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Excellence Score
26.7
29.6
Value for Money Score
50.1
32.2
Price Rs. 20,790 onwards Rs. 40,948 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2015 Jun, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.0 Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.1
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 565 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super LCD3, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6795T Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU PowerVR G6200 Adreno 430
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 20.0 MP 20.7 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera with sapphire cover lens, BSI Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 27.8mm Lens, Automatic simultaneous video and image recording, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 4.0 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features BSI Sensor, F/2 Aperture, 26.8mm Lens, Full HD Video Recording, 2um Pixel Size, HDR Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM
Thickness 9.6 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 168 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 2840 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby 626 hrs 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) 598 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 23.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 13.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Behaviour Detecting Homescreen; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via HDMI; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; HTC BoomSound Dolby Audio; HTC Themes app; HTC BlinkFeed; Zoe app Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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