Rated 5 out of 5 by ibol great phone and the best i have ever used but...
the xperia z ultra is an amazing phone it has a killer screen with great software the build quality is outstanding especially for a waterproof phone i love the purple color the pictures do not do it justice. there are some issues no. 1 A.S.F. or anti shatter film Sony needs to stop it get rid of it sack it remove it stop just stop. no.2 the speaker is not that great if you just made them stereo and better then they would be great. no.3 the camera is not the best don't get me wrong it is a great camera that i use a lot and it takes pretty good pictures for its class but it is no 20 mp camera like on the z1 or z1 mini. no.4 they definitely could have had a bigger battery the battery is great but if they had just made it 7.5 mm to 8 mm thick instead of 6.5 and included better speakers a 3800 mAh battery along with a slightly better camera as well as cut the stupidity with the A.S.F. it could have been the best device ever.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaiping Best phone for me
Love sony , because the quality, most sony products are higher price, but smart phone....z ultra is cheaper, I buy on line even cheaper.
Big screen perfect for me, I used s4 for a year, it was ok. Z ultra much better and easy for me , special writing Chinese.
I see some buyer leaving one star, complaints . Some complaint screen too big....funny. Some said no flash light...funny. Some said not compatible with sprint, Verizon....funny....before I buy a phone , special unlock phone, I doing some homework.....phone speed, memory,quality, camera pixels, Internet speed lte, compatible with att ,tmobil ,sprint,or Verizon...last price. And go to youtube watching videos..
If you didn't do anything,and buy it ....God bless you. Good luck.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by phoneninja best phone iv every had
this thing is awsome if you want a monster phone thats as big as a small tablet its big its powerfull it looks great. the hardware is fast and the video quality is just the best i can watch videos and they look great. the only cloud in the sky with this phone is that it lacks a led flash for the camera, that thing comes in handy as both a flash for lowlight pictures and for a little flashlight at night That aside this phone is just awsome but it is HUGE and does not fit easy in your pocket for have a purse or suitcase or something or a clip, truthfully i would never carry a phone this big in my pocket cus it will very likely break when your big butt sits down. also get a case for this guy you can get one on the cheap from ebay and it will really help protect this guy (of course that applies to all phones).
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by theringleader The way of the future
This phone/tablet is awesome, I have been waiting for a device to be released in the US. When the first galaxy tab came out the carriers disabled the phone feature in fear of it eating away its smaller smartphone market. I hate to carry around two separate devices.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra allows be to break away from that habit in such style only Sony can pull off doing. The water/dust proof just places this series above the rest especially if you have kids.
This phone is for the warrior on the road and the extended battery cover is a must for travelers, even though I the battery last me two days on normal use before it is completely drained.
So far so good no complaints.
Thank you Sony for listening to and fulfilling your customers needs, you will be greatly rewarded by the sales volume of these innovative products.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SonyStyled A phone or Tablet...Best of Both Worlds !!!
I bought this phone after having a good experience with Sony phones. I had the Xperia ZL..Okay this is not your "regular" smart phone at 7" X 3.75" inches I would call it a phontablet. Size to me is irrelevant since I do alot of web-browsing and downloading spread sheets and charts. The screen is clear, brilliant and the colors pop without any glare. The camera is not that great(only 8 Mp) compared with my Xperia ZL which alot of people complement me of my pics only to find out it's from a phone. But also the camera issue is not a deal breaker for me though I think sony should have crammed a few more mega- pixels. I also got the incipio wallet/ case they (sony) sell and it fits the Xperia Z Ultra like a "glove"..This is the best case and good looking for this "phontablet". Processor is fast and battery life is awesome too...
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cMilan Great phone.
I have bought this phone 4 months ago,
Had no issues so far.
Big screen was important for my decision to buy it.
But beside screen this phone is great in every way - great design, long battery life, stable system.
I still haven't upgrade to Android 4.4 because I am seeing lot of complaints about Android 4.4 (what is working don't "fix" it).
Hopefully Sony will support it with Android L.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bdeen My First Android/Sony Phone
This is my first Android and Sony Phone. I've been an iPhone user since the first iPhone. I really love not only Android but this phone. It's everything I've been wanting my iPhone to be for the last 2 years.
I really like Android, I feel like my phone training wheels came off and I'm capable of doing anything I want/need to do with my device. Great OS, very impressed with the polish of it.
The phone. It has an excellent fit and finish. Very nice well put together. I like the purple, it is very rich and beautiful. The screen is quite impressive, gorgeous deep colors. The size of the handset, it is very large, but it is the perfect size. It fits in my pants pocket. It's thinner then an iPhone along with the size of the screen makes it a perfect fit. The bevel is slightly rounded around the device, this allows for holding it without feeling like it's cutting into my palm (an issue I had with my iPhone). The size is awesome with viewing my calendar or email client. Also very nice when playing games.
I feel like I did after getting my very first iPhone, a breath of fresh air in os and in device form factor.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sora Sexy, Godly, Brilliant Device
I've owned my Xperia Z Ultra for about a month now.
After all of my preliminary research was done, it was quite obvious that the Xperia Z Ultra was one of the best phones on the market to date. The incredibly sexy build, with high quality materials and the omnibalance design sets the phone aesthetically from any other device. The waterproof IP5 certification not only add to the durability of the phone, but also the 'wow' factor, and saves a headache of potential worry.
The 8MP camera is just fine to me. I own my own Sony 16.2MP camera that I use for real photography, so quick pics with the ZU are more than adequate.
I love how fast and responsive the snapdragon processor is. Lag doesn't exist with the ample RAM, and the phone's battery will last me all day on a full charge, even with heavy use.
The touch screen is so sensitive, that I can run my finger just above it's surface, without touching the screen, and it can still pick up the feeling of my finger! Amazing!! Pencil input is convenient for notes, just be mindful of how sharp the pencil is.
The gorgeous Triluminous display shows every detail of even the biggest photos. The screen size is perfect, and that's why I got it. I was tired of squinting at my baby sized screens, the ZU is satisfying on every level of size.
I appreciate how Sony does not bog down the phone with preinstalled bloatware, keeping the experience concise, and ready for personal expansion.
The phone definitely is a conversation topic, people everywhere I go want to know what it is, and more about it. They are astounded that it's waterproof.
I love the use of NFC with the MBH10 headset-- it is a must with the phone, being highly affordable to top it off. Just a tap and I won't have to take the phone out of my bag for when I bike or drive in order to answer calls.
The SRS-BTV5 speaker is an attractive companion to the ZU, extending it's sound for certain tasks at work, or for when I want to entertain guests. Despite that, the in-built speaker gets quite loud, loud enough to make a statement.
I'm so happy with the phone, I couldn't be happier. I know this phone will last years.
For anyone who gives the phone 1 star, I'm sorry for your lame review, because there's so much more to the phone than 1 star could ever say. Research will only go so far. Test things out in person too.
I had to do it when I wanted T-Mobile service for it. Turns out I couldn't get an LTE signal with T-Mobile (despite the research), so I went with AT&T instead, who had the EXACT same plans, and yet I got the mind-blowing, instantaneous LTE speeds.
#MUST HAVE PHONE, #WORTH THE PRICE.
July 2, 2014