6.44 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra shows up on invitation
The invite states that "Sony Mobile reserves a big surprise for you" (emphasis ours). The question mark is whether Sony can find a U.S. carrier to add the Sony Xperia Z Ultra to its lineup. The competition, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC T6, will both be offered by stateside operators offering subsidized pricing.
And for those wondering how the device can be water resistant with no covering for the headphone jack, take a look at those Motorola DROID RAZR models that come with the water resistant splash guard. These devices are coated using nanotechnology inside a vacuum chamber, and even the electrical circuits and ports are treated. With the improvements that we have seen in treating smartphones to handle water, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will probably be able to withstand a drop into the toilet.
source: XperiaBlog via SlashGear
1. sniper1087 (Posts: 420; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)
ok arent we reaching tablet size now? when will they realize that anything reaching 6 inches is just too big.
3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1414; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
very soon men will have to carry Man-Purses
5. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
People seem to b itch just for the sake of b itching.
If you don't like it don't buy it. I'd rather have the choice of picking up a super large phone than being limited and held back. That's what Android phone manufaturers are about. If you still have momma dressing you let me recommed an iPhone.
12. quyenqchau0813 (Posts: 94; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)
I don't think he's b itching about anything it's just his/her opinion. I personally doesn't like this trend either. Manufacturers are putting all the best specs into their largest phone and that's not good. What if consumers don't want a big phone but good specs only?
I actually think you're the one who is b itching about what you think others are b itching
23. Dr.Phil (Posts: 958; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
If consumers don't want larger phones then they wouldn't buy them. The only reason manufacturers are even offering such devices is because there is a demand for them. As long as there is a high enough demand, manufacturers will pour their resources into that type of product. Samsung first introduced the world to the "phablet" with the Note partially because they had enough funds to be able to take a risk if the product didn't sell well. What happened? The consumers voted in favor of the new product line with their wallets. Now you have manufacturers like LG, HTC, and Sony that have seen the success of phablet devices and are creating their own in the hopes of achieving the same success.
In the end, it's the consumer that decides the success or failure of a product.
35. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
Specs aren't everything. Remember that a larger screen mean more pixels to punch and more screen area to cover. That leads to requiring more CPU, GPU and RAM power to run the device. Although the Ipad 2 has basically the same specs as the iPhone 4, it is a lot more laggy.
21. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I agree with the guy above. If you don't like it, don't buy it.There you go, problem solved.
Some people may like this large screen size. Big people to be exact. Right Shaq? :)
14. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Well, phones getting bigger and tablets getting smaller. We seem to be aproaching "the convergence" :P
17. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
After flexible screens are out we will have phones that turn into tablets
2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 687; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
the galaxy note 2 was hard enough to fit in your jeans, now imagine a 6.4 inch phone with sharp edges, it would feel so uncomfortable especially when u sit down.
7. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
It is not really made for calls but for daily use, offering a lighter than ever ipad mini experience. Are you thinking of putting your ipad mini inside your pocket?
9. Suo.Eno (Posts: 332; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
But w/ that being said though, there's still ample good arguments to be made on the necessity of the extra .44 inches?
16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 687; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
can ipad mini make phone calls? and the sony xperia Z ultra is a phablet,so it would most likely have the same UI as a phone instead of a tablet, meaning its more intended to be used as a phone than a tablet.
This phone is meant to compete with the galaxy note 3.
31. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
The phone feature is just as a backup. Although I don't quite agree with the 'calling with a pillow' thing, 'phablet' is something you do NOT put inside your pocket. The Xperia phablet is in perfect size so you can balance a device that you don't put inside your pocket but still can phone someone and is not as 'talking in a pillow' as the note 8.0
10. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Maybe of more use to executives who can put it in their jacket pockets and always need to carry around something to jot stuff down.
4. The_Original_Zon (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
I am a huge Sony fanboy. I love the specs and the look, but even I think this phone is just too big.
6. ajac09 (Posts: 1375; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
To bad not a bit better camera but still interesting hope this makes samsung think about the specs on the note 3 now.
8. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1379; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
good specs,but i dont think its sand proof..(headphone input) toilet sure will be nice.wonder when honamy comin.
13. Federated (Posts: 255; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Still waiting for the detailed and confirmed specifications of Sony Honami. 6.44 inchess is too big for me.
15. mi55u (unregistered)
wake me up when note 3 release, this thing is boring....
29. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
plastic that will sell more, will be the fastest device out there , with integrated stylus, larger battery, better updates, amazing features (haters call it gimmicks,(jealous)),
I think this is enough, we all know that amazing more durable plastic will beat the Xperia Tablet, (not phablet) way too big and no stylus
18. ianbbaa (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
Last year a made decission to get rid of 4" phone + 7" tablet combo and got a note 1....but as time gone, now i find my note 1 too small so i got a note 8 as well...but again, two devices to use....can not wait to hold this device in my hand and then might fall the decission that one device, 6,44" is best for everything....
20. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
I remember people taking photos in front the mirror with big azz devices..I think it's stupid to call a 6'44" a phone... Ain't enough big foot's on this planet to generate some benefits off this Sony production.
22. FlushGordon (unregistered)
If it's made by SONY...it sure will have a LOT of flaws
24. PunyPoop (Posts: 749; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Well there's always a room for improvement :D
25. kurtdean99 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)
At least it's not plastic like samsung lol
26. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)
i just thrown away 3 samsung phones, they just suck in any possible ways.
33. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
Flaws? My Xperia Z is flawless. No problem can be found anywhere. Samsung? Let's just say all my Samsung products all experienced slight glitches in the first few months and all either went dead or broke within a year. Totally wasted money on that printer. Bad quality and the stuff printed out is totally out of colored. Anyway, that was about a year or two ago. Still sticking with my 6 year old HP printer. 0.5 year old samsung printer epic fail.
27. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
I remember kyocera echo, a 4"(+/-) double display, I really like that concept, if that company push to "iMPROVE/INNOVATE" that device and make it mid to high end league, it may have a good future. Imagining 4+ inch ×2, you got 8+ inch display. .. just me!
30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Why do we still live in a world where they think 16GB of internal memory is enough for flagship superphones now a days?
34. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
Because there is SD card. The only thing that flagships nowadays is that they have cameras with a very good camera sensor. Full HD video (My Z records HD video for about 20 seconds and already 26 MB used) That is actually quite large for a file like that. But it's always a problem of pictures or videos shot in high definition. 13 MP photos belong to 64 GB SD cards. Comfortably using a 8 GB SD card for 3 years or so and it has filled up, containing over 3000 photos and videos. Now upgraded to a 32GB SanDisk Ultra class 10 card. The main reason why I'm not using 64GB is cause it's so expensive and I'm not that kind of movie-download guy. If you really want to see the real memory of the phone (Samsung is a troll here) Xperia Z offers 11.95 GB / 16GB just because the rest is occupied by Android and other UI. Samsung's UI is laggy and an epic troll. Galaxy S 4 Only 9.15 GB / 16GB. Samsung has upgraded its software and said to 'increase the storage space for users to solve the problem' New software rolled out. Result? 9.23GB / 16GB, !!!!????? Downloading All In One toolbox and clearing out all the cache probably gives you much more storage space. If you're thinking that Sony doesn't have enough storage space, just look at the GS4. As for the HTC One, the lack of microSD storage is perfectly understandable. 4MP ultrapixel and still gets the quality of about 10 MP photos, but with slightly less clarity after zooming. This gives way for more storage space for apps and other stuff rather than photos. Although GS4 supports SD cards, Jelly Bean doesn't allow the full transfer of apps (especially mightly large ones) to your SD card. So if you're a gamer probably go for the HTC one. If you're a photographer using phones or just a regular user, go for the Xperia Z. Balance between internal storage and SD card. When you're doing some gaming, (Like me, not a huge gamer) you'll quickly realize how insufficient and great those extra GBs from the Xperia Z to the GS4. Very lucky that I didn't choose GS4.