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Deal alert: $200 shaved off the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition

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Deal alert: $200 shaved off the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition

The whopping 200 bucks have been shaved off the Google Play edition Xperia Z Ultra's price tag, bringing the total down to the more agreeable $449. Sony's monstrosity of a 6.44-inch phone has now been on the market for some 10 months and this fact, in combination with the price reduction definitely begs some questions. Prime among those is whether Sony is actually close to releasing a sequel -- a Z2 Ultra if you will -- and just trying to spike demand in order to clear inventory before game time. At the same time, we haven't had any related leaks -- not even a peep.

Anyhow, at $449, you'll actually strike a decent bargain, for the LTE-enabled Z Ultra is far from obsolete hardware-wise. The massive glass at the front has a crispy, 1080x1920 pixel resolution (342 ppi), and the phone is powered by a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip by Qualcomm and 2GB of RAM. In addition, you're also getting an 8-megapixel rear snapper, along with 2-megapixel front-facing selfie cam. Last, but not least, a relatively hearty, 3050 mAh cell is keeping the lights on for as long as it can.

source: Google Play

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posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:17 5

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 239; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Tempting. I might consider buying this to watch movies

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 04:26 2

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2384; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


For watching movies, consider the Samsung TabPro 8.4 at $369. It's not a phone, but it has a very nice QHD screen.

This Sony isn' too bad, but according to reviews, the headphone output is subpar.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:42

6. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Don't even try and lie. The tab pro does NOT have a QHD display, it has a Full HD display wwith 359 PPI.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:22 2

7. SubtleOne (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Agreed. QHD is only 2560 x 1440, whereas the Tab Pro has 2560 x 1600 which is higher.

posted on 01 May 2014, 07:28

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2112; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Very true. 2560x1600 is WQXGA.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:33 3

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2893; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Wow look who's calling a liar, one who doesnt know what he is talking.

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:08

13. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


*about
Learn how to finish a sentence, idiot.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:13

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2893; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Knowledge about what we are talking> grammar, punctuation.

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:44

16. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Excuse me?
I am correct in everything that I have stated about the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. I just told him that it doesn't have a QHD display, as he so wrongly stated.

posted on 03 May 2014, 17:20 2

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2112; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Except you weren't. You said it has a Full HD display. It doesn't.

posted on 02 May 2014, 12:20 1

15. SubtleOne (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Says the person who does not know what they are talking about.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 05:57

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1665; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Shave $350 , then. Its a deal, 16GB of internal memory, is a deal breaker, imo

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:42

4. troutsy (Posts: 244; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Thank you, for sharing. your, opinion

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:48 1

5. jb4674 (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


With Sony closing the majority of its retail stores and not giving a firm date on the release of the Z2, they can continue to try and throw deals but, people won't buy into their crappy strategy.

..And they wonder why their devices don't sell so well in the US???

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:37

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2893; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Look who is talking The 6" comic brick fanboy. Btw your brick isnt even worth comparing this beauty. Begone.

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:46

17. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Why don't you "begone"?
Loser.

posted on 04 May 2014, 01:36

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2893; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


somebody needs a life, he is butthurt

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 18:14 1

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 863; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


With this price, it's like a Nexus ultra phablet. $450 is great. The Nexus 5 is already $350/$400.

posted on 01 May 2014, 14:18

12. xche78x (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


The regular z ultra can also be bought at the same price, albeit here in asia... 450$
This makes the launch of T2 Ultra 430$ a headache to balance, which one to choose, more power under the hood + larger full hd screen of the Z Ultra or longer batt life with nicer camera + flash of the T2 Ultra?

The Z Ultra also has more storage, ram and is water + dust proof...

A phone with combined best features of both would be the perfect phablet for me... Z2 Ultra anyone? August will probably tell the answer...

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