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Sony Xperia Z Ultra – early views

Thanks to Clove Technology the Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet arrived a few days ago.

Holding it you realise how large but also how thin it is.  It feels fairly light weight too, fits nicely in my suit pockets but not in my front shirt as it sticks out the top too much for my liking.

Next to my Note 3 the Z Ultra is super fast.  It makes the Note 3 appear to have constant lag.

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Size comparison above. Note 3 on left. Screens on max brightness. Note 3 is brighter.

I will have more views up later this week and will also be discussing it with Dave when record our next podcast episode.

In the meantime, below are 3 photo samples from the camera.

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If there is anything you would like to know about this huge phablet please let me know.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra – 6.44 inch phone – full specs

Sony announced the Xperia Z Ultra a 6.44 inch smartphone with monster specs to go with its size.

– Colors: Black, white, purple

– Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core CPU
– RAM: 2GB

– Dimensions: 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm

– Weight: 212 grams

– OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

– Cameras: 8MP rear, 2MP front

– Display: 6.44-inch 1920×1080 TRILUMINOS display for mobile, touch panel cover glass with Super Hard Coat ASF

– Storage: 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory), microSD expandability up to 64GB SDXC

– Networks: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band

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VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, 4G LTE

– Battery: 3,000mAh embedded

– Waterproofing and dust resistance: IP55/IP58-rated

Sony state this is the world’s slimmest full HD smartphone, the world’s largest full HD smartphone display, the world’s sharpest large-screen smartphone display, and the world’s fastest smartphone processor.

Even more bizarre is the Xperia Z Ultra can be used with any pencil and selected stylus or pen (capacitive stylus or metal pen with tip diameter over 1mm). That’s right. You can use a pencil on the screen.

My initial thoughts are huge device, top specs, waterproof, and no need for a special pen like the Samsung Galaxy Note range. I do wonder though if 3,000 mah battery is big enough to power this device for a whole day.

So would you buy this as your only device?