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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3200

108
MP

40mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Sony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
6.4"
TFT

1080x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3050
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S21 Ultra27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S21 UltravsXperia Z Ultra (3G)4 Advantages Sony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
+2.9Ghz 64bit Octa-Core71%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (104GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11GB available)
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1440x3200 pixels122%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+516 PPI50%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs344 PPI
+6.8"6%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP17 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo/video only main camera
+(front) 40MP18 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps118 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh64%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3050 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
Not supportedvs+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
227 grams (7.95 ounces)vs+212 grams (7.42 ounces)7%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+6.5 millimeters (0.26 inches)37%
Thinner
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / Autofocus
BSI sensor
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+15 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
ModelGalaxy S21 UltraXperia Z Ultra (3G)
Other model namesGalaxy S21 Ultra 5G SM-G998B/DSSony Xperia Z Ultra C6802 3G XL39h HSPA+, Sony Togari
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateJanuary, 2021July, 2013
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)6.5 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)75.6 x 165.1 millimeters (2.98 x 6.5 in)92.2 x 179.4 millimeters (3.63 x 7.06 in)
Weight227 grams (7.95 ounces)212 grams (7.42 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 2100 (5nm)32bit - Qualcomm MSM8274
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.9Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X1
2.8Ghz 3-Cores ARM Cortex-A78
2.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G78 MP14Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (11GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size6.8" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)516 PPI344 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusScratch-resistant glass
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/1920 Mbps42/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat24 ()
TD-LTE ()
VoLTE
Not supported
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 ()Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NRGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
108 megapixels
10MP periscope telephotof/4.9240mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS10x-optical-zoom
10MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.24"1.22µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAFSuper-Steady-video
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution12000x9000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.33" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Front camera (secondary)40 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution7296x5472 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.7µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Micro-B USB MHL
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Phantom Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown
- One UI 3.1
- Always-on display
- Tuned by AKG
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- Samsung DeX
- Stylus pen support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Purple
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 3
- X-Reality triluminos display
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Panorama photo
- 3D Surround Sound
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3050 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered49200 minutes | 820 hours | 34.2 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraSony Xperia Z Ultra (3G)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.714W/kg (head) | 1.58W/kg (body)feature not registered
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