Friday, September 6, 2013

Why the Sony Xperia Ultra Z is not on my list of top smartphone yet

The Sony Xperia Z, is the companies first phablet, and it is an impressive one. With a 6.4-inch 1080p display and powered by a Qualcomm S800 processor it is the most powerful mobile device in the country today. At just 6.5 mm thick it really is one impressive looking piece of hardware. So why is it not on my top five smartphones for September list? It is because the current offering has no LTE. 

If you want a Sony Xperia Z, you have good reason to wait. The LTE version will be coming in October, and should just set you back another Php1,000 to Php1,500 as against the current HSPA+ model. The delay in the release of the LTE version is a bad move by Sony Philippine though. By October, I also expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Note III. 


  1. Apparently the reason why we didn't get the LTE version of Xperia Z Ultra yet is because Singapore got first dibs, they started retailing it yesterday and it's available on all three major telcos. It's more or less like how they get the new iPhone before we do.

    As for holding out for Samsung's Note 3, that assumes they'll release the quad-core Qualcomm LTE version locally. They also have a octa-core Exynos with 3G only.

    1. The Samsung Galaxy S4 also has a Exynos 3G only version but Samsung Philippines brought in the Qualcomm LTE version. They will do the same with the Note 3.


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