Xperia Z Ultra.

Phones 4u confirms plans to stock device in the UK, pre-order pricing appears

Following yesterday's global announcement, we're starting to hear details of retailers' plans for Sony's latest smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Xperia Z Ultra. The 6.44-inch beast will be offered through Phones 4u, the retailer has confirmed, making P4u the second major UK player to hop aboard Sony the Z Ultra train. Yesterday Three UK said it'd carry  the device upon release.

Meanwhile the first SIM-free prices are starting to emerge, and Amazon Germany is listing the device for pre-order at €679 (£575, $884). An eye-watering European pre-order price isn't entirely unexpected considering the phone's laundry list of high-end specs. The Ultra includes Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800 chip, a new "Triluminos" 1080p display from Sony, waterproof and dust-resistant credentials and a glass-backed chassis. A €679 or £575 launch-day price would put Sony's latest on equal footing with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which launched at £579.99 in the UK.

A global launch is scheduled to take place sometime in Q3, but there's no firm release date just yet. If you're not yet acquainted with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, check out our hands-on impressions from yesterday's launch event.

More: Xperia Z Ultra hands-on

Source: via: XperiaBlog, Phones 4u

There are 15 comments

DrLouie says:

Is that an Samsung S4 in the picture?

Alex Dobie says:


Cory S says:

Nah, It's a Note II haha.

jamie0 says:

Do we know what bands are coming? any chance of 1700 (aws) like the ZL?

Alex Dobie says:

The international Z Ultra supports pentaband HSPA+, including 1700 (AWS)

Feerkeeper says:

That is freaking HUGE

sjraman79 says:

what is that weather widget on s4 it looks different that stock wiz

Alex Dobie says:

That's DashClock Widget.

_X_ says:

Alex is there plans to do a review in this phone. In particular by you*? I'd really like to hear more about this device. I know a lot off folks said the note 2 is too big, but for me this device is just right. I'm kind of feeling that the ultra is too big,I would love to hear your thoughts.

* You do the best reviews .

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cashxx says:

OMG they are getting ridiculous!

tohho says:

It's a nice phone..but me thinks Samsung still better specs for Note 3

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Forfaden says:

I really wish this was cheaper. Not because it would make sense for it to be cheaper (given specs and sony) but because I would love to be able to pick up one of these babies for myself. Almost a thousand dollars on a phone hurts pretty badly

dazweeja says:

Seems a bit odd saying this but I won't buy this $884 phone, not because of the price, but because I can't use it as a torch.

I'm definitely keen on a phablet though, so I'll wait and see what the maxed out HTC One looks like.

rustymini says:

Wow! I thought the Note 2 was huge.......can't put it in my pocket. hehe

Steve Fagan says:

There will be Bluetooth handset accessory answers phablet calling woes, so you don't have to hold the phone to your face