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Sony Mobile Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Mobile launched the 6.4-inch Z Ultra phone in Shanghai yesterday and gave Digital Life a sneak peek at its first phablet, currently the largest smartphone in the market.
The Straits Times - June 26, 2013
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Sony Mobile Xperia Z Ultra

 

Samsung's recent launch of the Galaxy Mega shows that the SouthKorean company is not done with the supersized screen smartphone market and it seems its competitors have the same idea.
Sony Mobile launched the 6.4-inch Z Ultra phone in Shanghai yesterday and gave Digital Life a sneak peek at its first phablet, currently the largest smartphone in the market.
Build
Gone are the fancy designs of phones in a range of sizes. Sony has taken a universal design approach to its new range of hardware.
Like its flagship Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z, the ZUltra is flat and rectangular, with flat sides. But the blockish shape works well, with chamfered edges and rounded corners to give it an elegant look.
The entire piece weighs a mere 212g and is just 6.5mm thick.
Hardware
Sony Mobile was one of the last smartphone makers to offer a quad-core device. It has now taken the lead by offering the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor in the ZUltra, running at 2.2GHz.
It runs on Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and has 16GB of memory and an 8-megapixel rear camera, all powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
Screen
Samsung has its Amoled screen and Sony Mobile has its Full HD Triluminos Display, which makes its smartphone debut here.
This display technology uses small nanocrystals to show information, emitting light at precise wavelengths and offering a more vibrant screen with wider ranges of colours, contrast and brightness.
Both front and back are made of tempered glass, creating a seamless reflective surface.
Shutting out dirt and water
Built with the same slot coverings as the Xperia Z for its connectors, including micro-USB and micro-SD, the ZUltra is waterproof. You can snap pictures and shoot video underwater.
Handwriting recognition
For those looking for a screen big enough to write on, the Xperia ZUltra allows you to do so with your fingers, a pencil or any stylus.
The slim form factor does not allow the addition of a stylus, but Sony Mobile realises that most users would hate to have to yank one out just to jot down a few notes.

Samsung's recent launch of the Galaxy Mega shows that the SouthKorean company is not done with the supersized screen smartphone market and it seems its competitors have the same idea.

Sony Mobile launched the 6.4-inch Z Ultra phone in Shanghai yesterday and gave Digital Life a sneak peek at its first phablet, currently the largest smartphone in the market.

 

Build

Gone are the fancy designs of phones in a range of sizes. Sony has taken a universal design approach to its new range of hardware.

Like its flagship Xperia Z phone and Xperia Tablet Z, the ZUltra is flat and rectangular, with flat sides. But the blockish shape works well, with chamfered edges and rounded corners to give it an elegant look.

The entire piece weighs a mere 212g and is just 6.5mm thick.

Hardware

Sony Mobile was one of the last smartphone makers to offer a quad-core device. It has now taken the lead by offering the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor in the ZUltra, running at 2.2GHz.

It runs on Google Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and has 16GB of memory and an 8-megapixel rear camera, all powered by a 3,000mAh battery.

Screen

Samsung has its Amoled screen and Sony Mobile has its Full HD Triluminos Display, which makes its smartphone debut here.

This display technology uses small nanocrystals to show information, emitting light at precise wavelengths and offering a more vibrant screen with wider ranges of colours, contrast and brightness.

Both front and back are made of tempered glass, creating a seamless reflective surface.

Shutting out dirt and water

Built with the same slot coverings as the Xperia Z for its connectors, including micro-USB and micro-SD, the ZUltra is waterproof. You can snap pictures and shoot video underwater.

Handwriting recognition

For those looking for a screen big enough to write on, the Xperia ZUltra allows you to do so with your fingers, a pencil or any stylus.

The slim form factor does not allow the addition of a stylus, but Sony Mobile realises that most users would hate to have to yank one out just to jot down a few notes.

 

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