Difference between HTC Butterfly and HTC First

Key difference: The HTC Butterfly is a high-end phone by the HTC Corporation. The HTC Butterfly is sold in four variants: Droid DNA; J Butterfly HTL21; Butterfly X920d; and Butterfly X920e. They are all powered on a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The HTC Droid has the Quadcomm MDM615m, while the Butterfly variants have the Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset. They all have 2 GB of RAM. HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM.

The HTC Butterfly is a high-end phone by the HTC Corporation. The phone has been quite popular all over the world; however, most people don’t know exactly how popular the phone has actually been. This is mainly because not many people know that the HTC Butterfly and HTC Droid DNA is actually pretty much the same phone, with only a few differences. The differences are only there to make the phone more regional specific.

The HTC Butterfly is sold in four variants: Droid DNA in the United States on the Verizob Network; J Butterfly HTL21 in Japan on KDDI's au network; Butterfly X920d in Taiwan, South East Asia and India; and Butterfly X920e in China and Russia.

All the variants have most of the same features. They are all powered on a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor. The HTC Droid has the Quadcomm MDM615m, while the Butterfly variants have the Qualcomm APQ8064 chipset. They all have 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 320 graphics processor. They all have an 8 MP primary camera and a 2.1 MP secondary front facing camera. The display is a 5 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. At the time of the launch the phone was the second phone in the market to feature a 1080p display. The phone has Android version 4.1, but is upgradable to Android 4.2.

The HTC Droid DNA differs from the other variants, in that it supports wireless charging, but lacks a MicroSD slot. The Droid DNA and the J Butterfly both support CDMA and LTE connections, as well as UMTS. However, only the Droid DNA comes with quad band UMTS radio. The X920d and X920e, on the other hand, do not even have LTE support. There are also some subtle differences regarding color accents, buttons and logo placement. However, these are minor and so not affect the phones.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, engadget.com, theverge.com and GSMarena.com.

 

HTC Butterfly (HTC Droid DNA)

HTC First

Launch Date

November 2012

April 2013

Company

HTC

HTC

Size

143 x 70.5 x 9.1 mm (5.63 x 2.78 x 0.36 in)

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

Display

Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

-

Weight

141.7 g (4.97 oz)

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

or

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

or

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 700 (market dependent)

LTE 850 / 1900

GUI

HTC Sense UI 4+

Facebook Home UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 320

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM615m or APQ8064

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

RAM

2 GB RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (11 GB user available)

16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (Market dependent)

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a//b/g/n, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

3.5 mm stereo audio jack,

NFC capable, Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC (Market dependent).

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSPA, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, HSUPA

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected]

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

Video

[email protected], stereo sound rec., video stabilization

1080p Full HD video recording

Camera Features

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, autofocus, LED flash

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

Built-in headset amplifier and dedicated amp for the external rear-speaker, Beats Audio

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Video supported formats

DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2020 mAh battery

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 353 h

-

Talk time

Up to 12 h 40 min

-

Available Colors

Black

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

-

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: htc.com

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