Performance and Gaming
In Z2 as well as M8, quality of audio output (playback as well as stereo) is good, but it is slightly better in One M8. Xperia Z2 comes with an immersive mode that enables users to use the entire screen while playing games, watching videos or reading e-books. The on-screen keys retreat to the background in this mode.
Gaming experience is excellent in both the handsets, especially in Xperia Z2. Frame drop or phone freezing has not been witnessed, even while playing the resource consuming games, such as Dead Trigger 2 or Real Racing 3. No hiccups were noticed while playing Asphalt 8 at highest settings. Also, heating-up of both the devices while playing games or using heavily was not encountered during the test.
All the usual connectivity options, such as Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE are available in HTC One M8 as well as Sony Xperia Z2. One of the most important features in Xperia Z2 is the Location-based Wi-Fi feature that automatically turns on during Home Wi-Fi networks and remains turned off rest of the time. While 3G and 4G-LTE Internet connectivity options are available at both the handsets, 4G-LTE, in M8, is Category-4 enabled with 50Mbps speed, thus better than Xperia Z2. In connectivity section too, there is a tie between the two devices.
While Z2 comes with a battery capacity of 3,200mAh, the amperage value in M8 is 2,600mAh only. Though on-paper Z2 looks more promising than M8, during real life test, the battery performance is found to be more or less same in both the models.
Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 come with a wide array of additional features. Let’s check out what they are equipped with.
Xperia Z2 has a high-quality Aluminium chassis along with scratch-resistant and shatter-proof shield. Sony has packed this device with its exclusive audio technology – xLoud. Gamers will be delighted to know that Z2 is compatible with PlayStation console. You will also get BIONZ image-processing engine as well as G Lens in Xperia Z2 camera. That’s not all! There’s more! STAMINA mode of the 3,200mAh battery enables the device to run for 740 hours in idle state. The handset is IP55/57 certified, thereby making it resistant to water as well as dust.
HTC One M8 comes with many additional features too. Extreme Power Saving Mode of battery enables the device to work for 14 days at stand-by mode