The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the flagship model in Sony's line-up. It's grown too at 7" in size, so it's more of a phablet than a phone, but the technology it packs makes you realise why it needs to be so large. Many of us are preferring larger smartphones now as they are easier on the eye when you're using it and yet they are smaller than laptops but just as powerful in some respects.
Released in July 2013, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is IP58 dust and waterproof resistant and is water resistant over 1 meter. This is incredible for those that work outdoors in all weathers or are clumsy and don't want the hassle of going through insurance companies or having to purchase a new handset if you drop it in water. The weight of the Xperia Z Ultra is 212 grams, so it's heavier than its rivals but it has a heft to it that gives it a premium feel. Despite being chunky in weight it's only 6.5mm thin and 92.2mm wide.
The capacitive touchscreen has 16 million colours, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, a 6.4" display, 344 ppi density and has up to 10-finger multi-touch capability. There is shatterproof and scratch-resistant glass as well as a Triluminos display. You get MP3 ringtones and vibrating alerts as well as a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Where the Sony Xperia Z Ultra really packs a punch is the insides. It has 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory and space for a 64GB microSD card, HSPA, HSUPA, LTE 4G and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac as well as DLNA, WiFi Direct, dual-band and WiFi Hotspot technology. There is v4.0 Bluetooth with A2DP, Near Field Communication, USB on the go and a microUSB 2.0 port.
The Ultra Z Xperia has an 8MP camera with autofocus and shoots at 3264 x 2448 pixel resolution, face detection, image stabilisation, HDR, sweep panorama, touch focus and geo-tagging. There is a video recorder that offers stunning 1080p HD videos with video stabilisation, HDR and runs at 30 frames per second. There is a front-camera that is 2MP and shoots 1080p HD videos at 30fps too.
Being the top of the range Sony, the power plant is pretty impressive. It has a Qualcomm MSM8274 chipset, quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 300 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. There is a compass, proximity sensor, gyro and accelerometer too. You get an FM stereo radio, AGPS with GLONASS, Java MIDP emulator and an HTML5 browser for the Internet.
There is active noise cancellation, SNS integration, voice memo and dial, document and photo editor and viewer. The 3,050mAh battyer gives up to 820 hours of 3G standby time and 16 hours of 3G talk time and up to 120 hours of music play. As you can see, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is incredible and here at Mobile Phone Checker we have the best mobile phone deals around, see below and choose from the cheapest handset and contract for your needs.