of this tablet.

A few people considered that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was good at resisting water ingress. In January last year J. Crosby mentioned on Amazon “Sleek, fast, great battery and waterproof so you can Netflix in the bath without any fear” in their review. So mentioned in her review on Amazon “It is probably the lightest 8 inch tablet and has waterproof feature”. So also wrote “Tablet is waterproof”.

Two Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners reckoned that this tablet was reliable. Old Timer rated the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “After much indecision I chose this Android tablet over others in the upper price range to succeed my trusty”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners considered that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It was very glitchy - the wifi simply stopped responding” and rated the product as very good. Mazt said on Amazon “A joy to use with compatible devices for high quality wireless audio”. Mazt also mentioned “The WiFi reception is good and can easily support high speed broadband, speedtest”.

A few people who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Ric Brook said on Amazon two years ago “Next problem I came across is the USB connector, not only is it hidden by a flap”. Also two years ago So wrote on Amazon “However, you would have to fasten the mini USB and other covers properly” in her review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who reviewed it concluded that it had gps. Two years ago Paul wrote “In the conservatory at the back of the house I can get a reasonable GPS lock on an iPhone”. Paul also mentioned “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 people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact had a good signal strength. Ric Brook wrote on Amazon two years ago “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” in their review of this tablet.

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Nice Design

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners agreed that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “This is a beautifully put together piece of technology” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I've purchased it for remote play, which works pretty good.”. Harleen scored the product 4 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “It looks stylish; has excellent sound” in their review of this tablet.

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Smooth to use, fast to” in their review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Aviiandevil mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Android is smooth on it (have tried both 4.4” in their review of this tablet. Inception73 mentioned “Thin lol!Anyway the craftmanship is beautiful with a matt black finish at the back and smooth glass front”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was neat. Old Timer wrote on Amazon “PLUS POINTS* The build quality is immaculate, truly premium” in their review.

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Good Size

Nineteen Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners said in their reviews that it was thin. A. Gothorp gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in January last year “It is a perfect size, lightweight and very ultra slim” in their review of this tablet. Alan rated it 5 stars and he said “It's light, thin, has an excellent screen” in his review of this tablet. Aman mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Its a great device really thin and light was surprised about this” in their review.

Several Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Alan wrote “If you're looking for a compact tablet, look no further”. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in January last year “This Sony Xperia compact to use outside”. Dg said “Compact, easy to use, perfect for work” and gave the product a very good review score.

Some people who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. Chrissie A. Chater mentioned on Amazon “Ultra lightweight and the screen brightness” in their review. Louie mentioned on Amazon “What a tablet lightweight sharp screen, Sd micro slotPs4, remote play is a bonus!I like apple”. M. Darke wrote “An attractive and very lightweight tablet” in their review but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

A few customers concluded that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was a good weight. Two years ago Daz rated it 5 stars and mentioned “It is super light weight and super fast” in their review. Mazt said on Amazon “The size and weight really is excellent for day to day use in” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

Two Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewers reckoned that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was easy to carry around. Daz wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It is easy to carry and the battery just keep going”. Daz also said “I find the z3 8 inch easy to carry around with me”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony Xperia Z3 Compact owners who bought the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reckoned that it was good quality. Al wrote on Amazon “The sound quality is quite good as well” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Alan wrote “One more thing that impressed me was the sound quality through a Bluetooth speaker” in his review of this tablet. Alex mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact “Good stereo sound quality (better than iPad air 2) Fantastic rear camera” and gave the product a very good rating.

Good Brand

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

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Good Picture Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. A. Gothorp said in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review last year “It is fast and responsive and the graphics are amazing” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Steven Radford wrote on Amazon “And he loves it for the picture quality and sound” in his review of this tablet.

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer who bought it thought it had good colour saturation. Ric Brook mentioned in their review of this tablet “It is VERY bright on high settings so so problem viewing in daylight and the colours are very good”.

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer who bought this tablet reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Two years ago S. Benton gave it a score of 5 stars and said 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” in their Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review.

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Good Technical Features

Three people who bought the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact considered that it had good features. Al mentioned in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact two years ago “Great Tablet with good features”. Al also mentioned “Has additional features of being water”. M. Darke wrote two years ago “The customisation features are nice”.

Good for Games

A number of customers who bought the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact considered that it was good playing games on. Two years ago Inception73 wrote “Certainly not for ps4 gaming I can tell you that”. W. Sewell mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon in the same month “Works with with my Ps4 which is great for gaming while wife watching her soaps”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony Xperia Z3 Compact reviewer reckoned that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was quiet. Two years ago Paul said “When using the tablet as a speaker phone I am in a fairly quiet office” in his review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that came out in the last year.

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Only Released Seven Months Ago

This Sony tablet was released just seven months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older tablet computers.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other recently released similar spec tablet computers that we have assessed the processor frequency of, the Xperia Z3 Compact's processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Latest comparable spec tablet computers have processor frequencys of between 0.9GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.5GHz.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8.1 megapixels, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a very high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched in the last 12 months. Newly released comparable spec tablet computers have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 2MP and 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 5.8MP.

If you would prefer a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might also want to consider the Huawei T2 7.0 Pro[plb_3625683_price] (13MP), or the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus[plb_3902661_price] (13MP).

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Very Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At 867 megabits per second, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a very fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched in the last year. Recently released tablets have wi-Fi data rate (max)s of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 370 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 recently released tablets. The shortest continuous video playback time of new tablets is 3h and the longest is 15h.

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Very Large Digital Zoom

When compared to other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the Xperia Z3 Compact's digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor is one of the largest. Across all the recently released tablet computers the digital zooms range from 3x to 8x.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

New tablet computers have maximum memory card sizes of between 32GB and 520GB. The Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2.2 megapixels, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other latest tablet computers. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of newly released similar spec tablet computers range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.1MP.

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Very Thin

The Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly thin depth (only 6.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released in the last year. The thinnest depth of newly released tablet computers is 5.5mm, the thickest is 250mm, and the average depth is 82mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 270 grams, the Xperia Z3 Compact is one of the lighter similar spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact amongst tablets of this age. The average weight of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact is 560g.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Xperia Z3 Compact is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other new comparable spec tablet computers are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact are also not 3G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 81 comparable spec tablet computers that were released in the last year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has four processor coress which is average.

Tablet computers with more processor coress that might 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 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other new similar spec tablet computers.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Apple Air[plb_4012093_price].

If this tablet internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus[plb_3902661_price] (32GB), or the Asus Z500M-1H010A[plb_3834313_price] (32GB).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 8 inches, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Tesco hudl2[plb_3203772_price] (8.3"), or the DELL 7840[plb_3584827_price] (8.4").

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Specification

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Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
MHL Version
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Barometer
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
International Protection (IP) Code
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Standby Time
Battery Capacity
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Waterproof
Miracast
Dustproof

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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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