Comparison: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs HTC HTC U Ultra

We compare the Sony Xperia XZ3 (Price) to the HTC HTC U Ultra (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as high-end phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Xperia XZ3 on the left, the HTC U Ultra on the right:

Xperia XZ3 vs HTC U Ultra. Size comparison

The back. Both phones feature a single camera.

Xperia XZ3 vs HTC U Ultra. View of main cameras

Xperia XZ3 vs HTC U Ultra


Main features and specification at a glance:

Xperia XZ3

  • Introduced
    October 2018
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6" - 1440 x 2880
  • Main camera
    19 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    158x73x9.9mm³
  • Weight
    198g
  • Price*
    c. $799.00
  • Datasheet
    Sony Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

  • Introduced
    February 2017
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    5.7" - 1440 x 2560
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    162.4x79.8x8mm³
  • Weight
    170g
  • Price*
    c. $749.00
  • Datasheet
    HTC HTC U Ultra

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Sony Xperia XZ3 again in the left and the HTC HTC U Ultra in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims158 x 73 x 9.9mm³162.4 x 79.8 x 8mm³
Weight198g170g
Colors Sony Body Color Sony Body Color Sony Body Color Sony Body Color HTC Body Color HTC Body Color HTC Body Color HTC Body Color
ProtectionIP68-

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DISPLAY

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Horizontal1.440px.1.440px.
Vertical2.880px.2.560px.
Ratio18:916:9
Diagonal (in.)6"5.7"
Diagonal (mm)152mm145mm
Density537ppi512ppi
TypeOLEDSuper LCD

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HARDWARE

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU cores88
Clock rate2.700MHz2.150MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 530
GPU cores??
RAM*4GB4GB
ROM*64GB128GB
Expandablemax. 512GBmax. 512GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

SIMNanoNano
Slots*22
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**44
LTE 4G**2014
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.04.2
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

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PHOTO

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Main cameraSingleSingle
    Focal length25mm26mm
    F-stopF2.0F1.8
    Resolution19 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom--
Selfie camera
    Resolution13 MP16 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS3030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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BATTERY

Xperia XZ3

HTC U Ultra

Size3.3303.000
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Sony Xperia XZ3

No rating available.

Our rating of the HTC HTC U Ultra

No rating available.

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