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The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is not an ordinary smartphone. It's a phablet at the same time resembles to ordinary looking 7-inch tablet device. Sony says the Xperia Z Ultra, is an entertainment device. If you have ever used Xperia Z, you won't find much difference between when compared with this beast.
The phone has a giant display - 6.44-inch having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. According to company, the Xperia Z Ultra is the world's first Full HD smartphone. The screen is no responsive that you can either use a pencil or pen to draw sketches / take notes.
The phablet comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Sony is still committed to its inspiring Xperia UI. For a change, Sony managed to squeeze Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor into the core of Xperia Z Ultra. This makes the phone, word's most advanced device. It also has an embedded 4G LTE chip inside.
In nutshell, the Xperia Z Ultra is a handsome device with slim trim body and charismatic 6.44-inch display. Rest specifications are normal, for instance, the camera is an 8-mega pixel one but not advanced in comparison to advanced 13-mega pixel rear camera found inside Xperia ZR. Like other high end smartphones from Sony, the Xperia Z Ultra has IP55 / IP58 certification making the beast water and dustproof. The battery( 3000mAh) is non removable one.
Now we have seen Xperia Z Ultra in terms of design and features. What about competition? There are certain handsets available in the markets that are not sane as the above mentioned handset, but all of them have above screen size above 5.5-inches. The Lenovo K900 and LG Optimus G Pro comes Full HD displays, while the Samsung Mega 6.3 and Huawei Ascend Mate have display size above 6-inches. Let's have a look.
Huawei Ascend Mate
Few days back, Chinese major announced Ascend Mate, a phablet with 6.1-inch HD display, in the Indian market. The device was announced earlier in the year at CES 2013. The phones measures 9.9mm in terms of thickness and weighs 198grams. Under the hood, the makers have added 4050mAh Li Ion battery. The processor is a quad -core one clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable). Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes standard on the top of it Huawei's Emotion UI set the things on fire. The phone will cost consumers Rs. 24,990.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
The South Korean giant entered into large size phablet market with the introduction of Galaxy Mega 6.3. From the name, it is clear that the device packs a 6.3-inch display. It does not support Full HD display, but the resolution is restricted to 1280 x 720 pixels. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 weighs 199 grams. Under the hood, you will get to see 1.7GHz dual -core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB/ 8GB of internal memory (expandable). The device is being powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Samsung's TouchWiz UI layer on the top. It also houses 3,200mAh Li Ion battery inside. The phone will cost consumers Rs. 31,490.
Samsung Mega 5.8
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is yet another monster phablet by Samsung. It is a dual SIM handset with 1.4GHZ dual core processor. It houses a 2,600mAh Li Ion battery inside. In terms of weight, the Mega 5.8 is light at 182grams.It's 5.8-inch display (qHD) is sharp, but lacks HD resolution. Here also, you will find Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes standard with TouchWiz UI layering on the top. The phone will cost you Rs. 25,100 in the Indian market.
Intel Atom processor powered Lenovo K900 is pretty decent handset at Rs. 32,999. The phablet comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display. The screen is sharp and crisp. It comes with 2,500mAh non removable Li Ion battery. The device is loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean accompanying Lenovo's own homebaked UI on the top. There's a 2GB of RAM fused inside along with 16GB of ROM (expandable). has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Auto Focus and dual LED flash. It is powered by Sony Exmor BSI sensor. The biggest highlight of the camera: F /1.8 in -built lens. Lenovo K900 could prove to be a big threat to Sony Xperia Z Utra.
LG Optimus G Pro
The LG Optimus G Pro consists of a giant slab with 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via micro SD card) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The company fitted a beefed up 3140mAh battery. The phablet comes with a 13-mega pixel rear shooter capable of shooting video in 1080p HD format. Under the hood, you will see a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro Quad core processor. It's another challenger that should be compared to Xperia Z Ultra in the coming days.