If you set the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z against one another, which one triumphs? Is the 4.7-inch display on the One better than the 5.0-incher on the Xperia Z? Which one runs the most powerful software? How do the Xperia Z’s measurements compare? These questions (and more besides) are answered below. Just scroll down a bit…
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z: stat-fight
Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.
|HTC One||VS||Sony Xperia Z|
|Display||4.7-inch Super LCD3||5.0-inch Reality|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|Processor||1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064|
|Software||Android 4.1.2||Android 4.1.2|
|Storage||32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot||16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB|
|4.0 Megapixels with Ultrapixel image sensor, autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording||13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 2.1MP||Yes, 2.2MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm||71.0 x 139.0 x 7.9mm|
|Extras||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, stereo speakers, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio||GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality|
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z analysis
You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z fight plays out…
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Connectivity
Let’s consider the wireless options first. The One boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. As for 4G, you get that too. Sony, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. You also get 4G as standard.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Size/Weight
What if we compare the two phones for size and weight? The Xperia Z is the thinner of the two, measuring 7.9mm to the One’s 9.3mm. If weight is an issue, then the Xperia Z is 146g, while HTC’s phone is 143g. The Xperia Z has a slight lead after this round.
— The Xperia Z wins (1-2)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Camera/Video
The One’s built-in camera has a resolution of 4.0 MP, plus features that include: an Ultrapixel image sensor (with the performance of an 8.0 or 13.0MP lens), autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video/image recording, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. As for a front camera, you’ll be glad to know that there is one. It’s rated at 2.1MP.
The 13.0 Megapixel camera on the Xperia Z is superior to the lens on the One. It also includes an array of features including: autofocus, LED flash, face/smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording. A second 2.2MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Display
The One features a 4.7-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Jamming 2073600 pixels into this screen size gives the One an excellent pixel density of 468.723 pixels per inch (PPI).
|The HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 468.723.|
The touch-sensitive Reality screen on the Xperia Z is bigger, measuring 5.0 inches. Like the One, its screen has a 1080 by 1920 resolution. With 2073600 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a big league 440.6 pixels per inch.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (3-4)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Processor
In terms of processing oomph, the Xperia Z is a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor. The One has a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip, rated at 1.7GHz.
— The One wins (4-4)
Half-time: HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z
With five rounds gone, the One and the Xperia Z have 4 points each.There’s all to play for as we approach the next round: software…
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-5)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-6)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Storage
Onto the storage round… With the HTC One, you can choose between 32 or 64GB storage options. The Sony Xperia Z is only available in a 16GB version. Without an expansion slot on the One, 64GB is the maximum amount of storage available. Fortunately, you can expand the memory of the Xperia Z via the built-in microSD slot. With a 32GB card, the maximum is 48GB.
— The One wins (7-6)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Battery Life
We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The One and the Xperia Z share the points (8-7)
HTC One vs. Sony Xperia Z – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-8)
BPF Verdict: The HTC One wins! (9-8)
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