Sony's first world's lightest waterproof 8 inch tablet "Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact" compared with "iPad mini 3"

10.1 inches of "Xperia Z2 Tablet"And the size of the fabret size"Xperia Z Ultra"Sony released a terminal such as 8 inch size tablet"Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactWe will release. Since we were able to borrow the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which is the world's lightest thin waterproofing just before launch, we have the same 8 "size"IPad mini 3"I compared it.

Xperia (TM) Z3 Tablet Compact | Xperia (TM) Tablet | Sony

This review is Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact White.

The impression that I brought with my hand is that it is light and thin anyway. If you hold it with the hands of an adult male, you will grasp both sides solidly.

Taking it in landscape orientation looks something like this.

First of all check from the front. There is a logo of "SONY" on the upper part of the front display, and a front camera of 2.2 million pixels is mounted on the right side.

Just above the SONY logo ... ...

There is a stereo speaker at the bottom of the display.

If you look closely you can see that the outer frame is more exciting than the front panel.

There is nothing especially on the top of the main body.

The micro USB port on the bottom is capped.

Open the cap with Pakari.

MicroSD / microSDHC / microSDXC slot · Contact terminal for desktop holder is attached on the left side.

On the left side of the main body is the earphone jack, power button, volume control button.

Next is the back.

On the back of the rear is a rear camera with 8.1 million pixels.

In the center there is a logo of SONY ......

At the bottom there is the XPERIA logo.

Because we are using a slightly stiff material with mat on the back, there is nothing to worry about fingerprints.

After checking the appearance thoroughly, compare it with iPad mini 3 which is the same 8-inch class tablet as Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

The measured weight of Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is 268 g.

As the iPad mini 3 is 328 g, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is 60 g lighter than iPad mini 3.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a vertical length of 213.4 mm, slightly longer than iPad mini 3.

However, the horizontal length is 123.6 mm, which is shorter than iPad mini 3.

The thickness of the terminal is slightly thinner in Xperia of about 6.4 mm, which seems to be almost unchanged, but realizes the difference when holding it in hand.

There is almost no difference between the widths of the bezels on the top and side of the display between the two terminals.

Similarly, the bezel at the bottom of the display looks almost unchanged.

The only difference on the front of the main unit is that the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact does not have any physical buttons, whereas the iPad mini 3 has a home button with a Touch ID.

The corners of the iPad mini 3 have no seams, but each corner of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact had a seam.

Also, while iPad mini 3 is not waterproof, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has IPX 5/8 waterproof function. This seems to be quite a big difference.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 · When you actually use Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 3 GB memory, you can see the nursask action. You can see the actual operation from the following movie.

The response of "Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact" looks something like this - YouTube

The operation is comfortable enough enough, but compared to iPad mini 3, I was concerned about the delay and accuracy of typing just a little.

Both Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and iPad mini 3 have a display of about 8 inches, but there is a difference between the screen ratio of 16: 10 and 4: 3. When browsing in portrait orientation, the amount of information that Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can display is rather large.

The amount of information that can be displayed is more for iPad mini 3 if it is landscape.

When viewing the movie with Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with a screen ratio of 16: 10, check the black belt above and below the display.

On the other hand, when playing the same movie on iPad mini 3 with a screen ratio of 4: 3, a black band wider than the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact came out.

There was a difference in not only the screen ratio but also the color shade on the display of both models. The top is Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the bottom is iPad mini 3, but the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is slightly strong impression blue.

The left is the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the right is the iPad mini 3. You can see that Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is brighter than iPad mini 3.

The end is "AnTuTu BenchmarkCompare benchmarks with.

While the overall score of Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is "41259" ......

IPad mini 3 was "37349".

Please note that Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is scheduled to be on sale from 7th November 2014, with 16GB excluding tax of 43,500 yen and 32GB of 49,500 yen.

Xperia (TM) Z3 Tablet Compact | Sony's official mail order site Sony Store (Sony Store)

This time I looked only at the exterior and response etc, but Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has many functions and it is planned to post reviews using those functions over a week, so I'm looking forward to that as well Please stay.

in Review,   Mobile,   Hardware,   Video, Posted by darkhorse_log