HTC Butterfly vs. HTC One X – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on March 7, 2013

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…

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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
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
Keyboard No No
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
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, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.3MP
4G LTE No
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 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm
Weight 140g 130g
Talktime TBC 10.0 hours
Standby TBC 384 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, 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)

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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).

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.

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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