With the BlackBerry Z10 already on the market (not in the US), the HTC One coming next month and the Sony Xperia Z expected to be released pretty soon, it has never been a better time to buy a new handset. Okay, so we know that these are not the big players, but not everyone wants a new Galaxy S handset or iPhone.
By March all three of these handsets will be available to purchase not only in Europe but also in the US and other parts of the world, so which is best because we know that it is much more than the specs?
We have two videos for you; the first (above) is a BlackBerry Z10 vs. Sony Xperia Z review, while the second is a Sony Xperia Z VS HTC One. In the first video you are made aware from the start that the Z10 is using new software while the Xperia Z is using a tried and tested Android mobile OS, so should not throw up any nasty surprises.
If you were to go on looks and design then the Sony handset would win out, which you will see for yourself in the video. We’re told that batteries in both handsets are pretty even, which is a worry because we already know that there are a few issues with the BlackBerry Z10 battery. If you want a platform to be used as a workhorse the Z10 wins out, but if you are looking for something more for everyday use, then the Xperia Z with its stable OS and multitude of apps is the way to go.
The Sony Xperia Z and HTC is a fairer match because they both use the same platform and while the second video (below) does not go in-depth as the previous video review, it does look at how the specifications of the two compare. Both smartphones have Full HD displays, but the former has the edge when it comes to size, although there is only 0.3 inches in it.
Before you look over those video reviews we have to say just how much more striking the Sony Xperia Z looks against the HTC One or the BlackBerry Z10, we also like to point out just how alike the latter two look very similar to the iPhone 5.
On a side note, we know that the new Sony handset is water-resistant, but testing it in a toilet was a bit gross. Also if you were put off by what we said in regards to the Xperia Z looking better than the HTC One, might we suggest waiting out for the red version, as this does look rather stunning. If you would like to know how the Xperia Z compares to the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 then we already have that covered.