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


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Battery Life

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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 Galaxy Note 3

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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Significantly better overall performance 2,692 vs 870 More than 3x better geekbench score
Faster web browser 3,089 vs 2,783 More than 10% better BrowserMark 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)
Significantly longer standby time 52,128 min vs 31,680 min Around 65% longer standby time
Bigger screen 6.4" vs 5.7" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 6.5 mm vs 8.3 mm More than 20% thinner
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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 168 g vs 212 g More than 20% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 120x higher def video
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Longer talk time 1,500 min vs 840 min Around 80% longer talk time; go days without charging
Sharper screen 386 ppi vs 344 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z Ultra  vs Galaxy Note 3 

Granted, we could live without some of that software, including the TouchWiz UI itself, but the pen software is top notch, Samsung's Multi Window split window multitasking is the best in the business and there are several enjoyable creature comforts like Air View.
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

We feared battery life might not be up to much thanks to the full HD, 5.7-inch display which adorns the front of the Note 3, but we were pleasantly surprised.
Galaxy Note 3


8.1 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

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 64 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 Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 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 5.1 Android 5.0
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
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
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Sony make believe :D however note 3 is so good the z ultra is better to me i think z ultra just need 4 MP more and 1GB ram and it will be the best phablet ever ..
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