Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z Ultra / C6802 / Xperia Z Ultra LTE /C6806 / C6833
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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.
Excerpt: Whether it is a small tablet or an enormous phone, the Xperia Z Ultra is a truly unique beast. Sony has taken some of the best aspects of its most recent mobile product line and hybridized them to the point of being immaterial; the Ultra is what it is, and defies convention.
Conclusion: 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 part of a high-end smartphone or tablet; and it delivers unique features like a waterproof shell and the ability to use a pencil as a stylus.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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
Conclusion: But make no mistake, this is a phablet, and a massive one at that. It might not make babies cry and buses crash when you take it out of your pocket, but you’ll pay for its gorgeous screen with questionable ergonomics that even its neat one-handed keyboard can’t fix.The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is just 0.6in short of matching the screen size of tablets like the 7in Google Nexus 7 .
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.
Excerpt: Samsung may have kicked off the "phablet" era with the original Galaxy Note, the first above-average sized smartphone people actually liked, but it has since seen many challengers lay claim to title as the best of the bunch. The Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra are the latest big-screen competitors.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: perfect, but not practical
28 September 2013
Excerpt: Smartphones have been getting bigger in the past couple years. The flagship products from HTC, LG, Samsung and Sony all have 5-inch screens or larger. Then you have the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro and the Galaxy Note II from Samsung, and the recently-announced Galaxy Note 3 is even 5.7 inches. The Huawei Ascend Mate has a diagonal of 6.1 inches and the Samsung Galaxy Mega even 6.3 inches.
Excerpt: When a smartphone has a 6.44-inch display, one could easily argue that it's also a tablet, especially when the best-selling Android tablet has only a 7-inch screen. Knowing that the Xperia Z Ultra is a respectable tablet, one can't help but wonder how it compares to the leader of the Android tablet world.
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia Z Ultra brought Sony into the realm of large-screen phones unlike any before it. Sony was no stranger to above average displays in its Xperia line, but did the Japanese manufacturer manage to find success with it's first "phablet" attempt?
Conclusion: In a somewhat strange move, alongside the colossal 6.4-inch display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, Sony opted for a relatively small 3,000 mAh battery. The idea here I’m sure was to keep the device to its svelte 6.5mm thick body, but it doesn’t bode well for battery life. The good news is that the standby time is impressive, because the screen isn’t powered on.