PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 3


Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 3  based on its battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

This processor and the latest version of Android gives a level of performance that feels quite incredible for an Android device.
Galaxy Note 3 | by PocketLint (Oct, 2013)

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Given recent news about Samsung's benchmark manipulation, we won't say much about the Note 3's synthetic performance except that the Snapdragon 800 is one of the fastest mobile CPUs and the Galaxy Note 3 is a top performer.
Galaxy Note 3 | by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2013)

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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It is not only fast, but its stock browser app reacts to our navigation and input very well, without any lag.
Galaxy Note 3 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

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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Much better overall performance 2,703 vs 942 More than 2.8x better geekbench score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,248 min vs 25,200 min More than 95% longer standby time (3G)
Bigger screen 6.4" vs 5.7" More than 10% bigger screen
Longer standby time 52,128 min vs 31,680 min Around 65% longer standby time
Thinner 6.5 mm vs 8.3 mm More than 20% thinner
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Records much higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 120x higher def video
Significantly lighter 168 g vs 212 g More than 20% lighter
Significantly higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer talk time (3G) 1,260 min vs 960 min More than 30% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Sharper screen 386 ppi vs 344 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer talk time 1,500 min vs 840 min Around 80% longer talk time; go days without charging
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Slightly more battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 3,050 mA·h Around 5% more battery capacity
Slightly faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z Ultra  vs Galaxy Note 3 

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

The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, and you can choose to have 9.6-, 8-, 6- and 2.4-megapixel snaps too.
Galaxy Note 3

Thanks to the beefy quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM stuffed inside the Galaxy Note 3 browsing speeds are pleasing quick, with the desktop version of TechRadar fully loading in just under seven seconds over Wi-Fi and 3G in both browsers - although you can start moving round the page and clicking links after four.
Galaxy Note 3


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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z Ultra  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Size 6.4" 5.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 344 ppi 386 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
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)
LTE Cat3
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 840 min 1,500 min
Talk time (3G) 960 min 1,260 min
Standby time 52,128 min 31,680 min
Standby time (3G) 49,248 min 25,200 min
Capacity 3,050 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z Ultra  vs
Galaxy Note 3 
Weight 212 g 168 g
Thickness 6.5 mm 8.3 mm
Size 92.2 x 179.4 x 6.5 mm 79.2 x 151.2 x 8.3 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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