Sony Experia Z Ultra Review: The World’s Slimmest Waterproof Phablet

sony xperia ultra z

The Sony Experia Z Ultra is Sony’s latest smartphone. Running on the Android platform, the device can pass for both a phone and a tablet (so we call it a phablet). It boasts of a 6.4-inch HD display and is just 6.5mm thick, making it the slimmest smartphone in the market.

Now, let’s discuss the device at length…

Design

The Sony Experia Z Ultra measures 180mm by 92mm; it will therefore be one the largest smartphones in market. It’s close in size to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3. So, it’s larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note II. It is a bit heavy, with a weight of 212g.

The device is a long rectangle with square corners, flat sides, and a sheet of tempered glass on both its front and back.

The most fascinating design feature of the Xperia Z Ultra is the fact that it is both water resistant and waterproof. It is also resistant to dust.

Display

The Xperia Z Ultra’s 6.4-inch display is a full HD “Triluminos” display, which presents with a wider palette of colors.

Processor and memory

The device is packed with a 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor by Qualcomm, and it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (which is expandable with a micro SD card). The phone supports 4G connectivity.

Although the device is responsive to finger touch, the Xperia Z Ultra comes with a stylus that allows you to write and sketch on the screen. According to Sony, the device can recognize any handwriting that is made with a pencil or pen, if the tip diameter is more than 1mm.

Camera

The Xperia Ultra Z comes with an 8MP primary (rear) camera with Sony’s Exmor RS Sensor, and a 2MP secondary (front) camera. Because the phone is waterproof, it’s a perfect tool for taking underwater photos and videos.

Battery

The Xperia Ultra Z includes a large 3050 mAh battery and NFC-connectivity. This battery is not removable, though. So, if you’re used to carrying a spare battery, you won’t need one for this phone.

Specifications at a glance

  • Dimensions: 180 x 92 x 6.3mm
  • Connectivity: 2G/3G/4G
  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Processor: 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon
  • Display: 6.4-inch full HD display
  • Memory: 16GB internal memory (expandable), 2GB of RAM
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera

Availability: The device will be made available very soon, as Sony promised to release it for sale in the third quarter of 2013. Once it’s available in Nigeria, you’ll find it on sale at the Parktel Online Store.

Latest Comments
  1. bridget

    is the Sony Experia Z Ultra available now, if yes, how much?

    regards,

    • admin

      is not yet available, we will get you updated when we do. thanks.

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