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Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Sony Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+

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

1329 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1329 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 really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. 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 really like the design and size. The screen and portability also get good comments.

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

Sep, 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 reviews, whereas comments about the sound and portability are mixed. Many are negative 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

Sep, 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 comments. Many are less positive 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)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schuster (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia Z Ultra Smartphone

 

Ultra-huge. 6.4-inches, Full HD resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. These are the impressive specs for the combination of a smartphone and a tablet. We are not concerned that the Xperia Ultra Z is not powerful enough to handle all upcoming tasks...

High performance; Bright display; Thickness of the device; Build quality; Port variety; Expandable storage

Price; Operation with one hand can be difficult; Black value is too high; Non-removable battery

The huge display is perfect for multimedia applications and web browsing.

Oct, 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

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

Picking up the 6.44-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I'm convinced that no mere mortal could wield this beast as their actual phone. At the same time, it's hard not to get sucked in by the superb 1080p display, blazing...

Nov, 2013

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Standard colour:Black

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes