Last time Sony Xperia Z Ultra showed up online was when it was spotted in the Sony India Official Website, that was month back. Then fans were pretty much anticipating the handset but weeks passed but the handset was not seen. However, Indian consumers are likely to see it now finally, because recently it was reported that Sony Mobile Hong Kong has officially confirmed the HSPA+ version of the Xperia Z Ultra (C6802/XL39h) which will go on sale at the end of July. The recommended retail price will be $799 (approximately Rs. 47,404). They further also said that Sony will bundle a protective case for a limited period. Perhaps, if it will land on Asian land, India will surely get it soon. The handset will most probably not come with LTE support in India. Moreover, Saholic has it in the coming soon tag and also says that it will be available by July 31.
Thus, here is quick run down on the handset followed by a few slides comprising of specs and prices of the possible rivals of Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with a massive 6.4 inch full HD Capacitive touchscreen display with 10 fingers multitouch feature offering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a color depth of 16M color. It comes with the 344 ppi pixel density. The display is protected by a tough tempered glass coat and anti-shatter film on the device make it shock and splash resistant.
OS, Processor and RAM
Sony Xperia Z Ultra runs on Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) and it is powered by a
Qualcomm MSM8974 chip and a powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait processor clocked to 2.2GHz. It is also supported by a 2GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.
The camera section on the Xperia X Ultra comprises of an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. Both the cameras are capable of recording full 1080p HD videos. The camera is loaded with features like White balance, Face detection, Touch focus, Smile shutter, Self-timer, Send to web, 16x digital zoom, Scene recognition, Picture effects, Touch capture, Image stabiliser, Quick launch, Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, Superior auto, Sweep panorama, Continue burst mode, HDR for photos & videos, Full 1080p HD video recording, Object tracking and Image sensors.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Xperia Z Ultra will feature NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and USB.
Storage and Battery
Sony Xperia Z Ultra houses a 16GB internal storage capacity and supports up to 64GB of expansion via micro SD card slot. The mega phablet is powered by a
Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which offers 120 hrs of music playback, 7 hrs of video playback, 14 hours of talktime on 2G and 32 days of standby time on 2G.
Talking about the look and feel, the phablet measures 179 x 92 x 6.5 mm and weighs 212 g and is said to come in Black, White and Purple color variant.
Price and Availability
Although most of the online reports say that the handset is likely to come by August or September 2 week and there is no confirmation on the price of the handset on the Indian market but rumors and speculations suggest that the handset will come around Rs. 45,000 or more.
However, since, there is a huge possibility of the handset to come in India now, GizBot has also cared to come up with a brief rundown of the handset of the top 5 high end rivals of the yet to come Xperia Z Ultra. All the handsets fall on either the similar price or specs category.
iPhone 5 sports a 4 inch LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive touch screen with pixel density of 326ppi and multi-touch retina display screen and offers a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The handset is powered by Apple A6 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor which is backed by 1GB RAM and runs on Apple's very own OS, iOS 6 which is upgradable to iOS 6.1.3.
The iPhone 5 comes in three variants with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal memory and lacks microSD card slot. Regarding connectivity the iPhone 5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 4G LTE, 3G and micro USB 2.0 support.
iPhone 5 features 8MP rear camera with iSight technology along with 1.2MP front camera for video calling. It comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery which is claimed by Apple to offer a talk time of 8 hours and standby of 225 hours.
As of now the iPhone 5 with 16GB internal storage capacity has been priced at Rs. 44,390.
BlackBerry Q10 comes with 3.1inch super AMOLED display with touchscreen that offers a 720 x 720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 330 ppi along with the keyboard that has been crafted carefully by well spacing large keys. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor supported by 2GB RAM and runs on latest BlackBerry 10 OS and TI OMAP 4470 chipset.
BlackBerry Q10 houses 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via micro SD card. And connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth, GSM, 4G LTE, GPS, EDGE and GPRS.
BlackBerry Q10 sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash accompanied by a 2-megapixel front facing camera and is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery which provides 13 hours of taktime and standby of 367 hours.
BlackBerry Q10 also comes at a price starting from Rs. 42,990 which is also listed on Infibeam.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Talking about the internal specifications, the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts of a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA capacitive touch screen display giving resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch and damage resistance and comes with 16 M color depth. Nokia's latest Lumia 1020 comes packed with a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 225 graphics. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual -core Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 2GB RAM. As mentioned earlier, the camera sensor is huge and stands at 41-mega pixels with Xenon flash. Instead of standard camera interface, the company introduced Nokia Pro Camera app. There's a 1.2-mega pixel wide angle front facing camera. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and USB. Also, the handset comes with the internal storage capacity of 32GB, however, lacks a microSD card support. In addition to ROM, users can take advantage of 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage. Moreover, the Lumia 1020 is powered by a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery that gives a 19 hours talktime on 2G and 13 hours in 3G, capable of offering 16 days standby time on 3G.
The handset is yet to come in India but it will be price more than Rs. 40,000 or above.
HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. The HTC one also sports a 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor and a 2.1MP front camera for video calling. The handset houses 2GB RAM and comes with a 32GB internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and it is eventually powered by a 2,300 mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 43,490. HTC One comes with multiple features like HTC Blink Feed: Live Home Screen, 360° View: Perfect from Every Angle, NFC Support, Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers with Powerful Amplifiers, Full Metal Body with Zero Gaps, HTC Zoe: Photos with a Beginning; Middle and End and few more.
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro comes packed with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS Screen offering a massive resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels and 400 ppi Resolution along with 16 M color depth. The phablet comes with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The handset runs on Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform with the layering of Optimus 3.0 User Interface. It is powered by a powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked to 1.7 GHz and comes with a Adreno 320 graphics and is backed by a 2GB RAM. The Optimus G Pro sports a massive 13 Megapixel rear camera and 2.1 MP front facing shooter. Both the cameras are capable of shooting video at 1080p@30fps and the best part lies in the dual-video recording. Connectivity option include GPRS, EDGE, 3G WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth and DLNA and NFC. The phablet houses 16 GB (10.5 GB User Memory) internal storage capacity and is expandable up 64 GB via micro SD card. There is a massive 3140 mAh battery at the back of the handset which offers up to 598 h (2G) and up to 550 h (3G) of standby time and up to 31 h (2G) and up to 21 h (3G) of talktime.
The sleek looking device that has a super clear and sharp display is priced at Rs. 38,990.