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Sony Xperia Z Ultra: 5 Strong Rivals in the Market Ready for the Battle
Sony has already made a massive impact on the phablet market with its Xperia Z and now with the launch of Xperia Z Ultra Sony has started appearing in the tech gossip. The latest sleek looking phablet has now made most of the handsets with more than 5 inch displays go green with envy. With the super clear display which comes with the TRILUMINOS display and X-Reality for mobile, Xperia Z Ultra is already making its way to the ace display section.
Thus keeping the wait for Honami (which our previous reports have said to come in IFA Berlin in September) and Xperia M (which will debut in Indian market by second week of August) aside for the sake of Xperia Z Ultra, GizBot has come up with the brief comparative analysis between the latest handsets featuring similar specs and price.
Moreover, let us first have a look at the regular specs of the Xperia Z Ultra handset:
The latest Sony Xperia Z Ultra sports 6.4 inch TFT LCD screen along with Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles. The display offers 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and features 16 M color depth. Xperia Z Ultra runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor supported by 2GB RAM. It also features Adreno 330 graphics and Qualcomm MSM8974 chipset.
Moving on to the camera segment, the recently launched Xperia Z Ultra comes packed with an 8 megapixels rear camera. The camera comes with features like White balance, Face detection, Touch focus, Smile shutter, Self-timer, Send to web, 16x digital zoom, Scene recognition, Picture effects, Touch capture, Image stabiliser, Quick launch, Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, Superior auto, Sweep panorama, Continue burst mode, HDR for photos & videos, Full 1080p HD video recording, Object tracking and Image sensor. Moreover, The mega phablet also comes with a 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording.
Further, the huge phablet, comes with 16GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the latest Xperia Z Ultra features 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC and USB.
Eventually, the handset is powered by 3050mAh battery capable of offering 120 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video playback, 14 hours of talktime on 2G network and 32 days of standby time on 2G network.
The handset comes with an IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance and has pen input with stylus. The 6.5mm thick Xperia Z Ultra weighs 212 grams.
Xperia Z Ultra is priced at Rs. 46,990 but the e-commerce sector is selling the same handset at a lower price of Rs. 44,990
Not only that but with the announcement of the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.3 recently, the device is already speculated to get the update soon.
As of now, Sony has two tough competitors waiting for the new Xperia Z Ultra, that is; Apple and Samsung. To name the devices that are bound the go hard on against Xperia Z Ultra, they are iPhone 5, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One and BlackBerry Q10. Almost all the devices fall in the similar price range except the LG Optimus G Pr which is priced lesser.
Here below in the slides are the specs of the aforementioned high end smartphones;
Apple iPhone 5
iPhone 5 sports a 4 inch LED backlit IPS TFT capacitive touch screen with pixel density of 326ppi and multi-touch retina display screen and offers a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. The handset is powered by Apple A6 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor which is backed by 1GB RAM and runs on Apple's very own OS, iOS 6 which is upgradable to iOS 6.1.3. The iPhone 5 comes in three variants with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal memory and lacks microSD card slot. Regarding connectivity the iPhone 5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, 4G LTE, 3G and micro USB 2.0 support. iPhone 5 features 8MP rear camera with iSight technology along with 1.2MP front camera for video calling. It comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery which is claimed by Apple to offer a talk time of 8 hours and standby of 225 hours. As of now the iPhone 5 with 16GB internal storage capacity has been priced at Rs. 44,390.
BlackBerry Q10 comes with 3.1inch super AMOLED display with touchscreen that offers a 720 x 720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 330 ppi along with the keyboard that has been crafted carefully by well spacing large keys. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor supported by 2GB RAM and runs on latest BlackBerry 10 OS and TI OMAP 4470 chipset. BlackBerry Q10 houses 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via micro SD card. And connectivity options include NFC, Bluetooth, GSM, 4G LTE, GPS, EDGE and GPRS. BlackBerry Q10 sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash accompanied by a 2-megapixel front facing camera and is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery which provides 13 hours of taktime and standby of 367 hours. BlackBerry Q10 also comes at a price starting from Rs. 42,990 which is also listed on Infibeam.
HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. The HTC one also sports a 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor and a 2.1MP front camera for video calling. The handset houses 2GB RAM and comes with a 32GB internal storage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and it is eventually powered by a 2,300 mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 43,490. HTC One comes with multiple features like HTC Blink Feed: Live Home Screen, 360° View: Perfect from Every Angle, NFC Support, Dual Frontal Stereo Speakers with Powerful Amplifiers, Full Metal Body with Zero Gaps, HTC Zoe: Photos with a Beginning; Middle and End and few more.
LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro comes packed with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS Screen offering a massive resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels and 400 ppi Resolution along with 16 M color depth. The phablet comes with a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The handset runs on Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean platform with the layering of Optimus 3.0 User Interface. It is powered by a powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked to 1.7 GHz and comes with a Adreno 320 graphics and is backed by a 2GB RAM. The Optimus G Pro sports a massive 13 Megapixel rear camera and 2.1 MP front facing shooter. Both the cameras are capable of shooting video at 1080p@30fps and the best part lies in the dual-video recording. Connectivity option include GPRS, EDGE, 3G WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth and DLNA and NFC. The phablet houses 16 GB (10.5 GB User Memory) internal storage capacity and is expandable up 64 GB via micro SD card. There is a massive 3140 mAh battery at the back of the handset which offers up to 598 h (2G) and up to 550 h (3G) of standby time and up to 31 h (2G) and up to 21 h (3G) of talktime. The sleek looking device that has a super clear and sharp display is priced at Rs. 38,990.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Talking about the internal specifications, the Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts of a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA capacitive touch screen display giving resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch and damage resistance and comes with 16 M color depth. Nokia's latest Lumia 1020 comes packed with a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset and Adreno 225 graphics. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual -core Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 2GB RAM. As mentioned earlier, the camera sensor is huge and stands at 41-mega pixels with Xenon flash. Instead of standard camera interface, the company introduced Nokia Pro Camera app. There's a 1.2-mega pixel wide angle front facing camera. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and USB. Also, the handset comes with the internal storage capacity of 32GB, however, lacks a microSD card support. In addition to ROM, users can take advantage of 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage. Moreover, the Lumia 1020 is powered by a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery that gives a 19 hours talktime on 2G and 13 hours in 3G, capable of offering 16 days standby time on 3G. The handset is yet to come in India but it will be price more than Rs. 40,000 or above.
Top 5 High End Handsets
Looking at the specs and the price of all the handsets, it is pretty clear that all of the device comes with peculiar characteristics and it would be pretty unfair to deal with the subject in an overall basis. However, according to the deep rumination on the 6 devices, Xperia Z Ultra has an incredible display size but again fails to match the LG display resolution and clarity. Xperia Z Ultra cannot match the quality of the Lumia 1020 either. However as said earlier, all devices are aimed at different purpose. BlackBerry Q10 comes with a classy physical QWERTY keypad for ones who likes it. However, the best device, if one observes from overall point of view would definitely be LG Optimus G Pro. The device has a best of the display quality and camera quality is also pretty good with dual camera recording. Moreover, the best part is that, LG Optimus G Pro is cheapest among the 6 handsets.