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Here’s how big the Xperia Z Ultra really is

Fans of large phones look forward to the Xperia Z Ultra, but a comparison between Sony’s device and the new Nexus 7 shows us that we should probably call it a tablet.
August 5, 2013
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Which one’s the phone and which is the tablet?

It’s a bit hard to visualize the size of a device without seeing it in real life, or even better, handling it for a couple of minutes, so I always appreciate comparisons between new devices and popular devices that virtually everyone can use as a reference.

With its 6.4-inch screen, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra pushes the boundaries of what we collectively define as smartphones. Yeah, it makes calls, so you can still claim it’s a phone when you pull it out of your pocket to the awe of your friends. But with just 0.6 inch, or a little over 15 millimeters, separating the Z Ultra from a 7-inch tablet like the Nexus 7 (2013), it’s increasingly hard to think of Sony’s gorgeous piece of electronics as a smartphone.

Without further ado, the folks at, a Chinese gadget site, got their hands on both the Xperia Z Ultra and the Nexus 7 (2013) and made them pose for the camera. Here are a few samples:

So, what is it for you? Do you think of the Xperia Z Ultra as a smartphone or as a tablet?