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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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 cost less, many of which offer higher-resolution screens and more capable cameras.

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Pros
  • Thin and light design
  • Stunning display
  • Fast performance
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Expensive compared to similarly sized flagship tablets
  • Sony's Android skin feels dated
  • Poor camera
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

100
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
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 cost less.
 
80
CNET
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.
 
80
TechRadar
It doesn't offer staggering value, but a very slim, very light waterproof frame and good performance keep this riding high among the most attractive choices for on-the-go tablet fondlers.
 
100
What Hi-Fi
Sony’s Z3 family goes from strength to strength with this tablet, with a superb performance Android can be proud of.
 
70
TrustedReviews
The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is an attractive and powerful Android tablet which comes with some neat exclusive features, but the price could be a sticking point when you consider how many decent low-cost alternatives there are.
 
80
Stuff
As portable as it is powerful, the Z3 Tablet Compact proves Sony tabs can be easy to live with.
 
90
Tech Advisor
It's a great effort from Sony if you're looking for a high-end 8in tablet.

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