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Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Xperia Z Ultra
alaScore 93

533 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 533 reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and design are generally positive. The portability and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability and sound.

size, screen, portability, design, performance

camera, sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z Ultra


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z Ultra from 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 Opinions about the usability and screen are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the camera. Views about the reliability and sound are different.

portability, performance, price, screen, usability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z Ultra SIM-free Android Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z Case Sony Xperia Z Black Hard Hybrid CoverSony Xperia Z Case Sony Xperia Z Black PU Leather Flip Cover

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Schuster (

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 (

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: Wired (

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 (

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: Digitaltrends (

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review


Huge 6.4-inch screen great for games and movies, Top-notch specs make for snappy performance, Touchscreen works with a standard pencil, Premium look and feel, Impressively thin

Disappointing camera with no flash, Glass over the screen is to reflective, Poorly placed speaker doesn’t get loud enough, Awkward to hold due to size, slippery-ness, and square edges

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 Sony's custom Xperia branding, apps, and services, and...

Great display ; Fast performance ; Water resistent design

Awkward handling ; Average battery life ; Software not optimized for large display size

Software makes all the difference

Expert review by: Daniel P. (

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review


The Xperia Z Ultra is Sony's first foray in the so-called “phablet” realm, and it comes with a bang. It's the phone with the largest screen ever concocted, while still being called a handset... of sorts. At a 6.4” diagonal, some might argue that the...

Vast and quality screen with pen/pencil input ; Thinnest waterproof design ; Record fast chipset

Larger than other 6-inchers, uncomfortable to hold and carry ; Camera lacks flash, could be better quality ; Relatively weak and hollow earpiece sound

Sony's first phablet leans farthest to the tablet side of that made-up word than any competitor out there. If you aren't worried about pocketability or one-handed operation, you won't be disappointed by the rest. The Xperia Z Ultra is an engineering...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Multi Touch: Yes
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Product Type:PHABLET
Way of Buying:Sim Free


Processor:SNAPDRAGON 800
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8974