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Xperia Z3 vs. HTC One (M8) Spec Shootout

by Todd Haselton | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 4:50 pm PST

The One (M8) is a mighty phone and, certainly from an aesthetic standpoint, one of the most beautiful Android smartphones on the planet. Sony unveiled the Xperia Z3 at the IFA trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, and it’s the latest flagship smartphone from the company to take on the existing devices already on the market.

How does it stack up to the HTC One (M8)? Sony puts its focus on megapixels, so the camera sensors are totally different. Sony finally added some metal to the Xperia Z3, too, but it’s not as much as you’ll find on the nearly all-metal HTC One (M8). How about from a processor and RAM standpoint? That, my friends, is why we’ve included the spec tables below.

HTC One (M8) Gallery

Xperia Z3 Gallery

Sony - Xperia Z3 HTC - One (M8)
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (441 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type TRILUMINOS Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 4.4 with Sense 6
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 (US/EMEA), 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (Asia/China)
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • microSD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back) 20.7MP Duo Camera, HTC 4 UltraPixel
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.2MP 5-Megapixel wide angle lens
Networks
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
  • 2G/ 2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G - WCDMA: EMEA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
  • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • AT&T: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps, LTE: 700/850/AWS/1800/1900/2600 MHz
  • Sprint: 3G WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz 4G LTE: FDD 800/1900 MHz , TDD 2600 MHz
  • Verizon: 3G WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps, 3G CDMA: 800/1900 MHz, LTE: 700/AWS/1800/2600 MHz
  • T-Mobile US: 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps, LTE: 700/AWS MHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3100 mAh 2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
GPS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
Height 146 mm (5.75 inches) 146.36 mm (5.76 inches)
Width 72 mm (2.83 inches) 70.96 mm (2.79 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 9.35 mm (0.37 inches)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 160 g (5.64 oz)
Colors Black gunmetal grey, glacial silver, amber gold
Supported Audio Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .amr, .awb, .dst, .dff, .flac, .mka, .mid, .xmf, .ota, .rtttl, .rtx, .imy, .wav, .ogg .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .webm .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
In The Box N/A
  • Wall Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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