AnonD-1758, 23 Mar 2013Xperia.Z was.slightly.behind in cpu tests. it wasn't too far. Further what are you gonna do wi... moremany people enjoy playing games with their 4" iphone
so why not in 4.7" htc one ?
what you gonna do with high processing power ? seriously sooner or later your will need that processing power
and in my country xz and htc one prices doesn't differ too much, so why i should spend my money for an old hardware when at the same price u got more advanced one :)
The One has 2 main advantages over other flagships. But sadly, both of them are redundant.
1) Aluminum casing. Looks great but 98% of phone users buy cases to cover their precious phone.
2) Stereo Audio Loudspeaker. Really nice audio output from these bad boys. Reminds me of what the Nokia 5800 sounds like -only louder and cleaner. Too bad, cause most people nowadays just use the 3.5mm output music to their earphones,headphones, or some other dedicated sound system.
Xperia.Z was.slightly.behind in cpu tests. it wasn't too far. Further what are you gonna do with high processing power.... are you going to host a website on HTC one? There is not much difference between s4 pro and 600. Go to Wikipedia page of snapdragon and find. They are "almost" the same using 28nm technology. HTC one screen is small so even out has slightly high processing power you may not able to enjoy games.
In terms of designing part, HTC did well this time. I would like to see some drop test results so that customer should not have ugly device after accidental damages.
xperia z ? seriously xz was the slowest compared to sgs4 and htc one
and here are the good features of xz : awkward ergonomic, stupid display, and sudden death :)
I really do like this phone. Sadly, it has no expandable memory. Bought the xperia z last week (with expandable memory) and I am thoroughly happy with my purchase. I have a large collection of flac music files from three 32gb microsd cards and just swap these cards in my Sony xz, for my audiophile music "on the go".
Fantastic build quality hampered by the poor camera which is very essential in these days smartphones. won't buy the argument of superior sound because it depends on taste and Xperia Z sounds as good as one can get(tested).
But will definitely prefer this one over soap case like S4.
Just for the looks and the audio, the phone wins me.. the pictures i'll take with it are just for facebook (if i want large prints i'll use a dslr).. i dont watch videos on a small screen (that's why i have a 32inch tv).. its LTE.. htc sense rocks!.. its the best looking smartphone out there!.. am i a htc fanboy? yes! (atleast i'm not trolling)
AnonD-55045, 22 Mar 2013I really wanted to like this phone. The speakers and screen are pretty much it. The camera fai... moreThe phone's battery seems pretty solid, other than the terrible standby times. And the camera was the reason for the delays I believe.
Poor video and audio codec support out of box.
This is the same thing for HTC One X. I upgraded from Samsung GS2 to HTC One X. I copied some of the video files on it, tried to show off to the friends for the nice display. Most of the video files just cannot be played by its stock rom. They can be played on Samsung GS2 without any problem.
Here are the format that it doesn't support. It took me while to figure out which App has all the hardware level acceleration.
* WMV format from Microsoft.
* MTS file from panasonic camcorder
* mpg file saved from ATI All-in-Wonder HD(TV program).
I just don't understand why HTC doesn't do the completely job. If it wants to gain the market share from others, it has to do better job. Just put an aluminum case won't help much. It's not innovation for having metal case. I would rather to have a removable battery with plastic case because anyhow I will buy outterbox case for my phone.
4MP camera is another wrong bet. It just doesn't make sense to go with lower resolution. At least it should keep 8MP resolution. The phone display has 1080P, people do zoom in to see the details of the picture these days.
AnonD-87222, 23 Mar 2013I don't want to add fuel but if you want to be extra cruel, compare those pictures with the FI... moreEven better: The big shootout: Nokia 808 vs HTC One
vs Lumia 920 vs an imposter(!) - yeah, they compared it to the ancient N95! :-)
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2013For those who said battery life is not good...
Sony Xperia Z only manage 6.5 hour in web bro... moreHave you really look at the pictures? I cannot see the words "DEBENHAMS" on the far right for HTC One but I can see the words very clearly for Sony Z. Try looking at the day samples again.
As for the night shots, I can see "Silver Project" for the Sony Z, but HTC One is so fuzzy with the text!
4MP is practically a joke!
For those who said battery life is not good...
Sony Xperia Z only manage 6.5 hour in web browsing, while HTC ONE scores good 10 hours!!!
It's THE CHAMPION of Current Battery life race horse.
Go troll somewhere else PLEASE!
I love GSM Arena review how they pick wordings like that.. "Dont get too greedy.. Lol.."
And the camera which bashed many times by haters, I see that it's performance is particularly great!
Especially in dim light surroundings. GSM Arena proves itself not eaten by majority opinion and give it's own objective standard.
This is truly lovely phone and worthy successor of my current handheld. Build quality, excdellent screen, stereo speaker and great battery life on top of it!
Can't wait to hold this baby :)
AnonD-126837, 23 Mar 2013What impressive 'beats' man? Audio output of 82.7Db Compare to S3 or Iphone5 which has 91,7Db... moreBeats is not about loudness of the audio but more to quality of the audio...u can experience it if u wear a pair of headphones....like gsmarena said..it's not the loudest of them all..anyone with good hearing and sound ability will know..
Wow! Look like fanboy from other camps are in defensive mode. Anyway, Great review! all the advantages and disadvantages are clearly and objectively stated.