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Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Announced
Jun 25, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Big display (6.4 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (342 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • NFC
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The Japanese have not only made the thinnest 6.5mm watertight phone with the largest 6.44" screen and fastest 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with the Xperia Z Ultra at launch, but it also wanted to diversify its phablet functionalities beyond what is possible with Samsung's Note family, for instance. As such, they have employed a technology that allows you to write on the screen with any regular pen or pencil whose tip is more than 1mm in diameter, besides gracing it with stylus input functionality.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches (179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 7.48 oz (212 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Body material:
    • Glass
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 58
  • Colors:
    • Black, Purple, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 6.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 342 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Video capture:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 11 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (699 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 36.2 days (870 hours)
      the average is 21 days (493 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 16.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (925 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 34.2 days (820 hours)
      the average is 23 days (546 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 29.2 days (700 hours)
      the average is 23 days (554 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 110.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 3050 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, MKV
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Stopwatch, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • PopupSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE, Serial Port (SPP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, MirrorLink

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 22 Dec 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7PM-0530 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.33 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.22 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.54 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.54 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Jun 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Charger, microUSB cable, User documentation
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This device is also known as Sony Xperia ZU, Sony Togari, Sony C6802, Sony C6806, Sony C6833


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi

(Wi-Fi only)
Differences:
  • Device type:
    • Tablet

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