Anonymous, 31 Jul 2014Right??? Who listens to speakers on phones??? Like for real...Like who even watches videos on ... moreI had a Sony Z2 for 15 days was an absolute fail since the camera shuts down after 6 min of video recording .ooo what a fail... ALL Z2 have same issue, it just depend where you leave.
alex, 06 Jul 2014Sony wins, who uses speakers on their phone to listen to music? Ppl use bluetooth speakers or ... moreRight??? Who listens to speakers on phones??? Like for real...Like who even watches videos on phones, browses the internet, or uses them for their daily camera/camcorder....Heck...Who even makes calls on them....Oh wait....EVERYONE! Except SOME don't care about speakers....But then why get a dual speaker phone??? Why not get the one that is better in display and camera with only one speaker???
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2014That is totally crap! HTC M8 even with its Harmon Kardon version cannot beat Sony Z2 in the ea... moreSorry. Not true. M8 definitely wins in headphones and speakers.
THe Z2 is overall the better phone. But this is HTC's area...Lately.
Z2 MIGHT have some nicer equalizers though.
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2014That is totally crap! HTC M8 even with its Harmon Kardon version cannot beat Sony Z2 in the ea... moreSeems like you haven't checked out the audio tests. M8 has more clear and higher volume output. Z2 is also good, but M8 beats it easily.
You forgot to mention the fact you can connect a playstation dualshock 3 pad to the z2, turning the phone into a ps1 with the right apps - definitely a plus point
alex, 06 Jul 2014Sony wins, who uses speakers on their phone to listen to music? Ppl use bluetooth speakers or ... morei agree with you buddy! No one uses speaker for music and videos much. Also Sony Z2 has better build qualoty since in Drop Test (by Android Authority), Sony Z2's screen didnt crack or break whereas HTC M8's did crack...Also Sony has solved the lag problem that were usually seen in Sony phones. SONY Z2 is the best!
AnonD-274519, 07 Jul 2014M8 is better for headphone usage too, since it has the better audio output quality. M8 for HiF... moreThat is totally crap! HTC M8 even with its Harmon Kardon version cannot beat Sony Z2 in the earphones segment...Z2 with its Noise Cancelling earphones and built in noise cancelling feature is simply superb! M8 can never give that sony's experience!
alex, 06 Jul 2014Sony wins, who uses speakers on their phone to listen to music? Ppl use bluetooth speakers or ... moreM8 is better for headphone usage too, since it has the better audio output quality. M8 for HiFi people and Z2 for people who need a good camera.
Xperia Z2 best smartphone i ever seen i like everything in it .. will buy it soon XD
Sony wins, who uses speakers on their phone to listen to music? Ppl use bluetooth speakers or headphones. 5mp front facing camera is not a selling point. Waterproof, strong battery and bigger RAM importance can't be overstated. SONY Z2 ALL THE WAY.
AnonD-278992, 30 Jun 2014Just a slight correction. You wrote: "The top of the HTC One (M8) features an edge-to-ed... moreYou can like/prefer whatever you like. But you do not have to make up huge lies and exaggerate other things to make that point.
First of all. What planet are you from????? Samsung abandoned oled tvs? The screen of the future? Something the have spent years and so much money on that is the next wave of display tech which they are leading in??
Next. Burn in is not common. And lcds get dead pixels and their own issues. As well as tend to be uneven with bright spots.
Just a slight correction. You wrote: "The top of the HTC One (M8) features an edge-to-edge IR blaster". Actually, the IR blaster is actually located inside the power button; the rest of the black part is just trim.
As an M8 owner, I can verify the photo quality issue with outdoor photos, but I should also note that there is some truth behind HTC's "Ultrapixel" marketing. The larger pixels *do* actually collect more light, and I have had great success in low light situations where other phone cameras fall apart. This higher sensitivity may be the cause of the HDR photos getting washed out and over-driven, but this is just a guess.
Perhaps it would be useful to do a "low light" test to find out how many ambient lumens are needed to take a photo without serious artifacts/snow.
For my purposes, I don't need a high pixel count; I don't print my photos, so it doesn't matter. The largest thing I view my photos on is my TV, which is a standard 1080p unit. 1920 x 1080 resolution is 2,073,600 pixels, or 2 megapixels. Others may have different needs, so they will choose something that works for them.
These are both fine phones, and were on my short list (along with the Samsung G5). The Z2 had not been released yet, and after witnessing OLED screen burn-in, as well as seeing Samsung abandon OLED TVs, I ended up with the HTC. LED technology (HTC, Sony, Apple) consumes more power, but doesn't burn in like OLED.