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HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z

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Interface and functionality

The phones run Android 4.1.2, and Sony has reworked the former Timescape UI a bit to highlight its new Socialife app integration, merging your social networking activities with other info feeds and local reminders in chronological order.

HTC, however, has introduced a similar feature called BlinkFeed, which curates topics of your choosing for relevant news on one of the homescreens, seamlessly integrating them with your Facebook and Twitter updates, as well as calendar entries and reminders in a Flipboard style pattern.

The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin. - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z

The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with the brand new Sense 5.0 skin.


Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean


It has also completely redone the Sense 5.0 interface on the One, making it simpler, more minimalistic, yet still upholstering every menu and submenu you have on the phone, for the most sophisticated and uniform-looking manufacturer overlay out there.


Processor and memory

The One is ran by the newest generation Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, whereas the Sony Xperia Z sports Qualcomm's previous-best quad-core – Snapdragon S4 Pro at 1.5 GHz – which easily explains why the One scores almost double in synthetic benchmarks.

Both phones, however, run Android and chew through apps with ease, and have 2 GB of RAM for having many open at once. Many, as long as it's up to nine, said HTC, and again restricted the number of apps that can run simultaneously – from seven to nine this time - arranged in a pretty but limiting 3x3 grid, accessible when you double-tap the home key.

Sony starts you off wit 16 GB, while HTC gives 32 GB of internal memory, but the Xperia Z has the significant advantage of offering a microSD slot for easy storage expansion on the cheap, protected by a tight rubber flap.

Performance benchmarks

Quadrant
Higher is better
HTC One 12481
Sony Xperia Z 8221
AnTuTu
Higher is better
HTC One 23308
Sony Xperia Z 20835
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps)
Higher is better
HTC One 31
Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
HTC One 781
Sony Xperia Z 626
Vellamo HTML 5
Higher is better
HTC One 2395
Sony Xperia Z 2198
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Internet and connectivity

Using browsers on such large high-res displays is a joy, and both phones have no issues scrolling, panning around and zooming with ease while surfing the Interwebs. Sony, however, just uses Chrome that comes with Android Jelly Bean, which is not the fastest rabbit in the hat, and doesn't support Adobe Flash, whereas the HTC browser even has a handy on/off key in the drop-down menu for the times you run across a site with Flash.

HTC’s home-grown browser - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
HTC’s home-grown browser - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z

HTC’s home-grown browser


Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z comes straight with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean


The One and the Z sport integrated baseband radios that support LTE networks, where available, but also 42.2 Mbps HSPA+ downloads, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, DLNA and NFC, the works. The HTC One has the added advantage of an infrared beamer at the top, that allows you to control the TVs and set-top boxes around you from the phone.

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posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:36 18

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


"The One is ran by the newest generation Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz,"
Clocked at 1.7

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:59 5

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


I wish the phone can clocked lower, in order to save some battery :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 13:37 2

74. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


actually you can with root + setcpu app

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 22:30 1

87. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Not always at 1.7 :) Fluctuates depending on CPU intensity. Just like any cpu that has been around for years now.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:11 4

43. Daniel.P (Posts: 106; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Fixed, cheers ;)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 09:36 10

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


both software and hardware htc one smock z..
great job HTC..
it beats Competitors one after another..
this handpeace deserve to be best phone this year..
c`mon htc and bering for us another surprise by new tablet..

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 09:18 2

92. aditia (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


WHAT IRONIC!!!! HOW YOU CAN SAY THAT XPERIA Z GOT WASHED OUT VS HTC ONE?
CHECK THISSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

search on youtube :HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z : HD video streaming

Blue, Green, Red, Yellow and white on Sony more vibrant!!!! or YOU WANNA SAY SONY OVERSATURATED than HTC?????!!!!!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:00

102. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


We need not watch any videos..
. .when u use the xperia z in ur hand..
Ul see for urself what a horrible screen it is as compared
To the htc one..the only thing goin for xperia z(as sony ppl say) is d bravia engine2 :
Which reduces noise when watching videos or photos..
In any case practically when u use the phones in ur hand overall..the screen of d htc one is far far better than d xperia z

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:41 33

2. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I had hands on with both the devices .The Display of the HTC one looks better than xperia z

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:10 17

15. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


true!!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:19 16

22. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


haha, more dislikes coming..
they cant accept the washout and bad viewing angles of their xperia Z that after 2 days and days it will be dead :D

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 10:09

94. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Check this..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpDi95S-PJ8

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:32

98. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Perhaps you should watch this then!

http://youtu.be/JpDi95S-PJ8

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:33

99. TMach (Posts: 460; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Whoops....think again! Both great screens but do make informed comments. Evidence is per link below...

http://youtu.be/JpDi95S-PJ8

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:48 16

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


Currently own a one x, and I don't see a reason to take another HTC phone as my second phone,

don't get me wrong, I love HTC, especially that killing diamonds cut makes me mouth watering, not to mention that boomsound, and I use friendstream 24/7 and I wish I can use blinkfeed 24/7 as well...

unfortunately, holding second HTC phone makes me looks like a sheeple :(

I will get Xperia z this October and I swear I will get it :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:06 2

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i might wait till the next nexus

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:16 3

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


If the next nexus is a water resistance phone, I take it :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:21 12

25. tiara6918 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


No,it doesn't make you a fanboy nor a sheep if you'll keep buying the same brand it's just a matter of preference. You'll get blink feed on your next software update. Anyways, enjoy getting the z

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:25 2

50. wendygarett (unregistered)


You don't understand, sheeple us not you define yourself but the people who define you...

some people love Apple product and keep collecting it every year, it's just a matter of preference too... But still I define them sheeple :)

honestly, they are multibillion company, we don't owe their loyalty, utilise the beauty of choice, this is android anyway :)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:59 2

69. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


You're dumb. People call them sheep because of WHY they buy Apple products. Sheep are the people who buy Apple products not for their specs or software or anything that the device actually has to offer over the competition but simply because it's made by Apple.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 11:15 1

71. wendygarett (unregistered)


Wow, I bring HTC one x and HTC one on the table and say, look I have two phones...

and compare to I bring HTC one x and Sony Xperia z on the table...

Which one is more sheeple? Again my emphasis, I don't owe any company loyalty, once I bought Xperia z, my third phone won't be a Sony....

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 12:15 3

73. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Neither are for sheeps. Sheeps buy products not by their specs or software offerings but simply because of it's brand or status as a fashion symbol/trend. Hence why people call Apple fanboys sheep. Just because you buy three consecutive Samsung devices in a row doesn't mean you're a sheep. It depends WHY you bought that. If you used actual logic and reasoning or blind following, like SHEEP. If a device is clearly better in terms of hardware and software then it wouldn't make you a sheep to buy it over it's competition, regardless if you bought it's predecessor. Maybe the language barrier is why you're so dumb. What language do you need me to speak for you to understand?

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 02:30

89. wendygarett (unregistered)


Once again I don't loyal to every company, I want choices!!!

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 20:48 3

86. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


May be she is a goat ;)

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 07:33 9

27. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Getting Xperia Z in this October...

What planet are you living on seriously?

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 08:07 11

40. wendygarett (unregistered)


A planet that full of mermaids :)
that's why I need water resistance phone duh...

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 10:38 1

65. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I still don't get you, sometimes you are a die-hard Apple fan, some weeks ago a Samsung fan and now you will get a Sony phone? lol

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:52 6

4. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


compare the one with ZL, ZL is cheaper yet compact.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:53 9

5. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Htc One should be compared with xperia ZL.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 06:55 3

7. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Yeah they are more similar.

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