You didn’t think the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition was going to have all the fun, did you? Sony’s phablet is also getting the Google Play love, with the pure Android device now sitting in the Play Store for $649.99 unlocked. It ships in 1-2 business days.
Notice that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra drops the “Xperia” name when brought to the play store? This could be to save space, but more likely Sony stripped the Xperia branding from the device due to the software being of the pure Google experience variety.
With a 6.4-inch screen, the Z Ultra really pushes the boundaries of the Phablet category. Nearby competitors include the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and 6-inch HTC One Mega, but the 6.4-inch Ultra puts both to shame in the size department. Thing is… do you really want a phone that big?
Some other specs to show on:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core, 2.2 GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB onboard storage
- 8MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 6.5mm thin
- 212 grams
- Dust resistant
Best of all… because this Sony Z Ultra comes as a Developer Edition device, you’re blessed with the most recent branch of Android (Android 4.4 Kit Kat) and are practically guaranteed timely updates as they’re made available. The phone is also contract free and unlocked, allowing you to take it almost anywhere. Here’s the network information:
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (700, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz)
That’s right, CDMA folks… you once again miss out.
UPDATE: The bottom of the page states, “Compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. Check with your carrier for details about coverage.”
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