The Xperia Z Ultra has seen its fair share of leaked images and benchmarks. But now that the device is finally official and on sale in many countries, reviewers are able to officially run (no leak this time) benchmarks on the Snapdragon 800 SoC resting inside the phablet flagship. What makes these benchmarks especially interesting, and different from just any other Snapdragon 800 powered device (not a handful have been released yet, most of them are in the pipeline and are scheduled to release in the next couple of months) is Sony's software optimizations. In the past, the company's products have shown to extract more performance out of the same chipset used by competition while running the same tests and benchmarks. We saw it with the Xperia T, Xperia V and then we saw it with the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL as well. Let's see what the Xperia Z Ultra benchmarks hold for us (sadly, no other Snapdragon 800 SoC based device's official benchmarks are available as of now to compare with).
Well, the Snapdragon 800 SoC in the Xperia Z Ultra simply blasts away competition. We would particularly take note of the world's best AnTuTu score, leaked benchmarks of various Snapdragon 800 SoC powered devices always posted a score between 30,500 to 32,000 making the Z Ultra, with a score of over 33,000, much faster already. Of course, we really want to see the official benchmarks conducted on some other S800 device, perhaps the LG G2 eh? That way, we'll be sure if Sony's software optimization once again puts their devices ahead of competiton despite packing identical hardware.