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

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

With smartphone diagonals continuingto soar to ever greater heights, we may soon have to calibrate ourunderstanding of what exactly classifies as a phablet, and what setsit apart from a smaller tablet. This is particularly valid withSony's 6.44-inch device, the Xperia Z Ultra, but it's far from theonly contender in the category of mega phablets. Samsung'sGalaxy Mega 6.3 measures in at just as impressive 6.3-inches, whileHuawei'sAscend Mate is sporting a more “frugal” 6.1-inch diagonal.



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



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




source: RingHKvia XPERIA Blog

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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh

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111 Comments

1. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Sony , you are drunk go home.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You seem insecure about the attention the ZUltra is getting.

10. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

lol , ok.

14. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

20. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

29. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

61. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

hahah you have seen the Note 3 have you?

73. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 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

78. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 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

30. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

31. lee480 unregistered

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

60. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

79. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

80. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Not even.

92. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 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!!

62. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

47. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

note 3 =another piece of cheap plastic

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

63. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

ABDULGHAFOOR= another pointless troll...

70. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 3 ==>> Sony Ultra + LG G2 + Sony Honami Trust me Note 3 will kick your a$$

74. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Don't be so sure

84. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

85. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

95. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

no...

96. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

109. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i can only think of dirty jokes at this point.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why? Because you have sissy hands?

5. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Ever heard of Bluetooth headset?

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