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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on: a compelling and slim 8-inch slate that's not afraid of the water

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2014, 15:21 posted on

Along with the Xperia Z3 and its smaller peer, the Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony also unwrapped its newest tablet, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, at IFA today. Although the bigger portion of the media buzz was targeted towards the smartphone duo, the tablet is pretty interesting on its own and deserves a hefty potion of attention as well. Fortunately, we had the opportunity for some first-hand experience with the 8-inch tablet...

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:30

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 394; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


This or the SG Tab S 8.4?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:46 4

2. Neo_Huang (Posts: 564; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


8.4, because it has multitasking features that utilize a tablet's large screen.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 15:57 3

3. Commentator (Posts: 2472; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Really depends on what you want to do with it.

The S 8.4 takes the cake in most conventional categories, like screen-size, resolution, and productivity, but if you want a waterproof tablet with stereo speakers that can be used seamlessly with a PS4 controller, go with the Z3.

My gut tells me the S 8.4 though (which is more than PA's comparison review will tell you.)

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:54

9. ahomad (Posts: 164; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I was interested in this, but due to the price and the lake of 64-bit processor (no future proof), I will wait for the nexus 8 then make my decision.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:21 1

4. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Cant wait for the review!! If tge battery is great. IM super sold

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:39

5. zoozo (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


The prices for £ and € should already include taxes. Any chance of a video preview for any of the Xperias?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 23:45

6. cookie_cutter (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Sep 2014)


This is a good balance between performance and resolution. The problem with the galaxy S tab 8.4 is the GPU on the S800 cant keep up with the resolution, In games like kritika the framerates dips often. If it was a Tegra K1 on the tab S 8.4 that would be a perfect combination.

I dont know how the wifi version performs Tab S 8.4 LTE is the only model available in asia.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:33

7. a_tumiwa (Posts: 295; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


6.4mm thickness is similar to Z2 tablet .....

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:24

8. romeo1 (Posts: 276; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


So it can make phone calls. If i like it in real life I'll replace my z ultra with this

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 20:26

10. gziegfrid (Posts: 15; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Not a fan of octa-core powered tablet(unless its a 64-bit). I would go to z3 tablet.

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