Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released November, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
View of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
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)
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs iPad Air

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

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More processing power 4,250 vs 2,117 More than 2x better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Lighter 270 g vs 610 g 2.3x lighter
Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly more RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 283 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution front camera 8.1 MP vs 1.2 MP 6.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
Thinner 6.4 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 123.6 x 213.4 x 6.4 mm vs 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm 2.3x smaller
Newer Nov, 2014 vs Nov, 2013 Release date a year later
Back view of Apple iPad Air

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Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2.2 MP More than 2.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact  vs iPad Air 

8.8
9.1
In all fairness, it’s really tough to gauge, but the end result is the same with this Retina Display – it’s crisp, bright, and quite accurate with its color reproduction.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact  vs
iPad Air 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 283 ppi 131 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 270 g 610 g
Size 123.6 x 213.4 x 6.4 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 6.4 mm 8.6 mm

storage

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8.1 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 2.2 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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