I´ve been using this tablet for a year now and kinda satisfied with it. The only negatives: the software. I hate sony´s philosophy to put a ton of bloatware into the op. system. Weak camera. The wifi hotspot disconnects sometimes. I think that the lollipop, just like the operating system is a worthless, disgusting something, so the tab is still on 4.4.4 together with my nexus 5. Despite the numbers, I found faster and smoother my nexus 7/2 tab. It surprised me first, but there are still enough power for everyday use in this sony unit. And still water resistant. I sold my original xperia z, because of the problems, but this one looks very durable. Nice, clean design. I´d say, I give 8/10 for this tablet overall.
As I've mentioned before my tablet is already on lollipop 5.1.1 and I've never had a problem. You need to download the update using either your PC or laptop, do not download it over the air as this always causes problems.
Mine was already on Lollipop 5.1.1 when I purchased mine last month, no problems whatsoever, works smoothly and very quick. Not sure why other people are having problems after updating to lollipop.
mag c, 12 Jan 2016Just bought yesterday. Installed android version is kitkat now i have lollipop notification. S... moreAfter updating to Lollipop, screen of my tab Z3 compact don't fixing manually in landscape mode - only portrait, automatic or stupid "smart rotate" in choice. This problem makes difficult to the work of the office documents and other multitask options in outdoor conditions.
Kad, 11 Jan 20163 still blocks their phone sim cards from being used in this machine. Gitsthanks, I shall have to go for some other network, shame really as I have 3 on my Z Ultra and it's great.
mag c, 12 Jan 2016Just bought yesterday. Installed android version is kitkat now i have lollipop notification. S... morebattery is worst on lollipop but not terrible! everything else is much better and you should go ahead with update because marshmallow is coming soon also.
Just bought yesterday. Installed android version is kitkat now i have lollipop notification. Should i go for lollipop? After updating how about,
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I plan to buy a new tablet. Is this tablet OK? Please anyone could tell me about good and bad things about this tablet. Can I play 3D game in this tablet? What is the best tablet out of Samsung galaxy tab 4 . 4G LTE and Sony xperia z3 compact tab?
Can anyone please tell me if the 3 phone sims are still being banned from being used in tablets ? because I know they were back in 2012, but not sure if this is still the case.
I have both the 6.4" Z Ultra and this Z3 Tablet Compact and I have to say that the Z Ultra looks and feels more premium because they've kept all the premium materials whereas with the Z3 Tablet Compact they have removed the gorgeous glass from the back and it just doesn't feel or look the same. It's a shame really as it's still a great tablet, probably the best tablet on the market. Still has the brilliant front glass display and power button and overall it performs just as good as the Z Ultra due to the upgraded chip which is the 801 compared to the 800 in the Ultra. It's the perfect size for watching movies or using it in the car as a sat nav. Also the mdel I have is the SGP621 which can be used as a phone and is 4G ready so I might get a nano sim at some stage and see what it's like being used as a phone.
The battery extremely strong, stereo speakers is very loud, so you also can hear the phone by switch on the output speaker, very enjoy!
mag c, 17 Dec 2015Im gonna buy a tablet. This is the tablet i found with most positive reviews but one thing is ... moreIt is still worth to buy. I have ipad mini 4, samsung galaxy tab s2 8" and xperia Z3 tablet compact. I can say that the display colour of xperia z3 tablet compact is the most natural and realistic of the three. The colour is very refreshing. You need to disable auto brightness and adjust the brightness by yourself. Samsung Galaxy tab s2 amoled display is too artificial and unnatural and the white is very very yellow. Ipad mini 4 is also a bit yellow in white colour. It also can't give me the refreshing feeling like Sony. The most detailed display is ipad mini 4 because of its highest ppi. However z3 tablet compact is also very very good, actually it is not so a great difference. In terms of speed, z3 tablet compact can still match the other two newer models. Web browsing is very very smooth and fast and actually is the same as the other two. I don't play games with tablet so I don't know about which has the best gamibg performance. However, if you just use the tablet for web browsing and some multi media consumption, you must be satisfied with sony if you can stick to Kikat 4.4.4. with this tablet.
mag c, 17 Dec 2015Im gonna buy a tablet. This is the tablet i found with most positive reviews but one thing is ... moreWell, actually it's just a little over one year old so its not that old. And its lighter than the iPad mini 3 by about 50 g and lighter than the iPad mini 4 by about 20 g. You'll probably get better deals on it too because its last year's model.