PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 vs One

Performance

Processing power and speed

Xperia Z1
8.4
HTC One
8.1
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Xperia Z1
10.0
HTC One
10.0
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Xperia Z1
5.2
HTC One
5.1
Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Xperia Z1
8.0
HTC One
9.0
Reviews from pocket-lint.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Xperia Z1
7.9
HTC One
7.9

Winner
HTC One 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC One  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 vs HTC One

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xperia Z1
2,673
HTC One
1,863

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z1
3,984
HTC One
3,226

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xperia Z1
32,984
HTC One
26,556

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia Z1
2,185
HTC One
2,262

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z1
9,244
HTC One
6,816

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Xperia Z1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z1

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Better AnTuTu 3D score 9,244 vs 6,816 More than 35% better AnTuTu 3D score
Better overall performance 2,673 vs 1,863 Around 45% better geekbench score
Much higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 4 MP Around 5.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 50,976 min vs 29,952 min More than 70% longer standby time (3G)
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.7" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 8.5 mm vs 9.3 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of HTC One

Reasons to consider the
HTC One

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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 143 g vs 170 g More than 15% lighter
Slightly sharper screen 468 ppi vs 440 ppi More than 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1  vs HTC One 

9.2
8.5
Internet and connectivity Chrome is the browser of choice for the Sony Xperia Z1, and it tends to perform lovely on this device.
Xperia Z1

8.0
10.0
The LCD display comes protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers great viewing angles.
HTC One

8.0
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

8.0 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1  vs
HTC One 
Size 5" 4.7"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 440 ppi 468 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 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 20.7 MP 4 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 4 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 900 min 818 min
Standby time (3G) 50,976 min 29,952 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1  vs
HTC One 
Weight 170 g 143 g
Thickness 8.5 mm 9.3 mm
Size 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 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
Sony Xperia Z1
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HTC One
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