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The Z Ultra is a powerful phone with a great display, but your purchase decision will ultimately depend on the price and how well the phone fits in your hand.

Pros
  • Beautiful displaySleek, gorgeous designWaterproofPowerful performance
Cons
  • Awkward to holdNo camera flashBattery life is decent, but doesn't live up to expectations
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90
Balasubramaniam Adityan
Finally, Sony comes out with something that is truly outstanding. This one is...read more
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James Cornett
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Mário Pereira
It is BIG, unique, different, beautifull, a BEAST in performance with a STUNNING...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6.422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Display

Screen size
6.4 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
339 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Kickstand
No
Ruggedized
Yes
Model
Google Play Edition

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6.422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version) (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Display

Screen size
6.4 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Pixel density
339 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
2.2 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Kickstand
No
Ruggedized
Yes