As we are still waiting for the Sony Xperia Z3+ smartphone, the recently launched the Xperia Z4 Tablet is stated to be an upgrade of the impressive Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet.

For anyone looking for an efficient tablet other than the iPad versions out there, then the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and the Xperia Z4 Tablet are two of the best variants in the market today.


With a 10.1 inch display Xperia Z4 is way thinner than its previous version of the X2 Tablet. The Wi-Fi model of Xperia Z4 Tablet weighs 392 g while the 4G LTE weighs 396g. The Xperia Z4 is water resistant as well as the headphone and microUSB ports don’t even need a cover to make the device waterproof. Thus you can carry the tablet in the pool-side or even in the bath!

The Xperia Z3 Compact on the other hand is an absolutely thin and lightweight tablet, which feels exactly like holding a phone in hand. The rounded and sleek stainless steel frame looks great. The tablet is available in two color variants – black and white only. The rear plastic cover of Xperia Z3 matches with its predecessor the Xperia Z2 Tablet. Look wise, this might not be that impressive, but it really provides a much better grip. The fiddly flaps of the headphone jack not just provides excellent waterproofing, but also hide everything neatly as well.


The Xperia Z4 Tab consists of a 10.1-inch display and an impressive 2560×1600 screen resolution. The Xperiza Z3 consists of an 8-inch screen Full-HD display and 1920X1200 resolution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor of the Xperia Z4 Tablet is both 64-bit and an octa-core. The device comes with 3GB RAM and a superior microSD card slot. Along with the 32GB storage the additional 128GB provides more space.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tab contains Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and MHL 3.0 along with an optional 4G LTE model. Front facing stereo speakers, high resolution audio, digital noise cancelation, automatic headphone, and more are some of the other features of the tablet.


The Xperia Z4 Tablet comes with an 8.1MP camera using the Sony Exmor RS sensor. It consists of a 5.1MP camera with wide angle lens so that it gives a larger capture. The pretty decent 8.1MP rear facing camera of Z3 Tablet Compact comes with the same Exmor RS sensor. The 2.2MP front camera is certainly the best and the most useful for video calling.

The auto mode in both the phone will assist you to capture 6MP images as well as 8MP Full HD videos.


The Z3 Tablet is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor similar to the previous Xperia Z2 tablet. But the key difference is that it is locked higher at 2.5GHz. The 16GB and 32GB storage of Sony microSD card slot adds up to 128GB. The Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and no IR Blaster enable the device to be turned into a remote.

Even though there are front-facing speakers, at a higher volume the audio does distort badly.


The Xperia Z4 Tablet comes with an Android 5.0 Lollipop – the latest in OS available in the industry at present. The Xperia Z3 has the 4.4.4 KitKat, which we hear will get an update to the Android L.

The Verdict

Sony Xperia Z4 is a stylish and powerful tablet that is absolutely remarkable. The Xperia Z3 on the other hand is a great device for reading, playing or watching on the go.

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