HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 7, 2013

If you hold the HTC Butterfly up against the Blackberry Z10, which one should you buy? Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Butterfly, outdo the Z10’s 4.2-inch display? Which phone has the most versatile operating system? Will you be satisfied by the Z10’s 8.0MP camera? Get the answers to these questions in the table that follows.

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HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

HTC Butterfly VS Blackberry Z10
Display 5.0-inch Super LCD3 4.2-inch LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(355.476 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.1.1 Blackberry 10
Storage 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB 16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB
Rear
camera
8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging, simultaneous video/photo recording and 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 2.0MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP 4.0 with A2DP
Size 70.5 x 143.0 x 9.1mm 65.6 x 130.0 x 9.0mm
Weight 140g 135g
Talktime TBC 10.0 hours
Standby TBC 300 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out

 

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 fight plays out…

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Connectivity

The wireless options on the Butterfly include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also incorporates 4G for speedy data downloads. As for the Z10, Blackberry has built it with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi as standard. There’s also 4G connectivity where available.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Size/Weight

How large are these two phones? The Z10 is the slimmer of the two phones with a depth of 9.0mm. The Butterfly is wider, measuring 70.5mm to the Z10′s 65.6mm. The Butterfly is slightly tubbier than the Z10, weighing in at 140g. The Z10 is 5g lighter at 135g. The Z10 sneaks into an early lead.
— The Z10 wins (1-2)

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HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Camera/Video

The Butterfly’s 8.0 Megapixel camera features: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging, simultaneous video/photo recording and 1080p video recording. It has a max resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For video calling, you’ll find a second 2.1MP camera on the front.

The Z10 also sports a 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, image stabilization, face detection, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording), so there’s no real difference in camera quality. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 2.0MP.
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (2-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Display

HTC has built the Butterfly with a 5.0-inch touch-sensitive display. The Super LCD3 screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The pixels per inch (PPI) measurement here is a sky-high 440.6.

XXXX pointy arrow The HTC Butterfly features a 5.0-inch Super LCD3 display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 440.6.

Z10′s touch-sensitive LCD display is less roomy, measuring 4.2 inches. Its 768 x 1280 pixel resolution loses out to the Butterfly’s display. Do the math again and the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is still a striking 355.476.
— The Butterfly wins (3-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Processor

As for processing grunt, the Z10 uses a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon, rated at 1.5GHz. The Butterfly’s processor is a more powerful 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chip.
— The Butterfly wins (4-3)

Half-time: HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10

We’re halfway through this fight and the Butterfly leads by 1. Of course, this deficit can be overturned. But is the Z10 good enough to fight back?

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Software

As for the operating systems, the Butterfly runs Android 4.1.1, while the Z10 uses Blackberry 10.
— The Butterfly wins (5-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Applications

How do the Butterfly and Z10 fare in an app battle? Taking the raw numbers into account, Google Play beats Blackberry App World by 675000 apps to 105000. So the Z10 gets beaten by the Butterfly in this round. The Butterfly stays out in front. With a three-point gap, the Butterfly has this fight all but won.
— The Butterfly wins (6-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-4)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Butterfly and the Z10 share the points (8-5)

HTC Butterfly vs. Blackberry Z10 – Extras

Finally, the Butterfly also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and Beats Audio. In comparison, the Z10 features GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, Blackberry Maps and an HDMI out.
— The Butterfly wins (9-5)

BPF Verdict: The HTC Butterfly wins! (9-5)

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