Comparison between:
- Apple iPad 9.7
- Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
- Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPad 9.7Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Apple iPad 9.7Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Model aliasA1823A1954SGP611
SPG612
SPG621
SPG641

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width240 mm
24 cm
0.787 ft
9.449 in
240 mm
24 cm
0.787 ft
9.449 in
213.4 mm
21.34 cm
0.7 ft
8.402 in
Height169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.556 ft
6.673 in
169.5 mm
16.95 cm
0.556 ft
6.673 in
123.6 mm
12.36 cm
0.406 ft
4.866 in
Thickness7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.025 ft
0.295 in
6.4 mm
0.64 cm
0.021 ft
0.252 in
Weight478 g
1.05 lbs
16.86 oz
478 g
1.05 lbs
16.86 oz
270 g
0.6 lbs
9.52 oz
Volume305.1 cm³
18.53 in³
305.1 cm³
18.53 in³
168.81 cm³
10.25 in³
ColorsGray
Silver
Gold
Gray
Gold
Silver
Black
White
Body materialsAluminium alloyAluminium alloyStainless steel
Glass
Plastic
Certification--IP65
IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
-
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz (B29)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iOS 10iOS 11Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A9 APL0898Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Process technology14 nm16 nm28 nm
CPUApple Twister-Krait 400
CPU bits64 bit64 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)--4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)64 KB + 64 KB64 KB + 64 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)3072 KB
3 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
2048 KB
2 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)8192 KB
8 MB
4096 KB
4 MB
-
CPU cores244
CPU frequency1840 MHz2370 MHz2500 MHz
GPUPowerVR GT7600PowerVRQualcomm Adreno 330
GPU cores664
GPU frequency--578 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB2 GB3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4LPDDR3
RAM channels--Double channel
RAM frequency--933 MHz
M9 motion coprocessorM10 motion coprocessor-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
128 GB
32 GB
128 GB
16 GB
32 GB
--eMMC

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types--microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
8 in
203.2 mm
20.32 cm
Width7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
6.78 in
172.31 mm
17.23 cm
Height5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
4.24 in
107.7 mm
10.77 cm
Aspect ratio1.333:1
4:3
1.333:1
4:3
1.6:1
16:10
Resolution2048 x 1536 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density264 ppi
103 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
283 ppi
111 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.86 %71.86 %70.58 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Chemical tempered glass
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display
OGS (One Glass Solution)
Anti-fingerprint coating

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor model--Sony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS
Aperturef/2.4f/2.4f/2.4
Number of lenses55-
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps
Pixel size - 1.12 µm
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model--Sony Exmor R
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSI-
Aperturef/2.2f/2.2f/2.8
Image resolution--1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesFace unlockFace unlock-
1.2 MP
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
1.2 MP
HDR
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid CompatibilityHAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility-

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoYes
--RDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
MiMOMiMO-

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.24.24.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
GATT
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type--Micro USB
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI--Micro USB to HDMI MHL adapter

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
Vorbis

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MPEG-4
VP8
VP9
WebM
WMV
Xvid
M4V

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity8827 mAh8827 mAh4500 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time--19 h
1140 min
0.8 days
2G stand-by time--1100 h
66000 min
45.8 days
3G talk time--23 h
1380 min
1 days
3G stand-by time--1300 h
78000 min
54.2 days
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable
32.4 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
32.4 Wh
Battery life - up to 10 h
-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Body SAR (EU)0.99 W/kg0.99 W/kg0.838 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.18 W/kg1.18 W/kg1.423 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-Apple PencilSGP611; SPG612 - Wi-Fi only
 Apple iPad 9.7Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact