Sony Sibling Showdown: Xperia Z Ultra vs Xperia Z1

Vs V.A Kulkarni 03:14, 24 Aug 2013

KYMI compares the much anticipated Xperia Z1 with the stylus savvy Xperia Z Ultra to find the best Sony handset for you

Sony has put itself firmly back in the smartphone game this year, all thanks to its well endowed Xperia Z line up of devices. Joining the exclusive club is the youngest member of the clan, and the current talk of tech town, the Xperia Z1. How well does the newbie compare with its elder sibling, the Xperia Z Ultra? We find out.

  • Form

Xperia Z Ultra: 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5mm, 212g

Xperia Z1: 144 x 73.9 x 8.3mm (rumoured)

Sony's devices look and feel premium with their good build quality, straight lines and slightly curved edges, coupled beautifully with their slimness. While the Xperia Z Ultra shows off this form factor easily, the Xperia Z1 is rumoured to pack it in as well.

The Xperia Z Ultra's otherwise large frame is offset beautifully by its thinness. The phablet is dust and water resistant and can be used with a stylus, a pen and a pencil. However, the handset is heavy and not the most comfortable to carry around.

True to Sony's signature style, the Xperia Z1 is believed to come with a top notch durability feature along with a carbon fiber frame, Dragontrail tempered glass front protection and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back protection.

Both handsets pack in the best of Sony's form factors, ending this round in a draw.

Winner: Draw

  • Display

The Xperia Z Ultra's screen is its pride and joy - with good reason. It packs in a massive 6.4-inch Full HD display that comes equipped with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 344ppi. Powered by Sony's Triluminous technology, the device promises users vibrant colours and sharp, well defined imagery. From gaming and videos to stills and texts, the handset is ideal for everything media and entertainment, not to mention communication.

The Xperia Z1 reportedly sports a 5.0-inch Full HD display that also comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Like its elder sibling, this phone runs on Sony's Triluminos technology too, making for a 16 per cent wider colour range. Given its size, images on the handset are sure to be crystal clear, detailed and sharp. Though not as large as its competitor, the phone works perfectly well as a full blown communication and media device.

With the same technology powering both screens, this round ends in a draw - until more is known about the pixel density and other features of the new handset.

Winner: Draw

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