Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, and SmartWatch 2 Now Available
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Oct 15, 2013, 8:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sony today launched the Xperia Z Ultra and Z1 Android smartphones, and the SmartWatch 2 in the U.S. The company is selling all three devices directly to consumers via its online store and other select e-tailers. The Z Ultra (pictured) features a 6.4-inch full HD TriLuminos display, slim design, 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor, resistance to water and dust, and a stylus. The Z Ultra costs $649.99 for the HSPA+ model or $679.99 for the LTE model. The LTE model supports bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 17. The Z1 features a 5-inch full HD TriLuminos display, dust and water resistance, 20.7-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor, and a slim design. The Z1 costs $669.99. It supports HSPA+, but not LTE. Both phones are available in black, white, or purple. Last, Sony is now selling its second-generation smartwatch, the SmartWatch 2, to U.S. consumers through its web store. The SmartWatch 2 connects to Android smartphones via NFC/Bluetooth and can be used to view notifications, accept/reject calls, control the media player, and record workouts. It is water resistant and offers two or three days of battery life. The SmartWatch 2 costs $199.99.
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6.4" display FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor 2 GB RAM
3,050 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Water-Resistant
LTE model question...
For the Xperia Z Ultra - what's the purpose of an LTE only model? Does this mean it can be purchased and programmed for a CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint? If so, I assume this would mean it would only function (for voice? data?) when in a 4G area, is that right? Only other option would be wi-fi for data?
I'm not sure if my assumptions are correct, but whether yes or no...are there any other Pros/Cons to this LTE only type device?
Thanks in advance! 😎