Sony Xperia Z Ultra Phablet Officially Launched in India: 6 Reasons to Go for the Waterproof Phone

By Vivek

    The immediate successor to the Sony Xperia Z has finally landed in Indian market today. Although the massive sized phablet is already selling on online retails at a price of Rs. 44,990, however the official price of the handset has been declared by the Japanese giant to be Rs 46,990.

    In terms of specification, the handset sports a massive and unconventional 6.4 inch TFT LCD screen along with Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles. The display offers 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and features 16 M color depth.


    Xperia Z Ultra runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor supported by 2GB RAM. It also features Adreno 330 graphics and Qualcomm MSM8974 chipset.

    Moving on to the camera segment, the recently launched Xperia Z Ultra comes packed with an 8 megapixels rear camera. The camera comes 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 sensor. Moreover, The mega phablet also comes with a 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording.

    Further, the huge phablet, comes with 16GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the latest Xperia Z Ultra features 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC and USB. Eventually, the handset is powered by 3050mAh battery capable of offering 120 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video playback, 14 hours of talktime on 2G network and 32 days of standby time on 2G network.

    The handset comes with an IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance and has pen input with stylus. The 6.5mm thick Xperia Z Ultra weighs 212 grams and is currently available on the aforementioned Online retail.

    Meanwhile, Sony Xperia Z Ultra will be available in Black, White and Purple color variants by August 2, 2013. Not only that but with the announcement of the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.3 recently, the device is already speculated to get the update soon.

    But in the market, Sony has two tough competitors waiting for the new Xperia Z Ultra, that is; Apple and Samsung. Both the tech tycoons have already sold tons of units in the country. So the question is, can Sony make a difference with a waterproof smartphone?

    Well, calling Xperia Z Ultra a handset only with one quality wont be justified, as besides the capability of being water and dust resistant, the handset possesses many more unique feature. Below in the slideshow GizBot has listed some of the remarkable characteristics of the handset, which could lure you to shell Rs 46,990 from your wallet. Have a look at it below:

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    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    Xperia Z Ultra, claimed by the company to be the largest Full HD display handset sports Full TRILUMINOS display with X-Reality for mobile. Which means, it comes with the likes of the Sony Bravia Tv experience creating a wider palette of rich natural colours. While, the X-Reality technology provides an intelligent super resolution display which analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos. Sony says, "The large Full HD display has been optimised to experience at least 60% more of the screen than most other smartphones."

    Have a look at the sample image to figure out the difference.


    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    The smartphone comes with a 6.5 mm thinness and a weighs just 212 grams, making Xperia Z Ultra extremely portable and easy to hold in one hand. The massive sized phablet is ornamented with an Aluminum button and solid metal panels. The durability is assured with the handset because it has a IP55 & IP58 rating which means that it is a waterproof up to 1.5 metres and dust resistant device. Both the front and back panels are made with durable tempered glass, coated with an anti-scratch film.

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    The latest Xperia Z Ultra features highly responsive screen that's compatible with a pencil or stylus. Thus it means that users can write notes on the handset. In fact, you can even take notes from a locked screen and during calls and it has handwriting recognition feature as well. The multi-tasking apps also help users improve productivity.

    SOny Xperia Z Ultra

    The new Xperia Z Ultra is powered by a super powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. This advanced Quad-core processor is 75% faster than S4 Pro and gives you maximum power and speed with outstanding battery time. Not only that but the Adreno 330 graphics also gives the most advanced and visually stunning 3D games more efficient looks. There is a Battery STAMINA Mode as well which saves the wasted battery drain.

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    There is an 8 megapixel camera with an Exmor RS for mobile along with a next-generation BSI light sensor. Thus the clarity of the picture is uncompromisable and vivid. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings.

    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    As said earlier, Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with a bunch of connectivity options including NFC, One-touch listening though which users can play music on the smartphone through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones. You can also see the pictures on the TV from the handset and can be connected to SmartWatch. Other than that, other features are standard.


    Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    Overall, it seems Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a good Android handset, but it will be able to capture the attention of a niche crowd who wants to own a waterproof phone. Eventually, Sony could draw the interest of the common smartphone buyer, but for that, the company might have to strip down the price points a little more. Let us know in the comments section below, will you go for the newly launched Sony Xperia Z Ultra?

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