Xperia Z Ultra now available in Hong Kong and Malaysia; pre-orders open in Vietnam

by XB on 31st July 2013

in Xperia Z Ultra


XZU_HKThe Sony Xperia Z Ultra is now in stock in a couple of more regions. The HSPA+ version (C6802) is available in Hong Kong for HK$ 6,198 (£524, €603, $799) in both black and white, the purple version will arrive later.

The handset is also available in select Sony Stores in Malaysia for RM 2,299 (£468, €537, $713). Once again both black and white models are available. The handset will also shortly go on sale online. Lastly, the Xperia Z Ultra has now gone on pre-order in Vietnam for VND 17,990,000.00 (£557, €639, $849).

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Via ePrice.

Thanks Anzilleo, Ben, Charles and Dang!

  • Liam

    awesome

  • Ben Lim

    Awesome! MYR 2299

  • hans

    Oooh look at those boxes.. It’s tempting :p~

    Can’t wait for any throughout review though.. hope GSMArena get it ASAP.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Cheaper than the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S4 which is RM2499.

  • Marc Yeo

    what so awesome about it? it is not even the LTE version…sony is just testing market in malaysia

  • Marc Yeo

    overpriced

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    LTE is not even mature yet in Malaysia especially Sabah and Sarawak. And the snapdragon Galaxy S4 is RM2499.

  • Marc Yeo

    correct but as consumers u wanna get the best right??

  • Tech Gospel

    Up for pre-order here in the Philippines too, gray market US$700

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    There are consumers who does not need the LTE connectivity.

    But then again, it’s up to the Consumer what they want after all. I respect your opinion.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    I better wait for Sony Mobile stores for warranty.

  • giannikosmo

    what a fat box!

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Here it is.

    Have molested it for 20 minutes.
    Just as snappy as my ZL, decent camera but not better than my ZL probably will be improve in the 4.3 update, beautiful display and viewing angles has been improved but there’s still a very little colour shift when viewing it diagonally but who cares about viewing angles anyway? Useful apps to take advantage of that super sensitive screen to use a stylus, pen and pencil YES PENCIL, pretty good sound quality but this is questionable.
    I say this is for those who wants a a phablet that is bigger than the Note II and snappier performance or who’s looking for an upgrade from a crappy phone.

    I won’t buy, got ZL and Tablet Z.
    ZL 4lyfe

  • thunderbird

    Available from today here in UAE! Dubai and other cities, amazing phablet and great quality in real, price is high because just arrived!

  • lolzer

    whats d point getting the best + expensive but you cant use it?
    Its like buying a ferarri in malaysia but you cant run fast becuse of AES cameras…

  • zerocools

    I cared about LTE at the end of last year, but since there has been more people buying LTE ready devices individual speeds have suffered from AT&T’s network being used heavily. LTE isn’t really a selling point for me anymore especially since speeds are fast but not as fast as when I first recieved the device. (U.S)

  • zerocools

    A Galaxy Note 2 costs about the same unlocked in the US, hell people bought Iphones close to the same price as a XZU on release.

  • Andrew Tan

    Awesome phone! Happily using it now. :D

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    That’s one big box.

  • Marc Yeo

    agreed some of ur points, but just imagine for those ppl who needs to fork out extra cash for LTE version, it is just not fair, right? Anyway, I am not a hater, just not happy about it :)

  • jag

    I think note 2 is even more expensive than the ultra when it was released

  • Andrew Tan

    Yup and hard case, but I notice the case is soft from above photo, a lot chinese wording, maybe is Hong Kong one.

    Malaysia this time using Hard Case.

  • jake

    Its able to reach more than 13Mb from maxis 3g .
    More than enough for 1080p video .
    unless you wan to torrent on phone hmmm

  • skdjn

    How are the back levels and how is the device one handed?

  • Billy de Fretes

    you’re talking about iphone right? small size phone, cannot add micro sd but nearly $800

  • skdjn

    Hey , any idea of any extra goodies bundled with the phone in Dubai?

