Sony Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos display panel pitted against the HTC One and Galaxy S4 (video)

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos display panel pitted against the HTC One and Galaxy S4 (video)
If you wondered how does the new Triluminous display technology of Sony apply to mobile devices, as present in the Xperia Z Ultra phablet, this short comparison below will answer some of your questions.

The 6.4" panel gets pitted against one of the best mobile displays out there - Super LCD3 on the HTC One - as well as the exotic Super AMOLED Full HD screen of the Galaxy S4.

The advantage of Sony's "quantum dot" Triluminous tech is that the it can display much more color hues than usual for vibrant image that does not look oversaturated, as is so often the case with OLED screens, for example. Sony's phablet also sports pretty deep black levels for an LCD screen, and low reflectance ratio outdoors, so have a look how it fares against some of the best in its class. 

One thing is clear - the top mobile displays are getting very close in terms of the high quality they bring. Coupled with their top-notch pixel densities, you'd be hard pressed to find caveats with the screen, regardless of which one you choose.

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Xperia Z Ultra
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh(16h 3G talk time)



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They're all good displays. End of.

5. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

SONY is really stepping up! Good Job Sony!

7. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Now there will be no trolls whining "Sony Display sucks"..

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5750; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Unfortunately trolls will still be trolls and haters gonna hate. I can wait to a display comparison of the Xperia ZU (Triluminos) vs Note 3 (AMOLED) vs HTC One Max (SLCD3) vs LG G 2 Pro (IPS) vs Lumia Phablet (OLED).

15. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

This f**ken triluminos display needs a lot of battery % 75 considering % 40 on amoled displays

18. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

not really. OLED has the advantage when there are a lot of blacks but if there are a lot of whites displayed, it consumes more power. i prefer OLED for the chance to save on power used on the display but i won't say triluminos sucks because of the power consumption. if you do a lot of web browsing (many white pages to show), the amount of power consumed will be almost equal.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

From where such info?

21. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Why too much hate? What did Sony XZU do to you.

38. zhiae unregistered

at lest not now

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they already had stepped up but they haven't did good stuff in previous devices now they r doing so that's good.

24. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

htc one is a big deal.. i think its most natural color and great brightness than others.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well done Sony.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Off topic but just wondering. . . Let's be honest, since you have a WP, would you prefer the menu button over the search button?

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Currently search button on WP is annoying for me so i prefer a menu button. These accidental pressing of search button is very annoying when your playing games,browsing etc. but i prefer search button over menu button if it have a universal searching functionality. Currently its just a Bing search(i don't like using bing at all) it wont let me search my music,videos,apps of my phone. So its kinda waste. but they may implement something more to it in the near future. besides smartphones are getting button it or not use should get use to it buddy. And in my opinion menu button of wp(small 3 dots under button right corner) is well placed. And got used to it too...

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They may implement? I hope so.

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It'll be very helpful. A universal search and natural voice search like google now,Siri etc...Sweeeeet.

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yeah there was a concept about this for 8.1.

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Well home button is 10x better, not only on home you could add a shortcut to seach (only 2 clicks) but on WP the search button is doing everything that it shouldn't do : you can ONLY search on bing (web).

13. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Ive seen you ask this sh!t plenty of times. I guess, it's time to keep it yourself.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Sony "make it believe" well they made me believe. this is what we needed. More resolution or higher ppi has reached their end. Our eyes wont be able to figure out even the difference between 720p and 1080p displays. Now its time to do make each pixel better, better to produce more natural looking colors. Sony is close to achieve that But still may be we'll see a display with resolution of 2560x1980 in a 5'inch smartphone on next year. I'll call it just a marketing gimmick.

23. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Anything over 1080p isn't needed for a long time, if they start making 2k and 4k phones in the next few years then yes it is a 100% market gimmick. The 2 things that never get any attention is battery life and storage. Start making phones that can go all day with heavy use and have 128GB plus of memory. Phones are smooth they do not need better cpus until you fix the battery life atleast.

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Im subscribe to that guy, on youtube.. :-) he makes the best review (apple endorsded free)

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Triluminious rocks! I'm waiting for the Honami. Sony always make me believe.

17. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

^ triluminous. Learn to read Btw, the actual contrast ratio is a rather low 700:1. Still I'd agree that the picture is very impressive looking

26. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Nope its Triluminos. Sony made a great deal of improvement here, and while I have to say that their display is still inferior overall, I don't see that continuing for too long. Theoretically Quantum Dot display technology has many key (but not all) benefits that made OLED attractive. It's just the matter of Sony maturing it -- and I'm sure that they will.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I still love my IPS display on my Nexus 4. Wouldn't mind to get a phone with 1080p one day but as for now Nexus 4 is serving me well.

22. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I'm in the same boat, the N4 is the first phone I've owned in over 5 years that left me not wanting to upgrade after a years time. I was hesitant about the screen after coming from SAMOLEDs but the second I saw the N4 in person, I was sold.

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I never understand why so many people bash Super AMOLED, simply because it's... well, AMOLED. This display technology is capable of matching or exceeding the best LCD panels out there. Samsung, up until the S4, has been calibrating it to be very saturated. Once again, it depends on how the manufacturer calibrates it. The only real issues that need to be ironed out are the energy efficiency of the display. Most content displays white background, so it drains almost 3x as much as an LCD displaying those colors. If they can improve the technology further and make it more energy efficient; the display will be brighter and last longer. It will be then truly surpass LCD.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Stop complaining bout viewing angles just buy the phone u love.

28. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Im glad finally Sony solved display probelm with their own tech.

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