Difference between Sony Xperia Z Ultra and HTC One

Key Difference: The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012 and marketed as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone." HTC One is a flagship phone of the HTC Corporation. It was launched in March 2013.

Sony had recently launched its flagship phone the Sony Xperia Z. After the success of Xperia Z, Sony sought to outdo it with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a high-end phablet launched on July 3, 2012. The company has marketed the device as "the world's slimmest Full HD smartphone."

Continuing the legacy of Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Ultra is also dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof. It is also shatter-proof and scratch-resistant. The Ultra also utilizes the same "Omni-Balance" design as Xperia Z. The phone features a 6.4 inch screen, on which the user can take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.

Under the hood, the phone has a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features an 8 MP camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, with 16X digital zoom, as well as a 2 MP front-facing camera. It is powered by a 3050mAh Lithium polymer battery and has 16 GB of internal memory, which is expandable via a microSD of up to 64 GB.

In February 2013, the HTC Corporation announced the launch of its flagship phone the HTC One. The HTC One is the successor of the HTC One X, and is expected to be superior that its predecessor in terms of hardware design and software design. It also includes a unique camera implementation.

In terms of hardware, HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The HTC one comes with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to v4.2.2. The case is an all-aluminum frame with an antenna built into its backing. It includes a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR2. The phone is available with non-expandable, 32 or 64GB internal capacity.

The main feature of the phone was the new pixilation system that is opted for in the primary camera of the phone, which provides each pixel size of 2.0 µm and sensor size of 1/3'. The One also includes a new camera app known as ‘Zoe’, which records a short video alongside every photo taken and allows the resulting photos and videos to be automatically combined and synchronized with music to produce a multimedia presentation known as a Zoe.

Comparison between Sony Xperia Z Ultra and HTC One:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Sony Mobile website, the HTC website and GSMArena.com.

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

HTC One

Launch Date

July 3, 2013

March 2013

Company

Sony Mobile Communications

HTC Corporation

Size

179 x 92 x 6.5 mm (7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

Display

6.4 inches TFT Capacitive touchscreen

4.7 inch Super LCD3

Screen

1920x1080 pixels, 16M colours (~344 ppi pixel density)

1080p, 468 PPI (Full HD)

Protection

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

212 g (7.48 oz)

143g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

4G Network

C6806: LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

C6833: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

No

GUI

Sony UI

HTC Sense 5

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

GPU

Adreno 330

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

RAM

2 GB

2 GB DDR2

SIM Size

Micro SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD card, up to 64 GB

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope

Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • GLONASS
  • MHL support
  • Media Go
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • PC Companion
  • Screen mirroring
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled

USB

microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8 megapixel camera fast-capture camera with Exmor RS, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus

4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3', Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2 F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected]

2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR

Video

[email protected], video stabilization, HDR,

[email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

Camera Features

  • 16x digital zoom
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Continue burst mode
  • HDR for photos & videos
  • Face detection
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Picture Effect
  • Quick Launch
  • Scene recognition
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile shutter
  • Image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
  • HTC Zoe with HTC Zoe Highlights and HTC Zoe Share
  • Retouch with Object Removal
  • Group Retouch
  • Sequence Shot

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dynamic normalizer, ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Clear stereo

HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Beats Audio, HDR Microphone and Sense Voice.

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Video supported formats

DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery

2300 mAh

Stand-by

Up to 820 hours

Up to 500 hours for 3G

Talktime

Up to 16 hours

Up to 18 hours for 3G

Available Colors

Black, White, Purple

Gray, White

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, waterproof, shatter-proof and scratch-resistant.
  • Dynamic normalizer
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow service
  • SensMe
  • TrackID music recognition
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • xLoud Experience
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Play
  • Google search
  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Maps for Mobile with
  • Street view and Latitude
  • NeoReader barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • PlayMemories
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Reader mode
  • SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • TV launcher
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube
  • Beats Audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail,
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input.

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, anandtech.com

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