And the Sony Xperia Z Ultra can be yours for the low, low price of $1239!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJuly 18, 2013

Xperia Z Ultra

The first device in the world to hit the market with the zeus-like powerful SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon, is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

A behemoth by even my standards, the Xperia Z Ultra is packing some incredible tech. Check out the specs below!

Oh, before you look down any further, I have to remind you that it’s currently on pre-order for the incredibly tempting price of $1240USD. Not bad, eh?

Xperia Ultra Preorder

Sony Xperia Ultra Specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.44-inch 1920×1080 TRILUMINOS display for mobile, touch panel cover glass with Super Hard Coat ASF
  • Colors: Black, white, purple
  • Dimensions: 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
  • Weight: 212 grams
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Cameras: 8MP rear, 2MP front
  • Storage: 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory), microSD expandability up to 64GB SDXC
  • Networks: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,000mAh embedded
  • Waterproofing and dust resistance: IP55/IP58-rated

Sony Xperia Z Ultra press (4)

So, we have a huge device that, for all intents and purposes, will require that you either hate 7 inch tablets, be able to use with two hands, or possess hands on par with members of the Harlem Globetrotters.

This is who the Xperia Z Ultra was designed for, right?

Hoopspeak This is who the Xperia Z Ultra was designed for, right?

Anyway, for all you keeners out there that simply must have the latest and greatest, largest ‘smartphone’ on the market, look no further than the Xperia Z Ultra!

For those of you keen on getting something with the Snapdragon 800 under the hood, hold on for LG’s G2, which we’ll be examining in full detail come August 7. The next device that we will likely see is one that a lot are excited for – the Galaxy Note 3.

What’s it going to be guys? Did Sony push things a bit too far with their Xperia Z Ultra? Excited for LG’s G2? Think the G2 serves as the basis for the Nexus 5? And any Galaxy Note 3 lovers in our midst? I know you’re there. Though, make no mistake – the Xperia Z Ultra is an absolute beast of a device, and one that’s likely to capture more than a few hearts.

You know what do down below!

  • Fawoo

    You do realize that the £814 usually signals a ~$800 price for the US right? Very rarely do electronic products use the proper and current currency exchange.

    Eg. PS4 = £349, $399.

    But I guess the article wouldn’t attract attention if it was titled “You can have it immediately for £800”.

    • Grman Rodriguez

      Yeah but he means now… As in right now

      • Fawoo

        Yeah but it’s link bait. Instead of just reporting “hey it’s up for £814 for those who live in that area/surrounding”, it’s reported that the device costs $1200 for shock value. Meanwhile it’s not even for North Americans, so it’s purely link bait and nothing more.

        • You would be surprised how many people crave having the latest gadget. Of course I’m aware that the pricing will be changed when it’s been imported to the US. This is simply for those that want the absolute latest. Plus it’s likely to be the first Snapdragon 800 powered device on the market.

          • Fawoo

            You didn’t address the link-bait formatting of the title, but that’s alright gotta do what you gotta do to pay the rent.

    • hung2900

      You need to learn maths again, or have you graduated from elementary school?

      PS4 = £349, $399.

      =>£814 is equivalent to about $930

      • Fawoo

        You must be currently unaware of how pricing works between both continents in eletronics. Do a little googling and you’ll quickly find that you’re wrong.

        Your currency translations are 100% correct, but that’s not how it works in the elecronics pricing.

        • hung2900

          Oh, no, I am not. My calculation is basically based on your consumption about the relative prices between the UK and the US. You gave the example of the PS4, and then after that you state that kind of correlation is wrong? So how can you prove that £814 is equivalent to $800?

          • Felipe Pimenta

            Because you just don’t do the currency translator. Things don’t work that way. Another example: Xperia Tablet Z, 32 Gb, WiFi only. UK price: 500 pounds. If we make that into dollars, for US, it would be 761 dollars, when the same exact 32 Gb WiFi only costs 600 dollars in US.

