Sony India has released its flagship smartphone, Xperia Z2, on May 8, 2014 after achieving great success with its earlier releases - Xperia Z and Z1. With this launch Sony is all set to take its rival, HTC, head on in the top-end Android smartphone market in India. The Taiwanese tech giant has launched its premium flagship smartphone, HTC One (M8), just a month back. Naturally, the technology fraternity has already started pitching one against the other.
To help our users get a clear perspective of both the devices, we bring you a comparison of the features of HTC One M8 with Sony Xperia Z2:
Design and Look
When we talk about the design and look, HTC One M8 is more attractive than Sony Xperia Z2. The former is thinner (8.2mm over 9.4mm) and comes with comparatively more metal on body. The first thing that you will notice in HTC One M8 is the nicely burnished body, well-rounded corners, and a similarity to its celebrated predecessor Ė HTC One Ė in terms of appearance. However, in case of Z2, seamless blending of metal and glass is noteworthy. Most importantly, this device is dust and water resistant, in which HTC One M8 lacks. Though both the smartphones have little plastic and more glass or metal, when it comes to the result, in this category, HTC One M8 is the winner.
Display and Resolution
In Xperia Z as well as Z1, Sony had more or less neglected the display and image resolution on screen. In case of Xperia Z2, the company has taken extreme care to cover up with the display related flaws. This premium handset is packed with a full HD 5.2-inch screen having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Though HTC One M8 comes with equivalent specifications, its screen size at 5-inch is 0.2-inch smaller than that of Z2. Basically, for this reason the screen pixel density in HTC M8 is more than Xperia Z2 (441ppi over 424ppi). Where, on one hand, the Xperia model comes with notable display features such as excellent contrast, vivid colours and crisp text, HTC One M8, on the other hand, comes with excellent off-axis viewing angles, sharpness and vibrant colours, enabling high quality HD movie viewing. In this segment, letís call it a tie between the two titans, as both are brilliant in their own terms.
Camera and Quality
Sony has a knack of manufacturing great camera