Xperia Z Ultra’s display compared against the Xperia Z/ZL

by XB on 15th August 2013

in Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Ultra

XZUU vs XZ_3If you’re a Xperia Z or Xperia ZL owner and want to know how Sony has moved their displays forward, then check out some of the comparison pictures below. They show the Xperia Z/ZL up against Sony’s latest beast – the 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra equipped with ‘Triluminos Display for mobile’.

The Xperia Z’s biggest criticism was its display, with many reviewers citing that whilst fine looking head on, contrast levels took a big hit when tilting the handset at various angles. This comes across in the pictures below showing that the Xperia Z Ultra doesn’t appear to have similar issues. In fact, the Xperia Z Ultra display may be one of the best that has ever graced a Sony Xperia smarphone. Check out the pictures below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia Z

Xperia Z Ultra display against the Xperia ZL

Xperia Z Ultra against the Xperia ZL

Xperia Z Ultra against the Xperia ZL

Xperia Z Ultra against the Xperia ZL

Via xda-developers and XperiaGuide.

  • Carljn

    This is just mind blowing. I considered the Z’s display to be quite stunning when I first saw it. Especially the amount of detail. The viewing angles were not superb but the colors were perfect. Many other displays have appeared after that and now the Z is considered a poor 1080p display.
    The ZU however is maybe the best display on a phone ever. And will likely remain so for the rest of the year.

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I love the size of Z ultra! (Mini tablet) All in one media!

  • toche

    My z suddenly feels like crap sony is mad for not including this screen on z if they had such plan already

  • Jmaxim

    The Xperia Z Ultra display is definitely stunning. I’m hoping Sony will release an Xperia Z Ultra mini tablet 7″-8″

  • Jonfensu


  • Adrian969

    Hmm. This looked really nice. Amazing display.

  • Musadiqkhan

    A stunning display indeed. I hope Honami has the same display.

  • finch

    What a pity z ultra hasn’t a flash led!
    It would have been absolutely my next phone

  • ImAnurag

    hahahaha what a lame review they have written :/ looking like a paid one.

  • m sacha

    It’s called innovation… Something to tempt us to get the next best thing…

  • shayan gozarabadi’s just amazing specially against XZ

  • Cp2020

    My XZ looks a bit pale now. Makes me wanna get ULTRA just for this one reason alone. I think ULTRA really is an ultimate device in many aspects. Size of it tho….

  • Jakub ?echá?ek

    I would definitively buy something like that. For me personally ZU being a “phablet” is too big.

  • Veeren

    so want gonna sony will do in favor for xperia z

  • Anukul

    dude it always gets better day by day, be satisfied with what you have

  • Golfakias


  • themanspirit

    Great to see the new generation Triluminos display show its advantage.
    I hope improved efficiency comes with it too.

    Having just purchased ZL, I’ll happily upgrade to another compact form factor 5″, with Triluminos, if Sony can improve battery performance (or fit a larger battery).
    As someone who works daily with Sony’s Broadcast OLED models, I’m intrigued how they will transition their devices from LCD to OLED.
    If at all.

  • Me

    In real, Z isn`t so bad..

  • Mario Bartolac

    I kinda think this is set up… I got some of those wallpapers shown and they dont look as terrible as they do in this comparison.. not even at ful brightness under a direct light source.. so I’m a bit sceptic about this comparison – yes for sure triluminus is way better then whats on xperia z now, but that big of a difference? No, that I wouldnt say.

  • Raymond

    please Sony Hope you See my message…please i need RED color on your Upcoming flagship device….

  • Yehaa Afandy

    waiting for comparing with GS4 (super amoled)

  • Guest

    of course GS4 is an Epic fail!

  • nidou bossy

    away from Z VS Z Ultra…. (Super Crapmoled screens are an epic fail)

  • nidou bossy

    maybe the sucked the balls of Samsung’s CEO

  • knightpt

    Probably offtopic but on the xperia Z i noticed that it doesnt have the usual software keys (back, home, mt) and instead has a very small icon.

    What is this mod, can anyone tell me please ?


  • Billy de Fretes

    zl have red color but not available in every country

  • Ben Lim

    The review says “mediocre display”.

  • Netto Dashius Hexareus

    Hey ppl, I found this floating around the Internet. Its Chinese so you may use Google Translate if you want but the pictures itself tells thousand stories. Its XZU vs LG OGP vs SGS4 display.

  • Clarence Alvarado

    OLED cannot be paired with waterproofing, since there is something to OLED that cannot be near water.

    Water – Water can easily damage OLEDs.

  • Yehaa Afandy

    i know but i need to see the epic fail :D

  • ere

    that’s equivalent to “sucks” when you know what the guy complained about is just the viewing angles. he didn’t even bother looking into contrast levels and color gamut. there was no actual comparison. it was just what he remembered compared to what he saw at the moment.

    they even had a comparison between the galaxy note 2 on that site and you can see the obviously bluish tint on the whites of the note 2.

  • xperian

    Don’t put up unnecessary religion based links like that bitch !

  • P9

    for the real, XZ display is extremely good, not too bad.

  • P9

    fact, in general phablet/tablet or even pc should not get a flash.

  • DStyle

    I still love my Z.

  • Purnama

    agree with xperian… this is not appropriate place to share religion based link…

    im muslim too…

  • Musadiqkhan

    bitch did you even read it?

