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HTC One vs Sony Xperia Z: The Naked Truth in our Video

Authored by: Loie Favre — Mar 27, 2013

So far this year has presented us with some pretty rad high-end devices and two of the top competitors are the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z. Both HTC and Sony have masterfully created their two flagships offering more than just top of the line hardware. Each smartphone boasts an elegant design from either side of the spectrum. Take a tour with me as your fantastic narrator as we compare the two hot Tamales side-by-side in our awesome video.

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Two sexy smartphones, but which one is better? © AndroidPIT

It's NOT (always) what's on the inside that counts

Even though the inner-laying specifications are important when choosing a smartphone, the exterior design is what will attract more people at the end of the day. No matter how developed a device is on the inside, I doubt it stands a chance if it has an ugly look. In some cases, it's NOT what's on the inside that counts (sometimes).The outer hulls are scrutinized in our videos (along with my sexy voice), giving you a close and personal look.

When it comes to the interior hardware, there isn't much to differentiate. The processor and internal memory are basically the same. Both devices perform at almost the same level. The biggest difference lies in the user interface, though both have used Android as their underlying foundation. Our vid also takes a closer look at software and menu navigation.

Which speakers will blow your mind?

In our video, we browse our website with both devices simultaneously and compare the loading time as well as display brightness, contrast and text readability. When you watch the sick Django Unchained YouTube video, you can clearly hear the difference between the two devices' speakers. But which did better? Take a look at our video and you'll find out. In terms of the camera, both did pretty well, though HTC One offered a better wide-angle.

Now you're all pumped for our amazing video:

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Once you've watched our video, you can make your mind up about which device comes out on top. In my opinion, there is no clear winner. Both devices have their pros and cons, some arguments having possibly a heavier weight than others. It comes down to pure taste.

What did you think of our comparison video? Take a peak at our other articles scrutinizing the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z individually.

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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  • Thomas Vercruysse May 5, 2013 Link to comment


    she is a HTC fan :)

  • Daniel Jones Apr 3, 2013 Link to comment

    I have always been a fan of HTC and they have again proved that they are best in the market.

  • Tihomir Stefanov Mar 31, 2013 Link to comment

    You're right - your voice is sexy :)

  • K A Mar 28, 2013 Link to comment

    Thank you very much for the review but the video is still not working after 5 minutes of watching!

  • Loie Favre
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    Mar 27, 2013 Link to comment

    Sorry guys, the video has now been fixed! Thanks for patience!

  • Robert T. Mar 27, 2013 Link to comment

    I have been using the Xperia Z for well over two weeks now, and I have to say that I'm very pleased with the transition from my old handset, which was the HTC Desire HD. I simply love the UI of the Z. The whole handset actually feels very classy, and the operations clean. Also, it came without much bloatware (for the C6603, that is. I'm not sure about the other models, tho).

    I'm sure there's much to be said about The One, and judging by the reviews that have come out so far, it seems like a solid device. The speakers are certainly a plus. But then again, it really all depends on the usage. I imagine a group of friends huddled together, watching a movie; and despite the screen size, they can hear the goings-on loud and clear. That is certainly an advantage. But for many others, they will always opt for wireless speakers/headphones when listening to music and/or watching movies. It's a much more wholesome experience when done this way.

  • Dogukan Mar 27, 2013 Link to comment

    The video is only 5 minutes long but it has 15 minutes of black screen.

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