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

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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
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)
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
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
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)
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
Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

See the full Apple iPhone 6 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.


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 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 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)
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 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Resistance
Splash; IPX3
 
Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics
 
Fingerprint (touch)
 
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 849
 




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