  • Vincenn

    Can compare Z ultra with xperia v?because so far xperia v is the best before z ultra released

  • Then Honami is your answer

  • Andrew Tan

    Ya, Z Ultra is very great panel. Finally Sony decide use a great display panel, great jump from Sony and great decision by Sony. :)

  • Sony

    In love with Triluminos Display <3

  • hans

    Look the one here which Netto Dashias posted above

  • ere

    there’s the down vote for that. you don’t have to be rude. those comments will disappear if we just down vote them.

  • ere

    depends on your x z or xzl. some have better displays like those available in japan.

  • JG

    And why not the ZU? If you have this as your phone, then how can you get great pictures at night or on low light? Common… think. Not all ppl can afford multiple phones at a time.

  • Ikhwan Huzir Bin Islakh

    taylor martin always been a bias reviewer…the comparison he made z ultra and note 2 in which he pointed out the use of s pen on the note 2 but never compared how z ultra can use any kind of stylus even from a pen or pencil as a stylus. that is why i dont like him

  • Raymond

    but i want this Honami to have RED color…i have Xperia Z already ,and I want to have a RED colour for my next Flagship pHone from Sony ….

  • Babylonbwoy
  • themanspirit

    The challenge then is for Sony to make it possible.
    And the market will respond.

  • ryq24

    I knew it! Should have wait for the Honami!

  • Mario Bartolac

    Well I did check who made my screen and it says Sharp – so I don’t have that japan display ….. screen that everyone is so hyped about. What I do know that for me especially the 4.2.2 update made screen better, not to mention how much better BME2 works after the last update. If you look at the Xperia Z in this comparison you see that it has a custom rom on? But it has transparent status bar so it has to be 4.2.2? Really I can’t get my head around how terrible the screen looks in this comparison.

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  • Simão Lúcio

    So, where are all the guys that said the sony mobile screens were just fine and viewing angle is not important?

  • rus_media

    They are binding their ass with Blanket….

  • roeshak

    Pocket are just buthurt that Sony is stealing all the thunder they desperately hoped HTC would get lol. Idiots, I wouldn’t waste anytime on pocket now

  • spade

    Wow! I’m shocked, this Triluminos display is no joke at all, very impressive indeed!

  • Lucian

    For pocketnow the review and score was already written when they saw that it’s Sony. It didn’t matter how it looks or performs. They have quite a history bashing over Sony’s products.

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  • Carljn

    I believe it’s Pac, but not sure.

  • ? ?


  • Assa7in

    Hey GUYS CHK THIS !!

  • Assa7in

    Just chk the fuckin DISPLAY of these.

  • xingdong

  • Geferson Gonzales

    …me too..i love my xz..cant believed the display of xz in this comparison..after i received a 4.2.2 update my xz works even better and amazing in terms of display, viewing angles., etc..wooaah amazing screen of xzu with triluminos dispaly..good job sony…

  • Geferson Gonzales

    agreed with you..xz display is so much amazing when update to 4.2.2.true to life colors.. that”s why they called it reality to shit amoled and slcd..

  • sevenchris77

    yes i very like red color especially for high end phone…
    Sony often use monochrome color black and white as it`s smartphone…
    i hope sony can bring more colorful phone like nokia lumia 920 (red, yellow, white, black, and gray) :D

  • sevenchris77

    just share and it`s my experience, ZU sensor camera is like xperia Z sensor, Exmor RS, and xperia Z can take very good picture without flash on low light condition, i think it`ll same as ZU coz they have same sensor… u can setting EV on ur setting if it`s not enough bright yet

  • Geferson Gonzales a shame to shit ips and amoled..trilumonos display makes images true to life a real.. even the xz rapes the ips, amoled and the slcd especially when bravia engine 2 turn on.. .

  • bet1001

    Means nothing if you are looking at them on another screen….

  • Sudip Gadwal

    u made my day buddy…just ordered the ultra..very exciting to see the comparisions..thanks maN..

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  • vigneshprince

    what about XZ??

  • Assa7in King

    The XZ didnt had a GREAT DISPLAY like this ! it was good but not as good as this……

  • vigneshprince

    ok its just a normal lcd huh, any way im okay with it! but Triluminos looks amazing!

  • obmon

    I have the ZU.. the screen is one of my favorite things about this device. It has a higher resolution and is sharper than my Dell XPS 14.

  • matticitt

    I kind of like pocketnow, but despite the fact that they hate Sony is so obvious, I believe one of them clearly said in one of their videos that he wouldn’t even consider this phone (I believe he was talking about the Xperia Z) because “come on, it’s Sony”. So no matter what Sony would do, they’d still say that plastic, cheap looking phones with oversaturated, pentile displays and a TON of completely not usefull features and bloatware that Samsung makes are clearly so much better. I mean Xperia Z Ultra, being clearly too big for some, is one of the best devices on the market right now. And to say it’s bad because it’s hard to grip with one hand is like to say 10″ tablets are bad.

  • matticitt

    Awesome display indeed.

  • Paul A

    It shows the difference very clearly, each pic of the ultra jumps out at me, normally I can see only a slight difference in comparisons. I don’t give a toss about size complaints, tabet/phone very handy device imo. Another thing I don’t get is many are complaining about the price of this mobile. I paid through the nose for the galaxy s4 and although very nice device I can’t get along with this s4 so come Tuesday I’ll have my ultra, i’ll be buzzing my tits off. It’s gotta be the best device I’ve seen.

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