Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact battery life test is done: hail the king of tablet endurance
2. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Nice and that's with a small 4500 mAh battery
Sony seems to have to best battery optimization/efficiency right now
6. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Here's my question to PhoneArena.
1] At what display brightness is the test done? Full, half? or any specific NITS?
2] Is background data on or off, device in flight mode?
3] Is GPS on/off?
4] Does take into account 3G/LTE usage or WiFi? or is data completely off?
5] Is audio ON?
6] Does it take into account the standby usage of device?
All these parameters will play a major role in battery usage.
17. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
u know u ask too many questions...are u married? if so, whether ur wife still stays with u ?
21. loki1717 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Naturally they do, but this is only a benchmark as a frame of reference, particularly to other devices. The parameters are negligible, so long as they remain consistent between devices.
5. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I was expected a slighter higher result. It leapfrogged over everything else on GSM Arena. I'll wait until they can achieve at least the same battery life with a higher resolution. Nonetheless, the world's 2nd thinnest tablet has the best battery endurance. Are you watching, Apple?
7. trqster (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 May 2013)
Great results! But don't forget the subpar resolution (for today's standards) and the inevitabe impact that has on battery life endurance... The price tag is a killer feature though for it to be another unfortunate case of DOA.
8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2708; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Why is it subpar resolution? The PPI is higher than the Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2 for instance.
9. trqster (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 May 2013)
Well you should compare the 8.0" Z3 Tablet Compact to the 7.9" iPad Mini 2 (retina) right...? In that case the ipad is the clear winner with 324ppi vs 283ppi for the Sony tablet.... With a quad-HD screen and a 805 Snapdragon cpu it'd really be a wow factor tablet. As it is it's close but not quite there yet. imo.
And with it's fairly high price tag and Sony's less than impressive marketing campaigns it'll sadly go nowhere in terms of relevant sales. It'll be a niche tablet.
16. praveen1033 (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
sony made a big mistake by not appointing you as their marketing head.Right!
23. oister85 (Posts: 473; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Qhd vs 1080p they say is amost impossible to distinguish both.
10. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
After the Galaxy Alpha battery life test I don't trust PA's Battery life test anymore.
12. trqster (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 May 2013)
All battery tests are a bit subjective... One should always take them with a grain of salt. That being said there's no doubt in this case that the Z3's tablet has a great battery life imo.
14. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
I'm not questioning Z3 series battery life capabilities. All the products of Z3 series have awesome battery life, every tech site and reviewer can vouch for that but the same thing can't be say about alpha. But here alpha get excellent battery life rating which is really weird/suspicious because every single reviewer said iphone 6 and alpha has pretty much same kind of endurance. But here on PA iphone 6 has average battery life rating. The difference between these two phones on screen time is huge (2 hours 28 mins). If alpha has excellent battery life then iphone 6 should have pretty much same kind of battery life and Z3 compact should have at least 14 hours of battery life. Tech site like gsmarena, notebookcheck and other site point out that alpha and iphone 6 has same kind of battery life and Z3 compact has best kind of battery life.
"All battery tests are a bit subjective" - you're absolutely right. That being said i can't help but think that they have done something wrong with their iphone 6 and galaxy alpha's battery test ( 2 hours 28 min on screen time is a huge difference).
13. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
The Z3 Tablet Compact also have great score on GSMArena battery test too ~
15. kiwison (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)
and now it's time to put the same battery effort to SmartWtach 4. As far as I follow the biggest issue of smart watches is low battery, if Sony manages to do that for SW4 (and don't forget to design it, what the heck is SW3) they can be a good rival in smart wathces arena.
19. Fellwalker (Posts: 312; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
Daniel P. Have you reached out to Sony to ask them why they produce screens that "exhibit extremely cold and inaccurate colors"? You always grumble, but have you said it to them and asked why?
22. Dannybuoy (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
As for the cold colours issue. It's a non-issue as you can tweak the colours to your liking in the settings.
25. MuhammadNuruddinAzka (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Oct 2014)
9h 47min of battery life? Aha, My iPad 2 32GB Wifi Only Can Last 10h 50min Of Battery Usage and 2d 3h of Standby Time.
With These Settings:
Brightness : About 10%
Wifi : Turned On (Never Off) Always On
Flight Mede : No/off
Background App : Always
Audio : 100%