The smartphone world is always abuzz with latest stunning models. While Samsung takes the major chunk of this profitable pie, its less fortunate market rivals HTC and Sony engage in close battle to grab more attention and gather sales numbers. The Taiwanese mobile maker HTC has churned out another great impressive handset in the form of the HTC One (M8), while the Japanese tech major Sony has been offering a number of charming phones lately.
While HTC has recently released its latest offering One (M8), Sony is readying up to pitch its new Xperia Z2 against its rivals.
Just by the names, the readers can very well figure out that the phones being discussed here are the successors of the two bestselling models from HTC and Sony, namely the HCT One and the Sony Xperia Z. Both the One (M8) and Xperia Z2 have been made all the more efficient and functional than their predecessors. Needless to mention, these two smartphones are simply not eye candies, but are latest technological masterpieces. The new HTC One (M8) and its forthcoming rival Sony Xperia Z2 are devices that are meant to offer a new level of smartphone experience with their gorgeous looks and amazing capabilities.
Let us pitch these two stunning new devices against each other to consider what all they have in offer.
Design & built
When it comes to fashion factor or trendy looks, then both the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2 offer their individual appealing design language, and are both absolute stunners. Both the devices are sleek, stylish and solid in terms of design and built qualities. These premium phones are tough and durable as well, but have dissimilar design approach.
The HTC One (M8) comes with more curves in its all aluminum chassis. This curvy design is a great approach as it makes the phone feel very good to hold and offer comfortable daily use.
The Sony Xperia Z2 stays true to the flat design language of its predecessor. Its aluminum trimming and tempered glass finish offers great sleek styling along with the great advantage of dust and water resistance. However, this very flat structure makes it a rather difficult to hold and hinders practical daily usage, as it tends to slip off easily. The unnecessary top and bottom bezel on the phone is also a waste of space.
The HTC One (M8) comes with a standard large 5 inch display, while the Sony Xperia Z2 offers a bit larger screen size of 5.2 inches. Both have the same 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution, but the Xperia Z2 with its slightly bigger screen has a bit lesser pixel density. However, this cannot be detected by the naked human eye.
The Sony Xperia Z2 offers more punchy and vibrant colors than the HTC One (M8), but some may find it a bit too bright and unrealistic. The Sony Xperia Z2 thus has two plus points of a larger screen and vibrant display, but has one tiny downside too. While the phone camera on a sunny outdoor spot, the display may not be visible to you in case you are wearing polarized shades.
The HTC One (M8) offers a great functional Duo Camera at the back. This uses an UltraPixel sensor to take images and a secondary lens helps to measure depth. However, this smart camera does not have resolution to impress.
Comparatively, Sony Xperia Z2 offers a more impressive 20.7 Megapixel rear camera that also offers a host of intelligent features and 4K video capability that the One M8 cannot offer. The Xperia Z2 really wins over the One M8 with its high resolution and capabilities with vibrant images that can be flexibly enhanced with loads of fascinating features.
When it comes to the front facing camera though, the One (M8) offers a superior 5 MP snapper for the selfie lovers, while the Xperia Z2 offers a lesser one with 2.2 MP.
Processor, OS and performance
When it comes to specifications and overall performance, both the HTC One (M8) as well as the Sony Xperia Z2 are very good and really close to each other. Both the devices pack in the latest technical specifications. Both have quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor ticking at 2.3GHz. Both run on the latest Android version 4.4 KitKat Operating System.
When it comes to Operating System, again both the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, run on the latest Android version 4.4 KitKat, and both have customized the OS in their individual ways.
Sony has customized the OS with loads of its own features and Sony apps to make the Xperia Z2 a loaded entertainer for the users. You can get to have tons of entertainment straight from the house of Sony through the Z2 with the company’s movies, music and gaming apps.
The HTC on the other hand, has really improved its Sense 6.0 UI on the One (M8) that is now more of a visual treat and is also very fast. HTC has also made the phone very feature rich as well.
When it to RAM, the Xperia Z2 wins with its bigger 3GB RAM compared to the One (M8)’s 2GB RAM.
The Xperia Z2 is faster with the heavy apps, while the One (M8) offers an overall fast and smooth UI.
Connectivity and battery
Connectivity capabilities are again same on the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2 with all the 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth capabilities.
The One (M8) has a 2,600mAh battery, while the Xperia Z2 offers a more powerful 3,200mAh battery pack.
The HTC One (M8) and Sony Xperia Z2 both offer 16GB inbuilt storage, and both come with microSD card slot. However, while the One (M8)’s memory can be expanded up to 128GB, the Xperia Z2’s can expanded to up to only 64GB.
The HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z2 are superbly good looking, functional and feature rich phones. Though they are individually different in many aspects, both offer a true premium smartphone experience.