Thursday, April 2, 2015
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The Desire Eye is a high end smartphone with a casing that looks cheap, but for those, it’s considered an innovation because of that two tone combination that HTC used on this model. The Xperia Z3 has a totally different deign, but has the same screen size. Let’s see who wins this battle.
Designs, displays and dimensions
The Desire Eye has a plastic back panel comes in white or dark blue, and the frame has another color, red corresponding to white and light blue corresponding to dark blue. The logo from the back has the same color as the frame, which is pretty nice. The Desire Eye doesn’t have the two rows of loud speakers, like its sibling, the One M8, and the rear camera was moved from the center to the upper left. This device weights 154grams, it’s thicker and taller than the Xperia Z3, measuring 151.7×73.8×8.5 mm, but it’s also dust and water resistant.
The Xperia Z3 has a casing made of nylon, aluminum and glass, which makes it look very sleek. The back is flat, the shape is rectangular and the corners are slightly rounded. The front panel is covered with shatter proof glass instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but it’s quite efficient. This phone is 2grams lighter than the Desire Eye and measures 146x72x7.3 mm.
Both devices have 5.2inches displays (IPS LCD on the Xperia Z3) with the same resolution – 1080×1920 pixels, and pixel density – 424ppi.
Hardware and OS
The Xperia Z3 has almost the same hardware performance as the Desire Eye, but it’s a bit faster because of the higher clock speed and RAM capacity. However, it uses the same Krait 400 processor with four cores (2.5GHz), backed by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset and paired with Adreno 330 graphics. As we were saying, it has bigger RAM (3GB) and the internal storage is available in variants of 16 and 32GB, expandable up to 128GB. The Desire Eye has its processor clocked at 2.3GHz, uses 2GB of RAM and its internal memory has a capacity of 16GB, supporting expansion up to 128GB. The Sony device handles multi tasking much better than its opponent thanks to the extra GB of RAM. Both of them come loaded with Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), but the Xperia Z3 will be upgraded to v5.0 (Lollipop) sooner.
The Desire Eye has both of its cameras with the same resolution, 13MP, and it will be preferred by the selfie lovers. The Xperia Z3 provides a much better back camera, which is 20.7MP, but the front camera disappoints at 2.1MP. The HTC device has the “eye” technology and brings many interesting features: screen sharing, face tracking, live make-up, face fusion and crop me in. The Xperia Z3 has a 1/2.3” sensor size and a better video capture at 2160p@30fps, compared to 1080p@30fps.
The Desire Eye has a smaller battery of 2400mAh which, on paper, promises to last 20 hours when talking on 3G. The Xperia Z3 has a bigger battery of 3100mAh, but according to gsmarena, it offers only 16 hours of talking time. Also, both batteries are non-removable.
The Desire Eye was recently released and its price is quite high at 800 dollars. The 16GB variant of the Xperia Z3 costs 530 dollars on Amazon.