Specs compared: Xperia Z Ultra against 2013 Xperia line-up

by XB on 6th July 2013

in Featured Content, Xperia C, Xperia E, Xperia L series, Xperia M, Xperia SP, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia ZR


XperiaZUltra_FamilyIf the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is currently on your wishlist, then you may want to see how it fares against the rest of the 2013 Xperia family. Obviously in terms of power, the Xperia Z Ultra is unsurpassed given the inclusion of the Snapdragon 800 chipset, however the 6.4-inch FHD display may end up being just too big for some.

The main limitations against the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in particular is on the camera side with a 8MP Exmor RS sensor versus 13.1MP Exmor RS for the Z/ZL. It also comes with no LED flash, which may be a big deal for some. It’s also a shame that the Xperia Z Ultra doesn’t have the infra-red sensor as seen in the Xperia ZL. Anyway, if you want to see how the current 2013 Xperia range compares against each other, then click through below.

Specs compared: Xperia Z Ultra against rest of 2013 Xperia line-up (so far!)

PhoneXperia Z UltraXperia ZXperia ZLXperia ZRXperia SPXperia LXperia MXperia CXperia E
Display size (inches)6.4554.554.554.3453.5
Screen Resolution1080 x 19201080 x 19201080 x 1920720 x 1280720 x 1280480 x 854480 x 854540 x 960320 x 480
PPI342443443319319228244220165
ConstructionGlass with metal frameGlassPlasticPlasticAluminium framePlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Water ResistantYes (IP55/IP58)Yes (IP55/IP57)NoYes (IP55/IP58)NoNoNoNoNo
Pencil/Stylus supportYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Illumination barNoNoYesYesYesYes (not full support)Yes (not full support)YesNo
Infrared (IR Remote)NoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8974Qualcomm APQ8064Qualcomm APQ8064Qualcomm APQ8064Qualcomm MSM8960TQualcomm MSM8230Qualcomm MSM8227MediaTek MTK6589Qualcomm MSM7227A
Processor2.2GHz Quad-core1.5GHz Quad-core1.5GHz Quad-core1.5GHz Quad-core1.7 GHz Dual-core1 GHz Dual-core1.0 GHz Dual-core1.2 GHz Quad-core1 GHz Single-core
GPUAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 320Adreno 320Adreno 320Adreno 305Adreno 305IMG SGX544Adreno 200 (enhanced)
RAM2GB2GB2GB2GB1GB1GB1GB1GB512 MB
Android version4.2.24.2.24.2.24.1.24.1.24.1.24.1.24.2.24.1.2
Storage16GB16GB16GB8GB8GB8GB4GB4GB4GB
Expandable storageYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Size (mm)179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5139 x 71 x 7.9131.7 x 69.8 x 9.8131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm124 x 62 x 9.3141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88113.5 x 61.8 x 11.0
Weight (g)212146151138155137115153115.7
SIMmicro SIMmicro SIMmicro SIMmicro SIMmicro SIMNormal SIMNormal SIMDual SIMNormal SIM
ColoursBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, White, RedBlack, White, Pink, MintBlack, Red, White SilverBlack, Red, WhiteBlack, Purple, White, YellowBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, Pink, White, Gold
Rear Camera sensor8MP Exmor RS13.1MP Exmor RS13.1MP Exmor RS13.1MP Exmor RS8MP Exmor RS8MP Exmor RS5MP8MP Exmor R3.2MP
LED FlashNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HDRYes (photo/video)Yes (photo/video)Yes (photo/video)Yes (photo/video)Yes (photo only)Yes (photo/video)Yes (photo only)YesNo
Video Recording1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD1080p Full HD720p HD720p HD1080p Full HDVGA
Front camera sensor2 MP2.2MP Exmor R2.2MP Exmor RVGAVGAVGAVGAVGANo
Dedicated camera buttonNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0 (aptX)Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 2.1
LocationGPS, GLONASSGPS, GLONASSGPS, GLONASSGPS, GLONASSGPS, GLONASSGPSGPSGPSGPS
Battery capacity minimum (mAh)300023302300230023001700170023301500
Sealed BatteryYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
HDMIMHLMHLMHLMHLMHLNoNoNoNo
NFCYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
PlayStation CertifiedYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
AccelerometerYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
MagnetometerYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
GyroscopeYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
LTEYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo

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