If a larger phone intrigues you, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be right up your alley. It’s the biggest on the market at 6.44”, and looks stellar. It’s Sony, so you know the quality is top notch, but the other great part is that Sony seems to have some humility about the situation.
The device is simply too large for traditional one-handed interaction, so Sony has a few tricks up their sleeve. A keyboard that slides to one side of the screen, and a bluetooth device meant to take calls and view text messages. There is also a stylus, and the tactile reaction to it looks just as good (maybe better) than the Note 2 from Samsung.
Check out the video below, and decide for yourself. It may be huge for a phone, but we think Sony has taken the right steps to make a device that large your daily driver. What do you think?
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I’m on your back SONY, just go kick Sammy butt now!
I was waiting for this phone but now it looks like it’s way to big for my needs
unless youre shaqille o neal this phone looks monstrous
Yea I get that, so happy im 6.4.
I find the concept of the Bluetooth pod quite interesting. A convincing crossover device.
WOW….nicer look than the Galaxy Note.
Yay! Buying one on launch foresure. Gonna throw my Note 2 in a bon fire.
Dang. This is really good something revolutionary that other companies will be surprised. Sony wins this battle with the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Crap, this looks amazing, I’d really love to drop Samsung, especially for Sony with their recent support of the dev community, but I’m really concerned about what kind of battery life this is gonna get.
Someone is going to come out with a case with an extra battery built in no doubt. I know that will add to the bulk but I absolutely need a case on my devices anyway.
woow, sexy phone, Nice done Sony
Sony is back on the game
once you go more than 6″ youll never go back
Let’s hope will make the next nexus
How are u gonna carry this in a club. This is too big with thick bezel. + a bluetooth headset this is too much to carry around. And when the phone rings u first have to check the phone and answer with ur bluetooth headset. I still prefer the normal phone that rings and simply put it in your ear.
Headset has caller ID. And because you have little princess hands and wear tight Sergio Valente jeans while you are dancing up a storm at your imaginary club, then you are correct, this phone is probably not for you.
I like the bluetooth device for taking calls. I wish my Nexus 7 had something that could slide out for talking on the phone.
Also, I think Sony is going to dominate…eventually. They might end up tied with Samsung, but they are a global powerhouse and I think they are ready to grab their fair share of the Android smartphone market. I say bring it on. I hope to get my first Sony phone in the next 6-8 months. I predict in three years these will be the top OEMs in this order: Samsung, Sony, Toyota (yes, I really sad that), ZTE, Boeing, Huawei, Motorola, HTC, Dell, etc.
Always I see Xperia Ultra Z ads, I get excited! and then remember it has not led flash for taking pictures and think again: ok, I have to wait for Note 3! (I’m a Note 2 owner)
Then you remember that Samsung wussied out and went with the conservative 5.7″ screen. Then its back to the XZU as Sony is the only company with the balls to innovate and try something new. While it’s not a device without compromises, it’ll be the phone with the largest 1080p screen for 2013 and well into 2014 at least. (I’m also a Note 2 owner)