Getting started with the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review

Sony has been present for a few years in the tablet segment, but the firm has always been content to target a sedentary audience until now. This has just changed and it took advantage of the last IFA to launch the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact . Tablet which was obviously present yesterday at the evening organized by the brand. And yes, we played a lot together, her and me.

If the Z3 Tablet Compact takes the lines of the Z3 and Z3 Compact, it is not made of the same materials. Sony has effectively swapped tempered glass for a matte plastic type coating.

Getting Started With The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

The small Z3 Tablet Compact. Charming, isn't it?

Astonishing? Yes, but it is not necessarily a bad choice since the tablet is suddenly extremely light, and less sensitive to fingerprints. You can therefore slip it into the bottom of a (hand) bag and walk around all day without any problem. Note also that the slate inherits the treatment of high-end Xperia. It is therefore able to resist water and dust.

She has everything a great

Technically speaking, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has an 8-inch screen capable of displaying Full HD 1080p type definition , for a resolution of 1920 × 1080. Triluminos technology is obviously part of it, which will not surprise many people. For the processor, it will be necessary to rely on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz , with 3 GB of RAM behind.

The storage space will vary depending on the model, and it will be around 16 GB or 32 GB. In all cases, it will be possible to expand it through the onboard micro SD card port, which port can accept cards up to 128 GB.

The photo part will be based on an 8.1 million pixel sensor and a 2.2 million pixel front camera. I did not have the opportunity to test them last night. To be honest, the idea didn't even cross my mind. I have never tried to take pictures with a tablet.

Behind, we can also count on a battery of 4500 mAh , for an autonomy estimated at 990 hours of standby, 170 hours of music playback and 15 hours of video playback. I don't have enough hindsight to know if these estimates are correct, but she seems to be holding up well.

On paper, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact does not lack charm, but its greatest asset, ultimately, comes from its platform, and more specifically from Remote Play. By using the appropriate support, it will indeed be possible to hang it on a DualShock 4 and stream in the wake of games from the PlayStation 4. The Z3 and Z3 Compact also offer it, of course, but the rendering is obviously much more interesting on an 8 inch screen.

I admit to having hooked a lot to this tablet. The good news is that I might have it in testing soon, so we'll have a chance to talk about it again very soon if all goes well.

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