Sony Xperia Z Ultra

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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Based on 69 scores, 162 reviews available
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    21
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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the first phablet the Japanese company has released. A gargantuan 6.4-inch display and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor headline a list of top-end specifications with 2 GB of RAM, in a body that’s very large, but also slim. The Xperia Ultra Z also features 16 GB of internal storage and expandable via microSD. Last but not least, the Z Ultra packs an 8 MP rear-camera.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 70

Ultimately I can’t recommend this phone over Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, especially with the Galaxy Note III on the horizon, because it lacks an overall polish that you need from a large, note-taking-cum-multimedia device. In some respects the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is wonderful, but it’s the critical areas where it falls behind the mark.

By InsideHW on -

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn't have any sense. Today, smartphones with big screens...

By Stuff.tv on 80

The Xperia Z Ultra is a sleek, well-built super-phablet that blends together power, a premium build and a superb display to create a device that really can act as both a small tablet and smartphone. Once you get used to its huge size (and learn to not...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

The Xperia Z Ultra is definitely not a device that everyone should rush out and buy but it is an exceptionally useful and wonderfully executed device. Going back to a standard (5 inch) phone for every day use has really proved how good the Z Ultra is...

By PC Advisor on -

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , HTC One Max and Nokia Lumia 1520 are all big phones, but Sony has just out done the lot with the Xperia Z Ultra. See all smartphone reviews . The phablet has a whopping 6.4in display so is closer to the size of a Nexus 7...

By The Verge on 77

These identical twins, separated at birth and raised by different parents at opposite ends of the world, look similar on the outside and have essentially the same makeup on the inside. But they can't escape their upbringings, and Sony's Xperia Z Ultra...

By Gear Diary on -

It was with this apprehension that I approached the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. This device either took the phone screen size to extreme, or the tablet size to micro proportions.Sony Xperia Z UltraInitially I began using it as I would use the latter, a tablet...

By cnet on 70

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...

By PCAdvisor on 70

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. Our recommended phablet remains the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

By PC Advisor on 70

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 a...

By Wired on 70

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...

By geeksquad.co.uk on -

The Xperia Z Ultra: phone or tablet? Both! But with the new wave of phablets already firmly upon us, can the Z Ultra stand up to the competition? Agent Bolger gets to grips with the Xperia Z Ultra and gives her expert opinion.Also consider: Sony Xperia...

By CNET UK on 70

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a great screen and loads of power, plus it won't die if you drop it in the bath. Its gargantuan size, however, is likely to make it impractical for most people to use as an everyday...

By itreviews.com on 80

The 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the biggest, baddest Android smartphone you'll find, but it takes things to such a ridiculous extreme, we're not even sure it qualifes as a...

By What Mobile on 85

The line is increasingly blurring between the definitions of phone and tablet, with the phablet form factor ever growing. It’s hard to believe that the phablets of yesteryear are now the normal sizes of today, with 5 inches and above dominating the...

By PCMag on 80

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the biggest and baddest Android smartphone you'll find, but it takes things to such a ridiculous extreme that I'm not even sure it can qualify as a phone anymore.

By mobilesyrup.com on 78

The Xperia Z Ultra is a very fast, slim and capable smartphone, but too few apps take advantage of its almost-tablet screen, and its poor camera experience and high price makes it a hard sell to the average smartphone...

By Digital Trends on 80

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...

By businessspectator.com.au on -

Big screen phones or phablets have received their fair share of criticism over the years.After all, who could possibly want a phone that couldn't be used with one hand and struggled to fit in your pocket?But with Samsung selling more than 38 million...

By Know Your Mobile on 70

Sony has created a smartphone that's big on performance, but perhaps small in terms of its niche. If you want a big display, have large pockets and dislike the idea of a bulky tablet, the Xperia Z Ultra will do you proud. If, however, you spend a lot of...