Apple iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: specs comparison


It's here, folks, the Apple iPhone 6 is finally here! The just-unveiled 4.7-inch champion marks Apple's foray into bigger-sized smartphones, as up until now Cupertino had only produced devices with up to 4-inch displays. This trend is over, however, and the new iPhone is marks a new beginning for Cupertino, a more direct clash against the Android competition.

Then again, packing comparably weaker specs than the power-laden, top-tier Android competition has not prevented previous iPhone flagships from being on par with their Android contenders. It is highly unlikely that the newest member of the iPhone lineup will stray away from this trend. That said, the new Apple iPhone 6 will surely wage war on a duet of Android rivals that have already been on the market for quite some time now.

One of these is HTC's One (M8) flagship, which is often lauded for its exquisite design. The other one is Sony's recently-unveiled munchkin powerhouse, the Xperia Z3 Compact. As usual, we are eager to put the three devices against each other in an improvised specs showdown. Hopefully, this will give us (and you) a clearer picture about which device has the upper hand, at least on paper. Of course, you be the judge.

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches

138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Apple iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.0 inches
4.6 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
441 ppi
319 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 3
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
66.71 %
70.64 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

1 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB
16 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)

Battery

Capacity

1810 mAh
2600 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
 
12.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)
38.3 days (920 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
33.3 days (800 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours
 
 

Music playback

50.00 hours
 
110.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
4 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
4 megapixels
 

Features

 
Depth information
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels
2.2 megapixels

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches (127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Splash; IP X3
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
 


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12 Comments

1. John.v2

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

iNuts hurt

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact just kicked the iPhone 6's butt left and right!!!

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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2. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

The new iphones make everyone happy. They'll make the ifans happy and also everybody else will be happy that they are not ifans. Win win haha!

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Heading for note 4 So motog> iphone 6 and 6 + Hence Proved :p

5. zoozo

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

@Peter K - The iPhone 6 has a 1/3" sensor not a 1/2.6". Same size as the 5S. The Sony Z3C has a 1/2.3" sensor.

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Crazy how Sony's "compact" device has the same or better specs than HTCs flagship lol

7. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

why not mention the 1gb ram memory by icrap, or you think we don't know

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Dear PhoneArena, Here I post the missing features and specs of Sony that you left out even though they are official already: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (and Z3) Camera Aperture Size: F2.0 Focal Length: 25 mm Camera Sensor Size: 1/2.3" Camcorder: is capable of 2160p (4K) Features: HDR, Camera apps, ISO up to 12800 (normally 3200) Connectivity: MHL v3.0, microUSB v2.0, microUSB Host (OTG), magnetic charger Source:http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z2/features/#Camera

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Noise canceling NFC just to add up.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The comparison should be with the HTC One X and Sony Xperia Z !!

12. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

z3 compact FTW!

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