At the 2014 Barcelona MWC, Sony introduced their latest and greatest smartphone ever, Xperia Z2.
Although it resembles its predecessor, some noteworthy improvements such as great camera, higher RAM, and faster processor are included. It is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones in existence and as usual, there is a comparison to another new phone fitting into the same category, HTC One (M8). Packed with awesome features, sleek design and on paper; it seems as if the HTC One (M8) can give the Xperia Z2 a run for its money.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is graced with premium design with flat glass plating front and back and aluminum frame. The HTC One (M8) is expected to be an enhanced version of its predecessor with its all-metal construction. Xperia Z2 is waterproof whereas the HTC is not, but the HTC has built-in blaster for stereo, TV, and set-to box control. What size and weight is concerned they very close with Xperia weighing 163 g and the HTC 160 g. Both the phones have high-quality speakers and everyone will have to wait to hear which produces the better sound. If we have to have a winner, it is the HTC One as the exaggerated curves has a classy, more comfortable feel in the hand than the angular Xperia, which is not fingerprint-resistant.
Sony Xperia Z2 has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, resolution of 1080 x 1920 and pixel density of 424ppi. The HTC has a 5-inch display and it seems here at least Sony outwits the HTC, but we will have to wait and see how accurate color reproduction will be.
Processor and Memory
Both the phones have the latest 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipsets, but memory Sony is superior with 3GB RAM as oppose to 2GB RAM on the HTC. It is a close comparison however as both is extremely fast, but HTCÃs advantage is the slick feels it has in your hand.
Sony has a 3,200mAh battery and HTC 2,600mAh battery and they are neck-in-neck here as Sony has Stamina Mode and HTC features Extreme Power Saver mode. During testing using, those modes the HTC lasted 48-hours compared to SonyÃs 24-hours.
HTC One has an Ultrapixel 4-megapixel camera and not a patch on the Sony Xperia, which is fitted with a massive 20.7-megapixel Exmore RS camera. However, that is the rear facing cameras and comparing front facing cameras the HTC One wins with its 5-megapixel snapper against the Sony XperiaÃs 2.2-megapixel front facing camera. It will be up to individual choice which camera is used more often.
Android 4.4 KitKat are found in both the phones, with Sony having no shortage on functionality with movies, gaming, and music content by using the added Ã¬WhatÃs New Ã¬portal. HTC has Sense 6.0 user interface and again comments on slickness and speed make the HTC One (M8), shine a little brighter.
There seems to be no definite pricing out for either phone as different prices ranges as speculative from $699 to $999. Both phones appear to have similar pricing; however, we will have to wait and see the actual price.
Two very closely matched smartphones, as each has pros and cons. Sony offers a better camera experience overall, but the HTC has a faster camera. Both have nice screens although Sony is slightly larger, but HTC has a better practical design, fitting better in your hand. HTC has a slicker user interface and both have great overall performance and battery life. It seems as if HTC One (M8) should be the winner that is only if there has to be a winner, as they are both outstanding.