[deleted post]Actually they didnt mention camera as a bad. They just confirm that Sony crippled the cam on purpose, using a low megapixel compared to the competition. Plus the missing flash. No, this giant phone is gonna fail, we already know that Samsung does not cripple their flagships, this is war and Sony is sending crippled forces to take on the well equipped Koreans, FAIL.
Battery, i was hoping this would be good at least, but ok, seems like Z Ultra is a total fail then. However there is hope still, this test used video playback as the main source of drainage, and this just isnt good on any 2013 Xperia model due to a bug in the Media Server, which was fixed in an update just this week for Xperia Z (allegedly). Xperia 2013 phones have ok battery for video playback if using for example MX Player. Not so important anyway, subpar cam in this price class is unforgivable, wait for Note 3, or wait half a year for Z Ultra II.
nelz, 01 Aug 2013led flash matters a lot for people who's lazy enough bringing digital cam, and that includes m... moreNever mind that guy, he is praising the Mobile Bravia Engine as the greatest thing ever, while in reality it is so terrible that it makes u throw up. He is taking cluelessness to a new level. And increase exposure in low light, ahaha, what a genius he is. He probably put his spare wheel when his car run out of gasoline.
Happy to see another manufacturer take on sammys note series. Hope the handwriting recognition works well. Wouldn't take much for sony in the coming months to give us another more pocketable version of this with higher MP camera and LED flash.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2013Bravia Engine is the most attractive thing in a phone.....it gives you a nice feel....reduces ... moreled flash matters a lot for people who's lazy enough bringing digital cam, and that includes me. that's why I will not wait for this phone, I go for xperia z.
asia it is no camera flash and camera button ??
i am malaysia nationality.
Rahul Balana, 31 Jul 2013So, by your definition Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Huawei Mediapad... moreDon't generalize tablets don't have flash for camera.
Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet and it has camera flash.
Huawei Ascend Mate is a phablet and it has camera flash.
Check before you generalize.
Rahul Balana, 31 Jul 2013They didn't forget about it. They didn't include an LED Flash because you would look silly hol... moreIn that case, the same reason apply when you hold it during a call.
Why not remove the calling feature?
RAHUL, 30 Jul 2013it has 8 megapixel camera on other hand xperia z have 13 mega pixel so why to pay such huge am... moreThat is exactly my concerns as well. Why the heck 8 MP on this phone while previous versions have 13 MP??!!
Bravia Engine is the most attractive thing in a phone.....it gives you a nice feel....reduces noise in pictures and brings real nice contrast to images and videos...Thats what Sony is famuos for.."The Bravia Engine", something which Samsung and other brands lack,i.e. to give a nice feel to customers...As for the flash...Noone really takes pictures at night...and low light is not a problem as you can increase the exposure value in low lighting condition...
Rahul Balana, 31 Jul 2013They didn't forget about it. They didn't include an LED Flash because you would look silly hol... moretheir taste is not my taste and they are not me, Huawei ascend mate,lenovo k900, DK mobile , DTY all are bigger than this Sony but they have flash and takes so beautiful pix,, why not they including flash? no penny on this phone
Almudahka Ali, 31 Jul 2013The Phone now available in Qatar. it is really amazing phone. do u know how mush in qatar
Nivram888, 31 Jul 2013You can CALL with it and it comes with an unusual screen size that's why Phone + Tablet = PHABLET.So, by your definition Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Huawei Mediapad are also phablets. Hmmm....
I guess you have forgotten that tablets too can have phone like functionality. So my theorey still stands.
And guess what? Even Sony thinks Z Ultra is a tablet. Here's how:
Sony Tablet Z:- 8 MP camera WITHOUT flash
Xperia Z Ultra:- 8 MP camera WITHOUT flash
Xperia Z and ZL:- 13 MP camera WITH flash
Sony didn't include a flash or their Exmor RS sensor because they knew they were designing a tablet.
You can CALL with it and it comes with an unusual screen size that's why Phone + Tablet = PHABLET.