PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

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), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com, phonearena.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart | by PocketLint (Oct, 2013)

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

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)

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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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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More processing power 4,759 vs 4,412 Around 10% better passmark score
Store much more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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
Longer talk time (3G) 1,260 min vs 960 min More than 30% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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
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 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart 

8.0
10.0
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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

8.7
8.0
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
The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, and you can choose to have 9.6-, 8-, 6- and 2.4-megapixel snaps too.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

8.0
9.0
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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

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

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

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

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

battery

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
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Featured in Best Smart 
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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.4 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

connectivity

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