Monday, 1 July 2013

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Vs Samsung Galaxy Mega : Comparison of Phablets that Matter

There was a time when 5 inch mobile handsets were considered risky propositions because the trade pundits considered them to be a tad bigger for mobile phones.  Then came the Samsung GalaxyNote and the course of thinking changed, forever, perhaps.
Now, almost every handset maker has a phablet, bigger than 5 inches, in its repertoire to attract the buyer. And the size is going only one direction, upward. Today, in our comparison section we are going to give you a detailed comparison of two of the biggest and probably the best phablets in the world today :  Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and SonyXperia Z Ultra.

Display and Build

The 6.3 inch SC-LCD display of the Galaxy Mega has a pixel resolution of  1280x720p where as the Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4 inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080p. It is quite clear that the Xperia Z Ulta is not just bigger but better as well. And to add some more points, the Z Ultra is water and shatter proof. Z Ultra wins the first round.

Processor and RAM

The Galaxy Mega has a 1.7GHz dual core processor, which is complimented pretty well by a 1.5GB of RAM. There is no doubt that this combination sounds lethal but the appeal gets a little mellowed down when comes head to head with 2.2GHz quad core processor of Z Ultra, coupled with 2GB of RAM. Galaxy Mega does not stand a chance here.


The 8MP back camera of the Mega is capable of recording full 1080p HD videos; there is a 1.9MP front camera for video chat and self portrayal. In the Xperia handset, the camera section comprises of an 8MP back and a 2MP front camera, both the cameras can record full 1080p HD videos.  There is nothing much to chooses between the two prototypes, but in a comparison the Z Ultra will have a upper hand.


The Mega comes in two storage avatars: 8GB and 16GB; the onboard storage capacity of the device can be furthered till 64GB via microSD card. The Z Ultra has a 16GB built-in memory that can be extended till 64GB through a SD card. Both the handsets are on the same ground.

Connectivity and Battery

In the connectivity section Mega has 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, and NFC; Xperia Z more or less has the same items on offer. Once again, no result.  The Mega shelters a 3200 mAh battery and the Z Ultra has a 3000 mAh battery. So no result, once more. 

There is no doubt that both the handsets are state of the art devices and neither one of them will disappoint you if you went with it. But, it is also clear that with better display, processor, RAM, and camera the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a far superior handset than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3.   

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