The Xperia Z Ultra is a really high performance device. This phablet is one of the most desirable devices of this type on the market, but with a price of over 350 euros (almost a year after its introduction), it is not intended for a wider circle of users. So Sony decided to offer a phablet that would be slightly more affordable. Ok, maybe the price of the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is not significantly lower than its predecessor, but it is certain that this will happen soon. So, for all those who want XL devices, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is in front of you.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra vs Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia T2 Ultra is not a top-notch device. This is primarily a product intended for mass production and sales. It will therefore not arouse the awe of the competition, nor will it leave anyone breathless. We are already used to such devices, but that is not the point. The point is that you have a solid choice at your disposal, which is entirely up to you. In general, the Xperia T2 Ultra has an announcement for a very good price-quality ratio, which will be even better as time goes by and the price drops.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra design
We won’t see anything new here. Everything is according to the already established Sony template, which we have seen on the better models from the Z series. The difference between this and more expensive models is in the material from which the devices are made. We already know that the Xperia Z1 has a beautiful metal case and a background with a glass effect. The situation is different here. The T2 Ultra has a plastic case, with a lot of shine, so it can be said that it is, in fact, an imitation of glass.
While the design is at a slightly lower level, the quality of workmanship is quite good. The device is harmonious and does not seem cheap at all. Everything seems to be in place. Admittedly, the thing that perhaps separates the T2 Ultra and other expensive models the most is that the device is not water and dust resistant. Somewhere you had to save and the choice fell on this.
The T2 Ultra is a fairly thin device. With just 7.7mm at the waist and 170 grams, Sony has once again done a great job. If this weight seems pretty to you, don’t forget that the Xperia T2 Ultra has an impressive 6-inch screen!
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra screen
The IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels. So, it is about HD resolution (but not full HD), which is not something that the eyes of more experienced users are not already used to. For the average user, or one entering the world of phablets for the first time, this will not be too much of a problem. However, when it comes to reading the documents, it is noticed that the text is not so sharp.
The screen responds very well to touch. The colors on it are vivid and strong, which is a feature of all Sony screens. Viewing angles with these devices are more important than with phones and they are thankfully good. The brightness is a bit worse. This is especially evident in exposure to sunlight, when the light is quite reflected. However, the user has an option for lighting, so this problem can be solved to some extent.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra software
A more affordable device is to be expected to run on slightly older software. It’s the same here. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra runs on 4.3 Android OS and of course has a Sony user interface. The interface is quite simple and therefore practical to use, so if you are new to the world of Android, then this can definitely be useful for you.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra camera
Like other parts, the camera is not at the level of more expensive relatives. The 13MP sensor is quite promising. The photos you take with him are decent, but not spectacular. In good lighting, photos can be very good. Interestingly, the camera proved to be quite skilled at capturing objects close to the lens and in macro mode. When the apartment door is closed and the lighting is much less, the quality decreases. The photos get a lot of noise.
This camera gives the impression of a slightly lazy gadget. Somehow we expected more from a 13MP camera. The photos are without enough detail, which should give enough sharpness to the images. Instead, photos often look unnatural.
When it comes to video, the situation is somewhere. The videos are acceptable, which is understandable because they come in full HD resolution. With good lighting and nice capture of objects, even when moving, this camera does a pretty good job.
The front camera has a small, but probably enough 1.1MP. Its quality is acceptable for video chatting.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra specification and performance
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 does a pretty decent job. This processor comes with four cores, and is based on technology applied to high-end mobile devices. It runs at 1.4GHz. This phablet also has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory with the option to expand up to 32GB.
We know this specification won’t knock you off your feet, but the device works pretty fine. We assume that Sony has performed the necessary optimizations of both software and hardware to get the most out of it. Apps, surfing the internet, reading documents, it all works without downtime. Minor delays occur when you use multitasking, which is understandable, but nothing irritating.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra uses a 3,000mAh battery, which provides quite enough time to work. If we know that there is a huge screen here, it is clear that the battery life is very good, which can be seen from the data that conversations can last up to 14 hours, and in stand by and over 1,000 hours.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Conclusion
With a similar price as the Xperia Z Ultra, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra may be a slightly overpriced device. The first-mentioned device is still significantly better, so if a couple of tens of euros difference is not a problem for you, then you can also think about it. The Xperia T2 Ultra is for anyone who wants a great device. You can also consider the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (albeit with a slightly smaller screen, but also the price).