Specifications and novelties Xperia tablet Z3, the jewel of 8 inch tablets. Powerful, with good design and water resistance. Sony decided to complete its family of tablets, and accompanying the launch of its mobile Xperia star Z3 comes this Z3 Tablet Compact, small but with the power and quality of the larger tablet models. The idea is simple: compete with the Galaxy Tab S, Mini iPad Retina and future Nexus 9.

Powerful and manageable Tablet

So we are facing a tablet 8 inch (1920 x 1200 PX) that stands above all, for its lightness, strength and water resistance. Going for the numbers, weighs just 260 g and is very fine, with 6.4 mm thick. The design with fewer edges and sharp corners I like, and, like all family Z3, is waterproof up to 1.5 m.


The other strength is the power. And it has the best processor for tablets, the Snapdragon 801 (a quad core 2.5 GHz) with no less than 3 GB of RAM. Accompanying 16/32 GB of storage and a 4500 mAh battery that gives up to 15 hours of video. The camera is not usually high on the tablets, but just in case, camera has a rear 8MP and 2.2MP front.

Anyway, what I like about this tablet is “Remote Play” What is it? The ability to connect the tablet to a PS4 controller to continue playing with the console anywhere in the house. Basically, the console makes the game streaming on your wi-fi network to the tablet. The quality of the screen and stereo speakers help.

The Z3 Tablet Compact and competence

And now let’s see, How is against its rivals? Its main competition is the Android Galaxy S Tab 8.4 inch, being both very similar. The Galaxy can outdo the screen by using a Super AMOLED and resolution, but the Xperia has water resistance and dust and is generally lighter, besides costing a few tens of euros less. And this Xperia Tablet Compact is achieved since 379 €, somewhat cheaper than the 399 € the Tab S.

In conclusion, we are off to a good tablet and choose between competing and depends on what you need. Want Fabicacion quality and like yours? Mini iPad Retina. Do you want the most powerful and spectacular display market? Tab Galaxy S. You want something that balances nicely everything and have a PS4? Well, I do not think the Z3 Compact Tablet!