PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z vs One

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia Z
7.7
HTC One
7.8
Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z
8.3
HTC One
8.9
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia Z
7.9
HTC One
7.6
GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia Z
8.4
HTC One
9.0
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 2 more

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia Z
8.0
HTC One
8.2

Winner
HTC One 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC One  based on its performance, graphics and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z vs HTC One

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z
1,590
HTC One
1,863

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z
2,926
HTC One
3,226

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Xperia Z
1,336 ms
HTC One
1,124 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia Z
2,664
HTC One
2,262

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z
15 fps
HTC One
17 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

Xperia Z
173 min
HTC One
155 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z

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Faster web browser 2,664 vs 2,262 Around 20% better BrowserMark score
Significantly higher resolution front camera 13.1 MP vs 4 MP More than 3.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.7" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.3 mm More than 15% thinner
Front view of HTC One

Reasons to consider the
HTC One

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Slightly faster graphics 17 fps vs 15 fps Around 15% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 440 ppi More than 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z  vs HTC One 

8.0
9.0
The camera has a fast f/2.0 lens, a backside illuminated sensor (BSI), HDR for photo and video recording, panorama sweep and a plethora of shooting features.
HTC One

8.5
8.5
That sounds pretty good, but keep in mind that if you regularly use your phone for more “advanced” stuff like camera, GPS, video playback or gaming, the battery life will quickly drop to one full day.
Xperia Z

9.0
9.5
Our daylight images would benefit from a tad more brightness and contrast for example, as would our interior still life shot likewise benefit from an application of the HTC's built-in filter in the Google Play version.
HTC One

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z  vs
HTC One 
Size 5" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 468 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 4 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 4 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 840 min 818 min
Standby time (3G) 31,824 min 29,952 min
Capacity 2,330 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z  vs
HTC One 
Weight 146 g 143 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 9.3 mm
Size 71 x 139 x 7.9 mm 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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