Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
(model C6802)
ManufacturerSony Mobile Communications
SeriesSony Xperia
Compatible networksGSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+ 850/900/1700/1900/2100
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
(Network specifications varies across models)
First released24 July 2013; 10 years ago (2013-07-24)
Availability by region24 July 2013; 10 years ago (2013-07-24) (India)

31 July 2013; 10 years ago (2013-07-31) (Hong Kong, Malaysia)

13 September 2013; 10 years ago (2013-09-13) (United Kingdom)

15 October 2013; 10 years ago (2013-10-15) (Canada)

10 December 2013; 9 years ago (2013-12-10) (United States, Google Play Edition)

24 January 2014; 9 years ago (2014-01-24) (Japan, SGP412 Wi-Fi only variant)[1]

25 January 2014; 9 years ago (2014-01-25) (Japan, SOL24 variant exclusively for au by KDDI)[2]
Discontinued8 July 2014; 9 years ago (2014-07-08) (United States, Google Play Edition)[3]
SuccessorSony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact(SGP412 Only)
Sony Xperia XA Ultra(As a phablet)
RelatedSony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z1
Dimensions175 mm (6.9 in) H
92 mm (3.6 in) W
6.5 mm (0.26 in)
Mass212 g (7.48 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean"
First major update: Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean
Second major update: Android 4.4.2 "KitKat"
Third major update: Android 5.0 "Lollipop"
Current: Android 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.2 GHz quad-core
GPUAdreno 330
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB (32 GB for SGP412 and SOL24 variants)
Removable storageup to 64 GB microSDXC
Batterynon-user removable Li-ion 3050 mAh
Display6.44 in (164 mm) diagonal TFT 3
1920x1080 px (342 ppi)
Rear cameraSony 8.0 MP back-side illuminated sensor 1080p video recording @ 30 frames/s 16x digital zoom
Front camera2.0 MP (1080p video recording)

Bluetooth 4.0
HDMI (via MHL)
micro USB 2.0 OTG

FM radio
OtherAvailable in black, purple and white
IP55/IP58 (Dust protected, Water jet protected & Waterproof)
1seg (C6843 and SOL24 variants only)
Osaifu-Keitai (SOL24 variant only)
LISMO (SOL24 variant only)
POBox Touch 6.2 (SGP412 and SOL24 variants only)
SAR0.441 W/Kg (10g) at the ear[4]

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a 2013 Android phablet designed and manufactured by Sony Mobile.

Codenamed Togari and marketed as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone[5] it is the first phone that allows users to take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.[6][7]

Like the Sony Xperia Z and Z1, the phone is dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof, allowing immersion under 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes (IP55/58), as well as being shatterproof and scratch-resistant,[8] making it the world's thinnest IP certified smartphone.[6]


The Xperia Z Ultra uses the same "Omni-Balance" design as Xperia Z. Combining tempered glass on both the front and rear with a metallic frame, the phablet is described as an "attractive-looking gadget" which has "minimalistic" yet "stylish" appeal and "premium feel".[9]

Designed to be the same width as a passport, the device will fit normal jacket pockets.[10] The metal frame also makes it more comfortable to hold with one hand.[10]

Sony Xperia Z Ultra is available in three colors: black, white and purple.[5]


The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.44" display, is slim (175 x 92 x 6.5 mm) and lightweight (212 g); it is also dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, waterproof (IP55/IP58), shatterproof and scratch-resistant.[8] It has a 2 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera with an Exmor R sensor, 16x digital zoom with auto focus, 1080 p HD recording, HDR, continue burst mode, face detection.FM RADIO with stereo.[8]

On the inside, the Z Ultra is first smartphone announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.[6] It comes with a sealed 3050 mAh Lithium polymer battery, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of flash storage, and also has a microSD card slot (up to 128 GB).[8][9] For connectivity, the phone has LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi and screen mirroring.[9]

Sony will also release a Smart Bluetooth Headset (SBH52) that allows answering calls without taking the phablet out, as well as reading call logs and text messages, listening to music and FM radio.[11][12] The headset has NFC for single-touch pairing with Xperia Z Ultra, and it is also water-resistant.[13][14][15]


The 6.44" Full HD (1080p) 342 ppi touchscreen display uses Sony's Triluminos™ and X-Reality for mobile technology, with an OptiContrast panel to reduce reflection and enable clearer viewing even in bright sunlight. The screen is highly responsive and compatible with stylus as well as regular pencils[7] or metal pens.[6][9]

