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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?

Bogdan Petrovan

Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan’s phone is a Nexus 6P.