HTC, Sony and Samsung have each revealed their flagship Smartphone’s for 2014 in the One M8, Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5 in that order. With three new and extremely chic Android phones on the market, which must you buy? We contrast the New HTC One (M8) 2014, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 spec for spec to discover.
Processor, graphics and performance
HTC, Sony and Samsung sport Adreno 330 graphics. All three run Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processors. The distinctions lie just in the clock speed of the processor – Samsung drives this chip the hardest, at 2.5GHz against its opponents’ 2.3GHz – and the amount of RAM. While the HTC and S5 go together with 2GB of memory, Sony hits 3GB into the Z2 – however how much variation will this in reality make, particularly given the Galaxy S5’s quicker-clocked CPU?
The Samsung, HTC and Sony are each accessible with 16GB of internal memory for your music, apps, video and more. The Galaxy S5 is supposedly as well accessible in a 32GB model; however history states you will be hard-pushed to get one. Delightfully, each comes with a microSDXC slot that allows you to connect an additional 64GB of storage (even though the HTC and Samsung can manage 128GB). The HTC as well comes with 65GB of free Google Drive cloud storage.
Whether you purchase your Smartphone from HTC, Sony or Samsung, it is going to go together with the most recent connectivity technology. That implies 4G LTE mobile connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and the very latest in Wi-Fi technology – 802.11ac -.
Sony as well permits the sharing of 4K content between your TV and Smartphone through MHL, and boasts of one-touch sharing, mirroring, listening, and backup through NFC, whereas Samsung specifies MIMO technology and provides a exceptional Download Booster that merges the power of 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to deliver downloads at a hypothetical max of 400Mb/s. That is fast.
Naturally, all the phones run the latest edition of Google Android: KitKat 4.4.2. None is a vanilla implementation of Android, nevertheless, with the Sony Xperia Z2 maybe the closest.