Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Xperia Z Ultra LTE / C6802 / C6806 / C6833
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra
4 October 2014
Summary: 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 just like the Sony Xperia Z but bigger. It may look like that phone, but using a phone this big takes a lot of getting used to. If you’re willing to put that commitment int, there’s a lot to love - just please, try one out in a shop first.
Summary: 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 user.
Conclusion: 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 and I have found myself swapping back and forth from my phone to my iPad Mini mid-task on a number of occasions as one device or the other was better suited to the task in hand.
Xperia Z Ultra revealed: World's slimmest and fastest, and largest Full HD screen
12 February 2014
Excerpt: Entering alongside Sony's own Xperia Z smartphone the Xperia Z Ultra has been targeted to take on the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Note 2, the Xperia Z Ultra does have a few tricks up its sleeve that will set it apart from Samsung's own 'phablet'. Not only is the Xperia Z Ultra the slimmest smartphone with the largest Full-HD display (6.4 inches), dethroning the Ascend P6 from its throne.
Summary: Overall, I have quite fallen in love with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It’s a big phone that can do big things. As a daily driver, it’ll give you stellar performance, both in battery stamina and smartphone functions. And it’s such a looker as well. If this was a lady, she’d be EVERYTHING a man could ever want. Beauty, brains, a bit of brawn, and I guess she can cook well, too.
Conclusion: 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 vision we had back at the dawn of small, transportable computers. The Z Ultra is not too big to fit in your (admittedly mega-sized) pocket, and it's not too small that you'd not consider it for a do-anything device on the go.
Summary: My time with the Sony Z Ultra twins further affirmed my belief that gargantuan phones aren’t for everyone, and definitely not for me. But, depending on how they are executed, they can be the right devices for some people willing to put up with their limitations. Ironically, Sony’s software and enhancements are a better execution than Google’s plain-jane Android.
Pros: Great display, Fast performance, Water resistent design, Great display, Fast performance, Water resistent design
Cons: Awkward handling, Average battery life, Software could make better use of screen size, Awkward handling, Average battery life, Software not optimized for large display size