Complete Features, Specs, Price Details of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

By Sidharth | Cell Phones

After the runaway success of Xperia Z phone, Sony knew the next logical step was to work on an “upgraded” version of Xperia smartphone.

After working round the clock for months, the Japanese mobile manufacturer has finally announced the phone in the form of Xperia Z Ultra. The new Sony Xperia ZU (Z Ultra) is an Android-powered phablet (call it a smartphone, if you will) that features a 6.4-inch display screen and comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

At the time of writing, Sony Xperia Z Ultra is launched only in China and India. See: Sony officially launches Xperia Z Ultra in India.

Let us look at the features, latest price and specs details of Xperia Z Ultra:


Top 5 Features of Xperia Z Ultra

  1. Huge screen: Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4-inch display. The Full HD screen comes with Sony’s unique Triluminos display technology that creates a wider palette of natural colors.
  1. Powerful processor: Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, which is powerful enough to multitask.
  1. Super slim: Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s slimmed Full HD phone at 6.5mm. Plus it’s waterproof and dust-resistant.
  1. Waterproof: Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a waterproof phablet, meaning that you can use the device even under water (although not recommended).
  1. Stylus: Sony Xperia Z Ultra support a range of regular household items. Let me explain. Writing on the screen with a special pen or pencil is no longer required, as Xperia ZU phablet can work with any pointed object. You can choose to write on the device’s screen using pen, pencil or use any pointed objects that is at least 1mm in diameter.


Spec Sheet of Xperia Z Ultra

Colours Black, White, Purple
Facts Size 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
Weight 212 grams
Operating System Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs
Camera 8 megapixel camera, 16x digital zoom, Auto focus, Continue burst mode, HDR for both picture/movie, Face detection, Front-facing camera (2 MP 1080p), Geotagging, HD video recording (1080p), Image stabiliser, Object tracking, Picture Effect, Quick Launch, Scene recognition, Self-timer, Send to web, Smile shutter, Sony “Exmor RS for mobile”, Image sensor, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama, Touch capture, Touch focus, White balance
Music 3D Surround Sound (VPT), Album art, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), ClearAudio+, Clear bass, Clear Phase, Clear stereo, Dynamic normalizer, Music tones (MP3/AAC), Music Unlimited, PlayNow™ service, SensMe, TrackID music recognition, “WALKMAN” application, xLoud Experience
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified, Media Transfer Protocol support, Micro USB support, Native USB tethering, Media Go, NFC, PC Companion, Play Anywhere, Screen mirroring, Smart Connect, Synchronisation via Facebook, Synchronisation via SyncML, Synchronisation via Google, Synchronisation with computer, Synchronisation via Microsoft, Exchange ActiveSync, USB High speed 2.0 support, USB mass storage, Xperia Link, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Display 6.44 inches

1920×1080 pixels

16,777,216 colour TFT

TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile

Touch panel cover glass with Super Hard Coat ASF

Memory Internal phone storage 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory)**
Expansion slot microSD card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)
Networks UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Battery life*** Battery (embedded) 3000 mAh
Talk time GSM Up to 11 hours
Standby time GSM Up to 550 hours
Talk time UMTS Up to 14 hours
Standby time UMTS Up to 530 hours
Standby time LTE Up to 510 hours
Music listening time Up to 120 hours (world’s longest audio playback)
Video playback time Up to 5.5 hours
In the kit Xperia™ Z Ultra, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation


Indian Market Price of Xperia Z Ultra

The official price of Xperia Z Ultra is Rs. 46900 inclusive of tax. It will be available on all the leading mobile stores starting August 2nd, 2013.

When you purchase the Xperia Z Ultra phone, you can select one out of the three colors available — black, white, or purple.


Initial Impression: Xperia Z Ultra

After getting to play with Xperia Z Ultra at the launch event that happened in Bangalore, I must add that the phablet fits perfectly in my hand (and it certainly feels good), despite many opinions that the 6.4-inch screen is “too big.”

Flash is missing from the camera, which is something worth noticing. An iPhone, even with flash turned OFF, can shoot better pictures compared to the Xperia Z Ultra’s 8MP camera.

It surprises me to even think how Sony managed to pack so much into a smartphone without sacrificing the “slimness” of the device. The 6.5mm body has a beautiful back with premium finish. Two thumbs up for Xperia Z Ultra’s beautiful design.

Huge screen is a plus if you use (or want to use) Xperia Z Ultra as a replacement to your everyday computing task. The addition of Triluminous display technology brings vibrant colors on the screen, which is visible when you watch high-quality videos.

One thing though, the price of Xperia Z Ultra is on the higher end of the spectrum. Paying Rs. 47000 for a smartphone requires second thoughts.

What are your thoughts about Xperia Z Ultra? Do you like it? Let us know through your comments below.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!