Comparison: Sony Xperia Z vs HTC One

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2013 started strong with the release of  Sony Xperia Z , the new flagship of the Japanese brand that has the most advanced components. There is a vast panel of five inches with a resolution FullHD and sophisticated design that is also water resistant. 

Sony Xperia Z-vs-HTC One

Sony Xperia Z-vs-HTC One

The Taiwan-based manufacturer HTC has also made ​​its own stake in this new high-end offering displays whose resolution is comparable to that of any existing TV.The HTC One is one of the leaders among the most leading smartphones of the moment, also noted for its design but especially for the innovative Ultrapixel your camera pictures. Then we compare the most important of these two phones.

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Display and Design

Both terminals belong to the latest generation of advanced mobile and therefore have very large screens and high resolution. The  Sony Xperia Z has a five-inch TFT panel , resolution FullHD and 443 ppi density.To improve response, the color and contrast includes engine Mobile Bravia 2 to power all these aspects.Meanwhile the HTC One leads a panel 3 Super LCD 4.7 inch, has also resolution FullHD and because the size is a bit smaller density rises to 468 ppi.

Both the Sony Xperia Z as the HTC One are two devices that stand out for their original and striking design. The Sony Xperia Z has a more elegant and sophisticated straight lines and all their faces covered in glass resistant. The choice of this material is very successful from the aesthetic point of view but the downside is that it gets dirty easily contact fingers and also a fall could break the surface, howeverthe frame is made ​​of polyamide fiberglass, a material very hard and difficult to break. The flagship of Sony stands by incorporating IP57 certified, this seal ensures that the housing is completely waterproof and can prevent ingress of water or dust on the track. The HTC One has a way more rounded lines and its case is made ​​of a single piece of aluminum, a material much stronger and whose appearance is also very attractive. The size and weight of both terminals is quite similar, though the HTC One is slightly more compact and Sony Xperia Z boasts a chassis thinner .

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Camera and Multimedia

The photographic section is a very important aspect in both models, we started with the HTC One The new flagship of the Taiwanese brand debuts a new camera system called Ultrapixel , referring to the type of pixels that includes the sensor. A is Ultrapixel larger than a standard pixel and therefore the sensor is larger than usual and only has four megapixels. Though the images have a size not as wide as with a higher resolution camera, the advantage is that the sensor captures up to 300% more light and images maintain the sharpness and clarity even in low light. Furthermore Ultrapixel camera also has the HTC ImageChip 2 chip that makes you go faster, reduces noise, to record HDR video system offerscontinuous autofocus . The HTC One record video FullHD , has optical stabilizer to prevent shaking and equips an 2.1 megapixel front camera.

For its part,  Sony Xperia Z has thirteen megapixel sensor Exmor technology RS . The new Sony mobile photo also capture clear images in low light thanks to the sensor backlit , reduces the noise of the shots, and allows HDR video recording. The Sony Xperia Z also record video FullHD , has a mode called Superior Auto -adjusts all parameters for that image may well in any situation, and carries a 2.2 megapixel front camera. In both cases we find a LED flash , system autofocus, geo-tagging, digital zoom, detector Faces and other functions.

Both terminals have several sound enhancement systems . The HTC One has two stereo speakers on the front system with HTC Boomsound and also has a certificate of Beats Audio. For phone calls sound clearer has included a microphone on the back that eliminates background noise and so we hear best to our interlocutor. For its part, Sony Xperia Z has 3D surround sound , subwoofer xLoud and suite offers access to the Sony Entertainment Network. Both are capable of playing a variety of formats of audio, video, images and documents.

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Power, memory and operating system

How could it be otherwise, these two terminals have very powerful processors that deliver performance very fluid. The Sony Xperia Z comes standard with a chip quad-core Snapdragon S4, which operates at a frequency of 1.5 gigahertz and is supported by two Gb of RAM. The HTC One is slightly early to come with a processor Snapdragon 600 to 1.7 gigahertz and with two gigabytes of RAM.

In order to store all kinds of files, the HTC One will go on sale in two versions 32 or 64 Gb, the trouble is that there has MicroSD card slot, although this space is insufficient to store a lot of data. The Sony Xperia Z has a background of 16 GB, a little short for a high end phone but it compensates with MicroSD card slot up to 32 GB additional.

Both are shipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean , one of the current versions of Google icons system and has new features such as full assistant Google Now. also feature the classic functions of Android asGmail, Gtalk, YouTube, Picasa, Google+, Goople Maps, Google Navigation, Google Latitude and more. Keep in mind that, although the two terminals come standard with Android, each manufacturer comes with its own user interface. The appearance of the menus and screens Sony Xperia Z is verysimple and well organized. The HTC One has the familiar interface HTC Sense which is more striking and has more colorful widgets. system also highlight the new HTC Blinkfeed that allows us to see all kinds of information of interest from our home screen.

