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A giant phablet or a small tablet? The Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets sized up against the 2013 Nexus 7

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A giant phablet or a small tablet? The Sony Xperia Z Ultra gets sized up against the 2013 Nexus 7

With smartphone diagonals continuing to soar to ever greater heights, we may soon have to calibrate our understanding of what exactly classifies as a phablet, and what sets it apart from a smaller tablet. This is particularly valid with Sony's 6.44-inch device, the Xperia Z Ultra, but it's far from the only contender in the category of mega phablets. Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 measures in at just as impressive 6.3-inches, while Huawei's Ascend Mate is sporting a more “frugal” 6.1-inch diagonal.


Unlike the rest of the world, some parts of the globe (like Hong Kong) have already seen the official launch of the Xperia Z Ultra. As such, they've been able to pit the mammoth from Sony with a review unit of the 2013 Nexus 7.


So how close is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra to a tablet? Dangerously close, as the nice folks behind RingHK have demonstrated for us. But don't just take our word for it – make haste and see it for yourself below!



source: RingHK via XPERIA Blog

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:47 39

1. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Sony , you are drunk go home.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:50 41

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


You seem insecure about the attention the ZUltra is getting.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:53 10

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Why? Because you have sissy hands?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:57 12

5. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i wanna see you hold it to your ear ... so funny u will look !

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:01 6

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nah, try the Asus Fonepad and hold it to your ear, you will look even funnier! lol

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:02 17

8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Ever heard of Bluetooth headset?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:05 4

10. alila2 (Posts: 158; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


lol , ok.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:07 10

13. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


This is a tablet, I've handled the Mega 6.3(which is smaller) and that thing is freaking huge. Sony had to one up Samsungs Note 2, a phone too large to be called a phone and they look silly.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:15 16

14. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Its only momentary attention kiddo. Just wait till Sept 4th and I'm sure nobody will even remember the ultra. #Note3FTW

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:20

16. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


What you're forgetting is that this is a comparison between a Small tablet and a huge phablet. Try the same with an ipad, it will look tiny.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:26 1

18. wp8nokia (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


I cant wait to see someone with this phone , I think imma laugh more than when I see a galaxy note 2 , lol lol lol lol

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:35 14

20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


whether it's a momentary or a long term attention, the user shows signs of insecurity. and that product you have named after the hashtag is irrelevant.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:37 9

23. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


well it so happens i have !
but pity if u are having to buy a headset out of compulsion to avoid embarrassment rather than choice..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:43 7

27. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2188; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


out of discomfort than embarrassing. these devices aren't primarily used for phone calls, but keep laughing if that makes you feel better.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:48 11

29. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Note 3? Lmao! I'm not gonna queue at the Samsung store just for trying the Note 3.
I want a true smartphone and that's the Sony Honami or the LG G2.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:48 10

30. buccob (Posts: 2613; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


You are correct, by that time the Honami will get all the attention

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:50 8

31. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Of course. September, and Honami will steal the show. Note 3 becames a failure! Good job Sony.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:00 12

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Damn, Xperia Z Ultra looks really gorgeous.......!!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:05 8

33. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree! :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:06 13

34. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 58; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I laugh everytime i see a nokia or a wp

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:58 15

47. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


note 3 =another piece of cheap plastic

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:30 4

49. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


u got a point there .. but the Ultra can definitely NOT bank on volumes
Might make sense for women who will stuff it in their bags, but only men with Gigantic pockets would think of keeping it there

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:45 6

52. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4192; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I read somewhere that a bluetooth headset might be provided in the box...which is a good thing Sony is about to do.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:47

53. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4192; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Too happy to see people bringing it closer to you, eh?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 13:19 8

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's nice to know so much about a phone before it's released yet alone leaked. I wish I could do that.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:28 9

60. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Let's do a little recap:

Jan 2012 - Xperia S was announced, built hype
May 2012 - Galaxy S3 was announced, Xperia S was forgotten instantly

Jan 2013 - Xperia Z was announced, built hype
March 2013 - S4 was announced, Xperia Z was forgotten

With this trend, I hope this time Honami will live up to your expectations when it gets released.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:33 6

61. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahah you have seen the Note 3 have you?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:34 7

62. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


no......samsung products are always more awaited than sonys sorry thats a fact!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:35 8

63. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


ABDULGHAFOOR= another pointless troll...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:36 2

64. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


so you get a $500 phone to not use it as a phone.....

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