Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z Ultra / Xperia Z Ultra LTE / C6802 / C6806 / C6833
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review
22 October 2013
Summary: For an asking price of Rs 46,990, we expected a lot more than just a good display and waterproofing. The Z Ultra makes an excellent waterproof PMP, but sadly, it does not make the cut as a phone. In fact, I really hope Sony launches a PMP with same feature set as the Ultra (minus the calling function) for under Rs 20,000 as it would easily give the iPod touch a run for its money. The Z Ultra is simply too unwieldy to be used as a primary phone.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The back and front of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra are shiny plates of glass, and it’s ridiculously thin at just 6.5mm thick. Phones don’t look much slicker than this – it has all the class of a sharp, tailored suit. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra’s size is sure to win more attention than anything else, but one of the best bits of the phone is how Sony has improved its waterproofing. As with the Sony Xperia Z, the Z Ultra uses rubber-sealed flaps to cover its ports. This time aro...
Cons: A phone as big as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is not that easy to live with. Keep it in a pocket and a swift move in the wrong direction could end with a hole in your trousers or an uncomfortable jab in your leg. A 6.5mm-thick phone may not be sharp as such, but you still wouldn’t want to be stabbed with one. It’s more than a handful, too. Used one-handed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra feels awkward. It’s much better used with two mitts – more like a tablet. Not useful advice if...