In stereo: Xperia Z2 S-Force Front Surround speakers vs HTC One BoomSound

The same tune was loaded on both phones, and the sound played through the stereo speakers at maximum volume. Granted, the show floor there is quite noisy, but a difference in strength and quality is still audible, so check out the video below to learn which handset excelled...
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58 Comments

16. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

sony was clear n loud but bass boom was in htc ..

17. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

anyway, great job Sony! Lets see what M8 can do.

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Xperia Z2 sounded loud and clear, HTC One sounded louder but a bit crackling. Both phones have awesome speakers, but the Z2 wins this speaker comparison. Btw, PA took this video from a Malaysian tech site called Soyacincau and didn't even put a source link to it, not even mention who tested this. Really PA? xD

54. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

at least the malaysian make a speaker comparison XD

19. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

BTW, how does the Z2 have "Surround Speakers"? :)

21. domz1988

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

For me, I think the HTC One is much clearer...

22. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

BoomSound is as BS as UltraPixel. Move on.

24. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I am sure Sony tested the Z2's sound outout against the HTC One before its release and if it were louder then they would have made a big deal of it. Don't get me wrong the Z2 is very very tempting, but design wise - its a brick

25. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Z2 is the winner here.

27. Amir1 unregistered

overall Z2 wins. clearer sound and it also is waterproof. htc one lost.

28. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

the z2 has a louder sound,but the htc one has better mids

30. thadjudda

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

weather there louder than HTC 1 speakers or not better than what you normally would get I would love to have that phone the HTC One and I like this phone too.. Unfortunately for me I'm on Sprint, I called sprint and they told me they don't deal with Sony bomber!

31. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

HTC One still beat S5. Lets beat them in sales too this time!

32. thadjudda

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

weather there louder than HTC1 speakers or not the Z2 speakers are better than what you normally would get I would love to have the Z2, I have the HTC1 great phone, Unfortunately 4me Sprint told me they don't deal with Sony! bomber

34. milanmahat

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

very stupid reviewer...Xperia Z2 sound seem clearer...

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Thats almost unbelievable. I thought waterproofing might have cost the loudness. Sony impressed me.

36. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

must admit, whatever the quality of this video and its sound, the xperia Z2 sounded better.

37. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

the fact that the Z2 is waterproof is enough a reason fr it to be called a winner here. gone are the days where poor speakers is one of the drawbacks of sony xperia Z series

38. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

stuff it im going to get the galaxy S5 & Z2 & the new HTC One if i like it

39. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

i'd go for the z2.

40. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

HTC for the win! They are the oringinals of this feature and did a better job. Can't wait to pick up the new one.

44. AnukulVcool unregistered

originals you say kid? Heard something called sony ericsson walkman ?

42. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Did he have Beats disabled for the test on the HTC One? My Beats icon is red on the notification bar and not white.

58. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

It appears to be on Android 4.4 KitKat which has a white Beats logo.

43. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Neither of them sounds very good. The frequency range is too limited. And the crappy music did not help the situation. Probably the best speakers I ever heard on a phone was BlackBerry 9000. They were loud, stereo with one on each side and a bass port slot on the top.

46. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Htc one are very good and after a year still Better than New z2 So I think m8 beat z2

50. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Seriously ?? Htc sound is so like the 80's speaker compare to the sound of z2.

56. DRex.

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

it did louder coming from the Z2 but personally I think before people start running there mouth, and talking crap, I say wait until the 2014 model of the HTC one comes out and then let's compare against the 2014 experia z2, because as of 2013 the original ONE got all OEMs beat.... ALL, in fact I won't even compare any Xperia from 2013 to the ONE
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