HTC One vs HTC Butterfly: Wait for Ultrapixel Camera Flagship or Buy the Monster Phablet Right Now?

By: Anuj Bhatia

Welcome back HTC! This is what the Taiwanese giant would like to hear when consumers get their hands on HTC One - Company's new flagship device, this summer. Surely, HTC needs this kind of reaction, as the mobile handset manufacturer, is reeling under pressure from the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4. Verbal wars on Twitter won't lead a company, but what is important is consumer's reaction towards a device. Even it is negative, it helps a vendor to rectify it instantly.

In this feature, GizBot will talk about flagship rivalry between the HTC One and HTC Butterfly. You have seen many a times a comparison between two rivals of different brands. This time around, GizBot pits two HTC devices bit-by-bit. Are you ready to see this deadly battle more brutal? Let's dig into the feature.

Display and form factor

The HTC One is one of the most satisfying devices, seen in a long time. Unlike, the HTC Butterfly which is made from polycarbonate plastic, this device is crafted from complete aluminum. The device weighs around 143 grams. Display wise, it comes with a 4.7-inch 1080p Full HD display (468ppi), which is unbelievable. The design has similarities with iPhone 5, but hey this is rather better designed. On the front two speakers grills matches perfectly with the design philosophy. HTC has gone for a unique two button approach. Over all, this is the so far the best from HTC.

On the other hand, HTC Butterfly is not completely different from the HTC One, but it is as solid as the latter handset. The HTC Butterfly is made from polycarbonate plastic. Surely, you won't find the serene comfort as iconic on the HTC One; still the experience is far better than the Samsung Galaxy S3. The device has a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1080p HD resolution. The device weighs around 140 grams, a bit heavy when compared to the HTC One

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HTC One vs HTC Butterfly: Wait for Ultrapixel Camera Flagship

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Processor power

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad core processor (1.7GHz), which is fine for a high end device. From browsing to running app, the experience would be gratifying and alluring. With HTC One, the firm has come up with redesigned HTC Sense (now Sense 5.0) along with in-built software features. The company has fitted 2GB of RAM to accomplish every mammoth task. Internal RAM consists varies from 16GB/32GB/64GB. Coupled with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, it guarantees unbiased experience with no lags at all.

The HTC Butterfly comes with 1.5-GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There would be no lags and glitches, as it is powered by a high -end processor. The device has 2GB of RAM, which is same when compared to the HTC One. One main difference between the HTC One and HTC Butterfly is the embedded software capabilities found in the respective handsets. While the former handset comes with all new HTC Sense 5.0, the latter handset still stuck with HTC Sense UI 4+. You won't find the same out of world experience as in the HTC One. The handset uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


The biggest asset of having HTC one is the camera. It is not an ordinary megapixel led camera. HTC says that they have used a new technology to take better pictures - UltraPixel. The company says that the phone can in -take 300% more light than a standard smartphone sensor. The device also houses a 2.1-mega pixel camera on the front for video chat.

The HTC Butterfly uses same 8-mega pixel rear camera as any other device has these days. However, HTC has some native imaging technologies which are unique to HTC devices only.

Other Features and Price

Some of the highlighted features of the HTC One include: 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Beats sound, and 2,300mAh battery fitted inside. The device is not yet in India, but early estimates suggest above Rs.43,000 price tag and an April end launch.

Some of the highlighted features of the HTC Butterfly include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Beats Sound, and internal battery of 2020mAh. The handset is available in India at a price of Rs.45,990. It is the most expensive Android handset available in the Indian market.

Verdict - HTC One vs. HTC Butterfly

Well, both handsets target same set of consumers. Technologically, the HTC Butterfly brings FULL HD experience, for the first time in the mobile industry. The HTC One is a reincarnated version of HTC Butterfly. Innovation wise, the HTC Butterfly won because it first brings FULL HD display on the table. This gave HTC a learning to craft better device than the HTC Butterfly. One can say that the handset was launched first to test whether 1080p HD display are sellable or not. While, the HTC one comes with plethora of features including UltraPixel camera and better user interface with Sense 5.0.

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