HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 screen comparison video

HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2 screen comparison video
We already gave you the scientific proof that the HTC One (M8) has a vibrant screen that is somewhat too generous when spilling above and beyond the standard RGB color gamut. The 5-inch 1080p display is thus exhibiting colors that are oversaturated, albeit not to the extent that we associate with Samsung's Super AMOLED displays, for instance. 

Still, oversaturation means appealing colors that "pop" when you look at the screen, but might be a turn-off for screen purists, or if you are using a feature that requires more credible colors, like shopping for clothes online.

The screen on the HTC One (M8) gets compared to the 5.2-inch display of the Xperia Z2 in the video below, and you can indeed spot the oversaturation clearly. Bear in mind that the Xperia Z2 carries a Triluminos display that also boosts the color gamut coverage, so the trend this season seems to be towards vivid, rather than more natural color representation. Screen purists could be scoffing at that fact, but a healthy dose of flashy colors has proven its appeal with the average user multiple times, unless the hues start to hit the gaudy mark.

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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50 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Sony destroys the M8..

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And the reds are deeper.

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z2 all the way.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and L1020

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Later 2nd april, 930 for sure.

38. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Maybe in dream.. One is better with ips 3..

2. Amir1 unregistered

Sony has arrived my friends! most impressive phone of 2014!

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, it looks like the Z2 is the phone of the first half of 2014. Makes me glad I went with the Nexus 5 when I did, though. Nothing so far has been anything more than a slight upgrade on last year's tech. I'm looking forward to autumn, and the Nexus 6, G3, iPhone 6, Xperia Z3 (?), and Note 4.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh yeah, this year so far all the phones are just a refreshed of the last year's flagships. However, for someone like me still rocking an old school Nexus 4, any of these phones will be a major upgrade haha. I am waiting for the Z2 to come on the market in the U.S. ... I just don't know if it will come out in the AT&T at all or not...

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

will be selling my Z for Z2, love that Z2, Z is great but battery dose not last long.

24. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Z2 basically improved all negative parts of Z1. Much better screen and viewing angle, speaker, smaller bezel, camera software.

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Where are those who called me troll? Now you see that Z2 has killed M8 just as it has arrived.

41. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I AM SORRY I CANT HEAR YOU OVER THE BOOMSOUND.

47. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Check your ears and then you will hear me. Of course you must check your eyes be cause you are supposed to read the comments, not hearing them.

49. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

WHAT ? SPEAK LAUDER !

43. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Troll

46. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Thank you for introducing yourself...

5. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

theres a nice surprise in the Google Play Store, havent you checked?

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

HOLY CRAP!!! A Nexus Charging Accessory! Nice!

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

xperia z2 > HTC one >Samsung s5

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Nope, Z2 > S5 > One

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

63 > 45 > 10 I can math too, guys.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Z2>HTC>s5>LG2>

25. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

a>b>c>d :P

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Z2 > < htc one > < S5... all has pros n cons... the only matter of fact is that none of them can beat Htc one in stellar looks

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Z2 looks much sexier and modern than ugly curves which ruins the phone is your tv at home has curves or is is sharp rectangles

36. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

But think about the ergonomics the new HTC one will be better to hold and looks great still one of the best looking phones. However yes the Z2 looks great as well bit if the z, and z1 a are any indication it was not ergonomic those sharp edges made it annoying to hold IMO!

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

better than rocking side to side when left on the table and trying to text or browse its flipin awkward comparison lumia925 nokis1520 opp7 these are very similar to the z2 but light curves, those devices look modern slick sexy , but the htcm8 does not represent modern looks every concept phones have sharp edges, its contemporary stylish. htc does not represent slickness

45. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Both devices look sexy and premium. Z2 matches your living room gadgets with its rectangular and gloss look, while the One matches your watch/another wearable accessories with its curves and shiny look. At least both of them don't look like a band aid.

48. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I don't hold my tv in my hand fool. For a definitive answer we will just wait and see who wins the most design awards.

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