Xperia Z Ultra - £550
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia Z Ultra is a top-end smartphone that runs on Android KitKat. Its large screen bridges the gap between phone and tablet and its impressive performance stats help to back this up. It is a well-constructed device that performs well in all areas.
This phone has a 6.4 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 342PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia Z Ultra has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.2GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 85 out of 100.
The Xperia Z Ultra has an estimated battery life of around 14 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3050mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia Z Ultra comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia Z Ultra comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Xperia Z Ultra is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It can connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Xperia Z Ultra has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is IP58 certified meaning that it is both water and dust resistant and you can use any pen or pencil with a nib thicker than 1mm in diameter to write on the screen. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
Sony's Xperia Z Ultra has a good quality screen, excellent performance and long battery life. It is a niche device, but if you are looking for a high performance device with a very large screen, then it is well worthy of your consideration.