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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611 / SGP612)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1414 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the touch screen. Some have doubts 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 94/100 = 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. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the price. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity.

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)

Dec, 2018

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.

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

Dec, 2018

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 : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (Unlocked)

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the only high-end, smaller Android phone available in the U.S., but it's not without its flaws.

Beautifully built. Waterproof. Extremely powerful for a small phone. Fast.

Very heavy Android skin. Camera has several issues. Annoying charging port door.

America needs the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Smaller doesn't have to mean cheaper. If you want a super-phone that fits easily in one hand, you absolutely must take a look at this device.

Nov, 2014

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 4500
Battery life (max):15
Battery performance:2600 / 4500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12 / 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 / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 8.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR:0.897
Body SAR (Canada):1.098
Body SAR (EU):0.897
Body SAR (USA):1.098
Certification:IPX5, IPX8
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR:0.687
Head SAR (Canada):0.947
Head SAR (EU):0.687
Head SAR (USA):0.947
SAR головы (Канада):0.947

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Vandal-proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Waterproof / Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:4.6 / 8
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS / TFT / TFT/IPS
Display Type:IPS / TFT
LED backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Reading mode:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Graphics

Graphics:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Media Formats

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
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP
Video compression formats:3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,AVI,H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MPEG4,VP6,VP8,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,AVI,MP4,WEBM,XVID

Memory

Internal memory:3
Maximum internal memory:3

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G:Y
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:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 LE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: 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 / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):433 / 867
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
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 / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 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
Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,Google+,YouTube
Intel visual technologies: No
Internal RAM:3
IR remote control: No
Miracast:Y
RAM capacity:3
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Total Storage Capacity:16
Waterproof: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / Yes
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: Yes
GLONASS:Y
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):N / Y
Graphics:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video call:Y
Video compression format: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
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

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

Processor

Processor:801 / MSM 8974AC / MSM8974AC
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 Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

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 / 6.0 / Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Platform:Android
SyncML:Y / Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash) / 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
User memory:12

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.252 / 0.339 / 4.88
Height:0.252 / 4.88 / 5 / 8.39
Weight:4.55 / 9.52
Width:2.56 / 4.88 / 8.39