Owners of the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra were probably left disappointed this year to see no real successor from Sony. However, the closest 2014 Sony device to the Xperia Z Ultra is the 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. What may be interesting to some Xperia Z Ultra owners is that the LTE version of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can actually make calls and send texts.
Obviously the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact isn’t in any way pocketable (the Xperia Z Ultra was probably the biggest device that could only just fit in a pocket), but some may like this solution off having a small tablet that can make calls via a Bluetooth headset.
If you are thinking of buying the LTE Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact for this purpose, you may want to be aware of a few things. Sony includes its dialler and text on the home screen to easily make calls – simply pop your nano SIM into the tablet. The tablet has no earpiece or proximity sensor, therefore calls can only be made via the external stereo speakers or, more preferably, a Bluetooth headset. See the dialler in action below.