Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Ultra Z Phablet Specs Showdown

by Guest Author on September 28, 2013

If you’re in the market for a phablet (phone tablet, i.e. a smartphone that approaches the size of a tablet), then the 2 hottest models today are really the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. To help you decide, we’ve put together this specs comparison table.

Phablets -> Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Sony Xperia Ultra Z
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3 GHz Quad-Core
Memory 3 GB system memory
32 GB built-in
2 GB
16 GB built-in
Storage Expansion microSD/SDHC up to 64 GB microSD/SDHC/SDXC up to 64 GB
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Display 5.7″ diagonal Super AMOLED
1080 x 1920 pixels, 386 ppi
6.4″ diagonal TFT
1080 x 1920 pixels, 342 ppi
Rear-facing Camera 13 MP (megapixels)
LED Flash
8 MP (megapixels)
Front-facing Camera 2 MP (megapixels) 2 MP (megapixels)
Video Camera 3840×2160 (4K) at 30 fps
1920×1080 at 60 fps
1920×1080
Networking GSM, UMTS
LTE & 3G versions
GPS
GSM, UMTS
LTE & 3G
Dimensions and Weight 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
(5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
168 g (5.93 oz)
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
(7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)
212 g (7.48 oz)
Battery Li-Ion 3,200 mAh Li-Ion 3,200 mAh

There are of course a slew of features that we haven’t explicitly covered in here, but we didn’t want the table to overwhelm you if you decide based on core specs alone.

Emily Green is a freelance tech writer and lover of all things geeky. From slick smartphones, to affordable tablets, to e-book readers, Emily has covered it all. When she’s not stuck in front of a monitor, she’s at the park with her dog Elliot.

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