Sony XPERIA Z Ultra – 6.4 inch Android Smartphone!
The Sony XPERIA Z Ultra is based on the XPERIA Z flagship handset from Sony in 2013. The most prominent change is the increase in the display size to a whopping 6.4 inches, making it a smartphone with one of the biggest displays available today (although the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is pretty close). Because of this humongous display size, the overall footprint of the phone is quite big; fitting the phone in a tight jeans pocket might be cumbersome. The design of the phone is quite similar to the XPERIA Z, with glass at the back and is available in three attractive colours — Black, White and Purple.
Although it still retains the same 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution as the XPERIA Z, its still above 300 PPI which should not hamper clarity to the human eye. Colours are vibrantly portrayed on the screen because of Triluminous technology; which Sony also employs in their high-end flat screen TVs today. The next upgrade is the bump up to IP58 certification; making the phone more resilient to water and dust. Basically, the XPERIA Z Ultra’s screen can actually be used underwater, something that the XPERIA Z couldn’t do. It is also faster internally, being powered by the current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocked at a furiously fast 2.2 GHz. It also has the Adreno 330 GPU. Rest of the specs are similar — 2GB of RAM and 16GB on-board storage coupled with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
The battery size is also upped to 3050 mAh (from the 2330 mAh battery in the Z), which is good news considering the heavy-duty hardware powering this phone. Now for some bad news — the camera resolution is downgraded from 13 megapixels on the XPERIA Z to 8 megapixels. What’s more disappointing is that there isn’t an LED flash on the Z Ultra, which could make night-time photography difficult.