• Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Google Nexus 9

Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Google Nexus 9

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Apple HTC
Announced June 2013 October 2013 October 2014
Status Available - July 2013 Available - November 2013 Available - October 2014
Colors Black, White, Purple Space Gray, Silver Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
(7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)
200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
(7.87 x 5.3 x 0.3 in)
228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm
(8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 in)
Weight 212 g (7.48 oz) 331 g / 341 g (11.68 oz / 12.03 oz) 425 g / 436 g (14.99 oz / 15.38 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - All Versions HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 / 900 - C6806 LTE- all models LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - IP58 Certified - Dust and Water-proof
- Water Resistant up to 1 Meter and 30 Minutes
- Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8274/MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1
GPU Adreno 330 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores)
RAM 2 GB N/A 2 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No No

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 6.44 inches 7.9 inches 8.9 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (342 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (324 ppi) 2048 x 1536 pixels (288 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 69.15% 71.76% 69.76%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash No LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, OIS
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 107 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Up to 296 kbps Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No No
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery (23.8 Wh) Non-removable Li-Po battery
Capacity 3050 mAh - 6700 mAh
Stand by Up to 790 h (2G)
Up to 820 h (3G)
- Up to 720 h
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)
Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 9 h 30 min