If it is the Xperia Z for Sony and the Lumia 920 for Nokia, it probably will be the M7 for HTC. We’re talking about how the latest flagship models could help revive the former leaders and bring them up in the very competitive smartphone market. While the One X launched last year did have remarkable specs, it didn’t exactly help HTC earn too much of profits.
Even though HTC was the first company to produce an Android smartphone, somewhere along the way, it lost out to players like Samsung. With every passing quarter, as new entrants arrive in the market with their Android smartphones, it’s only going to get tougher for this Taiwanese company to rise above the many competitors. But, we’re hoping that the M7 could be the perfect way to propel it forward.
With spectacular features like a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, this device could find quite a few takers. And even though it has only a 4.7-inch display, it may find enough buyers who need something more compact than the 5-inch giants like the Xperia Z. But it’s not just enough to make an amazing phone – HTC never had a problem with that. Even the HTC One X was a fabulous phone, which is similar in size to the upcoming M7, but less powerful with its 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
To be able to sell more, we think HTC definitely needs to focus its energy on having an aggressive marketing campaign for its upcoming flagship to get noticed. It needs to shake off its apprehensions from its sinking performance and renew its confidence when launching the new M7. Also, instead of introducing so many models that end up confusing the consumer (Sony, are you also listening?), give it a solid recognizable name, a la Samsung. This will help consumers remember your handsets and hopefully pick them over those of your competitors.… Read the rest
2013’s promising to become an even more exciting year than 2012, and it’s barely even begun! The battle for the best smartphone of 2013 is already seeing a lot of contenders, many of which are still rumored to be launching. But boy, when they do, believe us when we say that you as a consumer will be amazingly confused and spoilt for choice. So today, we’re pitting the awesome Sony Xperia Z against the rumored HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to see if these two phones could pull away Sony’s expectedly huge sales.
Screen Size: In terms of screen size, the M7 could lose out a little bit due to its 4.7-inch display, while the Xperia Z has and the Galaxy S4 is expected to have 5-inch screens. In terms of resolution too, the Xperia Z is powered by Sony’s very own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and promises to have spectacular viewing, while the Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a 441 ppi. Looks like the M7 might fall back in this category for sure.
Tech specs: While we still don’t know the exact processor in the Galaxy S4, looks like it could most probably be a quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. The Xperia Z’s got a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM, but if you want a little more power, pick up the M7 with its 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM.
Camera: In terms of the rear camera, we have to say these 3 phones are equally matched – all of them have a 13 MP rear camera. But as of now, we think the Xperia Z has a slight edge over the others, thanks to its Exmos RS sensor that lets it reproduce high quality pictures. In terms of the front-facing camera too, the Xperia Z has a 2.2 MP one, when compared with the 2 MP front-facing camera in the M7 and the 1.9 MP equivalent in the Galaxy S4.
Another interesting feature in the Xperia Z is that it’s water and dust resistant, and that’s something we haven’t been hearing about in the M7 and the Galaxy S4. But if either of these phones will actually become more popular than the Xperia Z remains to be seen.… Read the rest