The Japanese handset maker, Sony had made quite a name for itself with its Z-series of smartphones, which also happened to be first ones to feature metal/glass structure with water-proofing. Amidst the rumours of shutting shop, the brand made a comeback with an all new X series of handsets. The Xperia X Ultra is the mid-range phablet from the brand, which comes with all the features that the brand is known for. Here is a brief overview of the device for those who are interested in this one.
Why should you buy?
Notably, Sony is one of the first brand to offer smartphones with water resistance and it is natural for the new smartphones to have the same. The Sony Xperia X Ultra flaunts IP68 rating, which makes it pretty durable for the day to day usage. This means that the handset is water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5m up to 30 minutes, and are protected from dust, dirt and sand.
The Ultra series of handsets from Sony are always known for their sharp and big displays, and Sony Xperia X Ultra is no exception. The handset has a massive 6.4-inch display on the front, which is ideal for gaming and multimedia. To top that, the display comes with Quad HD resolution, which ensures a super sharp and vivid viewing experience.
Sony happens to be a brand known for its optics with a vast experience in imaging with a brand like CyberShot under its kitty. The brand bought the same optics to its smartphones, and these devices have been some of the best imaging phones out there. The Sony Xperia X Ultra with its 19-megapixel rear camera and 13-megapixel selfie snapper fits right in.
Why should you not buy?
No Fingerprint sensor
We are living in an era where even a sub-Rs 8,000 smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner for better security. To miss out on such a basic features now, that too in the mid-range segment would be a proper blunder. However, Sony seems to think otherwise when Xperia X Ultra mattered and it could be a deal breaker for the device.
There is no doubt that the Xperia X Ultra makes for a compelling buy in the mid-range with IP68 rating and powerful cameras. However, the spec sheet of the handset is pretty dated and missing fingerprint scanner makes it lose out.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||July 26, 2016|
|Model||Xperia XA Ultra Dual|
|Color||White, Lime Gold, Graphite Black|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Upgradable To V7.0 (Nougat)
|Dimensions||164.2 x 79.4 x 8.4 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2 GHz Quad + 1 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||6.0 inches (15.24 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||367 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||75.95 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2700 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 200 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card|