Sony releases an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact infographic full of interesting facts

Expected to start shipping in the US in early November (meaning really soon), the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is definitely a device that can turn heads, being the world’s slimmest and lightest 8-inch tablet (213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm, 270 grams). To remind us of the slate’s attributes - including its water-resistant, IP68-certified body - Sony this week posted an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact infographic.

Did you know that the Z3 Tablet Compact is thinner than a chocolate chip cookie, and weighs less than a hamster? Well, now you do. You’ll find more interesting facts about the device in the slideshow below.

Running Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting early next year), the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact features an 8-inch IPS display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, 2.2 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and a 4500 mAh battery.

As a reminder, the 32 GB Wi-Fi-only version of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact costs $499.99. This is the one that will start shipping next month, with an LTE variant supposedly coming sometime later.

source: Sony

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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. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Would be one of the best tablets ever if it wasn't for the outdated Xperia UI...

11. fanboysarelosers

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2014

Plus its sooo overpriced, not worth it.

15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Outdated? Its as close to vanilla android you can get! Much better than most other manufacturers - especially Samsung's touchwiz

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

As close to Vanilla Android as you can get is Motorola's UI...

17. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Although Xperia UI didnt go with the flat fad of other UIs, it still has a nice balance of features and stock android goodness

2. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Nexus 9 is way better.

3. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

You have to consider the availability of the Nexus 9. Not all countries can get the Nexus 9. AND if they do, it will be as expensive as any other tablet. And knowing Sony, it will be priced cheaper in Asia than other markets. Typical Sony if you ask me.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thats 100% true. In my country nexus devices aren't sold officially neither does google play ship to it. When nexus 5 came out it was 100eur cheaper than an S4/ONE M7 and very limited stock. While officially in UK it was like 250eur cheaper than the S4/M7.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5699; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think Google deserves the award for the worse distribution/supply Its like they don't want people to buy their products And this is coming from a happy Nexus 5 owner

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Hahaha somehow i feel that after the few initial glitches of the Nexus 6 launch it'll be available in more countries and at a more standardised price when compared to Nexus 5. Google was making peanuts on Nexus 4 and 5 but this time around and like the Galaxy Nexus before; they have the 6 correctly priced (for comparison the Note 4 is around $200 costlier) and I have high hopes that this one will have a decent 7-8 hours screen on time. Plus they will pocket more money so a higher initiative for both Motorola and Google to sell as much as they can...

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have a Sony Xperia Tablet S, it is aluminum and glass, so beautifully built, I wanted to replace it with a Sony, bit got a Nexus 9 instead, but I think the 8.9in screen might be too small...

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sony has a broken marketing department.

7. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Got mine 2 days now and im loving it. I use it as a phone have the z2 tablet also. The speakers are great and the screen is beautiful. Its very light and battery life seems great. Got a full day without stamina mode playing 2movies fifa 15 youtube and other stuff. Itnwas a pain to get the battery to 0% so i could charge it again

9. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

But sony still one of the most expensive smartphones and tablets today. Even if they're struggling to make profit because of unsold units.

10. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Another flop tablet. Just few months back they launched z2 tablet but hardly anyone purchased those and now this. This is loss not profit for Sony. They should've waited and made a z3 tab with sd810.

13. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what's the use of this features if it is so expensive? Sony should rethink its strategy especially on their pricing of their mobile phones and tablets.

14. Ikechukwu

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

banana for scale :)

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