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Sony Xperia Z Ultra - Black (SIM Free)
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N.B. This is a EU version and is no different to a UK version. The warranty and software updates are valid & EU wide.
*UK Customer supplied with EU to UK Mains converter. **English user manual download available online.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Overview
The world’s largest Full HD smartphone display
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra features a 6.4-inch touchscreen Full HD display with Sony’s unique TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich natural colours thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA TV expertise. The breakthrough technology includes X-Reality™ for mobile which analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos. The large Full HD display has been optimised to experience at least 60%*** more of the screen than most other smartphones.
The world’s slimmest Full HD smartphone*
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is supremely slim and lightweight with a 6.5mm body and weighing just 212 grams. The front and back of the Sony Xperia Z are made of tempered glass, creating a seamless surface with the OptiContrast™ panel housed in an innovative solid metal frame.
The only waterproof Full HD smartphone**
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is both elegant and durable. With an impressive rating of IP55 and IP58, it is resistant to dust and water. You can even film in Full HD underwater, taking your large-screen smartphone experience to a new level. The camera features “Exmor RS for mobile”, HDR for both photos and film, and Superior Auto mode automatically activates HDR and noise reduction when needed, so you’ll get stunning imagery even in challenging light conditions.
The 6.4-inch display of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is TRILUMINOS™ Display with X-Reality for mobile that creates rich, natural colours delivered in the crispest and sharpest images imaginable.
A clever extension of your Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the Android-compatible SmartWatch will keep you discreetly informed of incoming calls, messages and more.
For astonishingly authentic colour
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra incorporates TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile to present rich and authentic colours with. By integrating Sony’s own unique display innovation, this technique delivers a significantly wider colour range, giving a far more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
X-Reality for mobile - For clearer, more vivid pictures
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra’s big screen delivers the best viewing experience from low-resolution web videos to high-resolution movies as Sony’s latest picture engine, exclusive X-Reality for mobile – analyses and selectively processes to give clean, clear and lifelike pictures. Three unique visual noise reduction features work their magic prior to upscaling.
Less reflective, more responsive – OptiContrast™ & Direct Touch
The touch panel in the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has been brought closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel enables clearer viewing – even in bright sunlight, as well as creating a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off.
Attention to every detail
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra merges design woth technology perfectly, creating a big screen phone with symmetry and balance in all directions. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has quality craftsmanship and attention to every little detail. This ensures that the device is beautifully made with only the best materials. Both the front and back are made of glass, with a seamless, refection-coated surface. An Android smartphone that mirrors the world around you, while letting you get so immersed in the content that the hardware virtually disappears.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has been designed to be very durable. The high IP55 & IP58 rating means it is waterproof* and dust resistant. Both the front and back panels are made with durable tempered glass, coated with an anti-scratch film and the skeleton frame is made of tough glass fibre polyamide.
Pen input from anywhere
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a highly responsive screen that’s compatible with a pencil or stylus. This big screen of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra lets you take notes using Notebook or Sketchbook. You can even take notes from a locked screen and during calls.
Transform your handwritten notes
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with handwriting recognition, meaning that your handwritten notes get optically scanned and converted into text. This means that you can easily insert your notes into whatever field you’re editing.
Save time through multi-tasking apps
The multi-tasking apps also help you improve productivity, so that you don’t have to lose any valuable time going between windows when using the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Keep one hand free
The design of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra paired with the easy-toggle keyboard that has both right- and left handed support makes it ideal for one-handed input.
Delivering up to 50% increased graphic performance*, the updated Adreno 330 GPU (graphics processing unit) gives you the most advanced and visually stunning 3D games. It enables you to browse the web very fast too.
Always loud and clear — HD Voice*
HD voice*eliminates background noise to improve voice clarity. That means even in noisy environments, you can be heard clearly through your Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Now you don’t have to shout to be heard, or try to find a quiet place for your conversation.
Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a built-in LTE/4G modem. This enables blazing internet connections with up to 100 Mbit/s download and 50 MBit/s upload speeds.
Significantly improve battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode
Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your phone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has Battery STAMINA Mode that saves you wasted battery drain. It recognises when you’re not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.
