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Xperia Z Ultra Unveiled in UK (And It's Massive)

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

How big is too big for a phone?

Sony introduced us to the Xperia Z back in January and we were seriously impressed. Six months on, the company is upping the ante with a brand new Xperia Z dubbed the Xperia Z Ultra. You know what they say, bigger is always better, right?


With its 5-inch screen and a 1920 x 1080 resolution, the Xperia Z's display is anything but small. However, it seems Sony wasn't content with leaving the phone's panel as is. The Xperia Z Ultra packs a 6.44-inch full-HD Triluminos display and, similar to the Galaxy Note, is actually better described as a phablet as opposed to a smartphone.

Sony unveiled the device in London on Tuesday and is calling it the world's thinnest and largest full HD phone. Display aside, the device measures 6.5mm thick and packs a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on board storage, microSD card support for expansion of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, support for 4G LTE, and a huge 3,000mAh battery. Of course, you couldn't call it an Xperia Z without the feature that created so much buzz at CES. As such, the Xperia Z Ultra is also waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, and is dust resistant, too.

Sony said this week that the Xperia Z Ultra will launch in Q3 but pricing and launch details for individual markets have not yet been divulged. When it does ship, it will do so with Android 4.2 installed.

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    WithoutWeakness , June 26, 2013 11:15 AM
    I own a Note II and I love having a big phone but this is absurd. A 5.5" screen is already pushing the limit of being able to use my phone one-handed. A ~6.5" screen is ridiculous and will most definitely need 2 hands unless you're 7 feet tall and in the NBA.
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    subaru41 , June 26, 2013 11:20 AM
    I really like my Note 2, but I dont think I handle anything bigger. Bring out a 5.5 inch screen and I will buy it Sony.
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    soldier44 , June 26, 2013 2:12 PM
    I have the original Note at 5.3 inches but agree with the other guys that 6.5 is getting ridiculous. Watch the Sony video for this phone on YouTube with the lady holding it walking down the street and almost drops it. It looks way out of place in her tiny hands. I'm a big guy and that phone is too much. But its cool tech.
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    nevilence , June 26, 2013 2:35 PM
    this thing is definately a phablet and not a phone, bet it would be a sexy device either ways though
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    nebun , June 26, 2013 5:34 PM
    3,000mAh battery is not huge by the standards of today.....this is nothing....6000mAh would be nice....considering the size of the phone
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    damian86 , June 26, 2013 6:05 PM
    but this was already been out for days. I had a look at the phone last week at a phones 4u store and the screen was really clear. so this is old news?
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    greghome , June 26, 2013 11:47 PM
    All those people commenting 5 inches is pushing the limit....I feel so secure inside right now :p 
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    tadej petric , June 27, 2013 5:08 AM
    Damn why would anyone need that phone. Too big and probably too expensive. Cell phones are made for calling (Im happy with my nokia (not nuke proof one, but Xpress music)).
    Invest that grand in better computer rather than in phone.

    And toms, fix your comments!
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    nevilence , June 27, 2013 8:20 PM
    but this was already been out for days. I had a look at the phone last week at a phones 4u store and the screen was really clear. so this is old news?

    no one cares if you knew already, i didnt, which makes =D