Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Brand Sony
Manufacturer Sony Mobile Communications
Series Sony Xperia
Compatible networks GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
(Network specifications varies across models)
First released 24 July 2013; 11 months ago (2013-07-24)
Availability by country

24 July 2013; 11 months ago (2013-07-24) (India)

31 July 2013; 11 months ago (2013-07-31) (Hong Kong, Malaysia)

13 September 2013; 10 months ago (2013-09-13) (UK)

15 October 2013; 9 months ago (2013-10-15) (Canada)

10 December 2013; 7 months ago (2013-12-10) (USA, Google Play Edition)

24 January 2014; 5 months ago (2014-01-24) (Japan, SGP412 Wi-Fi only variant)[1]

25 January 2014; 5 months ago (2014-01-25) (Japan, SOL24 variant exclusively for au by KDDI)[2]
Related Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z1
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Dimensions

175 mm (6.9 in) H
92 mm (3.6 in) W

6.5 mm (0.26 in)
Weight 212 g (7.48 oz)
Operating system

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (initial)
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (2013 upgrade)
Android 4.4.2 KitKat (2014 upgrade)

Android 4.4.4 KitKat (current)
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.2 GHz quad-core
GPU Adreno 330
Memory 2 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB (32 GB for SGP412 and SOL24 variants)
Removable storage up to 64 GB microSDXC
Battery non-user removable Li-ion 3050 mAh
Display

6.44 in (164 mm) diagonal TFT 3

1920x1080 px (342 ppi)
Rear camera

Sony 8.0 MP back-side illuminated sensor

1080p video recording @ 30 frames/s 16x digital zoom
Front camera 2.2 MP (1080p video recording)
Connectivity

Wi-Fi
DLNA
Miracast
GPS/GLONASS
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
MHL
HDMI (via MHL)
micro USB 2.0 OTG

FM Radio
Other

Available in black, purple and white

IP55 / IP58 (Dust protected, Water jet protected & Waterproof)

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a 2013 high-end phablet designed and manufactured by Sony Mobile.

Codenamed Togari and marketed as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone",[3] it is the first phone that allows users to take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.[4][5]

Like the Sony Xperia Z and Z1, the phone is dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof, allowing immersion under 1.5-metre of water for up to 30 minutes (IP55 / IP58), as well as shatter-proof and scratch-resistant,[6] making it the world's thinnest IP certified smartphone.[4]

Design[edit]

The Xperia Z Ultra uses the same "Omni-Balance" design as Xperia Z. Combining tempered glass on both the front and rear with a metallic frame, the phablet is described as an "attractive-looking gadget" which has "minimalistic" yet "stylish" appeal and "premium feel".[7]

Designed to be the same width as a passport, the device will fit normal jacket pockets.[8] The metal frame also makes it more comfortable to hold with one hand.[8]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra is available in three colors: black, white and purple.[3]

Hardware[edit]

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.44" display, is slim (179 x 92 x 6.5 mm) and lightweight (212 g); it is also dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, waterproof (IP55/IP58), shatter-proof and scratch-resistant.[6] It has a 2 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor, 16x digital zoom with auto focus, 1080 p HD recording, HDR, continue burst mode, face detection.[6]

On the inside, the Z Ultra is first smartphone announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.[4] It comes with a sealed 3050 mAh Lithium polymer battery, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of flash storage, and also has a microSD card slot (up to 64 GB).[7][6] For connectivity, the phone has LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi and screen mirroring.[7]

Sony will also release a Smart Bluetooth Headset (SBH52) that allows answering calls without taking the phablet out, as well as reading call logs and text messages, listening to music and FM radio.[9][10] The headset has NFC for single-touch pairing with Xperia Z Ultra, and it is also water-resistant.[11][12][13]

Features[edit]

The 6.44" Full HD (1080p) 342 ppi touchscreen display uses Sony's Triluminos™ and X-Reality for mobile technology, with an OptiContrast panel to reduce reflection and enable clearer viewing even in bright sunlight. The screen is highly responsive and compatible with stylus as well as regular pencils[5] or metal pens.[7][4]

