There is demand for such phablets but its not for me...i have a galaxy s3 (4.8 inches) and i can tell u that the best screen size for a phone is 4.5 inches to suit all hands. Nokia has undertood this but their OS is not appealing and their phones are too thick...Im keeping the GS3 untill moto X...
this is awesome! but will it heat up? because of it's ultra processor?
Troll WarLord, 26 Jun 2013Sony the first to have 8mp in smartphone (X10)
Sexy but sophisticated style (xperia s)
toug... moreSamsung was the first Smart phone with 8mg camera.(not Sony) The Samsung i8910 in 2009.
Samsung was the first with HD recording and first with HD screen display.
Underwater mobile phones have been about for 8 years. Sony was not the first.
Sony has disappointed me, I prefer LED flash for primary camera. I hope Sony will work on it soon.
This ultra=mega not sony premium phone. It is meant to fight samsung mega on the middle segment. Look at the display n camera are significantly reduced. Thx
Time To Start save money for it.
No need for a phone & a tablet,
just Sony Xperia Z Ultra!!!
This is very impressive from sony after the great Z. I think they're doing the right thing here by jumping out of the blocks first to get supply out to retailers. At the end of the day this worked well for the Z when the S4 and One weren't even available.
The downside is that the Z is less powerful so I'm thinking Samsung and HTC will want to up the power on their devices now to compete with the ZU which is out first.
kaiowas, 25 Jun 2013There is a LED flash listed in the specs, but from the first hands-on seems like no flash on t... morehttp://www-static.se-mc.com/blogs.dir/0/files/2013/02/xperia-z-ultra-features-camera-hdr-858x398-bdeab655bbd296fa2ab26c22d4430135.jpg
look above the setting icon and you will find it
led flash is not a feature any more so you will find in any new smartphone
ZappyDen, 26 Jun 2013This is just a pre-production unit so the launch edition will have a LED flash engadget conf... moreI really upset upon knowing that it has no led flash. Anyway, thanks for the information.
AJPL, 26 Jun 2013Until sony starts selling 'Z Ultra'.....'note 3'....will arrive with better specification....a... moreoh yeah...but what about samsung s4 active?
after apple,who is them copying now ?
(it reminds me of xperia active though)
Those who want to check display quality and viewing angles
now you can even see clear display from 180 degree angle
This is just a pre-production unit
so the launch edition will have a LED flash
engadget confirmed it when they talked to Sony
Specifications says it has LED flash. However, when I am looking at the pictures I can't see any flash near the camera at the back of the phone. something somewhere is wrong.
Not having a led flash isn't a deal breaker for me, I never use flash in dark condition... just use Night Mode.
Excellent masterpiece. Differs from rest of the phablets only in two aspects:
(1) Display - more colors, ie triluminous, with x reality.
Watched a video regarding display. Too good, saturated even more than amoled saturation and looking more real and natural than galaxy or htc. i just wish that they releae a triluminous 1080p screen for 4.6" or 4.7" in the next month. waiting desperately.
(2) Pen and Paper feel: This is a real innovative feature in xperia zu, it works with a pencil or pen and will feel as if writing on paper. This was a necesseray invention to this worls.. Now we can imagine that paper will be replaced by displays soon.
There are also may features like s800 processor,ip58 water proofing, etc but those soon will be made by samsung, htc. These two fetures will take them time to produce.
Overall, this is the best phone in the market since the day if its launch. Truly amazing, marvellous, beatiful and whatever adjectives you can put to it.
Chx Chong, 26 Jun 2013the ear jack is unprotected...how does it waterproff???Yes it CAN underwater.