Sony fans looking for a great deal on a high-end Xperia phone should be pleased to know that the Z Ultra Google Play Edition phablet has been given a major price cut. From the normal price of $649, the device is now selling for $449 after the reduction, making it $200 cheaper which makes a huge difference.
The original model is still retailing for $629.99 through the company’s online store, while the LTE variant costs even more at $649.99, so why the special treatment for the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition? There’s no specific reason behind the price cut and we’re not likely to see the other models go down the same road anytime soon. As a side note, Sony has also launched the Z Ultra as a Wi-Fi only mini tablet in Japan.
The benefits of getting the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is that it will receive the latest Android releases soon after they’re pushed out by Google for its Nexus lineup and the handset offers a vanilla experience sans any excessive customizations. What’s worth mentioning is that you’ll still find a few Sony-exclusive apps and features onboard.
Here are the specs of the Z Ultra:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 6.4-inch 1080p display
– 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front
– 179mm x 92mm x 6.5mm dimensions
– 212 grams weight