Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One (M8)

Now that the Sony Xperia Z2 has finally launched, it has to compete against a number of flagships from other well-known companies, and one of its rivals happens to be the HTC One (M8). There's a lot to love about the latter – it looks great, runs flawlessly, and those front-facing speakers sound pretty darn amazing. Yet is the HTC One (M8) better than the Sony Xperia Z2? Read on to learn more...
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1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Such beauties!

17. Sauce unregistered

Z2 looks pretty cheap and not classy. The white trim ruins it.

21. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Are you drunk or what?? I think your profile pic exactly fits you!

22. Sauce unregistered

Glad to know my opinion deeply hurts your poor feelings LOL. I think my profile pic exactly fits what I'm doing right now to you.

23. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You need sth to sooth your burning bro.

24. Sauce unregistered


34. hari120

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

@emadshiny as longs as everyone has eyes no one give a damn **** to his comments

36. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

have you ever seen one in personal? :) xperia z I agree it's not classy, but not looking so cheap also, but hell, ugly. It looks like a brick and u can bitch slap anybody using that phone, but z1 and z2, really looks premium, and eye catcher... i love z1 compact, because i have small hands, and i don't want to use 2 hands for a phone, for multi-tasking purposes. plastic yes, but it doesn't look cheap, it's beautifully crafted really well made, and very comfortable to grip and browse with your thumb only... :)

55. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

The Z2 is prettier to me.

39. craigy72

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

HTC One all the way IMO

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Ultimately it comes down to aesthetics for me because both phones are truly beasts at what they do. I'd prefer thee HTC One simply because I'm a huge HTC One fanboy. The Sony Phone is utter perfection though. I just wish the back had like this shattered look to it so when you drop it and it actually shatters, you can't tell.

3. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

So, as per yr conclusions general score is 4-1 in favor of m8. But the z2 has a higher rating in the individual review. Hah ?!

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

hah 8.8 is pretty high for ultragimmickpixel camera.

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

that's what you call cosolation or a balancing act. no ad-subsisting site or blogwould want to offend fans. there should be some redeeming factor somewhere.

15. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Straight edgeNexus, if you dont get my point, please don't TROLL. I was only trying to make Nick T confess. It is very clear from the comparison that he prefers the M8.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sorry didnt get the point till the edit time passed out. :-)

4. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

HTC one M8 is a near perfect phone, great design, great specs overall, but only let down by its camera. But had it has a 1/2.3" 8MP ultrapixel sensor, then it is perfect..

18. MichaelA

Posts: 18; Member since: May 14, 2014

It's not all about MP's, but don't even think about printing a photo from the M8 to anything like a 4x6 or 5x8 because it's going to look terrible. I rarely ever do this, but when I do I want a alright pic, not crap. If I had to choose I would go with the Sony, but why not just wait for the LG G3 instead?

33. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

And software buttons.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

M8 since it offers more internal memory, and up to 128GB ?

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

at least all flagships released this year can use sandisk's 128GB sd card. that's been tested and proved on some youtube video.

14. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

lesser battery?crappier camera?

28. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The Z2 accepts 128 gb cards too

6. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Sony has good UI but it should be smooth not laggy... they should focus on optimizing it. I'm using Sony phones from old SE times and though I'm entirely in love with Z2's display I'm thinking of either getting a lumia 930 or oneplus one as my next phone.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

design-subjective Ergonomics- Htc One(curved back) display-Tie i guess UI-One Sense more beautiful and functional Hardware-Z2 ram Camera-LOL no comments multimedia-TIE battery-dont know conclusion- Z2 due to all rounder IMO

29. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Id give the M8 the edge in multimedia, boomsound+ higher output headphone jack+ ir blaster.

31. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Battery life the Z2 kills the M8 and S5 those two respectively do 71hrs and 72 but the Z2 manages 89hrs it's on Gsmarena, but get this that's without any power saving enabled.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

no contest here

12. papss unregistered

I love both actually. I prefer the looks and design of the z2 (I like square phones with sharp corners) but like the UI of the m8...

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah i love sense 6, 5 days on and i have no tempt to flash ROMs, unlike s5 touchwiz when i was dying to flash CM.
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