HTC 10
HTC 10 Android-based smartphones are displayed during the launch event in Taitung, Taiwan, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The HTC One M10 (aka HTC 10) is receiving good reception from critics because of its top-notch specs and features. Although Sony has axed its Xperia Z lineup, it has launched the Sony Xperia X Performance flagship smartphone that belongs to the new Xperia X lineup. Here is a comparison between the two smartphones on the basis of their specifications, features, price and release date.

Design and Display

The HTC 10 wears a full metallic chassis. It measures 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm and weighs 161 grams. It comes in color choices like gray, gold, silver and red.

Unlike the rear panel made up of glass on Xperia Z phones, the Sony Xperia X Performance sports a metallic shell. It measures 143.7 x 70.4 x 8.7 mm and its weight is 164.4 grams. The IP68 certified chassis protects it from damage from water and dust.

The HTC 10 has a Super LCD 5 technology-driven 5.2-inch screen that supports Quad HD resolution. The 5-inch IPS LCD Triluminos display of Xperia X Performance supports full HD resolution.

Chipset, RAM and Storage

Both the phones are powered by the same Snapdragon 820 chipset. The HTC 10 is equipped with 4 GB of RAM whereas Xperia X Performance has 3 GB of RAM. The HTC 10 comes in two storage editions of 32 GB and 64 GB and supports up to 2 TB of microSD card on its external storage. The Xperia X Performance comes in a single storage version of 32 GB. It supports up to 200 GB of microSD on its memory card slot.

Camera, Other Features and Battery

The HTC 10 has a 12-megapixel shooter on its back panel that offers features like OIS, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. The 5-megapixel selfie snapper of the phone also supports OIS. The Xperia X Performance has a 23-megapixel rear camera, coupled with features like phase detection autofocus, single LED flash and a dedicated button for launching camera. It houses a 13-megapixel front-facing camera.

Both the smartphones run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The HTC 10 is endowed with features like USB Type-C port, a fingerprint reader embedded in its Home button and dual (non-stereo) speakers on its front panel. The Xperia X Performance has stereo-enabled dual frontal speakers and a fingerprint scanner under its Home button. The HTC 10 has a 3,000 mAh battery whereas the Sony flagship houses a 2,700 mAh battery.

Price and Release Date

The HTC 10 was announced earlier this month and its carrier pricing in the U.S. is still under the wraps. However, its unlocked variant is priced at $699. It is expected to be available in the U.S. by May.

The Sony X Performance was announced in February but there is no confirmation on when it will hit the U.S. market. According to AndroidPIT, the price of Xperia X Performance has not been declared yet. However, it is expected to be costlier than the Xperia X smartphone that is priced at 599 euros ($677).