Sony’s new giant, Xperia Z Ultra appears to be a perfect competitor to the current 6+ inch devices like Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Huawei Ascend Mate

Two days back, Sony officially announced a new member to its Xperia family named Xperia Z Ultra (Xperia ZU) in the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 at Shanghai, China. This 6.4-inch phablet carries decent features and will be made available worldwide in Q3 of this year.

Sony’s new giant, Xperia Z Ultra appears to be a perfect competitor to the current 6+ inch devices like Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Huawei Ascend Mate, not only in size but specs-wise too. We have summarized a chart below comparing Xperia Z Ultra, Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Ascend Mate on the specs front.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Galaxy Mega 6.3 Ascend Mate
Announced 2013, June 2013, April 2013, January
Platform Android v4.2.2 Android v4.2.2 Android v4.1.2
Screen 6.4 inches 6.3 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080p (344ppi) 1280 x 720p (233ppi) 1280 x 720p (241ppi)
Display Technology TFT with Capacitive Touchscreen SC-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen + TouchWiz UI Super IPS + LCD Capacitive Touchscreen + Emotion UI
Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor 1.5GHz Huawei K3V2 quad-core processor
RAM 2GB 1.5GB 2GB
SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM
Storage 16 GB + MicroSD (expansion up to 64 GB) 8 GB or 16 GB + MicroSD (expansion up to 64 GB) Yes + MicroSD (expansion up to 32 GB)
Connectivity HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS, EDGE, LTE HSDPA, HSUPA, GPRS, EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n dual-band 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
NFC Yes Yes No
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, MicroUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, MicroUSB v2.0
Sensors A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, gyroscope A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, gyroscope, infrared A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, gyroscope
Rear Camera 8MP HDR, 3264 x 2488p, autofocus 8MP HDR, 3264 x 2488p, autofocus, LED Flash 8MP HDR, 3264 x 2488p, autofocus, LED Flash
Front Camera 2MP 1.9MP 1MP
Video Recording 1080p @30fps 1080p @30fps 1080p HD @30fps
Battery 3050 mAh 3200 mAh 4050 mAh
Weight 212gm 199gm 198gm
Thickness 6.5mm 8mm 9.9mm
Dimensions 179.4 x 92.2mm 167.6 x 88mm 163.5 x 85.7mm
Color Options Black, Purple, White Black, Plum Purple, White Crystal Black, Pure White
Price $936.64(expected) $695 $429.89
Availability 2013, Q3 (Scheduled) 2013, June (Available) 2013, March (Available)

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