Following months of eager anticipation, Sony announced its first phablet smartphone earlier this week, the Xperia Z Ultra. The phone boasts the appealing combination of stylish design and high-end specifications, and has seen encouraging early impressions from critics and reviewers.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra offers an advanced spec list, including the likes of Android 4.2.2 Jellybean operating system, waterproof certifications like its Xperia Z counterpart and super fast LTE connectivity. The handset is also equipped with an 8 megapixel camera which is complete with high definition video capture and Sony's Exmor RS sensor, and a very powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocked a 2.2 GHz (quad-core). However, the device really stands out on account of its touchscreen. It measures a huge 6.4 inches, and offers outstanding display quality thanks to a 1080p resolution and 344ppi pixel density. The phone’s advanced features are powered by an ample 3000mAh battery capacity, and the device is also extremely thin for such a large phone, measuring just 6.5mm in thickness.
On account of its very recent announcement, full details
regarding the handset's availability in the UK is yet to be confirmed. However,
GSM Arena has recently reported that Three has become the first UK network to
confirm that it will be carrying the Sony Xperia Z Ultra on pay monthly contracts. While exact details regarding contracts have not been revealed, we
expect them to be offered on the standard 18 or 24 month contract periods, with
pricing dictated by monthly allowances of data usage, text messages and phone
calls. We expect monthly contracts to be the most popular means of buying the
phone, as the SIM free model will invariably command a high price tag on
account of its advanced specifications. Visit our website to compare the best Sony XperiaZ contracts from UK networks.
With speculation of a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max entering the phablet niche later this year, the Xperia Z Ultra will of course face stiff competition. However, we think the phone’s design and features will certainly allow Sony to make its mark within the phablet niche.