If you judge the HTC Butterfly against the HTC One X, which one is technically the best? Is the 5.0-inch display on the Butterfly an improvement over the screen in the One X? Does it have a faster processor? Is the One X’s 8.0MP camera better? All of these questions are answered in the comparison below…
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X: 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||HTC One X|
|Display||5.0-inch Super LCD3||4.7-inch Super LCD2|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels
|720 x 1280 pixels
|Processor||1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon||1.5GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3|
|Software||Android 4.1.1||Android 4.0|
|Storage||16GB internal, microSD cards up to 32GB||32GB internal, no expansion slot|
|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, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording|
|Yes, 2.1MP||Yes, 1.3MP|
|Bluetooth||4.0 with A2DP||4.0 with A2DP|
|Size||70.5 x 143.0 x 9.1mm||69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm|
|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, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and Beats audio|
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X 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. HTC One X fight plays out…
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Connectivity
The wireless talents of the Butterfly include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi And Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also includes 4G connectivity where available. HTC, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G support is a no-no, however.
— The Butterfly wins (1-0)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Size/Weight
As for size and weight, let’s look at the numbers. The One X is the thinner of the two phones (just), measuring 8.9mm to the Butterfly’s 9.1mm. Weighing 130g, the One X is 10g lighter than the Butterfly, which weighs 140g. Check out the graph below for a visual representation of the size and weight of both phones.
— The One X wins (1-1)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Camera/Video
The Butterfly comes packing a built-in 8.0 Megapixel camera with advanced features such as: autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging, simultaneous video/photo recording and 1080p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 2.1 Megapixels.
The HTC One X matches its opponent with a 8.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording. A second 1.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Butterfly wins (2-1)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Display
The Butterfly features a 5.0-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Jamming 2073600 pixels into this screen size gives the Butterfly an excellent pixel density of 440.6 pixels per inch (PPI).
|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.|
In contrast, the 4.7-inch touch-sensitive Super LCD2 display on HTC’s phone is smaller. In this battle, it suffers from a lower screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. With 921600 pixels on the 4.7-inch screen, the pixel density is 312.553 pixels per inch.
— The Butterfly wins (3-1)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Processor
— It’s a tie, one point each (4-2)
Half-time: HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X
At this halfway stage, the Butterfly leads by 4-2, a 2-point advantage. Can the One X fight back? The next round is all about software…
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Software
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-3)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Applications
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-4)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Storage
— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-5)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – 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 One X share the points (8-6)
HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – Extras
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-7)
BPF Verdict: The HTC Butterfly wins! (9-7)
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