Sony Xperia Z Ultra Specs, Features Confusing: Tablet, Phablet or Phone?

Sony Xperia Z1 CompactOkay, we won’t answer that question, but let you decide what the Sony Xperia Z Ultra really is! Maybe reading a bit about it here and more importantly going into a store and looking at it would help you come up with an appropriate answer.

The good! With a 6.4-inch Full HD screen, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is huge and sleek, almost like a slab of black marble. Extra brownie points for it being waterproof too! The aluminium frame and the all-glass front makes it all the more sturdy and reliable. On the performance front, there are no complaints, thanks to the 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The screen with its vibrant colours is sharp even at obtuse angles making it perhaps one of the best portable movie players ever.

And the not so good! The looks of the otherwise premium Sony Xperia Z Ultra are marred by the plastic flaps that cover the micro USB port, the SIM and the memory card slots. More importantly, they don’t seal back tightly with usage that puts the waterproof feature at a high risk. Another disappointing bit is the battery life which is just around 11 hours. The worst part of this device though is the camera that lacks a flash, which is quite flabbergasting for something that costs a bomb. Added to this is that the amera functions well in the daylight but not in the dark when it fails to focus properly.

Should you buy it? If you are hell bent on buying something that is big in size, go ahead and buy the Sony Xperia Ultra Z but only after looking at it in a store and keeping in mind the cheap flaps on the side, below-average battery life and a shoddy camera. Remember caveat emptor applies here…very strongly!Read the rest

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iPhone 5s Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs LG G2 Vs Nokia Lumia 1020 Vs Sony Xperia Z1 Vs HTC One: The Big 2013 War of Flagships

Samsung-Galaxy-S4The year 2013 was marked with the release of flagship devices. But out of all, which one did you like the most?

 Amongst HTC One, Xperia Z1, Lumia 1020, LG G2 and iPhone 5s, iPhone 5s is the lightest, sleekest and smallest one with a dimension of 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm and weighs 112gm, while Xperia Z1 is the largest and most weighted with a dimension of 144mmx 74mm x 8.5mm and weighs 170gm. The rest have the following weight, GS4 weighs 130gm, G2 weighs 143gm, Lumia 1020 weighs 158gm and HTC One weighs 143gm.

 Ergonomically, iPhone 5s is the winner. It is the best in grip and you can use it with one hand. But aesthetically, Xperia Z1 and HTC One are at one position. G2 and Lumia 1020 capture your hearts with their looks.

 So, who is supreme in the beauty department depends on your preference.

 Screen and Display

While G2 comes with 5.2 inches screen, HTC One features 469ppi and wins in terms of display


Leaving iPhone 5s and Lumia 1020 that run on dual core CPU, all the others are compacted with quad core CPU.

 Lumia 1020 runs on Windows Phone 8 and iPhone 5s run on iOS 7. The Android phones run on well evaluated OS of Android Jelly Bean. The iPhone 5s iOS is easy to use with simpler interface. It allows multi-tasking and you can move from app to the other by double clicking.

For those who need a basic phone, Lumia 1020 is a great option. But for hard core users, Android powered phones suit well.


The Lumia 1020 is undoubtedly the winner with 41MP PureView technique. And then comes the Xperia Z1 with 20.7 MP camera.

 Battery Life

Xperia Z1 and G2comes powered with 3000mAH battery and feature quad-core CPU which needs more power than dual core COU. But, in comparison to G2, Xperia Z1 offers larger battery life


 For those who love photography Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1 is the best. For an all-round experience, iPhone5s is a great choice. But for those who love browsing apps, GS4, HTC One, Xperia Z1 and G2 are suitable

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Google Nexus 10 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Give A Thunderous Roar To Apple iPad Air

Here are the tablet which can give iPad Air a run for its money

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1:

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 has a very thin plastic body, weighing about 550g. It features a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600p at 299ppi. It is powered by Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.3GHz Krait CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB RAM. The TouchWiz feature of Note 10.1 is very impressive. Battery performance is good too, with battery capacity rated at 8,220 mAh. One of the best features about Galaxy Note 10.1 is the much improved and latest S pen stylus. For users who love experimenting things with the stylus, this tablet is the perfect device. There are a lot of cool shortcuts users can choose from, implying Note 10.1 is the right choice for multi-taskers. The two loaded cameras on this tablet definitely enhanced the potential.

