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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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



12. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 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...

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

17. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Why don't you "begone"? Loser.

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

somebody needs a life, he is butthurt

5. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 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???

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

4. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Thank you, for sharing. your, opinion

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

6. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

7. SubtleOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

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

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Very true. 2560x1600 is WQXGA.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

13. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

*about Learn how to finish a sentence, idiot.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Knowledge about what we are talking> grammar, punctuation.

16. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

15. SubtleOne

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

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

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Tempting. I might consider buying this to watch movies

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