Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Yesterday pricing details from Sony France and Sony Netherlands surfaced, suggesting that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra would cost roughly €700 in Europe. Now we also have word on the phone’s price in Germany. You can pre-order the device from Amazon Germany right now, with a slightly-lower price of €679, or about $885.69.

No beating around the bush here, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an expensive handset. The question is whether the Z Ultra is worth such a price tag. For some, the answer will certainly be yes.

With a 6.4-inch Full HD display, the Z Ultra isn’t your typical smartphone. Sony’s big-screen beauty is more than capable of replacing a traditional 7-inch tablet, effectively giving you both a tablet and a smartphone in one convenient package.

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra also is rather impressive when it comes to its hardware, powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM. Other specs include an 8MP back cam, 16GB storage, microSD and a 3,000 mAh battery.

Sony’s Z Ultra might not be perfect, but it is certainly the most powerful device in its class and sets a new standard for 5.5-inch+ handsets.

If you’re worried about the price, just remember that you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get the Z Ultra. The phone will likely arrive at much lower upfront pricing for those that are willing to sign a two-year contract.

As for when you will be able to get your hands on the phone? The device is expected to arrive to Europe in Q3 of this year, and hopefully will launch in the North American market sometime shortly thereafter.

What do you think, do you plan on nabbing the Sony Xperia Z Ultra when it arrives to your local market?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • Corderral Lewis

    Will I get it once it goes stateside? Absolutely. This will fit my needs perfectly

    • Luka Mlinar

      Just won’t fit your pocket :D

  • xtriker360

    This or the lg g2?

  • raul

    without flash camera rear

  • Tidbits808

    at $1,000 USD it isn’t worth that price. It’s almost $400 for an extra 1 inch of screen compared to the Note 2. If the Note 3 does in fact have a 5.7″ – 5.9″ screen I bet it’ll still be around $650 or possibly cheaper as seen with the S3 to S4 comparison. Sitting at $885 USD that’s still expensive for the extra screen size. I honestly won’t be getting it at those prices. $750 was the most I am willing to spend.

    • bob

      I m buying one. I have the zl and I love it.

    • K.

      Before comparing the price between the z ultra and the note 3, wait for the official US price. For instance the note 2 was priced at 700€ when it was released in Europe.

      • Tidbits808

        This is going on the basis of how much Sony charged initially for the Z and ZL in the states before the price drop. They are now under $600, but the first few months they were out they costs just as much as it did in Europe with VAT. So my comparison is based on that information. Wouldn’t surprise me if Sony did that again.

        • K.

          The initial price of the ZL at release was of $759 which is a bit expensive but still different from $1000. And the price of the xperia Z at release was of only $629 which is again very different from $1000 or even $885. Except for the xperia ZL which was overpriced at release in comparison with other manufacturers high-end devices, the xperia Z release price is quite comparable with the one of the Galaxy S4 ($639). You cannot simply take the European price and make a direct conversion to get the US price.