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Connectivity, autonomy and price

Both the HTC One as the Sony Xperia Z have a complete profile focused connections make the most of their abilities. To start connecting both have LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet when you are at home or near a hotspot. System also feature Wi-Fi hotspot to share the mobile connection to another device and DLNA , which allows us to duplicate the display on a compatible TV without using cables. There were also some port Bluetooth , antenna GPS satellite access Glonass and port NFC to share files, use props, load pre-configured profiles and more. The physical connectors are the minijack for headphones and a port MicroUSB supports MHL .

There is also a clear overlap in the battery though to be fair the the Sony Xperia Z has 2,330 milliampsand the HTC One 2,300 milliamps. autonomy of Sony Xperia Z is eleven hours in use and up to 550 hours at rest , for now HTC has not provided this information, but it is assumed that the figures are very similar.

Finally we should mention the price , the Sony Xperia Z is already on sale in our country and can be found for about 575 euros in free format (although the official price as Sony are 670 euros ). The HTC One will be in stores in a few days (April 10) and will cost about 680 euros.

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The battle between these two smartphones is quite even and it is difficult to give the crown to one of them. Both have an attractive design, high quality cameras, screens are very sharp and powerful. The HTC One remarkable for the  camera Ultrapixel has already proven to provide very good results, however the Sony Xperia Z camera is at the same level. ‘s screen is also a highlight in both cases, although the HTC One is slightly smaller . The power goes in favor of the HTC One, but again the difference is abysmal . Agree on the capacity of your battery, the connection profile and have interesting sound enhancements. In short we can say that there is a tie with little nuances but the two are virtually the same height.

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Comparative Data


Sony Xperia Z HTC One
Screen Capacitive multitouch screen 
5 inch 
1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution 
443 ppi 
16 million colors 
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 
Mineral crystal scratch resistant sheet and shatterproof
Capacitive multitouch screen 
Super LCD 3 FullHD 
4.7 inch 
1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution 
468 ppi 
16 million colors 
resistant glass Gorilla Glass 2
Weight and dimensions 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm 
146 grams 
Certification IP57 waterproof and dust
137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm 
143 grams
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor quad core 1.5 GHz 
GPU Adreno 320
600 Snapdragon processor quad core 1.7 gigahertz
RAM 2 Gb 2 Gb
Internal Memory 16 GB + MicroSD up to 32 GB 32/64 Gb
Platform Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 
Interface HTC Sense 5
Camera and Multimedia Sony Exmor image sensor for mobile RS
13 megapixel camera 
4128 x 3096 pixels 
Autofocus and Burst mode 
Digital Zoom 16x 
HDR for both photos and video 
Face detection 
Flash / LED lighting pulse and camera 
Front camera (2, 2 megapixels and 1080p) 
Video recording HD (1080p) 
Image stabilizer 
Image Effect 
Quick Start 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene Recognition 
Send aa web 
Smile detection 
function Superior Auto 
Sweep Panorama function 
Manual focus

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
Clear Audio + 
Dynamic Normalizer 
3D Surround Sound 
PlayNow service 
TrackID music recognition 
application “WALKMAN” 
xLoud ™ Experience 
3D Games

Ultrapíxel HTC Camera 
4 megapixel BSI sensor 
HTC ImageChip 2 
Objective aperture 28 mm F2, 0 
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) 
Intelligent Flash: 5 levels adjusted for distance 
of 2.1 megapixel front camera, wide-angle lens 88 ° with HDR capability 
1080p FullHD video recording for the front and rear camera 
HDR Video 
VideoPic Burst Mode and 
video recording in slow motion 
HTC HTC Zoe Zoe Zoe HTZ Share Highlihts and 
deleting objects retouch, retouching and making sequence groups

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA, AMR, 3GP, 3GP2, MP4, WMV, AVI, MP4 
JAVA Support 
Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Support 
Android Market, Google Talk, Gmail, Google Maps, Google+, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google Voice Search 
Two front stereo speakers with integrated amplifiers 
HTC Boom Sound 
Studio Sound with Beats Audio 
Microphone HDR 
Voice Sense

Connectivity GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
HSDPA 850/900/2100 
LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 (in some markets) 
Hotspot Wi-Fi 
Bluetooth 4.0 
MicroUSB 2.0 + MHL 
Output 3.5 mm headphone 
proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light detector
HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
LTE 800/1800/2600 
Hotspot Wi-Fi 
Bluetooth 4.0 
Infrared port 
MHL MicroUSB 2.0 + 
3.5mm Output headphones 
proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light detector
Autonomy 2,330 milliamps Battery 
talk time: 11 hours 
Standby: 550 hours
Battery 2300 milliamperes

He have started blogging on Technology and computer at his college time in 2005 and worked with many reputed organization in India. He wrote many guest post for Technology magazine and newspapers worldwide. His writing and passion about Technology make him different from other writers in the global market. He love to write the review and thoughts on any new Technology and invention in current happenings.

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