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Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1388 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, but there are mixed reviews on the camera and portability. There are some less positive comments about the sound.

size, usability, performance, screen, design

sound

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. People really like the design and size. The screen and portability also get good reviews.

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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. Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The design and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. Views about the sound and portability are different.

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The usability and battery also get good opinions, whereas the camera and portability get less positive opinions.

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)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review

 

Sony's Xperia Z Ultra has a powerful processor and jaw-dropping 6.4-inch screen, but its camera, battery life, single speaker, camera, and sheer size make it just too big and boxy to use comfortably.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra leaves us with mixed feelings. Its components and performance are in line with the best phones we’ve tested so far; its screen is gorgeous and huge, making for great gaming and movie watching; it certainly looks and feels the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: Thinking big

 

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

Phone or tablet? One of the rivals was telling us to "feel free". If asked, Sony would probably go for a simple yes . As in, why not have both. As in we cannot quite make up our mind either. As in... hell yeah. The latter suits the Sony Xperia Z Ultra....

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: the best phone you'll probably never buy

 

More InfoSony Xperia Z Ultra hands-onSony Xperia Z reviewSamsung Galaxy Mega reviewWhat we're about to describe is the same kind of

Beautiful display ; Sleek, gorgeous design ; Waterproof ; Powerful performance

Awkward to hold ; No camera flash ; Battery life is decent, but doesn't live up to expectations

The Z Ultra is a powerful phone with a great display, but your purchase decision will ultimately depend on the price and how well the phone fits in your hand.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on: First look

 

Sony just dropped a real bomb on the phablet market - a 6.4" monster that threatens to flatten the competition. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra the first officially announced device to be powered by Snapdragon 800 and it's also the thinnest device with a 1080p...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Z Ultra Google Play Edition review

 

If you're looking for the biggest smartphone you can get, without regard for portability and price, then you needn't look any further than the Sony Z Ultra. Available in two flavors, one with...

Great display ; Fast performance ; Water resistent design

Awkward handling ; Average battery life ; Software could make better use of screen size

Software makes all the difference

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition (Unlocked)

 

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition puts stock Android on one of the most absurdly big, but undeniably beautiful and powerful smartphones around.

Big, beautiful 1080p display. Slim, refined design. Runs stock Android 4.4. Fast Snapdragon 800 processor. Incredible battery life. Waterproof

Enormous. Average camera. Lacks software to take advantage of screen real estate

Stock Android fans rejoice—Google is quietly expanding its Google Play Edition lineup. The Sony Z Ultra ($649 direct) drops the Xperia branding and joins the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, adding another option for vanilla Android outside of the Nexus family....

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition review

 

Sony smartphone lovers have long waited for a Google Play Edition (GPE) device they can crow about, but unfortunately the $649 Sony Z Ultra GPE isn't it. Ridiculously large and awkward to use, at least as a traditional mobile handset, the Ultra is far...

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition squeezes a stunningly bright, and colorful display, stock Android 4.4 KitKat, and a muscular processor into an extremely thin package. With sealed ports, the water-resistant Z Ultra needn't fear liquid or exposure...

Even considering the Sony Z Ultra GPE’s carrier-unsubsidized status, $649 is an exorbitant amount to pay. The Z Ultra’s overblown size makes it unwieldy to operate and its camera is disappointing.

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition's insanely large size and stratospheric price make the Nexus 5 and Note 3 better options for pure Android power.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

Size Matters

 

Positioned somewhere between the Z and the Z Tab, the new Xperia Z Ultra is Sony's latest flagship phone. Actually, calling this thing a phone (or even a phablet) is a bit of a stretch, given its whopping 6.44-inch display. It is, after all, only...

Water and dust resistant. Spectacularly bright display with great contrast and wide viewing angles. 3050 mAh battery easily lasts all day

It’s crazy big. Odd dock connector location on the left-hand side. Like on the Xperia Z, the tempered-glass front and rear panels ­are still huge fingerprint magnets. Grainy low-light photos

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Unlocked)

 

The well-built, beautiful Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the biggest, baddest Android smartphone you'll find, but at 6.4 inches, it takes things to such a ridiculous extreme that we're not even sure it actually qualifies as a phone.

Big, beautiful 1080p display. Slim, refined design. Fast Snapdragon 800 processor. Incredible battery life. Waterproof.

Enormous. Really, it's too big. Average camera. No multitasking.

Conclusions The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an absolute monster of a phone, but it's also an elegantly designed, blazing fast monster of a phone. I'm torn here because I'm convinced that no one in their right mind would want to use this as their everyday...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : SlashGear (slashgear.com)

Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Review

 

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition carves out a rather unique place in the Google collection of devices. Here you've got an ideal middle-place between smartphone and tablet, edging a lot more in on the tablet side of things. In this device is the...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3050
Battery performance: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: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

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

Certificates

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

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color 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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:4, 16:9 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:6.4 / 6.44
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

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

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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: 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): Yes
Video compression format: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
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): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: 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): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA / 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: 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
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Interface:USB
Java technology: Yes
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Networking Type:GSM / UMTS
Operating frequency:900 / 1800/ 1900 / 2100
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
T9 text input: Yes
Video capability: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: 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: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
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: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone Features

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

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
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:800 / MSM 8974 / MSM8974
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
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:2
Color of product:Violet
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
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:0.256 / 1.85
Height:0.571 / 7.05 / 7.06
Weight:3.35 / 7.48
Width:3.62 / 3.63 / 4.13