Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now available to pre-order in the US

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now available to pre-order in the US
Now that you can pre-order both the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in the US (see here and here), you may also want to know when the Z3 Tablet Compact will be available. Well, as of today, Sony is taking pre-orders for the Tablet Compact, too, expecting to ship it on November 2 - thus at about the same time with the Z3 Compact smartphone.

At the moment, Sony is offering only the white, 32 GB Wi-Fi version of the Z3 Tablet Compact, asking $499.99 for it. An LTE version will likely be released later this year.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the new slate sports an 8-inch IPS display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, and has the highest water-resistance rating on any consumer tablet (IP65/68). Other features include NFC, a 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, microSD card support, and a 4500 mAh battery. At 6.4 mm and 270 grams, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is the world’s thinnest and lightest 8-inch tablet. That being said, are you looking forward to getting one?

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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Sony you make great products but that is too much money for an 8 inch tablet.

2. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Way too pricey for 8 inch 1080p display.

3. Meccalangelo

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

well...thats a doa

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nexus 9 makes this look bad every way possible.

20. DBounce

Posts: 172; Member since: Apr 26, 2014


4. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

LMAO Are they sure that's not for a pair of them? Or maybe it can self replicate? The freaking ipad mini 2 is 300$ ( high res and decent SoC) and Apple is the poster boy for high prices.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

cheaper than the ipad, use it rain or shine.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPad Mini 2 is $299. I fail to see how this is cheaper or a better deal.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

never mention the mini 2, i say ipad. lol

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This directly competes with the Mini, which is why Sony released it. This is DOA completely.

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sony always has issues with pricing products.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Really like how Sony is improving their phones and tablets, but the price makes the Nexus 9 look like a bargain. Sony does have water resistance, but Sony really does need a wider market demographic than "tablet users who want to watch triluminous porn in the pool/hot tub".

10. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I miss Sony's Tablet UI.

11. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

And will be always be cheaper in Asian countries.

12. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Here in holland i paid 479€ for the 16gb 4g version. It shouldnge released on the 4th or 5th of November. I think that is a reasonable price. Especially as im going to use it as my phone with the remote brh10 if im correct. That 1 costs 79€ wich is pretty high if you ask me but am getting a free case of sony so for 558€ i have it complete so no complaints here

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm beginning to wonder if the folks who run Sony are brain damaged. "Hey, let's launch a flagship every 6 months, but only make it available in certain places. While we are at it, let's launch our new tablet when the iPad is being launched. Oh, and let's price everything as if we are the market leader who can dictate price. We'll be rolling in the Yen in no time, boys."

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Sony team went to the TEPCO school of management. Can't you tell? :)

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LMFAO you completely summed up Sony in one paragraph. Bravo!

18. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I'd pay that much if it included wacom stylus support but as it is I'd rather get a galaxy tab s if I can't have the stylus on a top tier tablet.

19. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Wtf is sony of America thinking? 500 for an 8" tablet. That's more then their ps4!

21. Bassim

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Wow I can't believe some of the users are missing the point here. Nexus 9 has a big problem. It has no SD card slot and unless you can't add space in a tablet it's a big no no for me. This tablet is waterproof, supports SIM card so it serves dual purpose. If you are shelving out 700 dollars for a phone and 300 dollars for a tablet you end up shelving up to 1000 dollars for both. This can serve both and be had for 500 dollars so I understand how some might be tempted by dual function. Before you label me a Sony fanboy , let me tell you I own a Xperia Z2 and I won't be buying this tablet because it's too expensive as tablet alone. But if I didn't have a phone and wanted phone+tablet I probably would have got this instead of the Xperia Z2. I won't probably buy the nexus 9 either because despite being cheaper it kills off SD card support which is a major no for me downloading lots of movies and music on my tablet. I'll stick to my Surface for now, which serves as a tablet and small PC because it has USB plus MicroSD support even though I think Microsoft Tablet is the worst investment ever for anyone. But please don't twist facts to say this is just a tablet only. It can work as phone for people who don't have to buy two separate stand-alone devices.

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