Anonymous, 10 Jul 2013Yes, they are. An IR blaster is totally superfluous. I guess if you offered me one, I'd take i... more1. Removable batteries are more practical. Instead of waiting for hours to charge if you're a heavy user like me, is just change the battery in less than a minute. I charge the spent one at home. Carrying that flat battery is better than carrying a battery bank.
2. A Wacom digitizer has 1024 pressure level sensitivity and this is whati can do with it with Adobe Touch on my Note II:
And this one with the Sketchbook Pro that won me a Galaxy Note 8 in a competition:
Do you see the details with the graded airbrushing? Those are done easier thanks to the pressure controls of The S Pen. The hard pointed tip detecting technology the XZU has will only give you uniform lines and uniform "pressure" while on airbrush mode.
Don't comment on something you don't need or use.
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2013Wrong, the Z Ultra is perfectly pocketable, here's proof: http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia... more"You will feel it dig into your hips on occasions though, like tying up your shoes or taking stairs two at a time." Says the writer.
I can stop to tie my shoe laces with my Note II in my front jeans pocket, without the need to take it out. I can put my Note II inside my top pocket shirt with a pocket cover. You need a bag or belt pouch while commuting to carry the XZU.
TheNeighbor, 10 Jul 2013Those aren't minor features.Yes, they are. An IR blaster is totally superfluous. I guess if you offered me one, I'd take it, but who doesn't have a remote? Better yet, who watches TV on a TV these days?
The removable battery has become the last bastion for Samsung diehards. After Samsung has been steadily passed up design, build quality, display quality, and performance, that removable battery is now the only thing that Samsung defenders can claim in Samsung's favor. But the fact is, with today's long-lasting Li-po batteries, it IS a minor detail. Just give it up.
S-pen is obsolete now that Z Ultra can use anything as a stylus. In reality, most people don't give a crap about the stylus at all, let alone wacom. It's far more convenient to be able to use anything lying aroud as a stylus.
I cannot believe people are actually complaining about not having an LED flash. Ever used one? I have. They always make the picture look terrible. I leave mine off all the time. And if you miss the torch function, just spend $0.99 at the drugstore and get one of those keychain lights. I'll even give you the money.
Not a good idea to have so many different types. However if true pls ensure that the premium version is available in India.
Note 3 will suck for sure, Sony Honami, HTC T2 will beat the crap out of it!
FreddieBoy, 10 Jul 2013May b an O.K. phone, however to big, not pocaketable, wheras Note 3 will have an almost 6"... moreWrong, the Z Ultra is perfectly pocketable, here's proof: http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z-ultra-hands-review/news/pocketability-jeans-are-ok
Why do you want smaller and lighter? If you wanted smaller and lighter, you shouldn't be looking at phablets.
abcde, 10 Jul 2013no thanks.we want a multi-window task phone,an IR blaster,a removable battery,smaller bezel, S... moreSo in other words, you want all the minor crap that nobody buys a phone for, that serves only to pad Samsung's product announcements, but are willing to compromise on all of the important core features of the phone?
Samsung fans are strange.
Jati Royat, 10 Jul 2013Dissapointed.. Still use plastic body? While the trending material body for today smartphones ... moreThe trend is to go plastic. It's the ideal material. Inexpensive and very fast and easy to build. Virtually unbreakable. More brands use plastic, even Apple is coming up with plastic iPhone. Plastic is rugged - high impact cases are made of them.
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2013if Samsung has 6.5-inch phone, everyone will suddenly find it usable but when Sony has 6.4-inc... moreActually the Samsung mega is a 6.3 inch screen compared with the ultra z 6.4".
But the mega is 12mm shorter and 4mm narrower than the ultra z which is a lot when it comes pocketability.
(personally the 6.3" mega is too big for a phone but these devices cover the 6-7" space)
Romeo, 09 Jul 2013I think that Samsung will make a big mistake .I own a Note one. Now I keep thinking about choo... moreyou yourself is a big mistake not the manufacturer, I own iphone 5 & note 2. I used much more on Note 2 becuase its not boring to use, I can do more. I will sell this note 2 to upgrade note 3 soon.
Yeah,yeah Dream, They will release this ,Note 3, in Canada by Chrismas with 16G memory only I hope at least HTC or Sony bring theirs models faster to the Canadians.
Samsung seling only one flagship phone in Canada per year with 16G memory and rest the cheapies only good for flashlights :( Could you image Ace 2 Model hahaha Ace my A..
i hope that they will release a samsung galaxy note 3 active.i want a waterproof phone not named Sony
I thought Note 3 have 10 versions?
Note 3 SMOLED, Note 3 Active, Note 3 mini, Note 3 Zoom, Note 3, Note 3 64GB, Note 3 LTE-Advanced, Note 3 Premium, Note 3 Basic Edition, Note 3 Lady (pink), Note 3 Hunk, Note 3 LTE, Note 3 3G, Note 3 Lite, Note 3 Budget
abcde, 10 Jul 2013no thanks.we want a multi-window task phone,an IR blaster,a removable battery,smaller bezel, S... moreI find s-pen not nice to use when i have to swop between s-pen and pen as i am using paper documents and phone at work
Bunyip22, 10 Jul 20136.4" on the Z ultra would be ok if it had small bezels. The Z ultra looks like it will... moreif Samsung has 6.5-inch phone, everyone will suddenly find it usable but when Sony has 6.4-inch, everyone will think is big. why?