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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Overview
Compact tablets are a good thing. Slimline, lightweight, and waterproof tablets are even better. The Z3 Tablet Compact manages to provide a beautiful 8 inch screen in a body that's just 6.4mm slim and weighs in at less than 270 grams. With compliance to IP65/68 standards*, the Z3 Tablet Compact also remains resistant to water & dust, so is ready to be taken with you everywhere.
Ready to entertain
Sony bring some of the most incredible entertainment to the world through music, film and video games. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is one of the best ways to experience rich media; not just with stunning high definition visuals, courtesy of the 8 inch 1200x1920 screen, but also with hi-resolution audio, noise cancelling technology and front stereo speakers.
For those with a PlayStation 4 sat at home you can also take advantage of Sony's new Remote Play feature. This allows you to access your PS4 remotely for stored files and even to play games, in their entirety, on your tablet screen! Compatibility is coming in November 2014,via updates to both Xperia phones and the PS4 system, and will at first require a WiFi connection for your Xperia (no compatibility over a data connection is confirmed).
With Remote Play you can kick back on your lunch break or just bring the game to another room without interruption. You can pick up the GCM10 gaming mount as well, this allows you to attach your Remote Play compatibile Xperia to a Dualshock4 PS4 controller.
Super slim design
At only 6.4mm, the Z3 Tablet Compact is almost impossibly thin - so much so the Sony Xperia power button has been made smaller to fit. Improvements in battery technology allow the 4,500 mAh cell to be flattened, resulting in even weight distribution and no unsightly bulges.
The lack of bulk might make you think this is a flimsy product but have no fear; with stainless steel corners, a tempered glass front and durable frame, the Z3 Tablet Compact is a sturdy machine, that remains deceptively light and easy to handle.
Add into all of this waterproofing, to IP 65/68, and you have a tablet that is as resistant as it is beautiful. In fact it's also quick to clean - just make sure all the port covers are firmly closed and run it under the tap !
As always, Sony tick every box when it comes to connectivity; alongside up-to-date dual band ac WiFi support, the Z3 Tablet Compact has support for WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Miracast screen mirroring, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy. If you want cellular capabilities then a global 4G variant is also an option.
When it comes to wired tech, Sony don't skimp here either. The microUSB port is compatible for USB OTG peripherals and Hosting, as well as incorporating MHL 3.0. With the newest MHL standard you can output 4K content, as long as you have the necessary adapters, cable and 4K TV!
Reasons To Buy Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
- Android 4.4.2
- 2.5 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon MSM8974AB 801)
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 3 GB RAM / 16 GB storage / micro SD up to 128 GB
- 8.0" 1200 x 1920 screen
- 8.1 MP main camera // 2.2 MP front-facing
- MHL 3.0 video out
- USB OTG & Hosting
- 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm // <270grams (model dependent)
- 4,500 mAh Li-ion battery
- 4G / WiFi only versions available
What's in the box of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact?
*[FROM SONY]: In compliance with IP65 and IP68, the Xperia™ Z3 Tablet Compact is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the tablet is (i) dust tight and (ii) protected against low-pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP65; and/or (iii) can be kept under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP68.
|Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Whitepaper.pdf (609KB)|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801|
|Other||Adreno 330 GPU|
|Resolution||1200 x 1920 (283 ppi)|
|Type & Extras||TFT LCD, shatterproof glass|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800)|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, apt-X|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Power||micro USB v2.0 (OTG & Hosting)|
|Video Out||MHL 3.0 (micro USB - HDMI)|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, volume|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Antenna Type||Internal & Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Formats||MP3 / eAAC / WAV / Flac|
|Formats||Xvid / MP4 / H.263 / H.264|
|Recording||1080p @ 30fps|
|Other||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama|
|Type||2.2 MP, 1080p @ 30fps recording|
|Type||Li-ion 4,500 mAh|
|Dimensions||213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm|
|Other||Sony UI with Music Unlimited, Sony Movies & other features.|