Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Released November, 2014
  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
At 6.4mm, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is still among the most slender and compact 8-inch slates in the wild.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

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Reviews Word on the street for the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

The 8-inch IPS LCD display of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


If we disregard the color inaccuracy of the display, this 8-inch champ could very well be one of the best slates you can throw your money at now.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
You can also watch 4K videos with it – the playback is smooth and as good as it gets, regardless of the “merely” 1080p display of the slate.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
It's also unnatural of Sony to expect its customers to tinker with the unfamiliar (for most) white balance settings of the display.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)


Sony's previous tablet, the 6.4mm-thin Xperia Z2 Tablet was the slimmest tablet available.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
Due to the small weight, toting it with a single hand in landscape orientation is convenient as well, though a little unwieldy.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
The 6.4mm-thin side frames are definitely not as grippy as the back of the slate, mind you.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)


You can enrich the Small Apps portfolio by yourself with additional apps and widgets by heading to Google Play and downloading additional ones.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
The essential array of Google's apps is also on board.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
This means that regardless whether you are playing one of the more graphics-intensive games available on Google Play or simply browsing your app drawer, the slate will always perform decently.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)


As far as image quality is concerned, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact disappoints and delivers inconsistent results.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
Even under good lighting conditions, in broad daylight, the camera generally failed to deliver acceptable results.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
Note that the camera shoots in 16:9 by default (resulting in 5MP images), which means that if you want to make full use of these 8 megapixels, you'll have to select the 4:3 mode from the settings menu.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)


However, it's extremely comfortable to hold the razor-thin device in landscape mode with both of your hands, as you can rest your thumbs at the bezels.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)
However, we can't simply omit the fact that Sony has once again spread itself thin and failed to deliver in this pretty fundamental aspect.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1200
PPI 283 ppi


  1. 802.11ac
  2. 802.11n
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11g
  5. 802.11b
  6. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Quad core
Clock speed 2.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 270 g
Size 123.6 x 213.4 x 6.4 mm
Thickness 6.4 mm


Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 8.1 MP
Rear camera 2.2 MP


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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