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HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2

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HTC One (M8) Remove phone

Posted: 25 Mar 2014
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
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Sony Xperia Z2 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.4) HTC Sense 6 UIAndroid (4.4.2) 
Dimensions5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35)5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm) 
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Body materialAluminiumGlass 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.2 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi424 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera4 megapixels, Duo camera20.7 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.0 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3"1/2.3" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, EffectsCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)3840x2160 (4K) 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing camera5 megapixels2.2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM3072 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage24 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB 
Battery
Talk time 15.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time 28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)20.00 hours
the average is 15 h (872 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 15 h (872 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 22 days (528 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 22 days (528 h)
 
Capacity2600 mAh3200 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Google Chrome 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS 
nano-SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced25 Mar 201424 Feb 2014 

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