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

Stereophonics: Xperia Z2 S-Force Front Surround speakers vs HTC One BoomSound
We already saw an impromtu comparison of the stereo speakers on the HTC One and Xperia Z2, but it was accompanied with quite a lot of noise from the show floor at the MWC expo. Now the same comparison has been done, but in a much quieter atmosphere, albeit with similar conclusions.

The testers put HTC One's BoomSound stereo speakers against the S-Force Front Surround Sound set in the upcoming Xperia Z2. Just like with the previous comparison video, here the audible conclusion is that the speakers of the Z2 are stronger than the BoomSound couple on the One, but HTC's output is cleaner. The Z2, however, is found to be softer overall, with a more pronounced bass. Hear the comparison below, and tell us if you agree.

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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)
One
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Z2 is a complete pack of an android flagship. You can't find anything missing in this gorgeous handset.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

A removeable battery would be nice (but would make it thicker or have less capacity), and OIS on the camera would be cool, but otherwise, yeah. It's damn near perfect.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

And smaller bezels, the phone is almost the same size of note 3.

14. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

well.. then drop both phones from the result you will understand why the bezels.

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Bezels would have a very small effect on durability. If they wanted to improve durability they should make the frame a mm or two higher than the glass. So if it hits the ground the frame takes the impact, not the glass. The Note 3's plastic frame is about a mm higher than the glass, from the about 5 drop tests I've seen, the glass only shattered in one

24. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

yeah right, especially Samsung is know for failing drop test more then anyone else!

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

watch Note 3 drop tests, it survives most of them

25. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Thats what phone cases are made for, incase you drop your phone.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Case + glass screen protector = virtually impossible to shatter screen. Even just a $15 glass screen protector should protect it from shattering.

47. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

People forget that the Z2 is water and dust proof. So that changes a lot of things both internally and externally when you have to design a smartphone.

12. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

why removable? Sony gives you 2 years warranty on the Z2 battery this is a clear advantage!

44. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Really? I didn't know that. Freaking great! That pretty much eliminates any objection I had to getting this phone over the S5 or LG G Pro 2. My old phone was a Droid Razr Maxx, and I had to get warranty replacements twice because the battery expanded and pushed out the backing (and in the first instance, popped the screen off), which makes me wary of integrated batteries.

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes it only is missing the most important part in a MOBILE phone. A big screen at a decently compact size. The Xperia Z2 HUGE and an auto fail.

48. TMach unregistered

Yawn*........!

2. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

What's missing is curves

52. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

exactly!!! I cannot stand those corners and edges. Curves feel way better in hand.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

What, no heavy metal? I guess that doesn't matter - metal fans aren't stupid enough to listen to their music on a cell phone, because they actually care how their music sounds. Only people who listen to rap/hiphop or techno crap think their phone is a boombox.

4. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC One still unbeaten after an year...

18. zhiae unregistered

they should compare it with all new one better boom sound better camera better cup n ram speed better body aluminum tweaked with other Materials they fixed whole complaining about quality batter battery life i say full day at least speaking of curves that way keeps user comfort to handle it i like that screen will be better better black gorilla glass 3 and real deal

31. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

well, the all new one is not out yet. Have to make do with the old one

34. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I agree. I'm using one now till I unlock my note 3 for international use overseas and I must confess that this is the best feeling phone I've ever used.

6. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I honestly don't care much about how loud my phones speakers are. They only irritate me when I get a call. I use headsets when I wanna enjoy music or a series. I won't buy a phone because of how loud or low the speakers are.

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

exactly what Im thinking. one has amazing speakers but its not enough to buy it. camera sucks, htc service is suck (in my country) and expensive

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Waiting for the comparision between the new One and the Z2

8. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Damn right 2014 vs 2014 flagships

11. sakurorhino

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Bass on Z2 is mind blowing And that is still impressive as Z2 is waterproof Thrashes Boom Gimmick

13. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Try to turn off HTC's Beats setting ang the HTC One will output louder but not so clear music like the Z2. I have seen a comparison between 'with Beats equalizer' and 'without Beats equalizer'.

15. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

This is is obvious comparison to make and the majority of them that I have seen on youtube say that the One's speakers are better.

16. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Both got a good sound, but overall the Z2 is the better pone.

42. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it should be. it's the newer device.

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