Xperia Z Ultra: Somewhere between a Tablet and a Phablet

Aren’t the 5-inches phones large enough for you? Then we simply think that the 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet might be what you are looking for, but we must warn you from the start that the story is a little more complicated than that. Although we have this device in our hands, we have a hard time deciding if we are talking about a real phablet or just a small tablet as long as some aspects don’t make a sense. Have your ever hear about a smartphone or a phablet with no telephony? We can simply say that such a thing is not possible, so we are dealing with a strange Xperia Z Ultra model that can finally be placed somewhere between a tablet and a phablet.

As we have already told you, this version comes with an amazing 6.4-inch 1080p display which actually makes it one of the largest phablets out there. And don’t forget that the display that we are talking about uses Sony’s TRILUMINOS feature and X-Reality for mobile technology, with an OptiContrast panel to reduce reflection, so it is a real pleasure to use it even outdoors.

Xperia Z Ultra Somewhere between a Tablet and a Phablet

Xperia Z Ultra Somewhere between a Tablet and a Phablet

Even more, this screen is considered as being highly responsive and compatible with a stylus pen (unfortunately, sold separately), not to mention that it wouldn’t be too much of a problem if you’d want to take your Xperia Z Ultra to the pool or beach. This device is not only dust protected, but also waterproof (IP55 / IP58), scratch-resistant and even shatter-proof, so you can enjoy some quality time with your loved ones in various environments, without having to worry about your tablet all the time.

Here we also have a 2 megapixel front-facing camera that comes along with an 8 megapixel rear camera and we can assure you that we have nothing to complain about when it comes to its Exmor RS sensor and 16x digital zoom. And as you are probably expecting, it runs Sony’s custom version of Android 4.2.2.

So, until now, we are almost convinced that Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a tablet, but what about its lightweight (212g) body that measures no more than 179 x 92 x 6.5 mm? Wouldn’t these dimensions be rather appropriate for a phablet? They would be indeed, but the possibility of a having a phablet with no telephony is still hard to accept.

So, let’s just stick to our initial option that this Xperia device is simply somewhere between these two options. And if you are interested on buying it, then you should know that it is available for a price of 52,000 yen (around $498), but only in Japan, as our source confirms.