Sony Xperia UL outed for Japan: decked-up Z with improved Full HD display and 15-shot burst mode

Sony Xperia UL outed for Japan: decked-up Z with improved Full HD display and 15-shot burst mode
Sony outed the rumored Xperia UL today, Japan only for now, and it injects some nice bump in the specs of a phone like the Xperia Z. It sports a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, and a 2300 mAh battery.

The Xperia UL flaunts 15-shot burst camera mode now, which is rather impressive, but it also calls the Xperia Z's water- and dust-tight certification, and raises it with a physical shutter key on the side, as well as a cool thin LED notification light underneath the display.

The screen is again a 5" Full HD 1080p endeavor, but it's not clear if the contrast and viewing angles are of the same caliber like as the Z, or there's been an upgrade in this respect, too. It might be a different panel, as Sony compares its sensor-on-lens technology with the Xperia V, flaunts the lower reflectance ratio, and provides a manual color gamut settings app, which you can see in the slideshow below.

The Xperia UL is launching on KDDI's au May 25th in white, black and the obligatory pink, joining NTT DoCoMo's Xperia A in the line of Sony Androids exclusive for Japan this season.

source: Sony via Engadget



1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Hope their improved display panel has 'black black' and not 'grey black'

9. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Its the ui problem nt the display. The new update of the z they change it to black

10. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

display dude...tilt the phone little and its washed out...

13. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

What, are you gonna watch all your pics and videos at an angle? lol

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If i am watching a video on my phone and some friends want to watch it too that means we have to see the video one by one because the only way to get a satisfactory experience is while looking straight forward to the display? And no, there are situations where the only way to watch a video is on my phone or my friends phones.

2. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

It resembles more to ZL than to Z.

3. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I think it is better for them to have the Honami only.. When the rumors are true about the specs of honami, then it will be a huge break for them. But releasing different flagships will hurt the success of the honami.. They are just starting to make a big or galaxy-like android ecosystem so one flagship tactic is the best to drive.. HTC One tactic is what i mean.

16. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Exactly what I'm thinking. Samsung is flooding the market with lots of low and mid end devices that looks the same as their flagship but sony is flooding the market with flagships!

4. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

It's not sporting S600 it's actually the APQ8064 1.5GHz quad-core

6. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He was saying the truth. Phone Arena was getting false information. If u guys don't believe go to au kddi page and see for yourself

7. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

PA wrong again...S4 pro... not s600...

8. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Fixed, thank you, it comes with Snapdragon S4 Pro...

5. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Better Viewing angles, blacks and processor will make Xperia Z the phone to beat..

11. XXXperia unregistered

Why sony? haven't u heard of s600..?

12. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Please, if other companies are using s800, then i understand, bu the difference between s4 pro and s600 is small. If optimized, s4 pro can run as smooth as the s600

15. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Wait now I'm confused...the Xperia U was a low end phone but the Xperia UL is a high end device?!?!

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