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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Featured in Best Tablets

Sep 3, 2014
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  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.25 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone


  • The camera lacks flash




Sony did it again, unveiling the world's thinnest, lightest and most-waterproof 8" tablet, under the name of Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The Z3 Tablet Compact is just 6.4mm thin, or as much as the 10" Xperia Z2 Tablet, making them both the thinnest states in the world. The Z3 Tablet Compact doesn't stop here, though, as it also introduces a very high for such a slim mobile device dust- and waterproof rating - IP58/68 certification - meaning that you can dive with it in up to 1.5 meters of water, and still be able to watch a full "Finding Nemo" down there, without the tablet skipping a beat.

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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • Phone functionality:
    • Yes
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches (213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 9.52 oz (270 g)
      the average is 13.4 oz (384 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68


  • Physical size:
    • 8.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 283 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.31 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating


  • Camera:
      • Popup8.1 megapixels
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.4
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 11 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 19.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1440 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 45.8 days (1100 hours)
      the average is 29 days (690 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 23.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1560 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 54.2 days (1300 hours)
      the average is 43 days (1040 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 45.8 days (1100 hours)
      the average is 42 days (1010 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 170.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 15.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 4500 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer
    • Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Sep 2014

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony SGP621, Sony SGP641

Alternative variants

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Sony Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

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