Sony's newly unveiled baby, the Xperia Z1, might be grabbing most of the attention these days, but the Xperia Z Ultra will be first in making it into users' hands. This giant of a phone is now up for grabs in the UK via carriers Three and O2.
The word that best describes the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is "gigantic". Not unlike the recent Samsung Galaxy Mega, the phablet sports a 6.3-inch screen. But unlike Samsung's massive device, the Xperia Z Ultra offers better hardware, with a 1080x1920 resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2 GB of RAM. The device might be a better alternative to those who want a phone with a huge screen but don't want to go all the way to a 7-inch tablet.
Such users will now be able to get their hands on the phablet, if they are in the UK. O2 is now making the Xperia Z Ultra Black available on their online store, while Three is carrying the smartphone in their retail stores with online orders coming in October 18. The Xperia Z Ultra is being marketed as compatible with the carriers' 4G networks.
O2 is offering the Sony Xperia Z Ultra in its O2 Refresh program with varying prices up to 600 GBP, around $950, and at 599.99 GBP in its Pay & Go. Three has also several offerings in place, starting with an upfront cost of 99 GBP, roughly $160, on a two-year contract, with varying options on data plans.