HelpYou, 15 Jun 2014Sony has the better camera, but the glass may broke easily and there may be gaps in the corner... moreHow does it have the better build quality? If the z2s glass and protective cover is anything like the z1s then it's very strong glass. And aluminum chips, scratches, and dents. Both are cheap recyclable material
Sony xperia is one of the most premium smartphone in this price and features segments....
So Z2 is better than Htc m8 over ram,body,battery life,camera,recording4k,& avyo maximum level of waterproofing.....
Mad man, 15 Jun 2014Most of these comments are fanboys stuff so ignore and pick what you like both great.Sony has the better camera, but the glass may broke easily and there may be gaps in the corners of the screen. Z2's audio output isn't as good as HTC's, but battery lasts longer. HTC has a almost unusable camera, huge bezels and it's also a bit heavier. HTC has almost perfect audio output and has the better build quality. HTC doesn't have wireless charging possibility, since it's materials make it impossible.
If you need a good camera and a great battery life - choose the Z2.
If you love to listen to music with your expensive HiFi headphones, choose the M8. I personally chose HTC this time, but I almost bought a LG G2... It was a hard decision, but I've been more than happy.
Most of these comments are fanboys stuff so ignore and pick what you like both great.
I've been using my M8 for about a week now. Great device. Only complaint is the camera, which takes bad photos... My S4 took better photos.
one of the better versus reviews so far by gsmarena... these 2 phones are the top premium looking phones backed up by premium specs with the price you're paying for... great job by Sony (Z2 with great battery life, water and dust proofing, 4k video, 3gb ram etc.) on this one and great respect for HTC esp with build and audio standards. now these 2 are the real "premium" smartphones of 2014..
[deleted post]Yeah, the M8 is the better built one. Z2 has smaller bezels and a bit bigger screen and is about the same size as the M8. I personally chose HTC for better audio output and non-glass body.
If you have read the link I posted, you would understand.
I wouldnt say m8's 4up is enough as if you read the article it needs serious resolution.
What I'm trying to say is that the m8 DOES have a decent camera, but not perfect.
You are not goind to judge you phone based on the camera ALONE. check on the other criterias (Performance, design, screen etc)
I still think they're both great phones, being objective. I would choose m8 just for my own preference. and still would give credit to Sony for making a great phone
Htc m8 look better and perform better faster than the z2
Next week i will buy my first htc phone the m8 :D
m8 for sure..
most beautiful and best optimization ui without any lag and issue. .
i like it over any other phone.
haanji, 12 Jun 2014it seems lot of online review sites do not want to declare z2 as a winner despite outperformin... moreZ2 has build quality issues. There have been reported to be gaps in the corners of the screen. Also the glass may broke while the device is resting in your pocket. I'm not saying that the Z2 was a bad device, but it has typical Sony problems. Of course, not all of them have these.
I have used the M7 and it is very solid. its been dropped a lot and has taken a lot of abuse. Still works as good as new and i think i will replace it with an M8. I also feel sony is not as well built as the HTC or Iphone. but its much better than the samsung. The M8 feels way more Premium to look and feel. M8 is the phone for me
AnonD-273388, 12 Jun 2014Here's my take about M8's Camera:
http://m.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobi... moreNope Sony is winner!
Plus can not compare with Sony's Quality and Reliability, 2nd to none!!!
AnonD-273388, 12 Jun 2014Here's my take about M8's Camera: http://m.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobi... moreWell to say that you dont need anymore pixels than 4up kinda reminds me of how every tech geek was bashing a wp by saying it was under spec with its low cpu and ram, the only difference being is that it actually works really well on wp and the 4up on htc really does suck.
it seems lot of online review sites do not want to declare z2 as a winner despite outperforming m8.
I don't know on what basis is z2 screen poorer than m8? go to any shop and compare the two. m8's colours are washed out and the screen is less crisper than z2.
as for audio quality of m8 speakers, I mean who cares? how many are going to use the front speakers in day to day basis?
and please let us not fool anyone on who has better build quality. z2 clearly are ahead with their premium glass finish and ip certificate.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2014The audio output is a bit worse than on M8. That and the durability of the glass on the Z2 mak... moreThey findings are based on how clean the audio output is. an enchanced sound is indeed different from a clean one mind you.
For me the good thing about the m8 and m7 is that it can handle headphones with large impendance.
Here's my take about M8's Camera:
and why enlarge the pic sample?? tsk. c'mon now.
I know Z2's camera is better, but not by a long margin and not as much as you folks describe.
4k video? ha! less than 20% of us has 4k resolution TVs to take advantage, let alone the overheating, storage issues it brings.
For me is a TIE, and MUCH better then Sammy's S5.