Xperia Z Ultra Launched in India for Rs46,990

The Xperia Z Ultra is much, much larger version of the 5 inch Xperia Z, moving Sony into 6.4 inch screen mobile phones while just 9.2 cm wide (which is just 2 cm wider than the Xperia Z). The larger screen is also technically more advanced, using Sony’s new TRILUMINOUS and X-reality technology, which are usually found in Bravia televisions. Both device screens are at 1080p resolution. According to Sony, this increases colour palette, contrast, sharpness and colour saturation. The screen can also be used with pens and styluses apparently.
Apart from that, the larger phone is also a lot more powerful than Sony’s previous flagship, boasting a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 Ghz and an Adreno 330 GPU, versus the slower Snapdragon 600 processor of the Xperia Z which was clocked at 1.5 Ghz with an Adreno 320 GPU.
The Z Ultra also weighs in a bit more than the Xperia Z, at 212 grams versus 146 grams, but offers better water resistance certification. The Sony Xperia Z is certified to IP55 and IP57 levels, while the Xperia Z Ultra to IP55 and IP58 standards. Which all basically means that the Xperia Z can withstand submersion in water to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes, while the Xperia Z Ultra can safely go under the 1m mark and stay under water for longer periods. I also noticed that the headphone jack is exposed in the Z Ultra, but is still water resistant, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active’s design.
So far so good, eh? Sony’s made a strange decision with the camera though, opting not to have an LED flash and going back to an 8 Megapixel sensor instead of the camera of the Xperia Z. Which is a bit of a bummer. Still that Snapdragon 800 is a beast, and Sony’s managed to be the first company to pump out a phone with one.
Available in stores in black, white or purple colors, from August 2nd onwards. There will also be a cover with battery (available seperately for Rs 11,990), Magnetic charging dock DK30 (Rs 2990) and Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52 (Rs 7490) available at launch.