Sony xperia z ultra review

Introduction

With the Xperia Z Ultra, Sony is finally turning its attention towards a market segment it has avoided so far. The market headstart of their flagship Xperia Z along with the subsequent releases in the upper midrange has phối quite a serious foundation for Sony"s thiết bị di động phone business creating an excellent possibility for experimenting in a niche that has been invented & so far dominated by Samsung"s cảnh báo series.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra official images

Of course, a 6.4" phablet stands little chance of matching the sales of a proper flagship such as the Xperia Z, but it"s all about sending a message. And the message is loud & clear: "Be my guest, Galaxy note III". There"s more khổng lồ it of course - it"s about the company"s màn chơi of confidence to lớn venture into unknown territories. Indeed, it"s not every day that we see a device that not only dwarfs the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, but is getting ready to lớn challenge the note III. It takes courage lớn stand up lớn the standard-setter but, at least on paper, the Xperia Z Ultra has the looks and the powerful hardware lớn pull it off.

Before we proceed any further, here"s the cheat sheet for this review.

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key features

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with 42Mbps HSPA; 150Mbps LTE 6.4" 16M-color 1080p capacitive touchscreen Triluminos display (344ppi pixel density); X-Reality engine app android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset 8 MP autofocus camera with geo-tagging, HDR 1080p video recording
30fps, continuous autofocus and stereo sound 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080p clip recording IP 58 certification - dust resistant & water resistant Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct & DLNA; Wireless TV out GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS 16GB of built-in storage; microSD thẻ slot MHL-enabled microUSB port bluetooth v4.0 NFC Standard 3.5 milimet audio jack Accelerometer và proximity sensor Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Gorgeous design and impressively slim waistline Ample 3050 mAh battery

Main disadvantage

Unwieldy form size for a phone Non user-replaceable battery No camera flash or camera shutter key Below average loudspeaker performance (probably due khổng lồ the increased water tightness) No proper video clip playback decoders (XviD, DivX) out of the box

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is one beast of a điện thoại thông minh (although at this form size it already steps on tablet territory). The Snapdragon 800 chipset brings a meaningful performance improvement over an already very snappy Snapdragon 600, while the screen packs all the latest công nghệ Sony has its hands on. The Triluminos display of 1080p resolution promises to solve the long-standing viewing angle issues in Sony"s lineup, while the X-Reality enhancements means punchy colors và impressive contrast.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra at ours

With the screen and chipset bagging two industry firsts for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, you"ll forgive us for being overly enthusiastic at the start of this review. There"s quite a lot to test still & we are itching to see Sony"s latest brave our review routine. We start with the design and build right after the break, followed by a closer look at the display before we treat you to a lengthy tour of the UI.