HTC One M9 Plus Sony Xperia Z3 Plus 
HTC One M9 PlusSony Xperia Z3 Plus
magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 35,999 onwardsRs. 26,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2015Jun, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 565 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper LCD3, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Processor2.2 GHz2 GHz
Processor NameMediaTek MT6795TQualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUPowerVR G6200Adreno 430
Camera20.0 MP20.7 MP
Secondary Camera4.0 MP5.1 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TBup to 128 GB
Thickness9.6 mm6.9 mm
Weight168 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity2840 mAh2930 mAh
Battery Standby626 hrs590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)598 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime23.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)13.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Premium, high-end design - all metal with a beautiful two-tone finish
  • Good display - crisp, good color production, and decent viewing angles
  • Good overall speed/performance
  • Very good audio quality
  • HTC's BoomSound - vocals are crisp and well projected
  • Good call quality
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Average camera
  • Average battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor is a bit of a hit-and-miss
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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