Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review: A Waterproof Full HD Smartphone

It started off with someone at Samsung playing a joke with the Note which somehow turned out to be a success. As it became the hot thing, a lot of other manufacturers decided to launch more products having weird dimensions. The phones started growing bigger and they started turning into the love child of phones and tablets. These devices were termed as Phablets and promised to give you the good bits of both phones and tablets. Even the small players in the market stormed the stores with their ‘Phablets’.

We recently saw Samsung make the devices even less pocket friendly under the ‘mega’ name and now Sony has come up with a device to go against other players. We were reading about the rumors of a bigger device from Sony, named Z Ultra. Even the screenshots of display surfaced online a while back which gave us a hint of the modifications made to the interface to suit the larger display. We take a closer look at the device and tell you the full story.
The phone/ tablet/ phablet whatever you like to call it, is huge. It is supposed to be a phone but the 6.44 inch display doesn’t support the fact. In fact the display size is close to most tablets as they have got 7 inch displays. The good bit here is that they have kept the device slim. It is just 6.5 mm thick which makes handling the device a bit easier than you would expect. The design is similar to the Xperia Z and has got the same sharp lines on it. It might make handling difficult but thankfully they have wrapped the body in some rubber to aid your grip.
No matter how much they work on the design, it is still a device not meant for one handed operation. The device is not very light at 212 gms but still they have kept it under control for a device this big. Even the people with huge hands would not be able to operate the device with one hand. During calls you will be able to hold the device in a hand but that is the limit. Even if you want to end the call, you will have to hold the device in one hand and tap with the other. Skipping the criticism, the device is very well built and for a device this big, is comfortable to handle. Most devices which have similar dimensions of front face are thicker which makes handling relatively hard
This is the most prominent part of the device, obviously. The display is 6.44 inch and has a full HD resolution. The display seems to be slightly better than the Xperia Z and the colour saturation is pretty good. Not only the high definition content looks good but the X reality engine considerably improves the quality even when you play standard definition videos. The contrast ratios are okay but not great. We might have liked the display if we weren’t introduced to the amazing contrast ratios of AMOLED displays

Specification of Sony Xperia Z Ultra Mobile : 

  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 6.44 Inch Full HD Display
  • 8 MP Rear Camera With Auto Focus
  • 2 MP Font-Facing Camera
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Watter Proof And Dust Proof
  • 3050 MAh Battery


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