Sony has just announced a new mid-range smartphone targeted at the Asian and African markets – the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra. Big screens are a favourite in Asia and Africa, a case proven by the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Mega in both continents, and Sony has decided to join in as well, putting it head to head against the Galaxy Mega.
So for those of you deciding on which one to get, we have made your life easier by running through both their specs.
Screen: The T2 Ultra comes with a 6″ 1280×720 TRILUMINOS display, while the Mega 6.3 has a 6.3″ 1280×720 LCD screen. Apart from the size difference, there will not be much of a noticeable difference between the two.
CPU & RAM: The T2 Ultra is packed with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, with 1GB of RAM. The Mega on the other hand has a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, with 1.5GB of RAM. While the Mega compromises on the number of cores, it has 50% more RAM than the T2 Ultra, and is also clocked at a higher clock speed.
Storage: Both the T2 Ultra and the Mega 6.3 have 8GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot. The Mega 6.3 also has a 16GB option at a higher price, but with expandable storage, it does not really matter.
Battery: The T2 Ultra has a 3000 mAh battery with Sony’s battery saving STAMINA mode, but the Mega has a 3200 mAh battery.
Camera: The T2 Ultra has been fitted with a 13 MP rear camera and a 1.1 MP front camera. The Mega 6.3 has 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera.
Availability: The Mega 6.3 is already available in Singapore since June last year, while the T2 Ultra will be arriving in Singapore in the first quarter of 2014.
However, it is worth noting that the T2 Ultra also comes with a dual SIM option, which might be useful for some people. All in all, both phones come in pretty close; while one compromises in one aspect, it regains itself in another aspect. But we can be sure of one thing: the T2 Ultra will definitely pose a threat to the Galaxy Mega. Your turn, Samsung.