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If 5-inches wasn't a large enough phone for you then perhaps Sony's new 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra will fit your needs. The Ultra Z is running Android 4.2, has an 8-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal storage. The display is the standout feature coming in at 6.4-inches and pumping out full HD giving you 339 PPI.

Critic reviews

7.3
9 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.0
  • Display
    9.6
  • Battery life
    6.4
  • Camera
    6.7
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.3
  • Media support
    6.0
  • Durability
    7.2
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.0

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User reviews

9.1
26 reviews
7.0
Engadget Aug 19, 2013

Just like we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Mega, your decision to purchase the Xperia Z Ultra depends mostly on its size. The Z Ultra doesn't offer any unique traits that would make people want to deal with its massive frame if they don't want to, and the price is going to scare off shoppers ...

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7.0
Wired Dec 5, 2013

It’s more of a media consumption device than a smartphone. And if you don’t already own a tablet and are looking for a device to watch movies on, read ebooks, and play games, the downsides of owning a grossly oversized phone may well be worth it.

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7.0
Ars Technica Dec 17, 2013

If Sony built a 5-inch version of this device, it would be one of the best smartphones on the market. Thanks to the giant size though, it's hard to find a spot for the Z Ultra. As a phone it's not really viable.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 17, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a lovely thing, but as a dedicated phone - if you like to lift a phone to your ear as you should - then it's just too big to be practical. We can't help but see it as more of miniature tablet ... The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a marvel as a device, but it's equally niche ...

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7.0
TechHive Dec 5, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is one of the thinnest phablets we've ever seen, but it's poor battery life and subpar camera performance might leave you a little disappointed.

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8.0
GSM Arena Sep 3, 2013

Still, Sony's phablet has demonstrated unmatched performance - the browser loads everything instantly, apps are bullet-quick - and it also has the best screen on a phablet yet.

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8.0
Digital Versus Oct 17, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is an atypical device when it comes to size and handling, making it a phone for niche users only ... But it has good battery life, a great screen and top-notch performance ... But if a device this size is what you're looking for, the Xperia Z Ultra just may be for you.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jun 25, 2013

Obviously the pixels are spread a little thinner than on the 5-inch Xperia Z, but it wasn't all that noticeable on gallery viewing and web browsing -- text was still pin-sharp.

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Engadget Jul 3, 2013

Instead of going over again how hilariously large this 6.4-inch, pen-friendly phone is, this time we'll focus on some early benchmark results, camera performance and Sony's very own UX features.

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Engadget Dec 11, 2013

... free of Sony's software tweaks and carrier bloatware ... Aside from these differences, there isn't much else to the experience; the look, feel and dimensions of the device are all the same...

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CNET Jun 25, 2013

It looks like Samsung will have to do a lot more to make its upcoming Galaxy Note 3 stand out from the crowd, given that Sony has set a very high benchmark with the Xperia Z Ultra.

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PC Mag Sep 7, 2013

...if ever there was a device that deserved the term "phablet," it would be the Xperia Z Ultra. It's pretty ridiculous.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 25, 2013

We’re genuinely excited about the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. It's a huge phone, but at the same time, Sony has done a lot to make the size manageable and we can’t wait to get our hands on it again.

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PC World Australia Jun 27, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z blurs the line between a phone and a tablet. The company claims the 6.4in smartphone is the world's slimmest with a full HD display.

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TechRadar Jun 25, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a phone that wants to be a tablet. While many will look at the Ultra and recoil in horror at its larger dimensions, those that want the larger screen won't be able to help but desire this handset.

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Android Central Jun 25, 2013

Sony's "Triluminos" display also impresses. Gone are the days of Sony phone screens offering lackluster colors and poor viewing angles - the company's latest 1080p panel offers rich blacks, wide viewing angles and vivid colors.

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Android Central Dec 11, 2013

For fans of big phones — or small tablets with a phone on board — there is a lot to like here. As we saw with previous Google Play experience devices, you have Google's version of Android, with a few essential OEM customizations added on top.

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The Inquirer Jun 25, 2013

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra impressed us in almost every category apart from its size ... We're just not sure that the phone's 6.4in screen is going to appeal to buyers.

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10
IlyaH IlyaH

I have upgraded from a number of Samsung devices, latest ome I had is Galaxy S4. First off is the quality - its just miles better compared with 'plasticky' Samsungs. So a tick here. Looks - it definitely feels as much more premium (expensive) device. Looks are great and its super slim whilst...

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9.0
ren907 ren907

I have to admit, I thought twice about this phone. How can a phone this big be practical? Now after owning it, I don't think I could ever go back to anything different. Yes, it is big, but if fits easily into any pant pocket, or for me, a suit jacket. The size combined with amazing picture...

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9.0
jkhawk jkhawk

My week one impressions are filled with happiness thanks to finally having a tablet and phone wrapped into one light, sleek, compact shell which allows me to leave home with less hardware. I enjoy the fact that Sony does not heavily skin the Android experience with a lot of bloatware. Also, how...

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9.0
green2u green2u

Now that the GPE is $334.99 factory sealed at Expansys, I grabbed it! God, I love this big screen! Unlike my T-Mo Galaxy Note II, this one has the latest 4.4.4 Android and I'm banking it will get Android L. After several days use, the size factor is not as unwieldy as I expected. Thin and...

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10
dtwelveu dtwelveu

This Phone is so awesome with all of its features and display. It works perfectly for gaming and HD movie viewing. This is the Ultra best i had. A gift from my fiancee Mhtet LF.

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9.0
jhp2025 jhp2025

although it's a giant smartphone, but this is the one that i wanted for such a long time ago, best quality best price best performance

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