Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 34
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike1336 Underwelming Camera performance
I purchased the Xperia Z Ultra LTE a little over a month ago at the Sony store in Glendale. Everything performs well on the phone with the exception of the camera which has frozen up on me several times when I've tried to capture fleeting moment.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by techhusband Great phone for those whom size matters
Bought this phone for my wife who's resisted getting a smartphone and has been using the same slider chocolate bar dumbphone for 3 years. Most of her newfound joys are founded simply in the productivity of any smartphone--constant internet, calender, reminders, notes, all in ones place.
The phone is great. Runs the latest Kitkat 4.4.4, using TMobile. LTE works fine.
The screen is enormous, which is exactly what the wife wanted. She asked for the biggest screen possible. The Note series was just too small. The LG Flex was the next best option, but the Sony was a better phone. Very little bloatware (and the apps already installed are nice to use). Factory unlocked. Good specs.
I was hoping the T2 Ultra would come out. But then I noticed the Z Ultra had reduced the price by $200, putting it in the ballpark of the mid-range "phablets." Thus I went with the Z Ultra.
Worst part is trying to find a good case. Since the phone isn't sold by any US carriers (though it works on them) it's hard to find quality cases, especially for the purple one.
Got the phone for $400, which in my opinion is what it was worth. The original MRSP was way too high for the hardware, but now it actually costs what it's worth. Would not have considered this phone at the $700 range where it competes with the Note 3. If you're looking for a large phone, where the size does matter, definitely go with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Complaints that it's too big should be ignored. If you're looking for a large phablet, size is a pro, not a con.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tany the best phone
the best phone is aweson
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elio Great tablet/phone combo
Yes it's big but, holy smokes, what a great device. The tablet is super fast, incredibly light, with a beautiful display and solid.software. I commute to work every day and it's so nice to have a phone that doubles as a tablet. Watching movies is incredible on the triluminos display. The screen is bright and crisp with excellent contrast. Reading books and magazines is really comfortable due to the large size. I use a headset cause the phone is a little too big to put up against your ear but, in a pinch, I have been know to hold it to my ear and the call quality was excellent. The camera could be a little better but I don't use that function much. Overall I'm thrilled with my ultra. And it's such a relief not to freak out if it starts to rain and I'm using my phone. The waterproofing is awesome. Love it love it.
August 13, 2014