  • Grant

    where and when

  • xperiance

    the only LTE available are for internet data plan( broadband ). not totally in postpaid plan. plus LTE in Malaysia only covered in certain areas only so limited and very fast battery drainer. hey galaxy s4 dont have lte support still people crazy buying it.

  • m sacha

    any online shop in hong kong delivering internationally?

  • Uchiha Dare Nial

    Guy in the picture : “Uhmm aww yeah Uhmm finally Z Ultra released in Malaysia…with lesser price than Galaxy S4 16gb price…”

  • Andrew Tan

    New Firmware just roll out – 14.1.B.0.471, still old UI, but improve performance, everything much smoother and my Antutu score also increase from previous 30k to now 33k. :D

  • Lalala

    LTE in Malaysia especially in Sabah and Sarawak just like the 3G speed at United States LOL so that feature is not really important for us!

  • honami

    is that honami? dissapointing

  • JG

    whattt?? Where?

  • Andrew Tan

    Current Firmware: 14.1.B.0.471 improvement/fixed:
    – Increase performance and much smoothness. My Antutu score increase from previous 30k to current 33k.
    – Better stylus input now! You can touch everywhere you want now with pencil and responsiveness.
    – Screen is touchable when your finger/palm resting at screen now! But not working with stylus-pencil.
    – Still old UI without X-Reality support yet.

  • JG

    LOL.. agreed

  • E>D

    what are the contents of that box?
    is there bluetooth headset and charging dock in the box?

  • Andrew Tan

    This is Z Ultra, not Honami, Honami haven’t announcing yet.

  • Ling Pin

    How is it lesser than the S4? S4 is selling RM2199 for the Exynos 5 Octa version… only the LTE version of S4 is RM2499

  • Ben Lim

    Better wait for the warranty

  • Babylonbwoy

    BT headset ?! Where did you see that ?! never happens.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Congrats for your new toy ;)

  • Babylonbwoy

    New Sociallife app is updated on palystore for those interested.

  • jeff

    What are the contents of the box in Malaysia or HK?

  • LancerEX

    Kimstore has it :)

  • Andrew Tan

    Both need buy separately. Hehe.

  • Andrew Tan

    Only standard ear piece, charger and usb cable for Malaysia set.

  • Wan Nasirudin

    andrew, may i ask, where do u live?

  • jag

    I envy you! I’ll buy mine after 2 months so the price would be lesser. Hehe!

  • J!en

    The aforementioned source mentioned ZU availability in Taiwan, however the below source mentioned that the purple only available for LTE version which be arrive in September.

    http://www.eprice.com.hk/mobile/talk/4551/52433/1/

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    Woah, that was fast.

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    I assume you mentioned black levels? Pretty good actually, not as black as the ones in HTC One but definitely blacker that most high end phones but colours will shift at an extreme angle as all smartphones do Surprisingly, I have no trouble handling the phone with one hand. Note that it features a one handed function where the keyboard is shrunken down and moved either the left or right depending on your preferences for one handed typing.

  • Shimoda

    It is funny that it is written Brazil on the box, but this phone is not coming here… Well thats actually sad ;/

  • thunderbird

    Box contain: home charger, car charger,usb cable, stereo headset, but no Bluetooth one, or dock.. Should be available in all big supermarkets, electronic section price: 2999 dirhams

  • Andrew Tan

    Malaysia.

    Official launching date is tomorrow 1st August.

  • Andrew Tan

    I find it on pair or actually better than HTC One. The screen panel is crazy awesome this time.

  • Andrew Tan

    LTE is not mature in Malaysia yet, coverage not even 10%

    Not a must to get LTE now.

  • ddff

    which shop you saw it? nothing in jumbo, axiom or carrefour!

