Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Test – A tablet with WOW effect

Sony has already introduced this year some hot smartphones and tablets. Above all, the Xperia Z3 series made a very positive effect in our tests. The newest member of the Xperia Z3 series is the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact &# 8211; a rather long name for such a compact tablet. The competition is tough: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (comparison), Apple iPad Mini 3, Lenovo ThinkPad 8 (Test), HTC Nexus 9, Nvidia Shield Tablet and More. But Sony is quite brave and sets a starting price of around € 379 for the entry-level version with 16GB Memory &# 8211; LTE version costs 479 € with 16GB memory. But is the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact worth the price and it can keep up with the competition? We are you in this detailed Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Test demonstrate:

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Software: Android 4.4.4 with Sony UI

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hardware

The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has dimensions of 213,3mm x 123,6mm x 6.4mm and weighs 270g. Now, these are numbers that may not say much one without comparison first, but to put it differently &# 8211; it's damn light and thin. While it's not the thinnest tablet in the world but yet extremely slim and especially easy. With the 8-inch display and the thin frame of the display, the tablet is very compact and can be wonderfully in one hand.

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The design is very simple. On the back, there is a matte plastic surface that feels very good and solid acting. If you have the black version, the surface is also slightly rubberized what you probably have to do without because of the sensitivity to dirt in the white version. All too tragic this is not limited, the well so the Z3 Tablet Compact feels in the test well received. The frame of the Z3 Tablet Compact consists of a slightly rounded plastic in &# 8220; Aluminum&# 8221; Look. That this is not a real metal, but had no negative impact in our tests.

From the build quality Sony can here also open to be desired. There is no gap differences and no creaking on our test model. Also, the housing is not easy to press, despite the thin design.

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The major ports are under covers on the left and on the bottom. This can only guess as good and the Z3 Tablet Compact is IP65 and IP68 certified, i.e. waterproof up to 1.5m for max. 30min and dust resistant. Thus, the tablet is not only very compact, but can also withstand the occasional dive in the bath or on the lake.

Connections there for barely. On the left side we find the magnetic dock connector, with which one could load the tablet without opening the covers &# 8211; However, it must be purchased (about 15 € on Amazon *) has its own charging adapter. Just below is located on the underside of the microSD, and unless you have the LTE version, the Nano SIM card slot. On the bottom you will find another small cover on the left. Under this there is the micro-USB port. About this the tablet can be charged or connected to the PC. If you like, even a USB stick can connect an adapter (OTG support) or even the tablet via a MHL cable to an external monitor / TV connect. Otherwise you will find on the right side an audio port that comes with no cover, despite IP 65/68 certification. In addition, the Z3 Tablet Compact with the appropriate (optional) Sony headphones and Active Noise Canceling supported. Under the audio connection you will find the stand-by and volume button. Both are firmly seated in the housing and have a good pressure point. On the front should be next to the camera above the display not forget the messaging building LED that informs a missed call, Whats App messages, or otherwise.

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Wireless support is available Wifi a / b / g / n and even ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, GPS and optional LTE. We had the compounds (LTE) no problems in our tests. In the LTE variant you have to lead the way calls over the Z3 Tablet Compact. Since in our Z3 Tablet Compact test, the opportunity came up, we have the Z3 Tablet Compact as a primary &Smartphone; # 8220&# 8221; used. Well as you can but make phone calls? Select simply goes over the Dialer app for calls can be the tablet but do not put your ear, but must use speakers or simply a headset. The voice quality was good despite the speakerphone. If you want to make calls more private, then I recommend but a headset or just a normal smartphone.

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Who wonders where now are the speakers may look forward. Sony has managed to build in this despite the thin design on the front top and bottom of the display. This results in a very good sound experience. The quality of the speakers is in fact also good. They support a high volume and a clear sound. One can not speak of here BoomSound speakers, but they are very good.

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On the front Sony installed a 2 megapixel camera and on the back an 8 megapixel camera. Both can record videos with full HD. In good lighting conditions can get quite usable images from the camera rückwertigen, where they get worse in low light conditions quickly. Here, the support is missing from a LED flash &# 8211; but only if you want to take pictures with the tablet really.

Display of the Z3 Tablet Compact

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In the Z3 Tablet Compact test also TRILUMINOS display we liked. This is 8 inches tall and dissolves with 1920 x 1200 pixels. So it is very sharp and even small text is well represented on the display.