Being waterproof means that users can use the phablet in the rain, or take it to the pool or beach.[6] Although lacking a rear LED flash, the phone's cameras are capable of taking pictures/videos at any light.[7]

The Xperia Z Ultra was originally shipped with Sony's custom version of Android 4.2.2, and as of 27 June 2014, the Xperia Z Ultra has received the Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) update.[16] In addition to Sony's own applications like Walkman, PlayStation Mobile, battery stamina mode, several Google apps also come preloaded (Google Chrome, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google Maps, NeoReader™ barcode scanner).[8] On 2 November 2014, the Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition received an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.[17]

On 4 December 2015, the international version of the Xperia Z Ultra received the Android 5.1.1 update from Sony.

Because of its size, the phone's on-screen keyboard and dialer can be switched to either sides for users to easily reach all keys with only the thumb.[6]

For gaming, DualShock 3 is natively supported.[6]

C6843 variant with 1seg TV tuner is sold in Brazil.


Further information: UMTS frequency bands, List of UMTS networks, LTE frequency bands, and List of LTE networks

Model FCC id Carriers/regions GSM bands UMTS bands LTE bands Notes
C6802/XL39h PY7PM-0530 Worldwide Quad Penta N/A [18][19]
C6806 PY7PM-0430 North America Quad Penta 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17 [20] Google Play Edition[21]
C6833 PY7PM-0410 Worldwide Quad Penta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20 [22]
C6843 PY7PM-0620 Brazil Quad Penta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20 [23]
SOL24 PY7PM-0700 au by KDDI (Japan) Quad CDMA JP 800 (BC0), 2100 (BC6);
UMTS Bands 1, 2, 5
1, 3, 11, 18 [24]

All variants (except SOL24) support four 2G GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900 and five 3G UMTS band 850/900/1700/1900/2100.


Sony Xperia Z Ultra is praised for its "very classy" exterior,[6] "stunning" massive Triluminos display, stylish premium design, slim form, light weight, impressive build quality, durability (water and dustproof), interesting pencil/pen compatibility, and powerful specs.[9]

CNET's editor Aloysius Low wrote that "Sony has set a very high benchmark with the Xperia Z Ultra", challenging the leadership position in the phablet market.[9]

PhoneArena wrote that the Xperia Z Ultra is "an engineering marvel" "towering above all other phablets not only in screen size, but also in specs and design". Its performance is described as "blazing fast", claimed to be the "fastest mobile device they've tested so far" (as of 13 August 2013).[6] According to ExpertReviews, the Xperia Z Ultra is "more than twice as fast as a Galaxy S4".[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Xperia Z SGP412 Wi-Fi edition launches in Japan", Xperia blog, 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 launches on Au by KDDI in Japan", Xperia blog, 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Sorry Z Ultra Google Play Edition reaches EOL", Xperia blog, 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ included "SAR Information" leaflet, Sony C6833
  5. ^ a b "Xperia™ Z Ultra". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review". Phone arena. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Xperia™ Z Ultra Features". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Xperia™ Z Ultra Specifications". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Sony Xperia Z Ultra: one phablet to rule them all (hands-on)". CNET. 25 June 2013.
  10. ^ a b c Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet review – hands-on, UK: Expert reviews, 13 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra Accessories". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Smart Bluetooth® Handset SBH52". Sony Mobile. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  13. ^ Sony SBH52 smart Bluetooth handset review, Recombu, 23 July 2013.
  14. ^ Lai, Richard (25 June 2013), Sony's SBH52 Smart Bluetooth clip acts as your secondary handset, Engadget.
  15. ^ Sony's huge Xperia Z Ultra comes with a small companion: SBH52 Bluetooth Handset, Phone arena, 25 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Android 4.4.4 update (14.4.A.0.108) now rolling to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra | Xperia Blog". 27 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE gets Lollipop straight from Google". 3 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra HSPA+ C6802 white paper". Sony. 1 August 2013.
  19. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra HSPA+ XL39h white paper". Sony. 1 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Sony". Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6806 white paper. 1 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Z Ultra Google Play edition C6806 white paper". Sony. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  22. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6833 white paper". Sony. 19 September 2013.
  23. ^ "Xperia™ Z Ultra LTE C6843 white paper". Sony. 15 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE SOL24 (Sony Togari Anna) Specs". PDAdb. 31 May 2015.
Preceded byNone Sony Xperia Z Ultra(SGP412) 2013 Succeeded bySony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact