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Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Note 2

Top 38 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Compared to Samsung Note 2

anonymous
1506
Way faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.2 GHz
vs
4 x 1.6 GHz
37.50% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1242
Plenty higher pixel density
344 ppi
vs
267 ppi
28.84% higher pixel density
anonymous
959
Bigger screen size
6.4 "
vs
5.5 "
16.36% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
899
Notably higher resolution
1920x1080 px
vs
1280x720 px
2.25x higher resolution
anonymous
625
A lot more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
vs
1.9 MP
5.26% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
567
Every pixel has three subpixels
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
438
Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
319
Explicitly thinner
6.5 mm
vs
9.4 mm
2.90 mm thinner
anonymous
305
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
158
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
153
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
148
Weather sealed
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
129
Appreciably smaller semiconductor size
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
122
Has a CMOS sensor
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
106
Supports ANT+
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
102
Higher GeekBench result
895
vs
478
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
Sargent Peppers
19
PlayStation Mobile Certified
Yes
vs
No
This Xperia can play apps & games from PlayStation Mobile platform. US/EU PSN ID is required to use this feature.
Bernd Meier
12
Can be operated with pencil
Yes
vs
No
Any pen with a conductive tip can be used as a stylus
Martinus Kevin Sullivan
11
Dualshock 3 Controller Ready
Yes
vs
No
This Xperia can use Dualshock 3 via Bluetooth officially. No root required
Hanscom Opey
2
It's made with premium material's
Yes
vs
No
The premiun naterials add more durability to the phone
Sargent Peppers
2
Posee Triluminos y X-Reality
Yes
vs
No
La tecnología Triluminos es una retroiluminacion que se encarga de hacer los colores mas vivos y realistas, mientras que X-Reality se encarga de mejorar el contraste en las pantallas
Nick Yap
1
More space for icons
Yes
vs
No
Can view 6 x 5 apps into a single screen in the app drawer
David Augusto
1
More resolution
Yes
vs
No
1920x1080
Remy Dovers
-7
Lasts for up to 30mins in 5ft of water
Yes
vs
No
Minimizes breakage caused by water damage
anonymous
-183
A bit less body volume
107.51 cm³
vs
114.3 cm³
6.32% less body volume
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Eran Machlev
7
Offers free development
Yes
vs
No
With android, you can make any app you want (without uploading it to Google Play) free of charge.
Jacob Kumar
6
Exellent Features (UI)
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
62
Considerably higher ram speed
800 MHz
vs
400 MHz
400 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
38
Has integrated LTE
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
38
Appreciably more memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
vs
6.4 GB/s
6.40 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
anonymous
49
Clearly higher floating-point performance
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.02 TFLOPS
0.10 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
40
Appreciably higher pixel rate
3.6 GPixel/s
vs
0.5 GPixel/s
3.10 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
anonymous
33
Newer version of OpenGL ES
3
vs
2
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
anonymous
32
Newer version of OpenVG
3
vs
1.1
Newer version of OpenVG. OpenVG is used to improve the rendering of 2D graphics on mobile devices, for example the user interface (UI) on a smartphone.
Qualcomm Krait 400
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Qualcomm Krait 400
anonymous
55
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
anonymous
41
Clearly wider front-end
3
vs
2
1 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
39
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
31
Substantially newer version of VFP
4
vs
3
1 newer version of VFP. Vector Floating-Point (VFP) is used by the processor to deliver increased performance in areas such as digital imaging.
anonymous
30
Clearly more bits executed at a time
128
vs
64
64 more bits executed at a time. NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra is better than Samsung Note 2 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Samsung Note 2

Compared to Sony Xperia Z Ultra

anonymous
1951
Modestly more battery power
3100 mAh
vs
3000 mAh
3.33% more battery power
anonymous
574
Has branded damage resistant glass
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
477
Has a removable battery
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
463
Has stereo speakers
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
331
Lighter
183 g
vs
212 g
29 g lighter
anonymous
267
Has an IPS screen
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
98
Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Aiden Richardson
43
Has a stylus
Yes
vs
No
A stylus lets you draw on the screen and take notes like with a pen
anonymous
-118
Significantly narrower
80.5 mm
vs
92.2 mm
11.70 mm narrower
anonymous
-196
Distinctly shorter
151.1 mm
vs
179.4 mm
28.30 mm shorter
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 0 Reasons for Samsung Exynos 4412
ARM Mali 400 MP4
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for ARM Mali 400 MP4
anonymous
78
Noticeably faster GPU clock speed
533 MHz
vs
450 MHz
83 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Samsung Note 2 is better than Sony Xperia Z Ultra because...

Yes
vs
No

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