Sony Xperia Z Ultra Features Demoed on Video

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Officially introduced a couple of weeks ago along with the Sony Smartwatch 2, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the world’s biggest smartphone yet. Because of its size that gets it very close to a tablet, the Xperia Z Ultra is impossible not very easy to control with one hand and in order to show us how to do it the guys at Sony have created a tips and tricks video which, in the same time, demos some of Xperia Z Ultra’s features.

In case you are wondering whether you can use the Sony Xperia Z Ultra keyboard with one hand, learn that it can be positioned on one side or the other with a simple swipe gesture. Since Sony probably thought that pulling a 6.4-inch device to your ear to answer a call would be embarrassing learn that the Xperia Z Ultra also comes with a Bluetooth headset that can also be used for controlling the Multimedia player of the phablet.

Sony also revealed that Xperia Z Ultra’s display is sensitive to pens, too, thus you will be able to use one to get notes on the phablet, which also comes with handwriting recognition.

Anyway, let’s cut the chit chat and have a look at the Sony Xperia Z Ultra video that was labeled “Efficiency in an ultra slim smartphone,” but not before reminding you about the phablet’s technical specifications.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market, with a profile of only 6.5 mm, while weighing 212 grams and being 179.4 mm tall and 92.2 mm wide. The great size comes from the need of accommodating a 6.4-inch Triluminos display that packs full HD resolution.

The Sony phablet is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, and 2 GB of RAM. The terminal comes with 16 GB of internal storage but also with a microSD card slot that can expand its storage capacity with up to 64 GB.

In terms of connectivity options the Xperia Z Ultra comes with LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC chip, infra red blaster, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.

The handset is IP58 certified (dust and water proof), thus you will be able to use it to take underwater photos at up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Talking of photos, learn that the Xperia Z Ultra has an 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back which, oddly enough, doesn’t come with an LED flash. The primary camera has support for geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, being capable of recording 1080p@30 fps videos with video stabilization and HDR. The front-facing camera has a 2 megapixel sensor, also capable of recording full HD videos.

Because of the display size, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is definitely a niche smartphone, but even so, I am pretty sure that it will have enough customers. How would you use the Sony Xperia Z Ultra as your daily driver? Please use the comments section below to share your ideas.

 

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  • jphoner

    no LED flash for the camera?
    non-removable battery?

    Those deficiencies push me towards the Note 3.

    • Gopal

      While I agree with you, I’m beginning to find Samsung phones quite stale & boring.
      It’s just the same thing over and over again.
      I get that they’re looking for consistency across devices, but I personally want a change.

      I was set on getting the Note 3. Would be a massive upgrade from my Gen 1 Note, but as of late I’ve found Sony’s offerings more appealing.
      Dust and water resistance is a great unique selling point.

      Samsung has software nailed down so I hope Sony can match them on that field.

      So many great phones coming out… Updated Z & Ultra, LG G2, Nexus 5, Note 3…
      Tough to choose.