The Sony Xperia Z Ultra just arrived in our labs and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the 6.4-inch phablet. So we went ahead and did a quick unboxing of the smartphone. Here’s the video.
Just to recap, the Xperia Z Ultra will have 6.4-inch Triluminos display with full HD resolution. This is the first Sony smartphone to utilise a Triluminos panel, which supposedly eliminates some of the weak colour reproduction and viewing angles of the TFT LCD that had been used so far. Just like the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z, the Z Ultra is also dust and waterproof, coming with IP55 and IP58 certifications. You can use any regular pencil or pen as a stylus to navigate or draw on the screen.
The Z Ultra is also the first phone to come to the market with a Snapdragon 800 SoC, which combines a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU with an Adreno 330 GPU. This is the most powerful combination in the market and as a result, the Xperia Z Ultra is blazing fast. Here’s a detailed look at the specifications of the Z Ultra.
Live shots of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The one area where the Z Ultra could be found lacking is the camera. The 8 megapixel Exmor RS sensor-equipped rear camera sounds just about decent, but might not be able to hold a candle to some of the more recent cameras on flagship smartphones. The 2 megapixel front-facing camera should be perfect for casual video calls and selfies. Connectivity wise, there’s very little missing. Ultra comes with LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA and Bluetooth. It has a 3050mAh battery that Sony has rated for up to 16 hours of talk time and 820 hours of standby time on 3G, and 14 hours of talk time and 870 hours of standby time on 2G.