Sony Xperia Z Ultra benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits) Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 657
      (Excellent)
      2
      (Excellent)
      1:1509
      (Excellent)
      8038
      (Poor)
      1.9
      4.09
      (Average)
      6.72
      (Average)
      Sony Xperia 10 Plus 591
      (Excellent)
      5
      (Excellent)
      1:1501
      (Excellent)
      9048
      (Poor)
      2.13
      4.73
      (Average)
      8.15
      (Poor)
      Sony Xperia 1 587
      (Excellent)
      1.9
      (Excellent)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      7773
      (Average)
      2.39
      2.69
      (Good)
      6.07
      (Average)
      Samsung Galaxy A80 577
      (Excellent)
      1.7
      (Excellent)
      unmeasurable
      (Excellent)
      6998
      (Excellent)
      2.08
      1.96
      (Excellent)
      3.85
      (Good)
      Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 536
      (Excellent)
      1
      (Excellent)
      1:1283
      (Excellent)
      6612
      (Excellent)
      2.21
      3.54
      (Good)
      2.84
      (Good)
      Sony Xperia Z Ultra 425
      (Good)
      23
      (Poor)
      1:901
      (Average)
      6334
      (Excellent)
      2.07
      4.43
      (Average)
      5.57
      (Average)
    • Viewing anglesA high-quality display shouldn’t exhibit significant image quality deterioration when viewed at an angle. That is why we find it important to measure each display at an angle of 45 degrees and calculate the percentage by which each aspect (brightness, gamma, etc.) has altered from its normal reading.
      Maximum brightness Lower is better Minimum brightness Lower is better Contrast Lower is better Color temperature Lower is better Gamma Lower is better Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Google Nexus 6 45.2%
      0%
      unmeasurable
      13.7%
      1.5%
      24.2%
      151.7%
      Sony Xperia Z1 78.2%
      78.3%
      95.7%
      5.8%
      53.4%
      8.7%
      172.4%
      Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet 81.1%
      84.6%
      75%
      21.9%
      10.3%
      24.5%
      67%
      Sony Xperia Z5 83.9%
      75%
      82.1%
      17.7%
      1.1%
      2.6%
      28.4%
      Sony Xperia Z Ultra 84.5%
      82.6%
      76.9%
      9.8%
      5.3%
      2.5%
      56%
      Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 97.9%
      66.7%
      85.2%
      19.1%
      1.1%
      15.9%
      14.8%
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      These measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    AnTuTu Higher is better
    Sony Xperia 1 330402
    Samsung Galaxy A80 206058
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 142201
    Sony Xperia 10 Plus 116870
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 86990
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 29732
    GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
    Sony Xperia 1 55
    Samsung Galaxy A80 26
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 13
    Sony Xperia 10 Plus 8.4
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 10
    Vellamo Metal Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 1153
    Basemark OS II Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 1538.33
    JetStream Higher is better
    Sony Xperia 1 52.725
    Samsung Galaxy A80 40.565
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 29.931
    Sony Xperia 10 Plus 45.922
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 24.447
    Geekbench 4 single-core Higher is better
    Sony Xperia 1 3429
    Samsung Galaxy A80 2515
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 1623
    Sony Xperia 10 Plus 1344
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 813
    Geekbench 4 multi-core Higher is better
    Sony Xperia 1 10705
    Samsung Galaxy A80 6931
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 5294
    Sony Xperia 10 Plus 4823
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 4216
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 2.2
    3.9
    No data
    No data
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 2.4
    3
    No data
    No data
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 2.7
    3
    929
    No data
    Sony Xperia XA Ultra 2.7
    4.6
    761
    595
    Sony Xperia Z1 3.2
    No data
    558
    490
    Google Nexus 6 4
    No data
    393
    303
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
    Google Nexus 6 0.98
    Sony Xperia XA Ultra 0.57
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 0.39
    Sony Xperia XZ3 0.36
    Sony Xperia Z1 0.29
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 0.28
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
    Google Nexus 6 75
    Sony Xperia XA Ultra 83
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra 66
    Sony Xperia XZ3 79
    Sony Xperia Z1 68
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 78
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

    hours Higher is better
    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
    12h 8 min (Excellent)
    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
    10h 16 min (Excellent)
    Sony Xperia 1
    7h 10 min (Good)
    Sony Xperia XA Ultra
    6h 59 min (Average)
    Sony Xperia XZ3
    6h 4 min (Average)
    Sony Xperia Z Ultra
    4h 52 min (Poor)
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