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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and size. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity. Reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

connectivity

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

Feb, 2020

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

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

Feb, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: light in the hand, heavy on the wallet

 

Sony's Z3 Tablet Compact is a well-made, thin and light device with a stunning display, brisk performance and robust battery life. Still, it's difficult to recommend at this price ($445 and up) when there are other thin and light flagship tablets that...

Thin and light design ; Stunning display ; Fast performance ; Long battery life

Expensive compared to similarly sized flagship tablets ; Sony's Android skin feels dated ; Poor camera

Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a lovely piece of hardware. It's light on flair, has a borderline-terrible camera, mediocre stereo speakers and a slightly tired Android build. On the flipside, though, it has a fantastic display (even if it is only a...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Rain or shine

 

True to its name, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is small, light, durable and powerful. Hardly a surprise to anyone who's been watching Sony lately. Two generations of mini superphones saw the Z Compact series become the benchmark for design...

Optional 3G and 4G LTE (Cat. 3, 150Mbps) ; 8" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen Triluminos display, 1,920 x 1,200px resolution, 283ppi; X-Reality engine; shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass ; Android OS v4.4.4 KitKat with custom UI ; Quad-core...

Phones and tablets are converging - phones are already in the 5.5-6 inch range and 7-8 inch tablets are more popular than their 10" siblings. There was some speculation that the 7.9" iPad mini will eclipse the 9.7" iPad Air, but with the underwhelming...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

 

Thin, light, but ultimately overpriced, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an elegant, well-equipped Android tablet that's hard to recommend.

Thin and light. Fast performance. Waterproof.

Overpriced. Relatively weak Wi-Fi performance.

Camera and Conclusions Like most tablet cameras, the 8.1-megapixel rear-facing sensor takes respectable shots in well-lit scenarios, but starts to falter under harsh indoor light and low light. Overall performance is similar to the Tab S, though I'd...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

Sony has a whole raft of devices to excite you that all sit under the Xperia Z3 series banner. There's the flagship 5.2-inch Z3 smartphone , the 4.6-inch Z3 Compact and now the 8-inch Z3 Tablet Compact. An 8-inch device is a first for Sony and will...

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact stuffs a heap of power and a good display into an extremely slim, waterproof body. While its ability to act as a screen for a PlayStation 4 can be shaky at times, it's a novel feature not found on other Android tablets.

Sony has filled the interface up with so much pre-loaded software that it looks cluttered before you've even downloaded your first app. Opting for a higher resolution display would help it compete against many of its rivals.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's wealth of power, its skinny, waterproof body and decent screen make it a good option to consider if you're after a portable tablet. Although its screen resolution doesn't put it over its competitors, its ability to...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review

 

Model child. Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has an 8-inch display that captivates with its high contrast and high resolution. A fast SoC in combination with Android 4.4 results in a great system performance and the battery runtimes are excellent. It...

Excellent battery runtimes, Thin design, Sophisticated materials, Powerful SoC, Waterproof and dust-resistant, MHL 3.0, Expandable storage, LTE Cat. 4, Article information not printed onto the case, Decent color space coverage, Bright and high-contrast...

but the colors could be more accurate, No USB 3.0, Videos cannot be recorded in Ultra HD, Weak microphone, No Infrared, No support for App2SD

Sony has created a really convincing device with the Xperia Z3 Compact. Only the case stability and the color accuracy of the panel are small issues. The latter is otherwise one of the best screens in this price range. Brightness, pixel density and...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

 

Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact : Sony Mobile introduces the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - a tablet that re-defines lightness, re-invents entertainment and re-imagines power. The culmination of years of Sony engineering have resulted in a tablet where might...

Capture all your special moments with an 8.1MP camera and innovative new Xperia camera apps. With Exmor RS for mobile you can capture stunning images even in low light conditions and the 2.2MP front-facing HD chat camera is ideal for video calls with...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Outstanding multimedia experience at a price

 

Matthew loves using his Xperia Z3 smartphone and took the companion tablet for a spin the last few weeks. High end Sony design elements are present, but it will cost you.

Design and build quality ; Display ; No crapware

Hard to hold without inadvertent screen touches ; Camera not easy to use ; KitKat, not Lollipop

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an excellent Android tablet, but is likely priced $80 to $100 too high for mass consumer sales. The audio and video experience is excellent, it was a joy to carry such a light tablet, and it has just about...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

Sony's Z3 Tablet Compact is a stunningly beautiful and powerful device. It's super-slim, super-lightweight and just generally super-everything. It's expensive for an 8 inch tablet, but it's built to last.

One look at the price (around £300 for the basic 16GB Wi-Fi only model) will tell you that this is a premium tablet. But then again, one look at the tablet itself will tell you that. It's a beautiful device - at least as nice as Apple's iPad Mini 3 -...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE: An 8-inch tablet better than the iPad Mini and Tab S? We think so

 

Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is the company's first foray into the 8-inch tablet category. It boasts a razer-thin design that is completely dust and waterproof, while still packing a punch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Full HD display...

Sleek, slim and light build ; Fully waterproof and dustproof ; Great battery life ; Decent audio from stereo speakers ; Works as second screen for Playstation 4

Screen resolution not as high as rivals ; Poor camera performance

If you're in the market for a high-end 8-inch Android tablet, right now, you should only be considering two choices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Between the two, the Tab S 8.4 has a slightly larger, higher...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Daniel Bader (mobilesyrup.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

 

There are big tablets and small tablets, expensive ones and cheap ones, Android ones and other ones. There are useful tablets and frustrating tablets, recommendable ones and heinous ones. Ultimately, though, there are good tablets and there are bad...

Dec, 2014

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