When it comes to smart phones, we’re always at a loss as to which phone to buy. The latest confusion is going to be among HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z4. Both the smart phone giants are battling it out with their latest launch. While the HTC One M9 is already available in the market, Sony Xperia Z4 has only been launched in Japan and will be available to the rest of the world in September of the year. Hopefully!! We have tried to draw a comparison among the two devices so that you can get a fair contrast.
Let’s first start off with the designing of the two devices. While the HTC One M9 looks somewhat like the previous version ergo the HTC one M8 still there are some major differences like the front and back are now connected via ridges and the color scheme is separated to.
HTC has managed to get rid of the plastic rim that connected the two sides of the phone in case of the M8. Sony Xperia Z4 retains the trademark OmniBalance designing of the company with the volume, camera and screen lock button on the right side of the phone and the SIM card slot on the left side of the phone.
While HTC One M9 is available in colors like Gunmetal Black, Amber/Silver/Rose Gold, Gold / Pink, Sony Xperia Z4 is going to sport colors like Black, Aqua Green, Copper and White.
3. Tech Specs:
Now it’s time for the geeky stuff about the two smart phones.
HTC One M9 is going to have a standard 5 inch screen which is going to have a screen-to-body ratio of about 68.4% and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Sony Xperia Z4 on the other hand is going to feature a 5.5 inch screen with a ratio of about 70.9% and it is going to be made of Shatter Proof Glass.
Both the phones are going to have Android 5.0 Lollipop OS along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, Quad-core Cortex 1-53/57 CPU and Adreno 430 GPU and a 3 GB RAM.
Both the phone has external memory slots expandable up to 128 GB. HTC One M9 is going to have a 32 GB internal memory and Sony Xperia Z4 is going to have two variants of 32 and 64 GB respectively.
While both the phones are sporting 20.1 MP primary camera, HTC One M9 has a dual tone flash. Both can be used to record videos having the quality of 2160p@30fps and 1080p@60fps. The cameras have geo-tagging, auto-focus, face detection and touch focus. The secondary camera of HTC One M9 is 4 MP and that of Sony Xperia Z4 is 5.1 MP.
Both the phones have vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones as alerts. Both the devices sport stereo speakers and 3.5mm jacks.
The devices support GSM/HSPA/LTE and 2G, 3G and 4G. Both of them are going to offer speed HSPA 42.2/5/76 Mbps and LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps and support Edge and GPRS.
HTC One M9 has non removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery and Sony Xperia Z4 has Li-Ion 2930 mAh battery.
Both the phones are facilitated with WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspots, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFS, Radio and USB port v2.0 MHL 3.0 TV-out and USB host. The only difference lies in the fact the HTC One M9 is coupled with an infrared port which is missing in Sony Xperia Z4.
HTML5 browser is common in both the devices with SMS, MMS, push mail, Email messaging services. HTC One M9 doesn’t support IM like the Sony Xperia Z4. Both of them have photo and document editors, fast battery charging, active noise cancellation and MP3 as well as MP4 players. While HTC has Google Drive, Sony features ANT+.
HTC One M9 weighs around 157g with a dimension of 144.6×69.7×9.61mm and Sony Xperia Z4 weighs around 144g with dimension of 146x72x6.9mm.
So, you now have a fair idea about the specifications of the two new babies in the smart phone world and you can now decide whether to buy the HTC One M9 or to wait for the Sony Xperia Z4 to get launched.