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HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S III: spec comparison

HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S III: spec comparison
The HTC One has just been unveiled and it is a truly gorgeous device that also happens to be a powerhouse in terms of silicon and pure specs. It is one of the first devices to get unveiled by the big name phone makers in 2013 after Sony brought Xperia Z, but it still has to deal with last year’s competition.

And while we are still waiting for the elephant in the house, the Samsung Galaxy S IV, to arrive on March 14th in New York, we can still look at how the HTC One changes the existing phone landscape.

And it certainly does change it - with an HTC UltraPixel Camera with superior low-light performance, a unibody aluminum design, and a brand new version of HTC Sense on top of Android. You have probably already heard about all that, now take a look at the pure specs, the stuff that gets geeks excited, and the true backbone of any smartphone.

With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, the HTC One can definitely stand its ground against all the rest. What is it facing as a competition right now? Take a look right below.

HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z vs Samsung Galaxy S III: spec comparison
DESIGN
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.1.2) Sense 5.0 UIAndroid (4.1.2)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm)5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)
Weight5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (124 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (124 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.4 oz (124 g)
Rugged Water (Water), Dust proof 
IP certified IP 57 
ColorsBlack, WhiteBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White, Gray
DISPLAY
Physical size4.7 inches5.0 inches4.8 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
468 ppi441 ppi306 ppi
Technology
S-LCD 3TFTSuper AMOLED
BATTERY
Talk time 11.00 hours
the average is 10 h (579 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 10 h (579 min)
Stand-by time 22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
Talk time (3G) 14.00 hours
the average is 8 h (508 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 8 h (508 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 24 days (577 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 24 days (577 h)
Capacity2300 mAh2330 mAh2100 mAh
HARDWARE
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064TQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)
Processor
Quad core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Graphics processorAdreno 320Adreno 320ARM Mali-400/MP4
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB32 GB
Maximum User Storage26 GB  
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
CAMERA
Camera4 megapixels, Immobile13.1 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture sizeF2.0 F2.6
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28mm  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Front-facing cameraYes2.2 megapixels1.9 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:46 23

1. mydi.maus (unregistered)


galaxy s 3 is outdated...hahaha

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:49 9

3. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


it will only be outdated when the S4 is out. htc one though is very nice looking phone ,but unfortunately it's way too big for 4.7 inch screen .

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:01 19

7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


thanks god i didn't buy the gs3

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:35 7

17. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


For a phone that came out almost a year ago, i wouldnt call it outdated.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:19 5

25. oister85 (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Better than the z hahaha

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:56 3

29. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It also cost more than the Z and Sony will release an updated z with a snapdragon 800 in a few months.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 07:43 1

32. 007akshay (Posts: 37; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


hey is htc one 4 mega pixellll..........??????????????

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:54

34. nogetch (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Actually, 4 UltraPixels :)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:49 6

2. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC one camera comparison in lowlight.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:11 8

13. rihel_95 (Posts: 240; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Little wrong in Spec of HTC in Camera section PA. It should have been ULTRAPIXEL instead of Megapixel. Also add some more info coz a 4mp camera will be compared by users with 8mp and 13 mp!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:58 1

4. aayupanday (Posts: 528; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Wish they bring it to the market before GSIV.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:02

30. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Coz if they dont bring it to the market early s4 will rule again >.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:30

35. Doakie (Posts: 1326; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I'm totally buying a HTC One to replace my aging EVO 4G as my personal phone. But let's be honest and realistic... The GS4 is going to crush the One because HTC doesn't have the marketing budget as Samsung or Apple. When it comes to building a brand name in a short time it's all about deep pockets for the marketing dept. HTC has been my favorite android hardware company since the G1 but they're just too small to really compete on a global marketing assault.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:59 1

5. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


i wish sony would have made the Xperia ZL thinner as well as smaller.
I can get waterproof later.

I love the Bezel on the Xperia ZL, It should be the new stander.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:05 1

10. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


i wish that too, the zl is still my phone of choice unless samsung manged to fit the 4.9 inch screen of the s4 in a body no bigger than the s3.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:00 5

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


still i prefer Z over One

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:01 5

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


and the gs3 is going to be a mid-end smartphone. that's how this industry works...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:05 4

9. mydi.maus (unregistered)


just kidding,comparing these two w/s3 wait till big brother (Galaxy s4) is release...the next game changer...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:08 3

11. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


hahaa z will be destoye by one..great job HTC..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:11 1

12. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Htc one has 1080p screen, optical image stabilizator, like lukia 920 does, hdr video on both cameras, slow motion, hdr microphone, ultrapixel camera, 32/64 Gigs, and the probably will offer extra storage on Dropbox, highest ever ppi468, dual speakers...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:28 2

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What is HDR microphone?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:10

22. zviki (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


hd recording?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:13 1

14. Justsadd (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


s3 still not so bad..haha ..king of the world

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:14 4

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Strange that the One is slightly bigger overall than the S3, but features a smaller screen. It's also bigger than the 5"-er Xperia ZL, so despite a "smaller screen" it's not really a more compact device. I dig the DNA more, has a better phone-screen ratio.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:06

20. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


The big stereo speakers kinda make up for it...
and the in hand feel is much better than the rectangular Xperia Z so it actually feels slimmer. The usable screen space is like Xperia Z because the Z has software keys ;)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:43 7

18. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


xperia z!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:45

19. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


The htc one also comes in red it on htc's website

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:40

21. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


No harm in comparing it against the most popular android smartphone upto date.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:36

23. LDnb6 (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


its nice to see the xperia has fans some were but in the U.S you don't see them ( i have never personalty seen an xperia in real life) but one reason is it looks good on paper but real world it NEVER the best in any category. but on a bright note the ONE is looking like its the phone to beat right now

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:56

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The one is beast. I want this

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:45 1

26. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


The camera has 4 ultra pixels which is not the same as 4 mega pixels! FIX THAT!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:26

27. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I was just about to say that.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:31

28. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nvm its right.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 01:18 2

31. Akraw (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Right now having htc one x so not going for htc one instead will opt for the XPERIA Z..!!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:12

33. xcool3000XD (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


xperia z doesn't have a LPDDR, that's horrible for battery, and we must have attention that gs3 has pixel arrangement, yet thei are both crushed by one.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 14:37

36. elmax (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


besides having a 4 ultra pixel camera captures light 300% better than the cameras and will be easier to take photos

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