This is a battle between three amazing phablets from Sony, LG and Samsung. Each one has a lot of advantages and it’s hard to pick a winner, but we’ll if you care about the size of the display, choose the Xperia T2 Ultra which also offers a longer lasting battery life. Sony’s phone has bigger Ram and the Samsung phone has a more powerful processor.
Displays, designs and sizes
The biggest phablet of this battle is the Xperia T2 Ultra, which is the fortunate owner of an IPS LCD display sized at 6inches, but which couldn’t support more than 720x1280pixels and 245ppi. Still, the Triluminos display with Full HD capabilities offers a great viewing experience, being backed by the Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 technology. The phone has a uni-body design, with a glossy plastic back, it measures 165.2x83.8x7.7mm and it weights either 171.7mm or 172.4mm.
The G Pro 2 is considerably shorter, measuring 157.9x81.9x8.3mm, but the screen has almost the same size as T2 Ultra’s screen. So, the True IPS+ LCD display, sized at 5.9inches, supports 1080x1920pixels with 373ppi and it benefits from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches. The phone has a slim bezel and if you activate the Mini View option, it will be easier for you to operate on this phone’s screen, because this feature downsizes it. The device isn’t very heavy either, weighting 172grams.
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has faux leather on the back with fake stitches on the edges and an S Pen stylus with many functions. The Super AMOLED display is sized at 5.5inches, and it supports 720x1280pixels with 267ppi. The body dimensions of the Note 3 Neo are 148.4x77.4x8.6mm and the phone weights 162.7grams.
Hardware and OS
The Xperia T2 Ultra and the Note 3 Neo come loaded with Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean), but their OS can be upgraded to v4.4.2 (KitKat), while the G Pro 2 already comes with this version.
The LG phablet is powered by a quad core 2.26GHz Krait 400 processor with a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU. It hosts 3GB of RAM and two variants of internal memories of 16 and 32GB, which support expansion up to 64GB, and you’ll like the LG Optimus interface covering the Android platform.
The Xperia T2 Ultra has a quad core 1.4GHz Cortex A7 processor powering the Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset, and it uses Adreno 305 GPU which teams up with 1GB of RAM. The internal memory is 8GB, but you can expand it up to 32GB.
The Samsung phablet has two quad core processors: 1.3GHz Cortex A7 and 1.7GHz Cortex A15, which run smoothly on an Exynos 5260 chipset, and the graphic performance is delivered by the improved Mali-T624 GPU. Also, this phone has its own version of UI – TouchWiz.
The Xperia T2 Ultra and the G Pro 2 have 13MP back cameras with autofocus, LED flash, HDR, panorama, face detection and geo tagging, but the LG device has in addition optical image stabilization and it can record Full HD at 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps, while the T2 Ultra is able to record only at 1080p@30fps in HDR. The Note 3 Neo has an 8MP back camera with similar features.
The T2 Ultra has a 1.1Mp front camera, the G Pro 2 has a 2.1MP front camera and the Note 3 Neo has a 2MP secondary camera.
The T2 Ultra has a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery with a total duration of talking time on 3G of 24hours. The other two phones have user replaceable batteries with bigger capacities: the G Pro 2 has a 3200 mAh battery, but which seems to last half a day when talking on 3G, while Note 3 Neo’s 3100 mAh battery lasts 18 hours if you talk on 3G.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra – 269 dollars
LG G Pro 2 16GB – 585 dollars
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo – 445 dollars.