HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 26, 2013

HTC Butterfly vs LG Optimus G. Which phone wins if you do a side-by-side comparison? Does the 5.0-inch display on the Butterfly, crush the one on the Optimus G? Does the Butterfly include more storage? A faster processor? Does the Optimus G have a superior camera? Get the answers to these questions below…

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HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G: 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 LG Optimus G
Display 5.0-inch Super LCD3 4.7-inch True HD-IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(317.66 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
Software Android 4.1.1 Android 4.0.4
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 13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.1MP Yes, 1.3MP
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 68.9 x 131.9 x 8.5mm
Weight 140g 145g
Talktime TBC 15.0 hours
Standby TBC 335 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, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile

 

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G 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. LG Optimus G fight plays out…

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Connectivity

Let’s talk wireless connectivity, shall we? The Butterfly includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. 4G connectivity is also baked in. LG has jammed its handset with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. You can tick 4G networking too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Size/Weight

Pocketability is crucial. The Butterfly measures 143.0 x 70.5 x 9.1mm. In comparison, the Optimus G is 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5mm. The Optimus G is the shorter of the two phones by 11.1mm. Measure the weight of the duo and the Butterfly weighs 140g, while the LG Optimus G is 145g.
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-2)

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HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Camera/Video

First, let’s examine the Butterfly, which packs a 8.0 Megapixel camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) with extras that include: 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 13.0 Megapixel camera on the Optimus G outclasses HTC’s technology on paper, although you might not see much of a difference in reality. It supports a max resolution of 4208 x 3120 pixels and also includes autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 1080p video recording. Another 1.3 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Optimus G wins (2-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Display

The Butterfly boasts a touch-sensitive Super LCD3 display, measuring 5.0 inches and delivering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Packing 2073600 pixels into this 5.0-inch screen results in a lofty 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 True HD-IPS LCD display on LG’s phone is only 0.3 inches smaller. It boasts a poorer screen resolution that the Butterfly – the display can only muster 768 by 1280 pixels. Compared to its rival, the number of pixels onscreen is 983040 and so the pixels per inch (PPI) rating is 317.66.
— The Butterfly wins (3-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Processor

1.5GHzGHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon vs. 1.5GHzGHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro
— It’s a tie, one point each (4-4)

Half-time: HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G

We’re halfway through this fight and the Butterfly and the Optimus G are tied at 4 points each. But this isn’t over. Let’s see what the Optimus G has to offer in the second half.

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Software

Android 4.1.1 vs. Android 4.0.4
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (5-5)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Applications

Android 4.1.1 vs. Android 4.0.4 The Butterfly is still leading in this fight. This fight could still go either way.
— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (6-6)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – Storage

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

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – 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 Optimus G share the points (8-8)

HTC Butterfly vs. LG Optimus G – 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 Optimus G is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, TV-out, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and Dolby Mobile
— It’s a tie, one point each (9-9)

BPF Verdict: It’s a tie! (9-9)

Neither handset wins this match-up. Here’s a summary of how this fight played out and where the key battles were fought:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Comparable
The best camera/video: LG Optimus G
The best display: HTC Butterfly
The best processor: Comparable
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Comparable
The best extras: Comparable

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