Hi folks plse help me out, I want to buy Sony xperia z ultra by next from the uk though I am in Ghana, what i want to know is, can I down load whatsapp on this device?
I've used this phone for over a year. Here is my opinion. Everything except camera is good. Great CPU + RAM. Snapdragon 800 and 2GB ram are still good till now. Great screen, good design, well finished, acceptable battery. I don't care much about camera because I use it for fun and I do have another MRL camera which is far better if I need quality. I love this.
After using this beast for four months here are pros and cons which i found out. based on them decide if you wanna buy it or not.
1) Brilliant Full hd TFT Screen with natural color reproduction. although some may like oversaturated amoled displays of Samsung, Lg.
2) Never lags at all although its really strange that hardly 400 mb ram remains free out of 1.9 GB available. But all that matters is how fast the device operates so i don't worry about how much free ram is there. Install Clean master and you can get keep it under control.
3) Never gets heat up even after playing asphalt 8 and real racing for almost two hours at a stretch. they have managed to use the os optimally that processor doesn't over runs.
4) Xperia UI customization is awesome. I love its air theme.
5) Build quality is just unbeatable. don't even like to hold samsung cheap plastic crapshits after using this. and its sturdy too. till now survived four massive drops and no scratch at all as i have applied scratch guard. just replaced them when they get too scratched out.
6) Magnetic charging facility charges phone real quick.
7) Overall great in ergonomics as button placement are awesome and its super slim too and its weight evenly distributed.
1) Battery backup is average as its just a 3050 MAH battery. but still it lasts for almost 8 to 10 hours with 3G internet connection always on an mid gaming.
2) Sony has been always known for Music and camera clarity but this phone is a set back at both. Its speaker is at down side so if its in pocket you will hardly hear the music ring tone.
3) Due to water resistance its earphones also produces less volume. Consider using a good quality head phones as the headphones are disaster too. I use skull candy and they sound marvelous.
4) Camera wise both front and back are bad. On top of that lack of flash makes things worst if the place is not well lit up. I bought IBlazr which costed me 3500 rs and now i get good pics as its an awesome external flash and just plug it in headphone jack and enjoy its awesome light on click. but still this is not what we expect from sony who has been well known for producing some stunning camera sensors. If your requirement floats around having a stunning camera phone then Z ultra is not for you.
5) Phone is a finger print magnet. I clean it every two hours and it still becomes flooded with finger marks.
6) Opening and closing flap for charging is a pain. it may even destroy its water proofing if sustains wear and tear. I use a magnetic docking charger to avoid damage to flaps.
7) One huge software customization mistake done by Sony engineers. You can't transfer apps to SD card. so if you go for five six big games like Nova 3, frontline commando, Asphalt 8, need for speed then soon your phone will run out of internal app memory. Hope they fix this issue in lollypop upgrade which we don't know when they will release.
These are few pros and cons i found in this phone
Mehrdad, 04 Apr 2015HTC desire 820 or z ultra ??!
Z ultra absolutely is powerful device,but i think it maybe bor... moreIf your need is just an awesome camera phone then htc desire 820 is your phone. apart from that in every department Xperia z ultra smokes HTC desire 820 apart. Processor in Z ultra is a beast. Screen clarity is marvelous. Phones design and feel fabulous. and HTC desire 820 has a terrible issue of heating too much. trust me my two friends bought them and when we play asphalt 8 for half an hour the phone becomes unmanageable hot below the camera. we just can't bear the heat. whereas i played asphalt 8 on z ultra for two hours at a stretch and no signs of heat or lags.
So your choice :)
M using sony xperia z ultra c6802 model.m facing heat problem when playin 3d game like real racing.is that usual or my cell problem.
CHAKU, 05 Apr 2015it has flash or not ?/ please tell me because i want to buy this phone earlierly.No flash.
CHAKU, 05 Apr 2015it has flash or not ?/ please tell me because i want to buy this phone earlierly.NO. It doesnt have a flash. this phone was never made keeping camera performance in mind. the only downside that could be with this superb phablet is camera but other than that its a masterpiece
:), 04 Apr 2015No im not.:) I enjoy using this phone, playing games on it and surfing the net. But camera is ... morea few things-
firstly its camera isnt that bad.. don't know whats the matter with your camera! but if you are comparing it will 41 MP camera then thats insane man.
secondly, it is a water resistant phone that means it can take care of water getting splashed on it and it wont get damaged... but it was not made to use in water or under rain.
And you are ignorant since you dont even know the meaning of "LAG".. it has a capacitive screen so thats the reason water droplets makes the screen act wierd. THIS PHONE CAN NEVER LAG IN ITS LIFETIME
CHAKU, 05 Apr 2015it has flash or not ?/ please tell me because i want to buy this phone earlierly.No, it doesn't have flash
:), 04 Apr 2015No im not.:) I enjoy using this phone, playing games on it and surfing the net. But camera is ... morehi. in response to your question about the screen acting up when a drop of rain touches the screen, that is quite normal. yes, the phone is water resistant. that means it protects the phone from damage. it's not meant to be used when it's wet. also capacitive touchscreens are touch sensitive, which means when water comes in contact with it, it reacts to it. just saying. thanks.
When will sony z ultra get lollipop update?just bought this phone yesterday and so far its pretty awesome.
it has flash or not ?/
please tell me because i want to buy this phone earlierly.
Mehrdad, 04 Apr 2015HTC desire 820 or z ultra ??!
Z ultra absolutely is powerful device,but i think it maybe bor... moreHey bro if you want a device for a camera then blindly go for desire 820 but if you are a heavy gamer then you should go for Xperia z ultra because no games lag on this device
I have played batman, need for Speed most wanted and ironman all at one time by switching from one game to another but there is no lag on this device
dominator, 01 Apr 2015Warning warning Sammy fanboy detected..u are sammy fanboy?i'm using this phablet and dont have... moreNo im not.:) I enjoy using this phone, playing games on it and surfing the net. But camera is sooooo bad. I can even see pixels. And its lagging - hanging up, not taking pictures. Then i have to turn off and turn on my phone and only then i can use the camera. Its really annoying. But i can live with the bad camera 'cause ive got nokia 1020 with 41 mpx camera THAT HAVENT LAGGED AT ALL.
And i have a question, maybe u can answer. When i go outside and i can barely see rain, when a TINY drop comes on phone it starts lagging, and i cant do anything until i dry its screen. Its water resistant but it cant take a drop of rain?
aravinda, 03 Apr 2015i want to buy this , is it a good device ?Its very good device. when You buy this smartphone You dont need tablet. BTW planned android lolipop its good plus
HTC desire 820 or z ultra ??!
Z ultra absolutely is powerful device,but i think it maybe boring,tell me i'm wrong ..help me plz