Sony’s smartphone design was redefined with the introduction of the new Xperia Z which was released earlier this year and a new interface was also introduced. The new model has become a hit with consumers thanks to these elements and also the impressive specification that it offers, but now the new larger screened Xperia Z Ultra has been released. Could this new device be the flagship Xperia z’s viable alternative?
The first model to be released by Sony featuring an angular design was the Sony Xperia Z. Models previously released by the company have been more curved. One stand out feature that is offered by the model is the IP57 certification which means that the device is both water and dust resistant. Apart from the size very little has changed on the new Xperia Z Ultra. The Ultra offers near identical design and also boasts water and dust resistance, however the certification has been boosted to IP58 which means that there is no need for fiddly port covers. Many modern consumers tend to focus on what the camera facility has to offer and in this case the facility does not offer such a high standard as that found on the original. The Xperia Z boasts a 13 megapixel snapper with an Exmor RS Sensor. The Ultra boasts the same sensor chip but a lower resolution of 8 megapixels.
The standout feature of both of these models is the screen. Offered by the Sony Xperia Z is a 5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. enhancing both contrast and clarity is the inclusion of the Bravia Mobile Engine 2. The new Ultra boasts a huge 6.44 inch LCD display with identical resolution to that found on the Xperia Z. The larger dimensions however mean that the pixel density is significantly lower at 342PPI compared to 440PPI. The processing department is one area where the new model comes out on top thanks to the incorporation of the new Snapdragon 800 chip which includes quad cores and is clocked at 2.2Ghz.The Xperia Z also offers quad core technology but from the older S4 processor which has a lower speed of 1.5Ghz. A host of deals on Xperia devices here
Even though the new Xperia Z Ultra offers the very latest in terms of processing technology, the Sony Xperia Z still remains to be the company’s top model in most areas including the camera facility.