Xiaomi Mi 4 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: specs comparison

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2: specs comparison
As Xiaomi's latest forerunner, the Mi 4, is already official, and it is perfectly natural to compare it the devices that it will be rivaling. Yes, Xiaomi will try hard to snatch market share from the major smartphone manufacturers - we are talking about the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, etc. Well, we already showed you a specs comparison between Xiaomi's latest and two rather popular Android devices – the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. But the battle is about to get even more heated.

The Mi 4 will pack with a quad-core Snapdragon 801, ticking at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 3080mAh battery to keep the lights on, a 13MP rear and an 8MP snappers. Thus, it can easily stand up to any flagship at the moment. Although it is pretty hard to determine which one packs more oomph, but at least we get to compare the pure hardware specs of the beasts on paper and see who's ahead and who's trailing a little behind.

So, let's go ahead and see how the Xiaomi Mi 4 fares against another duet of popular flagship devices, the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, in terms of pure specs on paper. Of course, it's up to you to decide which smartphone is the clear winner here! 

Drop a line below and let us know which one gets the crown according to you!

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs HTC One (M8) vs Sony Xperia Z2


Display size

5.0 inches
5.0 inches
5.2 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

441 ppi
441 ppi
424 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

72.20 %
66.71 %
69.17 %



Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
4 megapixels
20.7 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor


Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/3.06"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format



High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)


8 megapixels
5 megapixels
2.2 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches (139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)


5.26 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)


Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass


Splash; IP X3
Water, Dust; IP 58


Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB


Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400


Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330




Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.3), Xiaomi MI UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)



3080 mAh
2600 mAh
3200 mAh



Talk time

15.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback

120.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 400



1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Ahhh Z2!! For everlasting!! My Z ultra will turn 1 yr. This aug!! Cant wait for more years to come. Cant wait also for BB passport

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

for me the z2 is the best smartphone in the world right now so this phone just cant keep up and the phone is not just specification but also about user experience and one except the m8 can come close to the z2

7. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Yeah.Z2 was this years best flagship.Let's hope for even a better 2015

3. SilverCenturion

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Htc one M8 is great phone.u dont know this unless you use it !!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

All the designs are superb in this category.

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

But this is a comparison of the losers(brands). By the way, we are fed up with this "design"BS statements, iboy. This is TECH SITE. Since your lovely Apple lost the real tech war, made you all hairdressers, talking only about "design", and "fashion". But you know NOTHING about tech design, though.

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

then what do u know about tech design? stop pretending that you know everything or some thing coz you only know nothing aside from bashing samsungs rivals. ..just accept the truth that your beloved samsung cant even get close to this oem's in terms of designing a phone..just be proud that samsung is good on making a bomb phone..then thats what TECH DESIGN means for you?right?

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL... First of all I'm not a fanboy and please don't make fun of yourself, people like you create wrong impressions. Everyone will come to know that who's doing BS statements by reading your comment. I praise almost every brand.

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Ik the mi4 is supposed to have the the fastest type of mobile storage available. Do the other phones listed have the same type of storage I'm wondering?

13. Ethos unregistered

yes it has Low voltage ddr3 3GB rams and eMMC 5.0 latest samsung sd card (integrated) or storage .. so when u copying it is really fast write .. older phones u copying and sooo slow ...

6. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Z2 al the way..

8. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I wish that Xiaomi kind of manufacturers bring down proudy and greedy OEM's (Shameshung, ipple, Sony, hTC) and show them what is real value for money?

14. Ethos unregistered

well to manuf. ip 5s is 150-200 dollars or euro ..

11. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

So I see the specs match up but what about how the phone is made. Does it feel good in the hand? How is the build quality?

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