phoneaddict, 18 Dec 2013Yeah, I own one myself. Without flash is a let down. I wonder what sony was thinking when the... more"No flash"
Not that the camera is for much use anyway. And greatness in thinness with a battery consuming big screen does not help either. But in compensation of having the worst ever camera for photos (Ok, I am of the overexageration sort), my Xperia Z Ultra has probably, and I invite anyone who disbelieves this to see the comparison samples found in this site, the best,fastest getting details video recorder of all.
Yes, the worst phone at taking pictures is the best at taking videos. Even the iPhone an the N8 on moving objects appeared blurred by the motion, while for some strange Sony magic, the Z ultra manages to grasp moving reality much better.
So once again the Z ultra is the World best at something else.
About photography I have the N8 and can assure you that having a 41 megapixel Carl Seiss Lens taking 8 megapixels photos means incredible sharper photos than a 20 megapixeles sensor (provided it is a good 41 megapixels sensor and a good lens to start).
dreamlover77, 18 Dec 2013Yes Sony Xperia Ultra Z is the greatest phone evr produced ( I own ONE) ECCEPT FOR ONE BIG FAU... moreYeah, I own one myself. Without flash is a let down. I wonder what sony was thinking when they made the phone. Some moron at sony must have thought whoever own this big phone will never take picture with it in a dim light. What a pathetic way of thinking.
Strange how they've prioritized the Ultra over the Z1. Probably to do with the camera bug with the bootloader.
ABC, 18 Dec 2013This is for the Google Play Editions no the normal onesnice pick
Yes Sony Xperia Ultra Z is the greatest phone evr produced ( I own ONE) ECCEPT FOR ONE BIG FAULT!!!
I cant for the life of me understand WHY THEY DID NOT INCLUDE A FLASH!!!
Recently I felt so let down , because I could not take photos at a dimmed light dance-party. Why oh why Sony?? you have to give a reason for this and quick!! else I will NEVER BUY A SONY PRODUCT!!OTHERWISE,I AM BEING COMPENSATED BY ENJOYING THE LARGE 6.4 SCREEN WHICH I AM ENJOYING VERY MUCH. As for the solution of carrying this monster around, my solution is to always wear a suitable waist bag, in which I now carry, many other requisites, such as the other mobile, wallet, bunch of keys, tissue papers, inflatable cusion, small torch, ball-pen, envelope of rubber-bands, vouchers, and even Swiff-knife (which itself is multi-faceted), etc. Thanks.
Alex8787, 17 Dec 2013Actually, Z1 lacks also ambition. There are N8 from nokia with 41 Megapixels.
Having only ... more"Having only 20 megapixels in a world where there are other that for years had more megapixels means lack of ambition in my dictionary."
Your iphone, which you are fan of, has ONLY 8 megapixels... so why are you bashing Sony if you are in no position to do so?
Having ONLY 20megapixels? How many phones have more than 20MPs? Only 2, and both are from Nokia. Sony's phone is still a high MP phone in this market, since all high end phones have 8 - 13mp, except for one or two. So it is still better than most.
Btw, im also an iPhone fan, but i do admire what Sony has brought to the table.
Oh, and i also have a PS4 :D
xperianxt, 17 Dec 2013wait are you said Sony phones lack ambition??? Okay i'll admit i'm a straight up Sony fan, fro... moreActually, Z1 lacks also ambition. There are N8 from nokia with 41 Megapixels.
Having only 20 megapixels in a world where there are other that for years had more megapixels means lack of ambition in my dictionary.
On the contrary, the Z Ultra is the world thinnest, more waterproof that the S4 active, plus al this with a Pen AND a nice Bravia Screen. So, because ALL of this, yes, I believe it meant to be the best.
Since the Z1 doesn't have more than 41 megapixels de Nokia has, it has to fall in my book as just another very nice phone. Nothing else. It doesn't beat the best in any category.
Plus I never said I considered iPhone to be ambitious. I felt it contemptuous thats why being an Apple fan I use a Sony phone and I am very happy :)
foo, 17 Dec 2013someone just was paid by sonyyeah right! U think every company is just like UR precious Samsung, don't U?!!
Sony don't pay people, our passion for Sony is what making us act this way! since day one of my 25Yrs life and i'm surrounded with Sony products and I love it!
so much heritage only blind people can deny!
for me Sony is one of the most decent and honorable companies,
they don't pay people, sue or get sued by other companies,bash or get bashed on twitter by official pages!
Sony is just unique, and that's what makes us loyal!
Alex8787, 17 Dec 2013By the way, I am not a Sony fan boy. I am APPLE fan boy! I have my iphone, ipad, itv, MacBook ... morewait are you said Sony phones lack ambition??? Okay i'll admit i'm a straight up Sony fan, from my Xperia Z1 to my PS4 and every other gadget in between. Sony has ambition. The thing is they don't make it big in the US therefore they are quickly overlooked. All because Americans only care about is the latest software update for bragging rights. The phone could be straight up garbage in terms of hardware but if it has the newest OS then that makes it a good device. Now you said Sony has no ambition coming from an iPhone user that's funny. iPhones have been almost the same since they was released. The major change came when android and window OS decided to have a baby aka iOS7. So what ambition does Apple have??
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2013hmm, let's see..... sony release a half-baked phone with a lot of bugs only to update it later... moreWTH? what half-baked phone? X-ZU is no a half-baked phone!!
a typical Sony hater :/
Doesnt have a flash,top and bottom bezels are too thick otherwise perfect.
The XZU is awesome, love mine, and Google made a wise decision making this the "official" phablet instead of the Note 3.
I've been seriously contemplating getting a z ultra as you can get them for about £300 on eBay.
Unfortunately its just a little bit too big, which is a shame as its an absolute monster and I love it.