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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sony Xperia XA Ultra
Buy Now N/A Buy
Excellence Score
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23.9
Value for Money Score
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46.6
Price N/A ₹ 21,490 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2014 Jul, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 MarshmallowNo more updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Glass Screen IPS LCD, Mobile BRAVIA engine 2, Super Vivid Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.7 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 805Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10Ranked #53 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 420 Mali-T860MP2
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 21.5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video and Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR 1/2.4" sensor size, Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Quick launch and capture, Hybrid Auto-Focus, HDR photo, 5x Clear Image Zoom, Auto-Scene Recognition, Low-light photography
Secondary Camera 3.7MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Selfie (90 degree), Wide selfie mode (120 degree) 1/2.6" Sensor Size, Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Smart Selfie flash, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Auto-Focus, Wide angle lens (88 degree), Low-light photography, HDR photo, Auto-Scene Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 200 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 176 gm 202 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3220 mAh 2700 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features S Pen stylus; S Pen Optimized Features- Air Command, Screen Write, Action Memo, Scrapbook, S Finder, Pen Window, S Note, S Planner, Email with hand writing integration, S Pen Keeper, Quick Command, Easy Clip, Photo Note, Paper Artist, Shape Match, Formula Match, Smart Select, Advanced S Pen; S Voice; Air Gestures; Ultra Power Saving mode; Multi-window (Managing multiple applications at once on a single screen); Fast Charging (Go from zero to 50% in around 30 minutes); DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; IR LED (Remote Control); Download Booster; ANT+ support; Noise Filtration DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration; Video & TV Side View; Movie Creator; Track ID; What's New; Weather; Spotify; News (Socialife)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Great design and build quality
  • Fingerprint sensor, and the S Heath App along with the health sensors, add useful functionality
  • Gorgeous, top-notch, high-resolution display
  • Android interface with Samsung's TouchWiz on top
  • The Touchwiz interface is now more polished, and has a lot of clutter stripped off
  • New S Pen features, and improved multi-tasking functionality, add to the productivity muscle of the Note 4 - no other phone comes close in this area
  • Top-notch speed/performance backed by great hardware
  • Very good camera, with optical image stabilization, and stunning 4K videos
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Excellent loudspeaker
  • Excellent battery life
  • Quick battery charging
  • High quality, premium design, with a metal frame
  • Slim body
  • Well built
  • Useful one-handed mode
  • Beautiful, large display with good brightness levels, contrast, and viewing angles
  • Sony's UI over Android is pretty nice
  • Sony's multimedia apps are better than their stock Android equivalents
  • Good speed/performance in regular use
  • Excellent primary camera with good quality stills and video
  • Excellent selfie camera - offers high-quality stills and videos, great dynamic range, especially with HDR
  • Loudspeaker is loud, and offers good quality
  • Good audio quality via headphones too
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The large size of course means the phone is not the easiest to carry around, and handle
  • The phone is also on the heavy side, and can put some strain on your hand after prolonged use
  • Average gaming performance
  • HDR image processing by the camera is on the slow side
  • Battery life is decent, but could have been better
  • Large size phones such as the XA Ultra are of course not the easiest to carry around or handle (it's subjective - some people love large devices like these, and others don't)
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