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 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

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  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 6.4 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0 inches 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop


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