  • Google Nexus 10 2:

One of the picks about Nexus 10 is the 10.1-inch display screen, that boasts of 300ppi pixel density. It delivers good performance too. For the price that it is offered at, Nexus 10 gives quality Android tablet experience for every user. It is powered by Exynos 5 chipset with dual core 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 CPU and 2GB RAM. The battery life is good too, with over 9 hours of browsing, reading, music and video streaming. It certainly beats the Apple iPad 3 thanks to its amazing display. We reckon its a very good gift for Christmas.

  • Sony Xperia Z:

Thin, yet powerful! With a width of 7mm and a weight 495g, this water-proof tablet is one of the best tablets around. Xperia Z tablet has LED type display, giving a resolution 1920 x 1200p with pixel density of 224 ppi. The screen has a scratch resistant covering for protection against physical damages. It is powered with quad-core 1.5GHz krait processor and Adreno GPU 320. The battery capacity of 6000mAh is a plus point too, offering up to 11 hours of browsing, music, reading, and a host of other activities. … Read the rest

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The Battle Just Got Fierce: HTC One Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs. Sony Xperia Z

Latest smartphones in the market are all battling to grasp the top slot, giving consumers a plethora of choices in terms of specifications, features and styles. With so much out there for grabs, let us help you narrow down the choices as we list down technical specifications of three such contenders including HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z.

HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 Sony Xperia Z
Screen Display 4.7-inch 5-inch AMOLED 5-inch
Shell Material Aluminum Polycarbonate Waterproof plastic
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Camera 4 megapixel 13 megapixel 13 megapixel
Front Camera 2.1 megapixel 2 megapixel 2.2 megapixel
Internal Storage 32GB, 64GB 16GB, Expansion slot 16GB, Expansion slot
Pixel Dimensions 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
CPU 1.7 GHz Quad-core 1.6 GHz Octo-core 1.5 HGz Quad-core
Battery 2300 mAh 2600 mAh 2330 mAh
Weight 143 grams 130 grams 146 grams
Wireless charging No Yes (optional) No
Dimensions 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

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It’s A Tiff of the Titans in Japan: Sony Xperia UL vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony-Xperia-UL-japanThe lion of consumer electronic good has come out with their Sony Smartphone which they have proudly named as Sony Xperia. With the launch of the various devices of the Xperia series, it is time that Sony inaugurates the Xperia UL Smartphone. Sony, along with the Japanese network bearer KDDI, has revealed the much awaited phone in their home country. A strong competitor to the phone will be the brand’s own Xperia Z.

The Sony Xperia UL grand handset was finally thrown open for people in Japan. With a 5 inch TFT HD Display and the 443pixel per inch screen and a resolution of 1920x1080p the Smartphone is super amazing. The crispness felt with the Xpeira UL in hand is unbeatable. It runs on the Android Jelly Bean v4.1 operating system and powered by the Qualcomm SnapDraogon S4 processor. With the quad core processor running at a speed of 1.5GHz, the Xperia UL has engineering at its best.

The fast processor and the amazing camera which the gadget will have will be extraordinary as Sony users are already guessing. However, what sets the Sony Xperia UL apart from the rest is its water and dust resistant capacities.

According to sources from Japan the outlandish device will come to stores by 25 May, 2013 while the rest of the world has to hold on a bit longer to see the colorful device in pink, black and white variants.… Read the rest

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Watch Out Sony Xperia Z: A Rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Is In The Making

Remember how we told you last week that Samsung was possibly working on a more rugged version of the Galaxy S4 to go up against the Sony Xperia Z? Well, turns out that that rumor is true and this new dust and water resistant Galaxy S4 could hit the markets by July this year.

The IP55/57 certified Xperia Z which is dust and waterproof could soon have a formidable competitor in the Galaxy S4, giving clumsy customers one more interesting option to pick. As of now, the device is codenamed Galaxy S4 Active and makes most sense for smartphones users who love the great outdoors.

This could very well propel Samsung Galaxy S4 to the top of the list, and go on to make it the best phone on 2013, much like its predecessor. So, would you rather wait for the rugged Galaxy S4 or do you want to be impatient?… Read the rest

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Can the Sony Xperia ZR Take Down the Samsung Galaxy S4?

