At 6.44-inches, the Xperia Z Ultra packs a wallop with features, starting with that 6.44-inch touchscreen panel packing in 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and a roomy cache of 2 GB of RAM to play with.
It’s also one of the first phones to feature the awesomely-fast Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor clocking along at up to 2.2GHz. The 6.44-inch panel gets driven by the new Adreno 330 graphics core inside the Snapdragon SoC CPU. Those two cores together should make this close to the fastest portable device available and give the latest iPad and iPhone 5 more than a run for their money.
And if that’s not enough, the Z Ultra is also IP58-certified – so its dust-resistant but waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes.
There’s 16 GB of built-in flash for storage inside and you can have more via a microSD slot that handles up to 64GB to load in whatever else you want. Its on-board storage is preloaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and the phone comes with a sizeable 3050mAh Lithium-ion battery to deliver a remarkable 790 hours in standby and 14 hours talk time.
Personal communications is taken care of by Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and you can use any of the 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi standards available on-board. Basically, there shouldn’t be a wireless access point this phone can’t connect to.
The device’s 2G network coverage includes the 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz bands and 3G is supported over 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz. It’s also 4G/LTE ready and barely misses a frequency band just about anywhere.
There’s a front-facing 2 MP camera but the device’s best quality photos are captured by the main 8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) with autofocus image sensor on the back. You can also capture video with the device at up to 1080p@30fps.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra lands on the scales with 212 grams and measures 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm.
If anything, put one of these up against your Samsung Galaxy SIII and it might just look positively tiny. How quickly our expectations of phone size can change.
|Model||Sony Xperia Z Ultra|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800|
|Clock||Up to 2.2GHz|
|GPU type||Adreno 330|
|Screen size (inches)||6.44|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Screen type||Capacitive touchscreen|
|Operating system||Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Internal storage||16 GB|
|External storage||microSD, up to 64 GB|
|Battery type||3050mAh Lithium-ion (non-removable)|
|- standby time||Up to 790 hours|
|- talk time||Up to 14 hours|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||v4.0 with A2DP|
|2G coverage (MHz)||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G coverage (MHz)||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G coverage (MHz)||700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 / 900|
|Rear camera||8 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) with autofocus|
|Front camera||2 MP|
|Video recording||Up to 1080p@30fps|
|Dimensions||179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm|
|Announce Date||June 2013|
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