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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1403 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the touch screen, while there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity.

portability, usability, performance, battery, size

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity, while there are some mixed reviews about the price.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

connectivity

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Tablet Compact (Black) - (Qualcomm 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4 Kitkat)Sony Xperia Z3 8-inch Tablet Compact (Black) - (Qualcomm 2.5GHz, 3GB RAM, 16GB Memory, Wi-Fi, Android 4.4 Kitkat)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA Z3 TABLET COMPACT 16GB WHITE SGP611GB 8.0" INCH WI-FI TABLETSONY XPERIA Z3 TABLET COMPACT 16GB WHITE SGP611GB 8.0" INCH WI-FI TABLET

Aug, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2015

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

Time to step out of big brother's shadow?

Great design and screen ; Very good battery life ; Excellent performance

Preinstalled Sony apps aren't useful ; Camera slightly disappointing ; Camera app prone to crashing

If you are looking for a feature-packed phone that looks fantastic and performs brilliantly, then you'll be very pleased with the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey

 

Sony's appetite for smartphone releases isn't quite matched by its schedule for tablets, the latest of which sees Sony trying to crack the smaller tablet segment. Sony has made a play for portability with the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and there's no...

Portability, waterproofing, PS4 Remote Play feature (for gamers), plenty of power, lasting battery life

Price is too high, bezels make it feel longer than it needs to be, display resolution could be higher

Sony has made a play for portability with the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and there's no denying that's been achieved, in spite of the bezel present at both ends. As a tablet to throw in a bag and take with you on the move, it gets the core design right.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

Small yet perfectly formed

Great battery life ; Very thin and light ; Vivid screen ; Offers PS4 Share Play

Screen sharpness beaten by others ; Not incredible value

It doesn't offer staggering value, but a very slim, very light waterproof frame and good performance keep this riding high among the most attractive choices for on-the-go tablet fondlers.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact during its press conference at IFA 2014 in Berlin, which brings the specs of the Xperia Z2 Tablet launched

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review - update to Android 5.0

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a supremely stylish razor-thin Android tablet with great performance and battery life

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is undoubtedly a premium tablet. Its build quality is fantastic, it’s razor-thin, making it easy and convenient to carry around and the water and dust-proofing makes it more practical than its rivals. The addition of...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comparison review

 

Sony recently gave the whole world of tech the eyes, and launched the Xperia Z4... as a tablet. We're still waiting to find out what is happening with the Xperia Z4 smartphone, and indeed whether Sony is committed at all to making phones. It would be a...

This is a case of horses for courses. The 8in form factor is great for reading, or watching and playing whilst on the move. If you need to stand up on your commute, for instance. Meanwhile Sony's 10in tablet is a stylish and powerful full-sized slate....

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

Sony's Z3 family goes from strength to strength with this tablet, with a superb performance Android can be proud of

Good video performance Strong audio High-res support Impressive battery life Slim, stylish design

A lot of Sony services and apps pre-installed

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an excellent addition to the Z3 family, offering a great video experience, a superb way with music and a startlingly good battery life – all wrapped up in a slim and stylish shell. While its name might be a bit of a...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact video review: A great iPad mini and Galaxy Tab S rival

 

It may be a bit of a mouthful and what the Xperia Z Ultra should have been, but the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is here and costs £329. That's a tenner more than rivals like the iPad mini 3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in terms of RRP.

Dec, 2014

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

It may be a bit of a mouthful and what the Xperia Z Ultra should have been when it launched, but Sony has finally satisfied our desire to see a smaller non-10in tablet. It's called the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and starts at a £329 meaning it's more...

It's great to see Sony finally make a smaller tablet and the 8in form factor is proving to be increasingly popular. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is super thin and light and is waterproof to boot. Hardware is decent but not mind-blowing and while rivals...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

 

A sexy 8-inch Android tablet, but the price is less attractive

Attractive, slim design ; Excellent screen ; Good battery life and fast-charging feature

Too much bloatware ; Pricier than the Android competition

While it's true that in terms of pure pixels the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's display is trailing behind those seen on its rivals, you never really get the feeling that you're missing out. Text is sharp and images look clear and defined, so unless you're...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 4500
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):170
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 15 / 170
Continuous video playback time:10 / 15 / 980
Standby time:980 / 990
Standby time (2G):1100 / 880
Standby time (3G):1300 / 920
Standby time (4G):800
Talk time (2G):12 / 19
Talk time (3G):14 / 23

Call management

Speakerphone:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:12800
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 8.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR (Canada):1.098
Body SAR (EU):0.897
Body SAR (USA):1.098
Certification:IPX5, IPX8
Head SAR (Canada):0.947
Head SAR (EU):0.687
Head SAR (USA):0.947

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Device Type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP65
Kids tablet: No
Protection features:Dust resistant, Vandal-proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:11.7 / 20 / 20.3
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS / TFT/IPS
Display Type:TFT
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Reading mode: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal Memory:3
Maximum internal memory:3

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):433
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Docking connector: No
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Full HD: Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal RAM:3
IR remote control: No
Miracast: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Speakers:
Total Storage Capacity:16
Waterproof: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night Mode / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, ASF, MP2, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, ASF, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / ASF, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode:Y
GLONASS: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Position location:No / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WEBM, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VP6, VP8, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, VP8, WMV8 / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, VRO, WMV9 HD / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WEBM, XVID

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Yes
MHL version:3.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:801 / MSM 8974AC / MSM8974AC

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Software

Bundled software:Google Chrome, Info-eye, Xperia Home, Xperia Lounge
Operating system installed:Android / Android 6.0
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Platform:Android
SyncML:Y
vCard:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
Storage Media:Flash

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal RAM:3
Miracast: Yes
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.4 / 6 / 6.4 / 8.6
Height :12 / 12.4 / 127 / 21.3 / 6.4
Weight:129 / 270
Width:12.4 / 21 / 21.3 / 64.9