Sony has joined the emerging phablet market with the release of its Xperia Z ultra. Though the phone looks a lot like regular Xperia smart phone but there are a number of differences.
It is called a phablet because of it 6.4 inch screen making it significantly larger than Xperia Z. Despite the drop in the pixel density the Full HD display looks great.
However, there are two major issues with the phone. One that Z Ultra can’t be used effectively with one hand.
Secondly, you will look like a bit of a chump holding it up to your face to attend a phone call. As a solution to this Sony has an optional NFC enabled SBH52 smart Bluetooth hand set which, in addition to calling and answering phone calls, has the facility of texting as well. It can also act as a FM radio. The price for the hand set is not available yet.
Another difference between Xperia Z and Z Ultra is their thickness. While Xperia Z is 7.9mm thin, ultra is 6.5mm thin.
It has aluminum covered edges with glass in the front and the back. It has 16GB of internal storage and also has a slot for Micro SD card. However, the camera quality has been reduced to 8 Mp and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Another new feature that Sony added to Xperia Z Ultra is that a pencil can also be used in place of stylus. While using pencil two options appear whether to take notes or to create a sketch. Though not a flawless, but it is an interesting feature.