Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Philippines Price Php 31,990, Release Date, Complete Specs, In the Flesh

Measuring only 6.4 millimeters at its thickest point and weighing just 270 grams, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact could very well be the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world today.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

This elegant and powerhouse slate was formally introduced to tech bloggers and the local media in the Philippines yesterday - October 14, 2014 - via an exclusive event held at Century City Mall in Makati City.

Mark Milan Macanas, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
I got to play with the device at the exhibit and got thoroughly impressed not just by the very smooth gaming and overall touch experience that it gave me but also by how physically attractive it is.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Here's how Sony describes the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's luxurious build and construction: "Created using the highest quality materials, its clean lines and uniquely designed power button capture Sony’s exquisite attention to detail. Stainless steel corners, an ultra slim rounded frame and a tempered glass front give an elegant and durable finish. Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is available in either white or black to ensure a classic finish."

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

And what's more amazing is that Sony’s passion for perfection takes the design of this compact tablet even further – adding market-leading waterproofing to beauty. The IP65/68 rating means you won’t ever have to worry about water or dust getting in the way of performance. Take your tablet poolside, find your way in the rain, and keep scrolling through your recipe next to the kitchen sink. Wet conditions are no problem, and other compact tablets are officially blown out of the water.

Specs-wise, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact flaunts an 8-inch Full HD Triluminos Display with X-Reality for mobile that automatically enhances the quality of photos and videos when viewed on the phone, an 8.1 MegaPixel autofocus camera with Exmor RS sensor but sans LED flash, a 2.2 MegaPixel front cam for selfies, Dual Full HD 1080p 30fps video recorders, LTE connectivity support, and a non-Removable Li-Ion 4,500 mAh battery pack.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Under the hood, the slate runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat skinned by the Japanese company's very own Xperia UI with a Quad Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330 based Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset, handles multitasking with 3 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of internal storage that you can easily beef up using the phone's microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Now, for those who are wondering: Yes, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has mobile phone functionality as it lets you make and receive phone calls as well as send and receive text messages. So it's practically two devices in one: A full-fledged tablet and a smartphone.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact dons an official SRP of Php 31,990 but I heard you can get it for less if you make a straight cash purchase at any Sony Store nationwide. The device was formally announced in the country yesterday but according to Sony Mobile Philippines, we shouldn't expect to see it in store shelves until mid-November 2014. Well, I've played with the slate -- and promise you, it's going to be worth the wait.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Type Android Tablet with GSM Phone Functionality
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions and Weight213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm, 270 grams
Available Colors Black, White
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Xperia UI
Display 8.0 inches (~283 ppi pixel density), 1200 x 1920 pixels, Triluminos TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 10-point multi-touch, Shatterproof glass
Processor Quad Core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 128 GB
Camera Main: 8.1 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, no flash
Front: 2.2 MegaPixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30fps for both cameras
Audio and Video Playback Xvid, MP4, H.263, H.264, MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB v2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G HSPA+, LTE
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Barometer
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,500 mAh battery
Uptime Up to 1,300 Hours of Standby
Up to 23 Hours of Talk Time
Up to 17 Hours of Music Play
Announcement Philippines: October 14 2014
Availability Philippines: November 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 31,990

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