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Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Phablet Comparison

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, both can be described as the smaller versions of the tablet devices or the expanded smartphones, what ever you call them, they are on a different league and they deserve some different form of usage, than the normal calling. When you are thinking to purchase one of them, there’s a lot to compare and consider before making a final decision, because right from the display to the pricing, one can be better than the other and you would have to choose based on the actual need of a large screen device.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Mega vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Display, Design and Form Factor

The Xperia Z Ultra is just 6.5mm thick, making it one of the thinnest devices but given that, it doesn’t make itself a lighter device (212gm) than the Galaxy Mega 6.3 which although is 8mm thick, weighs 199gm. The resolution and pixel density are greater in the Xperia Z Ultra, with the 6.4 inch having a 1080p display, having a pixel density of 344 PPI, compared to the 6.3 inch of the Mega 6.3 having a 720p display with a pixel density of 233 PPI.

Here comes one of the biggest reasons why the Xperia Z Ultra is way ahead – being Waterproof! It’s an IP58 certified waterproof device with a resistance of over 1 meter, while the Mega has nothing like that, being just like almost every other device which cannot resist even water droplets.

Processor, Storage and Internal Powering

The Mega would be called nothing in comparison to what the Xperia Z ultra has got, because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor delivers a lot when compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 in the Mega, and the CPU included in the Ultra is a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, compared to the Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU in the Mega 6.3.

The GPU included is Adreno 330 in the Xperia Z Ultra, compared to the Adreno 305 in the Mega. To support the multitasking and the heavy app usage, the RAM provided in the Sony’s device is 2 GB, while that in the Mega is 1.5 GB. Internal storage is not much of a concern, because you get 16GB in the Ultra, while there’s an option to choose from a 8GB or a 16GB version of the device.


Both the devices have got a 8-megapixel camera, with the similar features like the Autofocus, but the Xperia Z Ultra gets a hitting here, with the absence of flash. The Mega 6.3 has got an LED flash, which can be pretty helpful in capturing pictures in the dark surrounding, but the Ultra has no specialty to do anything better because the rear panel has just the camera lens and nothing else.

  • Camera features of the Xperia Z Ultra: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama
  • Camera features of the Galaxy Mega 6.3: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, panorama

Xperia Z Ultra vs Galaxy Mega Camera

Both of them can capture 1080p Full HD videos at 30fps, and the Ultra has got the video stabilization and the HDR mode for a better capturing quality.

The secondary camera on the Xperia Z Ultra is a 2MP one, which can capture videos at 1080p quality, while that in the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is 1.9MP one.


The battery in the Mega is advantageous in two ways, when compared to that in the Ultra, because firstly the capacity of 3200 mAh is quite better than the 3050 mAh in the Ultra, and secondly it’s a removable battery, which although might not be helpful for many, but would come to good use if someone is having a backup battery and wanted no other hassle of portable chargers while traveling.

And based on the specs provided by the company, although the capacity of the battery says something else, the Standby time said by Sony is up to 790 hours, compared to 420 hours. The music playing time in the Ultra is 120 hours while that in Mega is 82 hours.

Overall Comparison

There’s nothing much to compare about the connectivity, but the other factors make the two devices a lot different from each other. Processor, Display and the RAM is where the Ultra takes away all the praise, but the Mega 6.3 would beat the Ultra in the *Pricing*, the Camera flash and battery.

Also, as we said, there’s always a good thing in being a waterproof device. There are devices which cannot withstand even a few water droplets, as these entering the earpiece or the mic area, would cause some noticeable damage, but the Ultra even if dipped in the swimming pool, would come out with no change. That’s what the latest Xperia Z series of Sony is all about.

Priced at around $680 on Amazon, the Xperia Z Ultra is a lot expensive when compared to the Galaxy Mega 6.3 which is costing around $450.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Specs Comparison

Specification Sony Xperia Z Ultra Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Dimensions 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm (7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in) 167.6 x 88 x 8 mm (6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 in)
Screen 6.4 inches 6.3 inches
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels, 344 PPI 720 x 1280 pixels, 233 PPI
Processor Chipset Qualcomm MSM8274 or MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 305
RAM 2 GB 1.5 GB
Camera – Rear 8-megapixel, Autofocus 8-megapixel, Autofocus, LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p, 30 fps, Video stabilization, HDR 1080, 30 fps
Camera – Front 2-megapixel, 1080p video 1.9-megapixel
Battery 3050 mAh, non-removable 3200 mAh, removable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Storage – Internal 16 GB 8 GB / 16 GB
Special Features Waterproof, IP 58 Certified
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