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HTC One vs. HTC Butterfly – Whether the Smartphones Justify their Exorbitant Price Tag By – Oct 17, 2014 3 0 SHARE

HTC has been renowned for its brilliant performance and spectacular design.

HTC is proud to add the latest member to its range, the HTC One. The smartphone is a successor to the successful HTC One X smartphone. The handset is the perfect answer to its counterparts from big guns like Samsung and Apple. The HTC One handset is crafted with precision, leaving no margin for error. However, as nothing is perfect, the smartphone comes with certain flaws. The handset does not come equipped with external memory card slot for memory expansion and a removable battery.

HTC not only ventured into the high-end smartphone arena, the company has been developing phablets as well. The release of HTC Butterfly, coming equipped with a 5-inch screen along with a 1080p resolution, is the first from the company. The handset boasts of high-end specifications, but how does it stack in front of the HTC One, let us find out.

Features and Specifications  

HTC One  

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system runs the HTC One smartphone. The OS may not be the latest version but the SENSE 5 UI separates the HTC One handset, from the other available Jelly Bean based Android handsets. The inclusion of BlinkFeed feature in the home screen options provide updates gathered from various social media and news websites. The HTC One is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, running at a speed of 1.7GHz, along with a higher RAM of 2GB. The higher RAM ensures multi-tasking and smooth working of the handset.

Camera: The HTC One incorporates a 4MP camera. However, the individual pixels are bigger, which results in superior picture quality. Overall, the HTC One camera failed to impress us, as compared to its counterparts.

Battery: The 2300 mAh battery failed in the performance department as well. Using the handset continuously consumed more battery power.

Storage: The handset comes in 32GB and 64GB variants.

HTC Butterfly

Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system along with Sense 4+ runs the HTC Butterfly smartphone. The user interface is inclusive of custom apps along with a deeply integrated UI. The Sense UI looks superb on full-HD display of the HTC Butterfly.

Performance: In terms of performance, the quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, running at a speed of 1.5GHz, along with Adreno 320 graphic processor powers the HTC Butterfly handset. The combination of CPU and GPU is coupled with a 2GB RAM for smooth functioning of the smartphone.

Storage: The handset comprises of internal storage capacity of 16GB, which can be expandable up to 32GB through a microSD card.

Battery: The 2020 mAh battery unit powers the HTC Butterfly handset, which lasts up to a day with moderate to heavy usage.


The HTC One encompasses a powerful software, remarkable user interface and sharp display. These features make the handset a worthy contender against high-end smartphones available in the market. The counterpart, HTC Butterfly comprises of a superb set of features, great build quality and excellent HD display. However, both the handsets come at exorbitant prices. But both the HTC One and HTC Butterfly do come equipped with features, which justifies their exorbitant price tag.



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