With no less than 30 devices in their Xperia smartphone range, Sony certainly doesn’t shy away from releasing multitudes of Android devices. However, nothing Sony has released thus far can be likened to the Xperia Z Ultra.
For the first time, the Japanese company has released a phablet, one which truly straddles the line between high-end smartphones and small tablets. A gargantuan 6.4-inch display and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor headline a list of top-end specifications, in a body that’s easily the largest, but also the slimmest that I’ve ever seen.
Left to right: Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Nexus 7 (2013)
The phone is not alone in the large-display market though, going up against a seasoned competitor in the Galaxy Note, with a new version launching in just a few weeks time.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the first phablet the Japanese company has released. A gargantuan 6.4-inch display and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor headline a list of top-end specifications with 2 GB of RAM, in a body that’s very large, but also slim. The Xperia Ultra Z also features 16 GB of internal storage and expandable via microSD. Last but not least, the Z Ultra packs an 8 MP rear-camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II is slimmer and thinner than its predecessor. The Galaxy Note II has a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16 to 64GB of internal storage to handle your daily activities. A microSD slot adds even more memory by providing the option of supporting an additional 64GB of storage.
The Sony Xperia Z is the first water-resistant (IPX5/7) and dust-proof (IP5X) smartphone from Sony, featuring a 5 inch display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad Core with 2 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a MicroSD card slot. It also packs NFC, a 13 MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera with AutoFocus.
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