The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was released to mixed reviews amongst the hardcore crowd. For buyers who particularly love to enjoy a large screen handset there's good news about a big Xperia Z Ultra price cut that makes it very appealing.
The Xperia Z Ultra was initially offered for Rs. 42,000, but now the phone's price has been dropped to only Rs. 19,990. In fact, a handful of ecommerce portals are selling the device for less.
Meanwhile, the new price was revealed in a tweet by Mahesh Telecom, an independent retailer in Mumbai. Though there's no official word from Sony India about the recent price drop yet.
As a reminder, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra sports a 6.4-inch Full HD display. Other key specs are outdated in respect of this year's flagship devices. There's a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot. It also features an 8MP rear-facing camera (minus LED Flash), Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.4, and a 3,050mAh battery. The handset is water proof and dust resistant as well.
The phone was among the few notably phablets that got launched last year. It incorporates many of the features on Sony's flagship devices, but distinguishes itself with a huge 6.4-inch FHD screen and ultra thin profile.
For more, see GizBot's review of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. For the time being, here are the top 5 smartphones with monster screens. Read on to find out who made our list. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Samsung Galaxy Mega 2
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Mega 2 in India for Rs. 20,000. The second-generation Galaxy Mega 2 is affordable and features above average specifications.
The device sports a 6-inch display 720p HD screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash. Other highlighted specs include a dual-SIM connection, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 4.4 and a 2,800mAh battery.
Nokia Lumia 1320
When we reviewed the Nokia Lumia 1320, it was selling for around Rs. 23,000. But now with competition from cheaper tablets like the Nexus 7, it has been priced to Rs. 16,000 (unofficially).
The large screen handset comes with a 6-inch HD LCD IPS Super sensitive display (Clear Black) having a resolution of 720p HD. It is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 3400 mAh integrated battery, and runs on Windows Phone 8.1.
Asus Zenfone 6
Now for 2014, the Asus-made Zenfone 6 is one of the best looking 6-inch Android phones we've seen. It uses a 6-inch HD screen and has an interesting design. It's also cheap.
The 6-inch HD handset is powered by a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Zen UI.
Other specs include: Dual SIM with dual standby (micro SIMs), 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB internal memory, a microSD card slot, 3G HSPA+, a 3300 mAh battery, among others.
Micromax Canvas Doodle 3
The Canvas Doodle 3 is an average looking handset. Yes indeed, it's cheap but has a plenty of horse power under the hood.
The phone offers a 6-inch IPS LCD display (854 x 480 pixels) resolution, a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6572 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing VGA shooter, 4GB of internal memory , a microSD card, a 2500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, among other others. It is now selling under Rs. 8,000.
HP Slate 6 Voice Tab
The Slate 6 wasn't a successful device from the house of HP. Now, the makers have slashed the price to Rs. 12,200, making it cheaper to buy.
The Slate 6 comes with a 6-inch HD screen, a quad-core processor under the hood, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front shooter, dual-SIM support and a large battery inside.