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!