Sony Xperia Z vs HTC One: Who Will Win the Battle of Best 1080p Android Phone?

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In 2013, smartphone makers are loving to bring their best offerings to lure the attraction of the consumers. It can be said so as the flagship models of major global manufacturers are debuting with astonishing specs including full HD displays, 13MP cameras, quad core processors and efficient battery life.

At CES 2013 and MWC 2013, the two major tech shows that happen every year, the trend of 1080p Quad Core smartphone running on Android Jelly Bean OS became a drug for tech vendors. One of the biggest launches in the respective category so far has been Sony Xperia Z and HTC One.


Today, Sony launched in India - Xperia Z and Xperia ZL at Rs 38,990 and Rs 36,990, which are now available for pre-order from different online retailer sites and will be released in the next week.

At the same time, HTC One, another 1080p flagship smartphone, was unveiled a week prior to MWC 2013 and the smartphone will reportedly land in India sometime around April. HTC has already started showcasing the handset in the nation to the tech media world.

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Sony Xperia Z vs HTC One: Who Will Win Battle of Best 1080p Handset?

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Hence, Gizbot has come up with an interesting spec comparison between Xperia Z and One - the two 1080p display, quad core flagship smartphones to see which one will be a definite winner in the Indian market. Have a look at it below!

Form Factor: Xperia Z boasts dimension of 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and weight of around 146 grams, whereas, One carries a dimension of 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm and weighs in at 143 grams.

Further, Xperia Z comes with IP57 water and dust resistant certifications, which makes it an interesting offering.

On the display front, Xperia Z sports a 5 inch 10 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 441 ppi pixel density. Also, the device has a shatter proof and scratch resistant glass protection and is equipped with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, which displays superior quality images.

In comparison, HTC One flaunts a 4.7 inch Super LCD3 multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an eye-popping pixel density of 469. Further, the display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It is to be noted that the increased pixel density in the smartphone will be combined with the Super LCD 3 display offering faster response times.

Processor: In this segment, HTC One scores more with a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor as compared to the 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor in Xperia Z. The Qualcomm chip can increase the power management capabilities, multimedia performance and offer fast graphic processing.

Operating System: Both Xperia Z and One are based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they come with features including Project Butter for smoother and responsive performance, on-screen buttons for navigation, improved expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, Android Beam, Google Now and more.

Camera: Xperia Z houses a 13MP Exmor RS rear camera with HDR, autofocus, LED flash and sweep panorama and a 2.2MP front camera for video calling.

On the other hand, One has a 4MP camera termed as 'UltraPixel' with autofocus, LED flash, optical image stabilization and a 2.1MP front camera for video calling. Further, both the handsets are capable of recording 1080p videos.

While the camera in Sony can match with the capabilities of digital cameras with its Exmor RS technology, the camera in HTC One is talked about much as it is the first one to come with UltraPixel camera, which is similar to the one used in advanced compact cameras. Further, these UltraPixel cameras are claimed to offer better low light performance.

Storage: Xperia Z has 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and comes with a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage. On the other hand, HTC One comes with 32GB/64GB internal storage and 2GB RAM. Though HTC One lacks a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support, the 32GB/64GB internal storage should be suffice to store all the content.

Connectivity: Both Xperia Z and HTC One come with superfast connectivity speeds with up to 100 Mbps download speeds apart from usual connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0. Further, HTC One comes with an Infrared sensor as well.

Battery: Again, both Xperia Z and HTC One comes with 2,330 mAh battery. While the backup of the HTC offering remains unknown, Xperia Z with Battery Stamina Mode is claimed to have 11 hours talk time and 550 hours standby.

Price: Sony has launched Xperia Z in India at Rs 38,990. On the other hand, there is no detail about the official price of HTC One in India, however, the handset is estimated to cost Rs 42,500 approximately.

Other Features: Xperia Z has features such as Exmor RS and HDR camera technologies, Battery Stamina Mode and a plethora of media applications including Walkman, Album and Movies. Also, the handset is waterproof and dust resistant. At the same time, HTC One with Sense 5 UI comes with features such as BlinkFeed, Zoe, BoomSound and Sense Voice for a enhanced user experience.

Both Sony Xperia Z and HTC One are advanced smartphones that have outstanding features in terms of software and hardware. Apart from this, they also have exciting software features as they are flagship smartphones of the tech titans.

At the end, Gizbot leaves the buying decision to the consumers based on the features and price of the handsets.

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