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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra – Best Phablet Face-Off

If there’s one thing these two device have in common, it’s that they’re big, very big. As that’s enough to put the two in the same basket, we saw no reason why we shouldn’t, so we bring you this comparison between two large devices which both offer a good user experience individually. However, only one can be the best, and as far as these two are concerned, we’ll find out by the end of the comparison.

Design

The Xperia Z Ultra features only 6.5 mm in thickness which makes the device slimmer than the Galaxy Mega 6.3 which has a thickness of 8 mm. The display size is also in the Sony device’s advantage, as its 6.4 inches put it ahead of the 6.3 inch Galaxy Mega slightly.

Sony’s device comes with a combination of metal frames on the sides and a glass cover over the back panel. This superior and clearly high-end built leaves the Samsung handset with no chance, as it features the standard Samsung cheap-feeling plastic build.

Display

The 6.3 inch HD LCD display of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a 720 x 1280 resolution and uses a pixel density of 233 ppi. The rival display offers a much higher pixel density of 342 ppi, while the 1080 x 1920 resolution definitely imposes. The Mega 6.3 supports a dedicated stylus pen if you want to use a tool for writing things down, but with the Xperia Z Ultra, you can use whatever pen, pencil, or tool you find laying around to doodle and jot down ideas on the 6.4 inch display.

Hardware

The Sony handset takes the lead on the processing level with a quad core processor at its disposal featuring a 2.2 GHz clock speed. The Snapdragon 800 found in the Z Ultra faces a Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.7 GHz which shows that the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is behind in terms of processing. Or graphic processing, there is the Adreno 330. One section where the Mega 6.3 comes out on top is the RAM capacity, as its 2 GB are above the Sony’s 1.5 GHz RAM capacity. The Z Ultra has 16 GB of internal storage while Samsung’s handset has only 8 GB, says GSM Arena.

Camera

Both devices offer an 8 MP rear shooter which is capable of 1080p resolution video recording. However, the HDR capability and multiple shooting modes and scenes are probably supposed to compensate for the fact that the Xperia Z Ultra comes without a flash LED.

Battery

Once again, it’s the Galaxy Mega’s turn to have the slight advantage, thanks to its huge 3300 mAh battery that outranks the 3000 mAh battery unit featured on the Xperia Z Ultra. The Samsung device is capable of sustaining 11 hours while the Sony product can last for about 7 hours.

Conclusion

All the above point out to a clear victory for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which outplays the Samsung handset at every step. The Sony device has the better display, best specs and is even thinner than the Mega 6.3, so if you have the opportunity, choosing the Z Ultra over the Mega 6.3 is your wisest move.

Price

The Z Ultra is about $315 on Amazon.com, where the Mega 6.3 is about $335.

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