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  • Ardalan Akbari

    Just got mine this morning too here in Toronto, Canada. My only problem now: where the hell am I gonna put this when I go out? It won’t fit any where Lol

  • Ardalan Akbari

    Hey Andrew I got one also this morning but the theme still looks like what came with the Z. Did u get the new theme with urs? My build is 14.1.B.0.461. U said there’s a new version but how can I get it? Through pc companion? Thanks

  • skdjn

    Thats good to know :D

  • InspectorGadget80

    HOW MUCH DOES it cost in U.S. DOLLARS?

  • InspectorGadget80

    they charge like 800$ on ebay. ill wait for the U.S. official price

  • m sacha

    Lol I actually ended up buying one on ebay last night. Price wasn’t to bad, hopefully arrives next week.

  • Andrew Tan

    It fit in my casual working pants pocket nicely. :)

    Now I need finding a nice case for it. :)

  • Andrew Tan

    I buy mine (HSPA+ edition) at Malaysia RM 2,299 = USD $ 710.60

  • Andrew Tan

    Use computer PC Companion to update, not available via phone OTA yet.

  • Andrew Tan

    Thanks a lot. :)

  • Andrew Tan

    After 2 months probably you can direct get LTE set, now only have HSPA+ version only worldwide.

  • philippe

    i think the content in Hongkong version is different from other regions get. remember when Z first got released, in mainland china, customers got a deluxe version that include the dock inside the original packaging. looks like this time is the same, look at the box on the top, its different to the one andrew from malasia has uploaded

  • Andrew Tan

    Ya, the box look different. Hong Kong is using same design box as Xperia Z which is soft box instead of Malaysia this time use hard box.

  • amt

    You have it in Jumbo, MOE

  • jag

    oh yeah, my bad. hehe! after 2 months of LTE release. so maybe near december if i can wait that long hehehe!

    btw, how does it feel in the hand? is it too big or is it still ok to hold/ carry in the hand?

  • ddff

    thanks amt! I will get it jumbo dcc later. hehe

  • Andrew Tan

    It is big but still can nicely hold. No issue so far.

  • ddff

    i got my xperia z ultra but why i dont have the wallpapers/themes as what they advertise? i have old UI’s like xperia z/zl…

  • jag

    Nice!! I hope there’s a display unit here in singapore so i can test this beast.

  • Andrew Tan

    and also a Free awesome flipcase + 8GB microSD card + Xperia T-Shirt.

  • Andrew Tan

    Whole world is getting old UI, old wallpaper and no X-Reality support.

    The new UI only came later together with X-Reality support, probably in coming September only.

  • ddff

    its a shame SONY! they release it without the final firmware as they advertise!!!

  • Andrew Tan

    Will come soon, ya is not good Sony did this, nor-matter how rush, at least given us a new UI as seen as press.

  • joejoe22

    ^^..i also will bought in after 2month….hope is LTE come quickly to malaysia..^^…i from ipoh..andrew…i wanna ask you..what mean of HSPA+ and OTA??

  • Azam

    I just got Z ultra 2 days ago from Sony Authorised Dealer in Ipoh Malaysia… BUt i can’t change the feature from full keyboard to ‘shrunken down’ keyboard either to the right or left coz there isn’t an option in the keyboard setting !!!! Pls help !!! Tq in advance …

  • Azam

    Hi Andrew!I just got Z ultra 2 days ago from Sony Authorised Dealer in Ipoh Malaysia… BUt i can’t change the feature from full keyboard to ‘shrunken down’ keyboard either to the right or left coz there isn’t an option in the keyboard setting !!!! Pls help !!! Tq in advance …

  • Andrew Tan

    You need change to Chinese keyboard then just can shrunk down to smaller keyboard for the moment. The Chinese keyboard still support English input, just press that CN button.

  • Duck life

    Where did u buy in T.O? I like to get one :D

  • Rianti Amalia

    if U pre order in Indonesia, U ‘ll get bluetooth headset

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  • puza

    is it available in Dubai?

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