Originally Posted by Omnom
Okay guys I really need some help deciding on which phone to get, the HTC One M8 or the Xperia Z2.
After looking up many reviews and impressions on both these phones I still can't sort it out!!!
Basically what I've got the gist of is that, the HTC has a simple UI, clean and easy to use. Some top notch hardware, however is only really let down by the camera (which in a way is redundant to me as I am not one to use a smartphone purely for its camera).
I'm a fan of the all metal design, especially that gun metal colour. I like the little features such as the gestures, and the camera gimmicks but that seems all about it. It also has boomsound speakers which is awesome, but I dont really use my phone speakers, I tend to usually have headphones in.
The Xperia Z2 is the place to go for its hardware in all aspects, it too has stereo speakers, however not in the same league as HTC, but definitely better than the GS5. I've seen a few of the software videos and I must say, Sony have really cleaned up their UI, it looked really nice! In a way similar to that of Sense 6. I also love the fact that its waterproof! You never know when you could drop it! Especially near water!
Im leaning slightly more towards the Z2, however, price is an issue.
Ive already order the HTC One M8 through amazon when it was at its cheaper $650 price and when it was on backlog. I've still got a couple more days to decide whether or not its worth cancelling. How much is the Z2 gonna be costing? Any much more than $650? $700?
I love both phone designs and what they offer. But I'm also a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to actually buying things!!!
Anyway I thought I'd also let you know that I live in New Zealand, so none of that contract stuff, I need it straight unlocked!
Well, maybe slightly offtopic but anyway.
Did you already played with both? watched reviews about them to see the user interface etc?
What i can promise, no matter what "hands" you have: The HTC M8 will fit better than the Z2.
The M8 might not be so fully waterproof as the Xperia, but it has still an IPx3 certification, which protects it alittle from water/rain/etc.
2600 mAh battery vs. 3200.. but that doesnt have to say anything. The M8 lasts longer than the LG G2 which has a 3000 mAh battery.
i personally would stick with the HTC, because of the design, and material.
Also the camera might be a better allrounder. True, it has way less details when you zoom in, or big prints, but the HTC cam has a better low light performance, an very fast shutter, and more "features" like uFocus etc for more creativity.
Also the 5 MP front camera.
The HTC should also have the better audio quality with headphones.
i would try them out. YOU have to use it for the next time/years, so YOU have to be comfortable with holding/using it ;)
Otherwise: watch alot reviews.