Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on (Video)

“But Sony, you make big tablets!” The Tablet Z, Xperia Z2 Tablet – even old models like the Xperia Tablet S all came in well north of nine inches. Perhaps the Tablet P bucks the trend, but with its weird dual 5.5-inch folding layout, it hardly seems like it should count at all. But now Sony has come to IFA 2014 with an eminently portable tablet, the eight-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Come with us as we go hands-on with the Android slate.

Like its 10.1-inch predecessors, this guy is thin. Measuring-in at just 6.4mm thick, the Z3TC (as the cool kids call it) still boasts a 4500mAh battery. The eight-inch screen manages a better-than-1080p 1920 x 1200 resolution, complete with all of Sony’s TRILUMINOS goodness. Of course, it’s difficult to convey just how nice a display looks when you’re viewing it through your own computer’s monitor, so that’s why we’re on the show floor in Berlin to give you our first-hand impressions.

Throw in a little waterproofing, some compatibility with PlayStation 4 streaming, and you’re looking at a pretty nice little package. Check our the clip below to get caught-up with what we saw.

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!