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Sony Xperia Z Ultra, So Far!

by Anonymous on ‎03-12-2014 16:23 - last edited on ‎20-12-2016 12:04 by Community Manager (6,967 Views)

Here goes my first attempt at writing a review for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

After unpacking, the first thing that baffled me was how to insert my Sim Card?
And I didn’t realise how big it actually was! But that is my own fault for not doing proper research on what was available on Try the Tech!
But a quick search online and I came across this useful link http://youtu.be/XDF70ZeO9mo

I hadn’t used a decent Android Handset for a long time, but it was straight forward enough to set up, and the step by step set up guide was useful.
I’d pre-empted getting this so had already transferred my contacts from my iOS account to my Google account.
Obviously, the phone had been reset to factory settings before being sent out. So I had a few of the Apps to update, and it did crash in the process. But that could've been down to me still using it whilst all the pre-installed apps were updating? It was fine afterwards!
It was a great size to use as a tablet, don’t think you could get away with using it as an everyday phone, not unless you used a BT headset or Sony’s own Smart Bluetooth Handset would look even better with it’s NFC!

Took it with to work, and fortunately have decent screen holder to keep it in place, and did try out the Sony’s own Sat Nav which came with a 30 day free trial. Obviously screen size came into it’s own then. Did lose signal a few times, as shown on image, but did manage 4G when had to stop in Sheffield.

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Was planning on stopping to have a play with camera but typical UK weather didn’t allow that!
Managed a few shots at Fireworks following Christmas Lights turn on, and managed to work out the burst mode to allow Auto Awesome to do its magic on Google Plus.

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Comments
by
on ‎03-12-2014 16:34
Nice to know it all worked out for you in the end and thanks for taking the time to post your review.......
by Anonymous
on ‎03-12-2014 16:47
Hi Deaveman


They do feel rather large until you get used to it.

Do you think Android has come on since you last used one.

A well balanced review and a nice picture.

What would you give it out of 10 ?

Smiley Happy
by Anonymous
on ‎03-12-2014 16:55

Hi @Anonymous Android has come on a long way since I used it last, think it was 4.0.4 I was used too and that is running 4.4.4!

If I was scoring it as a Tablet/Phablet having never used anything else I would've scored 9/9.5!

As a phone I would have to knock it down maybe a couple of points only due to its size!

by
on ‎03-12-2014 17:01
Z2 or 3 would blow you away then..
by Anonymous
on ‎03-12-2014 17:01
Hi


Just shows you how operating systems develop. Smiley Happy

Very decent score out of ten too.
by
on ‎03-12-2014 18:03

Hi @Anonymous  Thanks for posting your review (with pictures...always a winner in my opinion) Smiley Wink

I personally would have delighted in the large screen...but I know they aren't everyones choice

by
on ‎03-12-2014 18:31
Oh, no seriously cleo, it's ridiculous.
I'm as big a sony fanboy as the next man but I'll put money on whoever designed that was taking the pee on purpose.
by
on ‎03-12-2014 19:58

I like big screens but the Ultra is far too lathe for me...you need a rucksack....

Good balanced review though Smiley Very Happy

by
on ‎03-12-2014 20:43

@jonsie wrote:

I like big screens but the Ultra is far too lathe for me...you need a rucksack....

Good balanced review though Smiley Very Happy


Is 'far too lathe' an expression I should understand....? Bouncy

(And yes having now looked at the phone... I take your point about screen..) Smiley Tongue

by
on ‎03-12-2014 22:53

@Cleoriff wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

I like big screens but the Ultra is far too lathe for me...you need a rucksack....

Good balanced review though Smiley Very Happy


Is 'far too lathe' an expression I should understand....? Bouncy

(And yes having now looked at the phone... I take your point about screen..) Smiley Tongue


You can't speak Thai??

by
on ‎03-12-2014 23:00

@jonsie wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

I like big screens but the Ultra is far too lathe for me...you need a rucksack....

Good balanced review though Smiley Very Happy


Is 'far too lathe' an expression I should understand....? Bouncy

(And yes having now looked at the phone... I take your point about screen..) Smiley Tongue


You can't speak Thai??


Cop out.....You are far too lathe for me matey...Happy Dance

by Anonymous
on ‎10-12-2014 12:11

Hey Deaveman great to see that you like your new phone Smiley Happy

Thanks for the review and for taking the time to post some pics Fantastic

 

by Anonymous
‎22-12-2014 13:36 - edited ‎22-12-2014 13:38

Tried taking a pic on Z Ultra and iPhone5!

ZUltra.JPG

iPhone5.JPG

Images looked correct way round when loading them, but somehow need rotating on here?

by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:14
Top one looks better, which is which?
by Anonymous
on ‎22-12-2014 14:23

Top one Z Ultra,

Bottom iPhone 5.

by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:28

@Anonymous wrote:

Top one Z Ultra,

Bottom iPhone 5.


Much better pic on the Ultra then....Smiley Wink

by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:30
Tee hee, I knew that.
by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:32

@viridis wrote:
Tee hee, I knew that.

So do I ...now I have 'mouseovered' on both photos...Smiley Tongue

by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:33
I'm on a phone lmao,
No, the aspect ratio.
Well, plus it's a brill camera.
by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:37

@viridis wrote:
I'm on a phone lmao,
No, the aspect ratio.
Well, plus it's a brill camera.

Yeah....but if I had 'mouseovered' beforehand... I could have told you...then you would have thought I was a whiz kid... Cat

by
on ‎22-12-2014 14:39
True.
by Anonymous
on ‎22-12-2014 17:16

Think it would a better Camera on a smaller device!

by
on ‎22-12-2014 18:10

Iphone = basic  

by Anonymous
on ‎22-12-2014 19:25

After being converted, now looking at either M2 or Z3 compact?

by
on ‎22-12-2014 19:41
M2 crud. Honestly.
For smaller "iPhone" sized z1 compact or Z3 compact are the only ones high end enough.
by
on ‎22-12-2014 19:42
Fact of the day:
The Z3 compact is FASTER than the Z3 and the z1 compact is FASTER than the z1.
by Anonymous
on ‎22-12-2014 19:46
Cheers, will give M2 a wide berth then!
by
on ‎22-12-2014 19:49
Good choice.
by
on ‎22-12-2014 19:57

@viridis wrote:
Good choice.

I could have answered this on your behalf....but I thought I would leave it to you...LOL

No surprise.....Happy Dance

by
on ‎22-12-2014 20:04
I concur with the viridis Meister Smiley Wink
by Anonymous
on ‎13-01-2015 14:42

Sony xperia z ultra now withdrawn by o2 just in time for my upgrade!!!! Any options available for obtaining??

by
on ‎13-01-2015 14:47
Carphonewarehouse ?