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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Pocket Check: In or Out?

Kris Carlon (translation)
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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has just arrived in the office and with a screen size of 6.4 inches, it is clearly one of the biggest smartphones out there. I therefore asked our team: does this even fit in your pocket and would you replace your present phone with it? The answers were surprising, but read them for yourself.

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It doesn't stand a chance in Inga's micro-pocket. It's seriously bulging!/ © AndroidPIT

Inga: "For everyday use? It's not for me"

I don't get why you'd want the Sony in your pocket, but at least I would always find it in my purse quickly. ;-D But seriously, for everyday use, it's not for me. I wouldn't be able to quickly fit it in my pocket, and I can't ensure my privacy in public areas due to the huge screen. Quite apart from handling this thing with my small hands. It's more like playing Twister with your fingers for me - right thumb on an app and left ring finger on the other app ...

However, I can certainly imagine a smartphone of this size for at home, to use on the couch (or in bed). This seems to me to be the best solution but then maybe having two phones is a little too decadent? :)

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Almost impossible to see: Georg's jeans have enough space./ © AndroidPIT

Georg: "Feels as big as the Nexus 7''

Although I am generally a fan of "Bigger is Better," the Z Ultra is too big for a smartphone for my taste. It fits comfortably nowhere and seems more appropriate for the backpack than your pocket. The thing felt almost as large as the Nexus 7 and I wouldn't carry it in my pocket even if it does fit.

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The ultra slim pockets of Loie's jeans don't offer enough space for the Z Ultra./ © AndroidPIT

Loie: "That thing is just too damn big!"

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a lot to offer: a great battery for long-lasting usage, a lightning-fast and first of its kind processor, plus an impressive and seamless design – but the fact of the matter is, that thing is just too damn big!

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Even tucked into Dennis' shorts it looks like the Xperia Z Ultra pokes out a bit./ © AndroidPIT

Dennis: "Ball and Chain"

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is out of the question as a smartphone for me - if only because of its size. This phablet in the pocket gives a new meaning to the term "ball and chain" for me.

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Margarita likes to wear skirts and therefore must resort to her jacket pocket.  / © AndroidPIT

Margarita: "I prefer the handiness of normal-sized smartphones"

I find phablets very uncomfortable and anything but helpful. I prefer the handiness of normal-sized smartphones, such as with my LG L5. Even though I always have a bag with me, I can at least pop my phone into my pocket quickly and easily.

The ''Bottom'' Line

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has received a lot of praise in our team. Many find the design beautiful and elegant and its power certainly knows how to please. But in your pocket it is simply too large. Considering how often our phones live in our pockets this is a serious consideration. Sophia, on the other hand, can't wait to buy the Xperia Z Ultra. She is super excited with the device already, ''like a small child,'' and she can't wait to buy one, despite its size.

What do you think of the Ultra Z? At 6.4 inches is it too big for you or exactly the right size?  

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  • Northernbaygirl Aug 23, 2013 Link

    It looks lovely and I'm sure is an excellent phone (my old Xperia P was pretty impressive, apart from the battery life) but there's just no way it is practical as an 'out and about' phone, it might at a bit of a push fit in my jeans pocket but is going to be mighty uncomfortable when sitting down. I generally carry my phone in my jacket pocket or my jeans if I don't have a jacket on, (my Xperia P with a case on was a tight-fit in my jacket and so is my S3 mini). I think my next phone will have to make a long-term move to my jeans pocket as it almost certainly will be bigger than my current one (but not this big). I kinda like the idea of having it as an at home device tho

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    Kris Carlon Aug 23, 2013 Link

    Well with all the syncing going on in Google Play it 'almost' makes sense to have a phone you use for out and about (that does fit in a pocket) and then another for lazy at-home use. But then, why not just have a tablet instead? I was playing with the new Nexus 7 yesterday and it is saweeeetah!

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  • Northernbaygirl Aug 23, 2013 Link

    That is very true Kris, especially with the likes of skype, LINE and Viber which mean we can make 'phone calls' from a tablet. Yeah the new Nexus 7 looks amazing, I'm blown away by how thin it looks, by the time I'll be wanting to replace my tablet (I just got a new one about a month ago) they'll be releasing the Nexus 7 2014 version.

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    Kris Carlon Aug 23, 2013 Link

    Well you can check out my new video comparison of the old and new Nexus 7's that will come out over the weekend!

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  • Northernbaygirl Aug 23, 2013 Link

    :) will look forward to it

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