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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 posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:45

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, 19:44

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

well nobody asking you anyway

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:51

98. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

well nobody ask your opinion anyway..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:21

48. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

This is a nice phone, i liked the Xperia Z :)


posted on 08 Aug 2013, 14:13 1

59. imkyle (Posts: 1087; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

5.5 seems to be a sweet spot. Instead of making everything bigger let's try adding new features or new designs. 6.44 is insane to me. My Nexus 7 is great for a tablet but for a phone is just silly.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:39 1

68. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Hm....no flash in both 2013 devices? Didnt get that one.....

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:00 2

71. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Z Ultra too ugly and big as a phone. Same boring design. I don't why everyone likes Sony that much when the phones that they make are just bad.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:34

76. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Z ultra is The best phone there is today and the other thing its square design.
Sony is Cool.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 18:01 1

81. HouTexan (Posts: 446; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

That is NOT a phone.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:45

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

have ability to make a call it's called PHONE

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 06:41

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

Yeah same boring design, because for you Xperia X10, Arc, S, T, ZL, Z just look the same.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:14

86. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

I aint gonna hate... sony xperia ultra Z is a sexy phone....if it was availabe here in US, ill be all over it

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:22

93. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Well beat its premium build up on its sexiness 6.5mm thick and water resistant first !! Sammy note 3!!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 23:07

101. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

I hate it when people judge a device just by looking at pictures or videos from the internet.

OMG new device from "manufacture x" this will suck so bad loool bad outdated specs bad viewing angles no one wants this omg failure HERP DERP #failure

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 23:23 1

102. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

So many samsung trolls on here, such a big sign of jealousy when you come onto another brands forum and all you do is spout lies. Lets not.forget the Galaxy S4 has been an utter fail. I can see why, Ive had a look at it and held it in my hands, it's such an embarrassing piece of plastic junk, you just can't tell it's a phone. I feel sorry for all these people who are utter Samsung die hards. By the way the Note 3 is already deemed to be a fail, it's going to be an S4 lookalike, complete yuk.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 23:31 1

103. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Why S4 is a complete fail, plastic junk, poor camera, phone exploding in people's faces, overhaeting issues and burning people's hands. Camera not working at all, unable to download any apps, updates taking more than 5 hours, not booting up at all, people having to accept a repair job when it's still under warranty. More people are leaving Samsung for Sony, please google it, Samsung are an utter fail please accept the truth and move on. When their Televisions also burn out after 1 year then you know there is something wrong with this company.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 03:30

104. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Galaxy Mega 6.3 is better than Z Ultra.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 08:01

106. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Drop it!! Z ultra survive while your plastic is in the trash!! Hahaha

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:31

107. GamePlayer (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

To be honest, in these two phones the Sony Xperia ZU is better.

Design-wise, it looks better. It is also much thinner than Nexus 7. Nexus 7's top side, bottom side and bezels are much bigger, and Xperia ZU has smaller bezels and top/bottom. It has a better camera, and a snapdragon 800 processor.

But, ofcourse, Xperia ZU will probably be more expensive. Nexus 7, on the other hand, has a bigger display, better price and value-for-money ratio, bigger battery, better screen quality.

Xperia ZU's screen does'nt look that nice unfortunately, so the Nexus 7 also has a better screen. If you are wondering why i put this comment, it's cause i am bored right now. If i missed something please tell me and tell me your opinions if you have to(without being a fanboy that is.) :)

If you don't count the prize, Xperia ZU is better if you can just ignore the poor screen(or is it just the wallpaper? Dunno.)

Overall, Nexus 7 is the winner if it is price around 200-250$ here in Pakistan. People were saying good things about LG google nexus 4 and that it's price is 300$ but in here its around 400$ for the 16 GB version. Not that i'm thinking of buying it though, don't have the money for it :/

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 10:37

108. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

Rather get a Galaxy Mega 6.3 if i need a big phablet

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 15:02

110. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Haha good luck with the round phone and have fun with the lower specks
Sony Z ultra has no competition yet.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 15:03

111. Daniel_88 (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)

Way too big to be a phone, definately a small tablet for me, would look ridiculous making calls on it in public imo. Not a bad tablet though.

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