Get only the important notices
With Battery STAMINA Mode, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled during standby, but you still receive incoming calls, texts, and alarms. You can easily customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from even in standby mode.
Stunning shots in any light — 8 MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile
The 8 megapixel camera that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. It has Exmor RS™ for mobile that is an evolution of Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, the camera snaps highly detailed shots with low noise – even in challenging lighting conditions.
Optimised imagery with HDR for photos and video
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes with HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology. HDR is an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, the camera captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo. And Sony HDR for video lets you film in high contrast situations, like in front of a window or with the sun behind your subject.
Always the right setting – Superior Auto
With the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it is easy to get a great shot. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is automatically optimised for 36 different scenes, so you always get the best shot.
One-touch functions from Sony
Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our one-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.
Share photos, music and more between two phones, or between Sony Xperia Z Ultra and an NFC-enabled laptop with a single touch onto the other device.
Play the music on your Sony Xperia Z Ultra through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones.
See photos from your phone on your TV. Simply touch your Bluetooth Sony Xperia Z Ultra to the remote from your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring.
It is now possible to store all your pictures in the same place whether they have been taken through the Xperia smartphone, tablet or camera. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos that brings all your content together.
From your smartphone to the big screen
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra enables you to “Throw” content to your Wi-Fi-enabled TV through screen mirroring or DLNA, or send your tunes to a speaker via Bluetooth. Using “Throw”, a smart application integrated into your Xperia apps, your smartphone finds the best way to wirelessly connect to other devices. With an MHL cable, you can also mirror your phone´s full user interface on your TV and enjoy movies, games and more while charging.
Through the Smart Connect feature, you can set up how your Sony Xperia Z Ultra connects to other devices. It enables you to manage all your smart accessories. Open your music player when you connect your headphones, organise your Sony Android SmartWatch, or activate your alarm clock when your phone touches the charging dock.
Ultimate entertainment experience
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra will include an exclusive free entertainment content offer, including a free trial of the Music Unlimited2 service (subject to availability).
The Xperia Z Ultra is uniquely positioned to offer the ultimate big screen phone entertainment experience for watching movies, playing games, reading books and browsing the web.
Sony’s “WALKMAN”, Album and Movies media applications enable discovery of online and offline content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. music as well as access to a global library of over 20 million songs2 from Sony’s cloud-based subscription music service, Music Unlimited3. The Movies application brings new intuitive ways to discover, manage and play movie content, together with easy access to an extensive library of blockbuster movies and the latest TV episodes from the Video Unlimited2 service.
The Sony Reader app2 provides seamless Reader store2 access so you can download and enjoy the latest bestsellers – it even lets you sync purchased books in popular formats and continue reading from same page.
Ultimate performance with the world’s fastest smartphone processor****
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra features the world’s fastest smartphone processor**** – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with HD voice, that together with Sony´s audio Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode and Xloud loudness enhancement, delivers not just exceptional speed and performance, but also unsurpassed voice and audio quality.
Battery STAMINA Mode significantly improves the standby time of your smartphone by four times or more1 as it recognises when you’re not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.
Built for business
The Xperia Z Ultra is the ideal business partner thanks to the super responsive screen with handwriting recognition which is compatible with any pencil and selected stylus or pen (capacitive stylus or metal pen with tip diameter over 1mm). You can even write notes or sketches during calls so you’ll always be ready capture your ideas as they happen. The easy-toggle keyboard makes it ideal for one-handed input and multi-tasking, with small apps to help you improve productivity so you don’t lose time browsing between windows.
The robust security architecture safeguards both your corporate and personal data, with support for multiple accounts that are quick and simple to set up. Further business oriented applications will be made available in future as software updates, ensuring you get the best smartphone experience – whether for work or play.
With one-touch functions you can instantly and easily share music, photos and videos from your smartphone to a wide range of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, SmartWatch, wireless headsets and TVs. There are several new and innovative accessories joining the range of popular connected devices.
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* Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 24th of April 2013.
** In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia™ Z Ultra is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 58.
*** Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.
**** Not available in all markets