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Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+
alaScore 91

1335 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1335 reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the sound and camera get mixed opinions.

size, performance, usability, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The screen and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, screen, size, design

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z Ultra SIM-free Android Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z Ultra SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and screen also get good opinions, but opinions about the sound and portability are different. Many are critical about the reliability.

performance, screen, design, usability, size

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z Ultra C6833 Black (Factory Unlocked) LTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 , 3G 850/1900/1700/900/2100 - International Version No WarSony Xperia Z Ultra C6833 Black (Factory Unlocked) LTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 , 3G 850/1900/1700/900/2100 - International Version No War

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+ from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and battery also get good reviews, but many are negative about the camera and portability.

performance, battery, usability, durability, screen

portability, camera

78% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z Ultra Unlocked Smartphone, No Warranty, Black (C6833-BK)Sony Xperia Z Ultra Unlocked Smartphone, No Warranty, Black (C6833-BK)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

 

Is it a tablet? Is it a phone? Really... do you care?

Great screen ; Strong battery ; Powerful CPU

Poor camera ; High price

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a phone that takes the best of the internet and lets it all fly across an impossibly large screen. With the best of Sony's technology inside, does the 6.4-inch screen put it out of reach for most people?

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

 

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra: at last, a phone that's big enough to be a tablet

Great display ; Waterproof is cool ; Good battery life

It's enormous ; Average camera ; No flash

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review - Pocket-lint

 

You'll either love the concept of a phone bigger than your head or you won't, and that's the bottom line here. But if it's the former you won't be disappointed,

Great display, Snapdragon 800 processor, good battery life, slim design is really impressive, waterproofing

Too big, sharp angular design, no flash, camera so-so

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a lovely thing, but as a dedicated phone - if you like to lift a phone to your ear as you should - then it's just too big to be practical. We can't help but see it as more of miniature tablet.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has been unveiled, bringing with it a huge 6.4-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, as well all the connectivity features and functions

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

 

The Z Ultra isn't just a phablet - it's a ginormo-phone. And in a whole bunch of ways it's also ginormously excellent.

Great big screen is great for movies ; Loves bath time ; Oodles of power ; Sexy looks

Poor camera ; ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE

A super-sized premium phablet that'll happily replace your smartphone and tablet in one fell swoop

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

 

If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max and Nokia Lumia 1520 were big phones (and you'd be right), Sony has just out done the lot with the Xperia Z Ultra. The phablet has a whopping 6.4in display so is closer to the size of a Nexus 7 than...

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a nicely made device but doesn't represent good value for money. The phablet is extremely unwieldy and doesn't have a great camera. Sony would have been better off making this a 7in tablet rather than a 6.4in phone.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

 

Sony's 6.4-inch phone is a big performer. It is just too large for your pocket

Colourful screen, Powerful CPU performance, Sleek, slim design

Too big to use as a phone, Pen input not perfect, Battery drops off quickly, No camera flash

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra preview

 

Sony's new Xperia Z Ultra is yet another Android phone that blurs the line between a smartphone and a tablet. The company claims the 6.4in smartphone is the world's slimmest with a full HD display, measuring just 6.5mm thick. See: Acer Liquid S1...

The Xperia Z Ultra's huge 6.3in screen blurs the line between a smartphone and a tablet (aka phablet). Take a look at our Sony Xperia Z Ultra preview to find out more.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

 

Even if the size appeals, the Z's poor camera and video performance let it down

Slim, attractive design ; Waterproof ; Good musically (with the right headphones)

Poor camera ; Video processing is overdone ; Feels oversized for phone use

Even if its size does appeal, its poor video performance takes away one of the putative advantages of its USP in one fell swoop.

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet review

 

Sony jumps into the phablet fray with the 6.4in Ultra

The Ultra is scheduled for release in September, but there's no final pricing available yet. However, retailers such as

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:3050
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 120
Continuous video playback time:5.5 / 7 / 7.5
Standby time (2G):550 / 820 / 870
Standby time (3G):530 / 820
Standby time (4G):510 / 700
Talk time (2G):11 / 14 / 16
Talk time (3G):14 / 16

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:16 / 3
Face detection:Y / Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 8
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Certification:PlayStation
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.339

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Purple / Violet / White
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP55 / IP58
Protection features:Dust resistant, Scratch resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Scratch Resistant
Standard colour:Black / Violet

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:4, 16:9 / 16:9
Display diagonal:16.3 / 16.4 / 162.6 / 163.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: No
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:16
Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, LC-AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM / 3GPP, AMR, EAC3, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MP4, MS-ADPCM, OGG, QTFF, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MS-ADPCM, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, PCM / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, PCM / AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, TS, VP8, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, TS, VP8, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 / 3GP, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM / 3GP, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBA, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP / A2DP, GAP, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / TKIP, WEP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Flash memory:16
Interface:USB
Java technology: Yes
Multi-touch Gestures:Y / Yes
Networking type:GSM / UMTS
Operating Frequency:900 / 1800/ 1900 / 2100
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
T9 text input:Y / Yes
Video capability: Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.4 / 4.4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):10

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:800 / MSM 8974 / MSM8974

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.4 / 4.4.2
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 5
Maximum memory card size:16 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:2
Colour of product:Violet
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.7 / 6.5
Height :1.45 / 17.9 / 179 / 179.4
Weight:212 / 95
Width:10.5 / 9.2 / 9.22 / 92 / 92.2