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Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One (M8): preliminary comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Mar 2014, 11:12

The Xperia Z2 is Sony's greatest smartphone yet. It is sleek, powerful, and equipped with a very capable camera. But could it be better than the new HTC One (M8)? Perhaps this preliminary comparison will aid us in finding the answer...

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:06

190. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

loving htc m8

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 12:05 3

147. Scomii (Posts: 25; Member since: 22 Nov 2013)

If any one is truly honest, the choice would be simple: The Z2.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:06

191. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

m8 is much better
z2 ? nooo ugly and same any other sony in market

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 15:10

157. Gdrye (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

i just one to get one thing out the way first, while the sony Z2 might have better sound quality from the front speakers than the old one, the new one may be better, but lets not forget that the sony phone is water proof, so they have to be somewhat covered...

BESIDES that point, this is what i wanted, a Sony HTC match up, sorry but Samsung has lost it and are making crap phones, they will sell more but this is what the competition is all about when it comes to android, both these phones are so much more compelling than what samsung is bringing, but i hope that pushes them to create more greatness in the future, but all i can say is for the first half of 2014 it is these two right here no matter what one you like more

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 18:58 2

169. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

i think xperia is more better so z2 for me..just need those pixels...

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 18:59 2

170. Federated (Posts: 263; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

Z2 over M8 for me. Better UI, better camera, better design, waterproof and Dustproof, Better screen, bigger Screen, more Ram, more elegant design, has noice cancellation, bigger capacity battery (not necessarily longer).

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 19:43

171. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)

Sense UI definitely better looking....!

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 20:32 2

172. therons (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)

Sony Z2 definitely rules.
HTC bezel is ugly. 2 gb RAM, hell 4mp dual camera (read camera compare..worst)
it is just downgrade from beauty HTC One last year.

posted on 26 Mar 2014, 02:06 1

173. DONUT (Posts: 433; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

i think PA forgot to mention that the Z2 has the "double tap to wake screen" feature as well. Sony has also included their version of SmartStay onto the Z2. which the article (and probably all Z2 articles here) has missed out. I read about these on GSMArena.

back to these 2 phones, personally i would choose the Z2 over the One because of the camera. i have to agree with smurf, the camera on the One is a MAJOR LETDOWN. everything else on both phones are tied to me. sure the HTC uses a more "premium" material for their phone, but the Z2 looks a lot sleeker to me.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:52

186. RuiBacelar (Posts: 153; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)

One thing that I really want to know is the battery tests, in the past Sony let me down a bit...really hope Z2 3200mha lasts longer that the 2600mha of M8 or I'll be mad at SONNY

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:00

188. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

better quality and design and more beauty
better speakers sony just copy it like the widget inside copy of htc widget
better screen for htc sony,s screen always crap this time maby better but not much htc super lcd 3
htc is more premium and style
very great battery result htc did score 71 and 21 hr talk time z1 by 3000 m can,t reach even 50
sony z1 i see not a handle phone and drop from hand easy and i don,t like it
the inter face i like htc sense and sony must change really bad hi have sony
the camera z2 is better def and i hope next year htc did better in camera

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 04:07

192. morijoon (Posts: 25; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)

really if you buy z2 who can see ? any one think it is another sony phone all is same
z1=z2 copy=new z2

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:27

193. GBPN15 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

I will try to be as fair and impartial as I possibly can be, being a Xperia supporter.

I own an Xperia Z1, and althought it has some major flaws, I still love it. I've used the last One (traded it a week to a friend who wanted to try mine. Both of us were happy with our initial choice ;)), tried an S4 and Note3, LG G2, Moto X, Lenovo and Nexus 5.

To me it's obvious that the fight for the crown will be disputed by HTC and Sony. Samsung represents, in my view, the mass prodution, cheapness, plastic overuse. But I like its screen. Hate Touchwizz, it has lots of functions useless for the most of the people, it's not tidy. It is as overrated as Apple, (even thought that Apple is overpriced too). LG grew up to my eyes, they have the best screen on market actually. But its UI... I also don't like it. In spite of not being ugly as S4 (at my eyes) it's not very attractive too. Nexus 5 lacks of the premium feel of the others, and its functionalities, but i recognize it's the best for those who priorize the updates.

Let's exclude all the others, and just "compare" M8 to Z2

They're tied at:

SD card

They both are great, HTc remembers me of hipster way of living, being funky getting fun. Z2 brings sobriety, strenght, reliability a classic look. (I'm very of an hipster)

Very different, but both very stable, customisable. There isn't much more to say.

HTC wins:

(small win, just because Z1 screen had some flaws it will have to wait in order to confirm this)

(same as before)

(think HTC updates come out faster and less bugged, but let's just remember they dont have to care with the huge variety of devices that sony has)

Big win here. It is 11gb or 26gb vs 11gb (free storage, f course) I had to erase asphalt 8 :(

Sony wins:

It completely overclasses the other. Detailed, full of color, rich images. 4K Video, multiple choices to effects. HTC sucks here. It wins at frontal.

Battery (I also have the dock. Its awesome :)

Sony has always made very robust devices, It's waterproof. (I have a Case mate dual. It is covered against dangers all wide) U feel a stone on your hands. ure tempted to throw it just to test if it's as resistent as it feels. HTC is great too, but i think Z2 will take this one.

Just a small win. Same processor, the extra DDR3 RAM of Z2 isn't that much of an advantage.

Noise cancelation is great.

I think they're both great. The choice is a matter of taste. They will both serve you well. Personally I prefer Sony, but shame the 16 gb, they've corrected the screen and speakers. HTC lacks of camera. But, althought the sony is the most complete, HTC is the best for entertainment purposes.


posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:36

194. GBPN15 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)

PPS: Hate bezels discution. Hate blind and vicious fanboys discutions. Mainly from Samstream. If u want to discuss smartphones, u have to try to be as impartial as u can.
PPPS: Stop shaming Z1 screen. It's not awesome. But it's very good. It'd wiser to shame the speaker.


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