          • hung2900

            Yes, I understood you at the beginning but you still haven’t understood me,
            Ok for your second example, a Tablet Z 32GB Wifi costs £500 in UK and $600 in the US right? So in this case, a £814 Xperia ZU in UK should cost $976.8, even higher than your last example. That means, a £5 worth thing in UK should cost $6 in the US. 814/5*6 = 976.8
            No way in can be $800 as you said.
            Still don’t understand?

          • katuss
          • hung2900

            Yes,I know about it, but this is not the case here
            What I wanna say is the statement of Fawoo (because £349 PS 4 in UK costs $399 in the US and £499 Tablet Z in UK costs $600 in the US, £814 of Tablet Z is similar to $800 in the US) is totally unreasonable.

  • Tamadrummer94

    Good lord, no thanks, I could buy a specced out Surface Pro and a keyboard for that.

  • 2GB ram at that price?

  • Phillip Bee

    Still no back camera flash and at $1200 ?!?!?! .. complete deal breaker. Much rather have the Note 8.0

  • Filip Justin

    I’d rather buy a Vaio Pro 13 at that price instead of the Xperia Z Ultra..

  • RobMtl

    I’ll just get the Tablet Z for $500 and tether it to my Sony Ion instead.

  • End in sight

    I thought they required the Globetrotters to shave their armpits…no? Something about offending the Japanese or such?

  • Drizzle

    This guy needs to write every single article out here.

  • Price meant for the royals…..not the gadget for me.

  • katuss

    FYI the screen shot of the pricing is from Amazon

    and damn i thought the phone in the Image is xperia Z? or may be they have changed the design :p

    then again about the pricing


  • Valtheus

    It’s never a bad thing to have options. While for some people this one will be useless, for others it will be useful. There is not such a thing as “too far”.

  • justone

    I’d rather have a gaming laptop for that amount of money..

  • Luka Mlinar

    Is the phone good in bed? Because for over a grand it needs to be damn good :D

  • K.

    The Amazon UK price is completely ridiculous. If someone absolutely ones to grab it in the US (if it is not available there), he better look at Amazon Germany where the phone is priced at 670€ which is 300€ cheaper.

  • REL

    what?!!! for that price it better suck me and fu*k me!

  • Android wins!

    Too expensive…

    • K.

      This article is misleading. If you look at my comment below, the phone is priced at 670€ at Amazon Germany. Even at other UK retailers the phone is priced much cheaper than the price given by the article (around £600, which is still more expensive than in Germany). As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 2 was retailed at 700€ when it came out.

      • Android wins!

        And I was thinking why the hell did Sony operprice the phone.

  • Jason Bailey

    Sure you can buy it now. ie pay for it, bit it clearly stares its a pre-order due to be shipped in September?

    You can pre-order it from expansis or clove for £600.

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    Wow! That’s one expensive phone!

  • Timmy
  • kyle

    8 MP Camera ? Come on !!!!

  • Railwayman

    I have nothing against a device for $1200 but this is not the product that will be sold for that price. Pre-order prices are always high and Sony knows very well that the Z Ultra just can’t be sold for such amounts of money. For it to be enabled, it would be necessary to make a more luxurious version and put nice gadgets like finger print scanner, pico projector, a keyboard add on (connected through Bluetooth) etc – in that case, it would be tempting even for $1200.

    I have seen many pre-orders that goes for double the real price. It can be like claiming $800 for a device that will be retailed for $400-500 – it is just a precaution so the retailer doesn’t have to raise prices for their customers (for example that they guess that a device will be $500 and it ends up at $550 and they either ask for the difference from the pre-order crowd or eat the difference just in order to keep their promise toward the customer).

    It is better to put a high price and then just lower it: “hey, you got your new device for cheaper!”

  • kranthi kiran reddy

    can i exchange my sony xperia z and get z ultra