- Page 1 Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review
- Page 2 Software, Apps and Performance Review
- Page 3 Camera Quality Review
- Page 4 Battery life, Call Quality, Sound and Verdict Review
- 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
- Review Price: £600.00
- 6.44 inch Full-HD screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor
- MicroSD card slot
- 8-megapixel rear camera
What is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra?
Sony Xperia Z Ultra – Design
The Xperia Z Ultrahas an anti-scratch plastic film on both sides to protect it from your keys and coins like the Xperia Z. And it’s available in white, black and purple.
It’s great that there’s an improvement in waterproof-ness in the Xperia Z Ultra, but the lack of a camera trigger button makes the water resistance far less useful, unless you have a habit of dropping your phone in the bath or swimming pool.
At 212g, the Z Ultra it is slightly heavier than the Mega 6.3 (199g), but considering the more premium materials used, it’s not really a surprise.
As for single-handed operation, it’s literally a tall order. Even the biggest-handed folk will struggle to get to grips with the Xperia Z Ultra. It’s a stretch to reach a thumb to the centre of the screen never, mind the top of it.
Unlike most tablets, the Xperia Z Ultra fits in a pocket, but doesn’t leave much room for anything else. You wouldn’t want to bend down too far with the thing in there. It can fit into the back pocket as well if you want but you are probably asking for it to get nicked.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra – Screen Quality
The Z Ultra has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution TFT display with Sony’s Bravia Engine 2 and Triluminos display tech. The aim is to offer exceptionally natural colours and sharper images.The screen improves massively on the Xperia Z and the ‘sensor on lens’ technology clearly helps to improve the viewing angles.
As you can imagine, it’s quite difficult trying to write with a 5p coin and the slimness of the Ultra Z makes it difficult to rest your palm like you can on the Galaxy Note 8.0, for instance, to get a comfortable writing position. Samsung clearly doesn’t have anything to immediately worry about in this department just yet.
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