Being waterproof means that users can use the phablet in bath,[14] in the rain, or take it to the pool or beach.[4] Although lacking a rear LED flash, the phone's cameras are capable of taking pictures/videos at any light[5] and even underwater.[14]

The Xperia Z Ultra was originaly shipped with Sony's custom version of Android 4.2.2, and as of 27 June 2014, the Xperia Z1 has received the Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) update.[15] In addition to Sony's own applications like Walkman, PlayStation Mobile, battery stamina mode, several Google apps also come preloaded (Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Maps, NeoReader™ barcode scanner).[6]

Because of its size, the phone's on-screen keyboard and dialer can be switched to either sides for users to easily reach all keys with only the thumb.[4]

For gaming, Dualshock 3 is natively supported.[4]

TV turner on C6843 variant is sold in Brazil.

Variants[edit]

Model FCC id Carriers/regions GSM bands UMTS bands LTE bands Notes
C6802/XL39h PY7PM-0530 Worldwide Quad Penta N/A [16][17]
C6806 PY7PM-0430 North America Quad Penta 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17 [18] Google Play Edition[19]
C6833 PY7PM-0410 Worldwide Quad Penta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20 [20]
C6843 PY7PM-0620 Brazil Quad Penta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20 [21]

All variants support four 2G GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900 and five 3G UMTS band 850/900/1700/1900/2100.

Reception[edit]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra is praised for its "very classy" exterior,[4] "stunning" massive Triluminos display, stylish premium design, slim form, light weight, impressive build quality, durability (water and dustproof), interesting pencil/pen compatibility, and powerful specs.[7]

CNET's editor Aloysius Low wrote that "Sony has set a very high benchmark with the Xperia Z Ultra", challenging the leadership position in the phablet market.[7]

PhoneArena wrote that the Xperia Z Ultra is "an engineering marvel" "towering above all other phablets not only in screen size, but also in specs and design". Its performance is described as "blazing fast", claimed to be the "fastest mobile device they've tested so far" (as of 13 August 2013).[4] According to ExpertReviews, Xperia Z Ultra is "more than twice as fast as a Galaxy S4".[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/01/22/xperia-z-ultra-sgp412-wi-fi-edition-launches-in-japan/
  2. ^ http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/01/22/xperia-z-ultra-sol24-launches-on-au-by-kddi-in-japan/
  3. ^ a b "Xperia™ Z Ultra Official Website". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review". Phone arena. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Xperia™ Z Ultra Features". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Xperia™ Z Ultra Specifications". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Sony Xperia Z Ultra: one phablet to rule them all (hands-on)". CNET. 2013-06-25. 
  8. ^ a b c Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet review – hands-on, UK: Expert reviews, 2013-08-13 .
  9. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra Accessories". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Sony SBH52 smart Bluetooth handset review, Recombu, 2013-07-23 .
  12. ^ Lai, Richard (2013-06-25), Sony's SBH52 Smart Bluetooth clip acts as your secondary handset, Engadget .
  13. ^ Sony's huge Xperia Z Ultra comes with a small companion: SBH52 Bluetooth Handset, Phone arena, 2013-06-25 .
  14. ^ a b Mccann (2013-06-25), "Now you can even use your mobile in the bath: Sony unveils WATERPROOF phone that can also take underwater pictures and video", The Daily mail (UK) .
  15. ^ http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/06/27/android-4-4-4-update-14-4-a-0-108-now-rolling-to-xperia-z1-and-xperia-z-ultra/
  16. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra HSPA+ C6802 white paper". Sony. 2013-08-01. 
  17. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra HSPA+ XL39h white paper". Sony. 2013-08-01. 
  18. ^ "Sony". Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6806 white paper. 2013-08-01. 
  19. ^ "Z Ultra Google Play edition C6806 white paper". Sony. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  20. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6833 white paper". Sony. 2013-09-19. 
  21. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6843 white paper". Sony. 2013-08-15. 

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