Sony Xperia Z Ultra, 6.4-inch Full HD ultra-slim LTE smartphone

When I started reading about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, I thought to myself, this is one feature-packed powerful phone. There’s a lot to say about it that I don’t know where to start. Anyway, let’s try.

Xperia Z Ultra

The Xperia Z Ultra is Sony’s largest phone with its 6.4-inch display. Not any ordinary display but this one has a Full HD resolution and uses Sony’s latest and unique TRILUMINOS display for mobile. You got to hand it to Sony for putting new technology from their TVs and digital cameras into their mobile devices.

The Full HD display also features X-Reality for mobile which is Sony’s intelligent display software that analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra pencil

At 212 grams, it’s not exactly lightweight but it doesn’t look heavy with its 6.5mm-thin body. The front and back are made of tempered glass giving it a seamless surface with the OptiContrast panel housed in a solid metal frame. It has the same OmniBalance design seen on the gorgeous Xperia Z and Tablet Z. With that body, the Xperia Z Ultra is also durable having an IP55 and IP58 rating making it dust-resistant and waterproof up to 1 meter.

The display glass is scratch-resistant yet super responsive that Sony lets you use any pencil as a stylus for it. Or you can use any metal pen with a tip diameter of over 1mm as your stylus. These makeshift stylus will work with its handwriting recognition software.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Powering this device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and its quad-core processor clocking in at 2.2GHz. The chip supports HD voice which works well with Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode and Xloud sound enhancement. It also has a 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage plus a microSD slot.

There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera that can do HDR photos and videos, and a 2-megapixel front camera that allows for Full HD recording. This phone also supports LTE, NFC, and MHL. It also has a non-removable 3050mAh battery and comes in Black, White, and Purple.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra colors

So what do you think? Impressed? According to Sony Philippines, the Xperia Z Ultra will come in an HSPA version and an LTE one. The HSPA version will arrive first but in limited quantity around mid-August until end of September and will have an estimated price of Php33,490. The LTE version is expected to arrive by October with an estimated price of Php35,990.

Given the design, features, materials used, and specs, I think the price is warranted. The question now is, will you wait for the LTE version or go ahead and get the HSPA one?

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Specs:
6.4-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution (344 ppi)
TRILUMINOS display with X-Reality for mobile
Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
Dust-resistant, waterproof up to 1 meter
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
8-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile
2-megapixel front camera
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
HDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL
Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
212 g
Colors: Black, White, Purple
Estimated price: Php33,490 (HSPA), Php35,990 (LTE)

15 Comments

  1. StratoSpHere /

    *drool* :D

  2. Griswold /

    wow!! i can’t fault them for how they price that phone/tablet. pero sana pag naphase out na yung hspa, same price lang magiging ng LTE version. estimate pa lang namna yan eh. i would wait for the LTE version.

  3. Bryan /

    I was reading around numerous IT blogs and I came about the pricing to be at 1,200 USD. Is this confirmed? Or is your pricing confirmed as well? If this is around 30+, this is well worth it. ABove that, no thanks.

    • this is the estimated pricing given by Sony Philippines so it can still and probably might change pa

      • mammadagous /

        SONY Xperia Z A very good handy smartphone .This is my 7 months experience of using . And now i am feeling that i had made a really good decision, its clarity and other features is not comparable with any other smartphone which i came across till now.Thanks to – mydeals247 – which had help me to search the phone which i was really looking for within my budget and i got an option to bargaining too, its an awesome e-commerce portal among the various online shopping sites.

  4. baron /

    it does not have a LEd Flash right? bummer….

  5. CAN ANY ONE PLEASE TELL IF THIS SMARTPHONE COMES WITH LTE (4G) OPTION?? CUZ AS FAR AS I KNOW IT DOESN’T BUT IN THIS REVIEW IT DOES!!!!

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