Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8: Clash of Titans

May 19 2014, 18:45 IST
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Design and look-wise, HTC One M8 is more attractive than Sony Xperia Z2. Design and look-wise, HTC One M8 is more attractive than Sony Xperia Z2.
SummaryTech fraternity starts pitching Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8.

smartphones and Z2 is perhaps its best creation. It is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sized 20.7MP sensor, background defocus mode that takes two shots and then merges them (giving impression of a short depth of field), 120fps 720p video footage facility, SteadyShot feature that ensures image stabilization and Superior Auto mode for novices to take excellent images.

On the other side, HTC One M8 is packed with 4.1 ‘UltraPixels’ rear camera having features like depth sensor, 180° x 360° panorama view, 12 video effects, one-touch refocus and many more. The Ultrapixel camera is capable of capturing nearly 300% more light than a megapixel camera, thus enabling better clicks in low light. These features are alluring but will definitely fall short in front of Xperia Z2 camera. However, when it comes to front faced secondary camera, M8 is better equipped than Xperia Z2. While the former has 5MP camera, the latter has 2.2MP snapper, both having 1080p video capabilities. The selfie addicts will have more reasons to cheer with HTC M8 over Z2. So, the competition gets balanced here.

Operating System and User Interface

Sony Xperia Z2 as well as HTC One M8 comes with Android v.4.4 KitKat OS. However, they differ in terms of user interfaces. While the former has Xperia Themes on top of Android platform, the latter comes with the latest and unique UI, HTC Sense 6.0. Users will get advanced UI features with M8, such as improved BlinkFeed, social reader, double tapping to turn on the screen, and many more. Z2, on the other hand, is equipped with Smart Backlight feature that automatically turns off the screen when the user is not looking at the display. There is no doubt that HTC One M8 with HTC Sense 6.0 UI in hand, is a much better option than Xperia Z2 in terms of UI.

Processor, Internal Memory and Storage

Both the advanced smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 801 series processor but the speeds at which they are clocked vary. While HTC One (M8) comes with MSM8974AC chipset clocked at a speed of 2.5GHz, Sony Xperia Z2 draws energy from MSM8974AB chip clocked at a speed of 2.3GHz. Sony has tried to compensate the CPU speed with that of RAM capacity (3G RAM), which is more than the 2GB DDR3 RAM available in HTC One M8. Both the mobiles come with 16GB internal storage, where the storage capacity can be expanded up to

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