HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 6, 2013

Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Butterfly, outperform the Lumia 920’s 4.5-inch display? Is its quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor faster? These questions are answered in the table and smartphone comparison that follows…

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HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920: 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 Nokia Lumia 920
Display 5.0-inch Super LCD3 4.5-inch IPS ClearBlack LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
768 x 1280 pixels
(331.778 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Software Android 4.1.1 Windows Phone 8
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, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization 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 3.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 70.5 x 143.0 x 9.1mm 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7mm
Weight 140g 185g
Talktime TBC 10.0 hours
Standby TBC 400 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, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and free SkyDrive storage

 

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 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. Nokia Lumia 920 fight plays out…

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Connectivity

As far as wireless tech is concerned, the Butterfly comes stacked with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. It also boasts support for faster 4G networks, making it a superb all-rounder. Nokia has jammed its Lumia handset with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP and EDR. You can tick 4G networking too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Size/Weight

How big are these phones? The Lumia 920 is the wider of the two (but not so you’d notice). It measures 70.8mm to the Butterfly’s 70.5mm. The Butterfly is definitely the taller of the two handsets, measuring 143.0mm to the Lumia 920′s 130.3mm. The Lumia 920 also carries more weight than the Butterfly. Compare the two and Nokia’s phone is 185g and HTC’s’ handset is a much more pocket-friendly 140g. The Butterfly takes an early lead.
— The Butterfly wins (2-1)

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HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Camera/Video

HTC has opted for an 8.0 Megapixel camera in its phone, which boasts autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, face/smile detection, geo-tagging, simultaneous video/photo recording and 1080p video recording. It supports a max resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. Oh and there’s also a decent 2.1MP camera on the front for making video calls.

The Lumia 920′s 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, Nokia’s PureView technology, touch focus, image stabilization and 1080p video recording) equals the Butterfly for Megapixels but trumps it for performance. Another 1.3 Megapixel camera located on the front is ideal for video calls.
— The Lumia 920 wins (2-2)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – 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 stellar 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.

Lumia 920′s touch-sensitive IPS ClearBlack LCD screen is smaller at 4.5 inches. Its 768 x 1280 pixel resolution is no match for the HTC display. With 983040 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a big league 331.778 pixels per inch.
— The Butterfly wins (3-2)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Processor

Under the hood, the Butterfly’s dances to the beat of a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon drum, while the Lumia 920 uses a dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, clocked at 1.5GHz.
— The Butterfly wins (4-2)

Half-time: HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920

Halfway through this fight, the Butterfly has opened up a useful 2-point lead. But this isn’t over. Let’s see what the Lumia 920 has to offer in the second half.

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Software

The HTC Butterfly runs Android 4.1.1, enhanced by the HTC Sense UI; Nokia, having long since abandoned Symbian for its smartphones, puts its trust in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. While the Windows mobile OS has certainly improved, it’s still not a patch on Google’s software. So…
— The Butterfly wins (5-2)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Applications

The number of apps available for the Butterfly and Lumia 920 is crucial. According to the latest numbers, the Butterfly has the biggest app library in Google Play. It numbers over 675000 apps compared to the Windows Phone Store, which has in excess of 125000 apps. There are three rounds to go. The Butterfly now has a commanding lead and can’t be beaten.
— The Butterfly wins (6-2)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (7-3)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – 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 Lumia 920 share the points (8-4)

HTC Butterfly vs. Nokia Lumia 920 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (9-5)

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

The HTC Butterfly wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 920, taking 5 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 1.
You can see where the fight was won – the Butterfly has the best balance between size and weight, it rocks a superior 5.0-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel display and in the Android vs. Windows Phone 8 battle, the Butterfly easily comes out on top.

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