HTC Desire 826  Sony Xperia Z Ultra 
HTC Desire 826 Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Buy Now Buy N/A
Excellence Score
14.2
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Value for Money Score
33.9
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Price ₹ 9,999 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2015 Jul, 2013
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 6.0 MarshmallowNo more updates expected Android 4.2, Upgradeable to 5.1 LollipopNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 6.44 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features Super LCD3 LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)Ranked #68 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks N/A
GPU Adreno 405 N/A
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 8.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, HDR, BSI Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 28mm Lens, Split Capture, Voice Capture, Face Fusion, Photo Booth Software Exmor RS, Continue Burst Mode, HDR for photos & videos. Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabiliser, Object Tracking, Quick Launch, Scene Recognition Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama, Touch Focus Touch Capture, Video Stabilization, HD Video Recording (Front Facing Camera)
Secondary Camera 13.0MP 2.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, BSI Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 28.2mm Lens N/A
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB Yes
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.99 mm 6.5 mm
Weight 183 gm 212 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP58 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 3050 mAh
Battery Standby 626 hrs 790 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) 687 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 21.70 hrs 14.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 18.60 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio; DLNA; HTC Connect; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration Full HD Triluminos Display; PlayStation Certified; Pen input with stylus; BRAVIA Engine 2; Senser-on-lens; Gesture Input; Battery STAMINA Mode; HD voice; Shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; ANT+; Screen Mirroring; Xperia Link; One-touch sharing; One-touch listening; One-touch mirroring; Noise Filtration; 3D and motion gaming; PlayMemories; Reader Mode; SensMe; Sony Entertainment Network; TV Launcher; Throw; NeoReader; Barcode Scanner; SmartConnect
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Decent build quality
  • Beautiful, bright display - easily one of the best displays in its segment
  • Clean, minimalistic Sense UI over Android
  • Good audio quality
  • Good stereo loudspeakers
  • Super slim
  • Great build quality
  • Beautiful display with Full HD resolution, vivid colors, great contrast, wide viewing angles, and good outdoor visibility
  • Gigantic size of the display makes watching videos, and browsing the web, a beautiful experience
  • Android interface with Sony's customizations
  • Blazing fast, breathtaking performance
  • Decent camera
  • Decent battery life
  • Water proof
  • Useful 'Small Apps' functionality
  • Great music player
  • Use any pen/pencil as stylus
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The 183 grams of weight, slippery glossy back and its large footprint, means the phone is not very ergonomic to hold
  • Good performance in daily use, but not quite up to the level of its top competitors
  • Average camera
  • Average battery life
  • One handed operation is almost impossible with such a large device, and pocket-ability is also a big issue - this device is not created to be easily portable
  • Earpiece sound is a bit on the weak side
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