Sony has had a pretty good start to this year, with its launch of the well appreciated Xperia Z smartphone. But ever since Samsung unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, we’ve been hearing rumors about Sony working on another device called the Xperia ZR which would be its worthy contender against the Galaxy S4.

The Xperia ZR is expected to have a 4.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X720 pixels, and would be powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Like the Xperia Z, this phone would also have a 13 MP rear camera fitted with an Exmos RS sensor. We can expect 8 GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot, as well as a 2,300 mAh battery in the package.

Like the Xperia Z, we’re guessing the Xperia ZR too would be dust and water resistant. But from the leaked specs, we wonder if this phone could really pack a punch powerful enough to pull down the Galaxy S4.… Read the rest

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Why We Can’t Get Enough Of Samsung Galaxy S4? May Go Waterproof In Its Bid It Get Ahead of Sony Xperia Z

After much speculation and anticipation, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S4 a while back. The phone’s all set to hit the U.S markets soon, but looks like the rumor mills are still busy coming up with news about this smartphone. The latest we’re hearing is that the Korean manufacturer could come up with a waterproof version of its flagship smartphone to take on the Sony Xperia Z.

Sony’s flagship smartphone made quite a splash into the world of smartphones earlier this year and is doing quite well in the market. With rugged features, Sony has managed to sell over 4.5 million units of the phone in just 40 days.

The news came to light at a recent press conference of the Samsung Galaxy S4 held in Dubai. The Samsung Gulf president remarked that the company could make an announcement about a dust and water resistant Galaxy S4 in the coming weeks. We’re tuned in for sure!… Read the rest

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June Date Set For Samsung Vs Apple Vs Sony Combat- Apple iPad 5 Release To Baffle Samsung Galaxy Grand And Sony Xperia Z Fans,

The Apple has ripened earlier than you thought. We have news from reliable sources that the iPad 5 is set to arrive in all grandeur this June 18. And come June 27—you could get to visualize the iPad 5 releasing for the consumer market.

To add fuel to this rumor is a set of internet images of iPad 5 cases in pastel shades doing the rounds. At a time when I almost forget to bite on the Apple with Samsung Galaxy Grand and Sony Xperia Z cajoling me to double date, the iPad 5 might just make me go back to my first love Apple. With a super large screen in 9.7 inches and a tines and trim look, the iPad 5 could be the winning card to enhance Apple’s stakes. The sheen I catch emanating from the upcoming iPad hints at aluminum on its rear.

The blog post that leaked the June date goes, “The upcoming iPad 5 (green mould) which won’t even be announced until a media event on the 18th June.  If you’re wondering when the iPad 5 is also set for sale, then you’ve visited the right place. The iPad 5 is set to go on sale on the 27th June, just 9 days after the big media event.”… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 In The Ring With Samsung Galaxy Note 2- The Winner Emerges Shaken Not Stirred

The Sony Xperia Z almost managed to end my from my Samsung Galaxy fixation  but before it got too late, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 jolted me back into senses. Just when I thought that I must switch camps, Samsung stirred such a cocktail that shook me up. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was not up to my expectations– here is a faceoff between the two titans that Samsung has already crowned as darlings.

Opening magic – A quick look at the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and I knew that a winner was in my hands. The 6.3-inch screen size is one good reason that catapults the Mega to a rank higher than the Galaxy Note 2. At 5.5 inches, the Note 2 fails to look into Mega’s eyes. The PLS HD display in the Mega 6.3 further hogs the limelight beating Galaxy Note’s HD Super AMOLED display in Round I of the face off.

Still waters run dip—admittedly, the Samsung Mega 6.3 failed to catch my eye over the Galaxy Note 2 initially. However, now that I know that the Mega spits fire with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor I weighed the Note 2 in Round II of the face off. Sadly, the Note 2 spits fireballs with its 1.6 GHz Exynos Quad-core processor.

Box space decides the boxing champ – The fair face off ends with Round III—the storage space on both Galaxy babies combat with each other for final glory. Despite all my silent prayers to crown the Galaxy Mega as winner, it falters at the final round with its 1.5 GB RAM. Come what may, the Mega 6.3 would have 8 GB or 16 GB internal box space. The Galaxy Note 2 wins hands down with its 16 GB and 32 GB box options.… Read the rest

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