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)



Display

Size

5.0 inches
4.7 inches
4.6 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

66.71 %
65.71 %
70.64 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Apple A8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
PowerVR GX6450
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
16GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
1810 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

 
 
12.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
38.3 days (920 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
33.3 days (800 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 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

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

4 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)

Specifications

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

Second camera

4 MP (Depth information)
 
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

HDR, Video light, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling

Front

5 MP
1.2 MP
2.2 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Splash; IP X3
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
 


Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI
Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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