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Sony Xperia Z3

Verizon
D6708
Sony Xperia Z3 HTC One M9
Global Score
8.768.71
Basic Information
SonyHTC
Android 4.4.4Android 5.0
2014-09-032015-03-01
5.85 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches
6.02 ounces5.54 ounces
Black and WhiteBlack, Gold, Gray and Pink
--Aluminium
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 299.00 at Amazon$ 269.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
5.2 inches5 inches
1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
IPS LCDS-LCD 3
424 pixels per inch441 pixels per inch
592 cd/m2 brightness--
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
8.58
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset
Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz) processor64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 (Quad-Core 2000 MHz + Quad-Core 1500 MHz) processor
3 GB (933 MHz) RAM3 GB (800 MHz) RAM
Adreno 330 (450 MHz) GPUAdreno 430 (600 MHz) GPU
8.649.27
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
4.624.62
Camera
20.70 MP + 2.20 MP20.00 MP + 4.00 MP
f/2.00 aperturef/2.20 aperture
25.00mm focal length27.80mm focal length
0.43 inches (1/2.3") sensor0.42 inches (1/2.4") sensor
3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K) video resolution
1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD) slow motion video--
9.028.47
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
Nano SIMNano SIM
9.48.9
Battery Life
3200mAh Battery2840mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
Wireless Charging--
920 hours standby time
21 hours talk time
391 hours standby time
25.4 hours talk time
4.643.84
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.1
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
--Infra-red port
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor
--FM Radio

Comparisson review

The Xperia Z3 is a bit better than HTC One M9, having a general score of 8.76 against 8.71. These phones have Android OS (operating system), but the Xperia Z3 has the older 4.4.4 version and HTC One M9 has Android 5.0. Even though Xperia Z3 and HTC One M9 were only released 6 months apart, Xperia Z3's body is a bit thinner but just a little heavier than HTC One M9.

The HTC One M9 counts with a little bit better processing power than Xperia Z3, and although they both have a 3 GB RAM, the HTC One M9 also has a 64-bit processing unit, a larger number of cores and a much better 600 megahertz GPU. Xperia Z3 counts with a bit sharper display than HTC One M9, because although it has a just a little inferior amount of pixels per inch of display, and they both have the same resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Xperia Z3 also counts with a little bigger screen.

Xperia Z3 has a bit better camera than HTC One M9, and although they both have the same video resolution and the same video frame rates, the Xperia Z3 also has a camera with a better resolution, a bigger sensor and a larger diafragm aperture to capture better low light images. Xperia Z3 and HTC One M9 both count with similar storage to store more apps and games, both of them have exactly the same internal storage capacity and a SD memory slot that supports up to 128 GB.

Xperia Z3 counts with a way better battery performance than HTC One M9, because it has 3200mAh of battery capacity against 2840mAh.

Although Sony Xperia Z3 is a better device, it is a little more expensive than the HTC One M9, and it doesn't have such a good price and quality relation as the HTC One M9. If you prefer to save some dollars, you can buy HTC One M9, and give up a couple features, but you'll get the most with your savings.