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

0. phoneArena 08 Aug 2013, 09:45 posted on

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...

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:47 39

1. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Sony , you are drunk go home.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:50 41

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1411; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


You seem insecure about the attention the ZUltra is getting.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:05 4

10. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


lol , ok.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:15 16

14. sid07desai (Posts: 262; 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, 10:35 14

20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1411; 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, 10:48 11

29. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5577; 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, 14:33 6

61. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahah you have seen the Note 3 have you?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:25 3

73. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 May 2013)


And hes not even talking to you right??
And if you really want a SMARTphone, only galaxies and Moto X are the right phones out there.. Accept it or not

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:20 4

78. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


i appreciate this comment, i am so tired of hearing samsung this and samsung that...forget that cheap plastic crap of a phone with so much samsung bloat you have no memory left to store what matters to you in a phone, so many gimmicks. im buying this phone, to hell with a note 3. Matter of fact, how about this, we meet up ill take my xperia ZU out of my pocket in public and you take out your note 3, see how many compliments we will get. Just one touch of the ZU and you will lose that battle every time

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:48 10

30. buccob (Posts: 1494; 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: 176; 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, 14:28 9

60. whysoserious (Posts: 316; 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, 17:21 2

79. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Once Sony have an all 4 major release on carriers like samsung then your lil comment will be mute.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:56 2

80. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Not even.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:16 2

92. pyradark (Posts: 776; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


As far as i remember, S4 is an epic fail this year!! Globally ex sammy user are shifting to xperia z due to its no Wow effect and cheap plastic build up!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:34 7

62. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:58 15

47. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 84; Member since: 04 May 2012)


note 3 =another piece of cheap plastic

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 13:19 8

55. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8717; 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, 14:35 8

63. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


ABDULGHAFOOR= another pointless troll...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:55 6

70. AnTuTu (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Note 3 ==>> Sony Ultra + LG G2 + Sony Honami

Trust me Note 3 will kick your a$$

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:25 4

74. Kishin (Posts: 621; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Don't be so sure

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 18:41 1

84. AnTuTu (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


'Don't be so sure' come on mate even you know that on 4th of September you will see another beast after S4.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:11 4

85. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Haha...
Note 3 is just oversized S4 with Wacom stylus, OIS, and more powerful chipset. Even G2 is more interesting than Note 3.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:44 1

95. maccess (Posts: 629; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


no...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:47

96. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2435; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I would say that that makes for a pretty awesome phone.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 12:23

109. james004 (Posts: 478; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i can only think of dirty jokes at this point.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:53 10

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Why? Because you have sissy hands?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:57 12

5. Mittal (Posts: 429; 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 (Posts: 5577; 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: 1411; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Ever heard of Bluetooth headset?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:37 9

23. Mittal (Posts: 429; 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: 1411; 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, 12:30 4

49. Mittal (Posts: 429; 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: 3013; 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, 14:36 2

64. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:55 1

69. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1411; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


That is not a "phone".

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:07 10

13. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; 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, 11:00 12

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:05 8

33. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree! :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:37 3

65. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1629; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


its a black slab.....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:06 2

77. akki20892 (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Waat aar yu taaking abaat. Go waas yor fec farst.

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, 11:06 13

34. xpr3ss10n (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I laugh everytime i see a nokia or a wp

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:47

53. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:49 9

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Wtf, nexus 7 on Pocket?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:18 1

87. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


how big is that pocket. o.o

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:01 9

6. anleoflippy (Posts: 300; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I've used the Z Ultra for 2 days from a friend of mine and it pretty good for someone who don't want a separate tablet. And yes, the display is just gorgeous to look and viewing angles has been fixed. Looking at the Z Ultra from a picture or video does not justify the beauty of the screen. And yeah, you can use almost anything as a stylus.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:05 9

9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I have the original Nexus7 and thats how similar they are in size??? DAMN!!!! Even a guy like me (6'7" 240lbs) wouldnt have a phone that big. Thats doing too much BUT if enough people buy the Z Ultra, the Nexus7 is in trouble because it doesnt have phone support unless you add an app for it

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:06 4

11. jove39 (Posts: 1308; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Giant phablet...sounds good :)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:12 4

35. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Ghablet.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:17 1

37. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


or Gblet.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:51 1

54. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Phiant sounds better XD

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:06 1

12. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Sony,just gimme the damn updates,i'll buy your device.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:52 1

91. luffybill (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


what updates? z ultra already receive update shortly after launch

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:18 3

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1136; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


The screen looks great.
great job Sony

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:20 4

17. Scarambay (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


The only two things about Nexus 7 which are better than Xperia Z Ultra are faster updates and the price. Sony is already working hard to push the updates quicker than they used to, so hopefully it won't be a big deal. For the premium price, you get an absolutely stunning display, stylish overall design and UI, dust and water resistance, higher pocketability and last but not least, better hardware (CPU and GPU).

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:40 9

25. Mittal (Posts: 429; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i dont think SONY displays are 'stunning' these days
relatively washed out colours... poor viewing angles ( u might prefer a device with poor viewing angles, but im sure thats not why SONY put it there)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:47 3

28. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1411; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


not for long.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:58 4

46. luigi0824 (Posts: 44; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


its triluminous

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