As a panel IPS display is used. While Sony is back on a few software tricks such as X-Reality for Mobile. In addition, you will find in the settings a &# 8220; Superlendigen mode&# 8221; thus most striking colors are more pronounced. Colors are very satisfied, but not overly tired like a sAMOLED display. Also, the white balance we liked it and can be adjusted if desired even directly by the user in the settings.

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While we were not impressed at IFA by the brightness of the display so we can breathe easy now in the final product, because here a lot has changed. The display is bright enough so you can read the content of the display outdoors without problems. Only by viewing angles we were not convinced 100 percent. Here the display in the Z3 Tablet Compact test looks a bit darker when you tip it aside. However, this is complain at the highest level &# 8211; However, what is in terms of the high price also allowed.

Those who wish can under the settings and the function &# 8220; Tap to wake&# 8221; adjust, so you can wake up the tablet using a simple double-tap. In addition, there is a glove mode in which the touchscreen can be operated even when wearing gloves. In view of the upcoming winter this can be practical.

The touch screen responds very well and recognizes all inputs &# 8211; from time to time but also a few more than intended. It can happen namely that the finger is detected when you hold the tablet at the thin frame of the display.

performance

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The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is now the X-device, that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB sets. Some may wonder why you can not equate 805 processor to the QSD. Who has the Z3 Tablet Compact used even know why &# 8211; because it is simply not necessary.

The Z3 Tablet Compact is definitely one of the fastest Android tablets that we had in our tablet test. Our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (yes another device class) with the QSD 805 processor and also the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (test) beats it with ease. Even if it is left. In relation to a benchmark equal to or even less behind it, on the performance of the surface it comes in and is very good. Even with high-end games or more complex programs, we must praise the Z3 Tablet Compact. It just works as it should and we are looking forward to the Android 5.0 update that has already been confirmed for the Z3 Tablet Compact.

Thin construction but no Audauer?

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Who believes that the battery life of the Z3 Tablet Compact because of the thin design can not be good, is mistaken. Sony itself indicates the maturity of up to 15h. we have this value not achieved in our test, but still a very good result. With the 4500mAh large battery, the Z3 Tablet Compact held in our battery test on 9,5h with continuous video playback, full screen brightness and connected WLAN by. In normal use, it thus around 2-3 days comes from a battery charge. Using the available Stamina mode, then even longer.

software

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As we have already mentioned earlier, the Z3 Tablet Compact runs just fast. This is due based on Android 4.4.4, especially the rather compact Sony interface.

Although we speak the Z3 Tablet Compact of a tablet, we can no major differences to the surface of Z3 & see Z3 smartphone. Here we would like, for example, a slightly more adjusted menu, at least when using the tablet in landscape mode.

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Otherwise, there is next to some pre-installed apps only the mini-apps that stand out during use. This can easily be used with other apps in small windows.

As we have now come to expect from Sony, there are some pre-installed apps. may be during the file manager with the use of USB drives and Micro SD card handy we face in apps like Sony Select the meaningfulness of the question. While it is nice that Sony wants to show the users a few apps, but you can also just go to the Play Store. In addition, there are also occasional advertising / information about sweepstakes from Sony in the notification bar.

However, a function should not go unnoticed &# 8211; PS4 Remote Play. With the special app you can its PlayStation 4 games on the tablet. For this, the devices in the same wireless network must be connected. For the DUALSHOCK 4 controllers there to a suitable (optional *) holder, the tablet can be easily fixed. For those who already own a PlayStation 4 or want to buy a console, this is certainly a nice feature without high additional costs.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Review Conclusion

In the test can convince us the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact finally. It is definitely one of the best high-end tablet with 8 inches. Especially compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 can shine through their excellent battery life, or compared to &# 8220; old&# 8221; iPad Mini 3 by a more compact design and a better display. There are also good speakers, an optional LTE version, a waterproof case and expandable memory. The only confusing the name was a little too long we also like to once confused, but we gladly accept it. The price of 379 € (for Sale) for the 16GB, 429 € for the 32GB version and € 479 for the LTE version with 16GB storage is none If cheap, but you also get a lot for your money.

to shield portable tablet for 299 € (the offer who do not spend quite so much money and still want to have a decent tablet, could **Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Test - A tablet with WOW effect) to grab. There is also a quiz with us shortly. is even more favorable with 199 €, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 (test) is recommended as a very good Android tablet.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactGood88%08/2016Price: 379 €The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is fully convincing in the test. It offers good battery life and a good display.advantages- processing
- design
- Extremely thin & light
- display
- Good battery life
- performance
- waterproof
disadvantage- price


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14.11.2017

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