Sony Xperia Z Ultra Overview

Sony has developed a current portfolio of compelling products and the new Xperia Z Ultra continues this trend.

Sitting in between the Sony Xperia Z and the Xperia Z Tablet, with a 6.44” display, the Z Ultra forms what many refer to as a ‘phablet’ (a cross between a smartphone and tablet).

The Z Ultra continues the feature rich specification and has the IP55/58 rating, allowing it to be submersed within water at a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

The design ethos is similar, but naturally, due to the increased size of the device, it weighs in at 212 grams but this does include a 3050mAh battery.The device measures only 6.5mm thick.

One seriously powerful piece of mobile computing equipment, the Z Ultra has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor allowing it to power through every conceivable task you throw at it.

Be it making calls, over WiFi or 4G connections, to friends, family and colleagues, sending emails, browsing the web, playing games, or watching the latest movie, it is all possible and what’s more, with 2GB of RAM you should notice no slow down or lag.

Google Android is the core operating system with Sony’s usual enhancements providing you with a flexible and powerful platform that you can personalise with your favourite apps and more.

16GB of internal memory can be expanded through the microSD memory card slot; that supports up to 64GB of additional storage.

Store your pictures that have been captured on the 8 megapixel camera or front facing 2 megapixel camera, both of which record in full HD and 1080p resolution on the internal memory or the memory card and then watch them back in superb quality, on the 1920x1080 HD display that measures 6.4 inches diagonally. With 342 pixels per inch, this screen is sharp and also has technology from Sony’s Bravia range of televisions to further enhance the results.

An Adreno CPU gives up to 50% improved performance on previous chips, which is ideal for mobile game play of the latest titles.

Packed with so many features, everything from the camera to the music player has been optimised to give the best mobile experience and integration.

Be it business or personal use, the Xperia Z ultra can easily become your daily driver. Gain greater accuracy by using a stylus on screen, or if you have an artistic flare, use a standard pencil on screen and make your artwork digital.

STAMINA mode ensures that your battery is intelligently managed to offer longer periods without the need to charge.

When you want only the best in terms of power and connectivity, consider the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Features

  • Google Android operating system
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor
  • 6.44" touchscreen with scratch resistant glass
  • 6.5mm thick
  • 8 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS technology
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Front facing 2 megapixel camera
  • IP55/58 rated
  • NFC
  • MHL
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi
  • 4G/LTE
  • MicroSDXC memory card slot

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Box Contents

  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • 3 pin UK mains charger
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Documentation


Sony_Xperia_Z_Ultra_C6833_Whitepaper.pdf Sony_Xperia_Z_Ultra_C6833_Whitepaper.pdf (864KB)
Sony_Xperia_Z_Ultra_User_Manual.pdf Sony_Xperia_Z_Ultra_User_Manual.pdf (2426KB)



SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Custom Skin
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core
Expansion Slot Yes
Capacity (Up to)64GB
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity16GB (~12GB User Accessible)
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
OtherShatterproof sheet on scratch-resistant glass, 16,777,216 colour TFT
Frequencies850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
SpeedGPRS: Up to 107 kbps EDGE: Up to 296 kbps
FrequenciesUMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
SpeedUpload: Cat 6, up to 5.8 Mbps Download: Cat 24, up to 42 Mbps
4G Yes
FrequenciesBands I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, XX
SpeedUpload: Cat 4, up to 50 Mbps Download: Cat 4, up to 150 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
VersionDLNA with M-DMS, PU , M-DMP, DN
Video OutMicroUSB MHL
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Camera Lens
Other16x Digital Zoom, 1080p HD Video Recording, Sony Exmor RS for mobile, continuous burst mode, HDR for photos & videos, face detection, image stabiliser, object tracking, picture effect, quick launch, scene recognition, self-timer, send to web, smile shutter, image sensor, superior auto, sweep panorama, touch focus, touch capture, white balance
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type2MP with 1080P HD Video Recording
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass
Gyroscope Yes
Light Sensor Yes
FormatsMP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp, 3gpp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), ADTS (.aac), AMR (.amr, .awb), SMF (.mid), XMF (.xmf), Mobile XMF (.mxmf), OTA (.ota), RTTTL (.rtttl), RTX (.rtx), iMelody (imy), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota), OGG (.ogg), FLAC (.flac)
Recording3GPP (.3gp, 3gpp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), AMR (.amr),
Formats3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4v) Matroska (.mkv), AVI (.avi), Xvid (.xvid), MPEG2-TS (.ts), Webm (.webm, .mkv)
RecordingH.264, H.263, MPEG-4,3GPP (.3gp, 3gpp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a),
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Call Time
GSMUp to 14 hours
3GUp to 16 hours
Standby Time
GSMUp to 790 hours
3GUp to 820 hours
Dimensions179.4x92.2x6.5 mm
Weight 212 grams
OtherWi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, Screen mirroring, Native USB tethering
Warranty24 months



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Do you ship internationally?

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Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

Micro SIM Card

I have a standard SIM card, can it be cut down?

Yes, you can cut your standard sim card down. We have a blog post about doing this

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


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