PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z Ultra vs HTC One

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D

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 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z Ultra vs HTC One 64GB

geekbench Processor and memory performance

That quad core S4 Pro CPU was hot stuff in the fourth quarter of 2012, but in Q2 of 2013, the world has already moved on to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 that's clocked a bit higher and benchmarks even faster.
Xperia Z Ultra | by MobileTechReview (May, 2013)

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

HTC One
3,210

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

HTC One
26,556
Xperia Z Ultra HTC One @ antutu.com

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HTC One
2,262

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

HTC One
6,816
Xperia Z Ultra HTC One @ antutu.com

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly faster web browser 3,089 vs 2,262 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
More processing power 4,412 vs 3,210 More than 35% better passmark score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 9,607 vs 6,816 More than 40% better AnTuTu 3D 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 longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 29,952 min Around 65% longer standby time (3G)
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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 tablets 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
Significantly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 344 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 30x higher def video

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z Ultra  vs HTC One 64GB 

8.0
9.0

8.7
8.5
The Z Ultra towers above all those phablets not only in screen size, but in specs and design, too, so if you've thrown out ergonomics and pocketability with the decision to get one anyway, you might as well do the full song and dance.
Xperia Z Ultra

8.0
10.0

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z Ultra  vs
HTC One 64GB 
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 64GB 
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 4.4 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
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