Sony Xperia Z1 vs. HTC One X+ – Fight!

by Jerry D on October 3, 2013

There are things we should ask when comparing the Sony Xperia Z1 and the HTC One X+. Things like… Is the 5.0-inch display on the Xperia Z1 more advanced than the 4.7-inch screen on the One X+? Is its quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor any good? All of these questions are answered in the side-by-side comparison below.

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs. HTC One X+: stat-fight

Here’s a comparison of these two phones. 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.

Sony Xperia Z1 VS HTC One X+
Display 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS LCD 4.7-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) 1.7GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Software Android 4.3 Android 4.1.1
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
20.7 Megapixels with Exmor RS 1/2.3-type CMOS, autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama mode and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.6MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 74.0 x 144.0 x 8.5mm 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm
Weight 170g 135g
Talktime 15.0 hours 12.75 hours
Standby 850 hours 360 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, Info-eye, TrackID TV, TV-out and Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2 GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Beats audio

BPF Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 wins!

The Sony Xperia Z1 wins this match-up. It beats the HTC One X+ over 10 rounds (see below), winning 5 of them, drawing 3 and losing 2. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

  1. The best connectivity: Comparable
  2. The best size/weight: No
  3. The best camera/video: Yes
  4. The best display: Yes
  5. The best processor: Yes
  6. The best software: Yes
  7. The most applications: Comparable
  8. The most storage: No
  9. The best battery life: Yes
  10. The best extras: Comparable

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