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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 801 2.5GHz 32GB 8" Tablet

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801 2.5GHz Android 32GB May 2015
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12 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Tablet Reviews

We checked 2,341 expert and user reviews for Sony tablet computers and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its 801 processor tablet computers range.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 Compact is 1.1GHz and the fastest is 2.5GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price], or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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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 higher rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablets of a similar type and age to the Xperia Z3 Compact have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 5MP and 8.1MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.4MP.

Other 8.1MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago. The internal storage capacitys of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact range from 16GB to 32GB.

We compared this tablet to all the other 32GB internal storage capacity tablet computers and we think the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The average continuous video playback time of tablet computers that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 Compact is 13h. The Xperia Z3 Compact has a very long continuous video playback time (15 hours) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Xperia Z3 Compact is 2MP, the highest is 2.2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.1MP. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (2.2 megapixels) amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Long Standby Time

With a standby time of 980 hours, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly long standby time compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact. The standby times of tablets that were released one year ago range from 9h to 3,000h.

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Fairly Large Internal Memory

The Xperia Z3 Compact has one of the larger internal memorys (3 gigabytes) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. The internal memorys of 801 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago range from 1.5GB to 3GB, and the average internal memory is 2.3GB.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Xperia Z3 Compact has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all tablet computers of this age and type.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of tablet computer is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Thin

The depths of 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Xperia Z3 Compact range from 6.4mm to 140mm. With a depth of only 6.4 millimeters, the Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 270 grams, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is one of the lighter similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The lightest 801 processor tablet computer that is a comparable age to the Xperia Z3 Compact is 270g heavy, the heaviest is 490g, and the average weight is 370g.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Xperia Z3 Compact is not 3G. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Xperia Z3 Compact are also not 3G.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 3G then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Not 4G

The Xperia Z3 Compact is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago have display diagonals of between 8" and 11". The Xperia Z3 Compact has a fairly small display diagonal (only 8 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8" tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3080560_price] (9.7" and higher rated).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the Xperia Z3 Compact over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Xperia Z3 Compact has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 11 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Xperia Z3 Compact that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

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Compatible Memory Cards
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Camera
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Video Recording
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Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
3G
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
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Headphone Out
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GLONASS
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GPS (satellite)
Barometer
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Device Type
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
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Waterproof
Miracast
Dustproof
Kids Tablet

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Expert Reviews

(326)
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

Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact was one of our favourite phones of early 2014, squeezing big performance into a lightweight, water-resistant chassis, and it's aiming to continue in the same vein with the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(247)
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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Barcodes 00000012905985, 04053162862159, 07311271499329, 07311271500636

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