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HTC One max vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 specs comparison: phablet heat

HTC One max vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 specs comparison: phablet heat
Some people can't ever be seen with a phone larger than the size of a 5-incher, some say once you've tried an even biger screen you can never go back, but how about them ~6" monsters, to which we just added the HTC One max.

The phablet certainly meets its much in the face of the Xperia Z Ultra as you see from the specs below, as with its 6.3" screen diagonal Sony's phone is encroaching on a tablet territory as it is even taller and wider than the One max, which in its turn is one gigantic handset, as you can see when held by smaller hands. Thankfully, the Z Ultra is ultra thin, too, which will remedy the situation a bit, and it even weighs about the same, but adding a waterproof chassis to the mix.

HTC strikes back with aluminum body and a unique fingerprint scanner that lets you unlock the device or launch apps with your fingerprints. On the bottom of the 6" pyramid, albeit not by screen diagonal is the Galaxy Mega 6.3 with its decidedly lower midrange specs for quite the price, and a body that is taller and much wider than the elongated HTC One max with its BoomSound speakers at the front with dedicated amplifiers.

HTC One max vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Design
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3), Sense 5.5 UIAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.4.2, 4.2), Nature UX UI
Dimensions6.48 x 3.25 x 0.41 inches (164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm)7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches (179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm)6.60 x 3.46 x 0.31 inches (167.6 x 88 x 8 mm)
Weight7.65 oz (217 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
7.48 oz (212 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
7.02 oz (199 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
MaterialsMain body: AluminumMain body: Glass 
FeaturesFingerprint (swipe), Touch sensitive control keys  
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

 IP 58 
Display
Physical size5.9 inches6.4 inches6.3 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

373 ppi342 ppi233 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

S-LCD 3TFTSuper Clear LCD
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

70.63 %69.15 %74.27 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Camera
Camera4 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashLED LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

1/3"  
Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

2 μm  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocusHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization 
Front-facing camera2.1 megapixels2 megapixels1.9 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Adreno 320Adreno 330Adreno 305
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) / LPDDR22 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR31.5 GB RAM (533 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

32 GB16 GB8 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

3300 mAh3050 mAh3200 mAh
Talk time28.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1589 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1589 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 26 h (1589 min)
Stand-by time16.4 days (393 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
36.2 days (870 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
Talk time (3G)25.00 hours
the average is 43 h (2593 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 43 h (2593 min)
17.00 hours
the average is 43 h (2593 min)
Stand-by time (3G)24.4 days (585 hours)
the average is 24 days (585 h)
34.2 days (820 hours)
the average is 24 days (585 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 24 days (585 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 29.2 days (700 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
Music playback 110.00 hours82.00 hours
Video playback 7.00 hours11.00 hours
Multimedia
Screen mirroringDLNA, MHL, TV-outDLNA, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-outDLNA, MHL
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 3, 7, 8, 18Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18Bands 18, 5, 8, 3, 1, 7
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS


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posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:18 14

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


ZU>Max>Mega
My opinion.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:42 6

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


wait for Nokia Lumia 1520.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:40

17. likemorethan1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


like your comment so much :3

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:31 1

18. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Thnkx a lot dude. And stay tune for new comments.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:21 10

2. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Why the hell is the crappy Mega is here in the first place? Where is the hell Note 3 and Optimus G pro?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:55 1

12. skyline88 (Posts: 600; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


none of those u mentioned are having 6 inch screen. and if thats the case, why dont u mention Lenovo K900?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:02 2

14. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


This section should be stated as ultimate phablet fight. Top end specs phablet only are allowed to fight.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:25 10

3. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Sony Xperia Z Ultra trashes the Max, Max trashes the Mega.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:45 3

10. MEeee (Posts: 360; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The Mega costs half the price of the followers Z and Max. The followers don't have a chance with the up coming Mega Round. The Note 3 will sell more than the Z and Max combined.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 16:27 1

22. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nope. The Note will sell 10 times the Z and Max combined.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:54 3

11. skyline88 (Posts: 600; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


and the funny thing is, Mega trashes Max and Z Ultra when it comes to camera, pretty weird for a mid-range phablet eh?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:29 5

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Instead of mega they should have kept Note III. Mega's hardware is not competitive to ZU and One Max, Note III fits there if screen size kept aside.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 08:40 3

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


From these 3 the Z Ultra is superior.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:56 2

13. skyline88 (Posts: 600; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Superior in the way of not having LED flash. Brilliant.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:22

23. Obie-Wan (Posts: 103; Member since: 24 May 2012)


And LED flash is the most important thing in a phablet?

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:06

6. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Internal storage of Max was 16GB right? And GSMArena states that its display is IPS instead of S-LCD3, which is it???

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:34 2

16. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


It seems you don’t know
anything about Display technology.

S-LCD is just marketing name that HTC use for IPS Display, just like Apple with their Retina Display.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:12

7. chandancherry (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)


Go home SG Mega, you are drunk.
and yes, do send SG note 3 here.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 09:18 3

8. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


My z ultra still shining despise of being huge and no flash!!!

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 10:15

15. nxl2610 (Posts: 49; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


As much as i love big screen phones ,over 6" is too much (not to mention the bezel)
They are just small tablet with call function

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 11:45

19. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


WTF.................snapdragon 600.......go to hell htc

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 13:21

20. Andrewtst (Posts: 677; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Stupid comparison!

Since name Phablet comparison, but you take out Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG Optimus G Pro.

Phonearena is getting worst and worst as mobile referencen site.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 15:00 1

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Hey, don't blame Phone arena. HTC and Nokia and their fans are so desperate that they will take any victory.

That is why there are Nokia 1020 vs GS4 zoom comparisons and maxx vs mega comparisons. We all know the 1020 and Maxx doesn't stand a chance against the Samsung flagships so Phonearena let's the joke HTC and Nokia flagships beat on the mid to low range Samsung phones to appease the idiots.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:46

24. flipflopdevice (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


this all about 6 inch phablet and above... Note 3 too powerful over here... please rate note 3 along Z1, G2... not compare thing between gigantic phablet... Go home Note 3, you are drunk

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