PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z Ultra vs One

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z Ultra  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z Ultra vs HTC One

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

HTC One
3,199

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HTC One
2,262

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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Significantly faster web browser 3,089 vs 2,262 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
Significantly more processing power 4,408 vs 3,199 Around 40% better passmark score
Much bigger screen 6.4" vs 4.7" More than 35% bigger screen
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly more battery capacity 3,050 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 29,952 min Around 65% longer standby time (3G)
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 4 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 6.5 mm vs 9.3 mm More than 30% thinner
Longer talk time (3G) 960 min vs 818 min More than 15% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Front view of HTC One

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HTC One

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Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Much lighter 143 g vs 212 g Around 35% lighter
Records significantly higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Significantly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 344 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z Ultra  vs HTC One 

8.7
9.1
Battery: Amazingly, for a device of this caliber, we’re impressed with the battery life put out by its 2300 mAh battery.
HTC One

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z Ultra  vs
HTC One 
Size 6.4" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 344 ppi 468 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 4 MP
Resolution 8 MP 4 MP
Secondary camera 2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video output Micro USB Micro USB

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 960 min 818 min
Standby time (3G) 49,248 min 29,952 min
Capacity 3,050 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z Ultra  vs
HTC One 
Weight 212 g 143 g
Thickness 6.5 mm 9.3 mm
Size 92.2 x 179.4 x 6.5 mm 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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