Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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.
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.
By TechSpot on September 12, 2013
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.70
By PCAdvisor on December 11, 2013
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 3.70
By PCMag on November 21, 2013
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.80
By Digital Trends on November 16, 2013
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...80
By NotebookCheck on October 19, 2013
A very good result in our review: The Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Sony delivers on its Big entertainment claim. The huge display is ideal to watch movies, browse the web or play games. All these activities are no problem for the high performance of the Z Ultra...90
By Pocket-lint on October 18, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a lovely thing, but as a dedicated phone - if you like to lift a phone to your ear as you should - then it's just too big to be practical. We can't help but see it as more of miniature tablet. You'll know in...80
By 5FWD on October 18, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a top-end phone with the price and specs to prove it. It’s also a massive attention-grabber. As well as being absolutely huge, it’s seriously slick-looking. However, don’t try and convince yourself this is...80
By DigitalVersus on October 17, 2013
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an atypical device when it comes to size and handling, making it a phone for niche users only (much more so than the Samsung Galaxy Note). But it has good battery life, a great screen and top-notch performance. This is a...80
By 3G UK on October 15, 2013
This is a fabulous multimedia machine, which makes playing games, watching movies and surfing the web a joy while you’re out and about. But it doesn’t quite know if it’s a tablet or smartphone and is rather wieldy for carrying around...80
By itproportal.com on October 09, 2013
The Xperia Z Ultra is expensive, and this handset's size means it's not going to work well as your everyday phone if you are a jeans, T-shirt and no jacket or bag kind of person. Equally, the screen isn't big enough to deliver all you might...90