Difference between HTC Butterfly and iPhone 5

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. The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB 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.

The iPhone 5 is the latest innovative product of the Apple Company. They have made the new phone slicker, thinner and lighter with even more packed features. Apple claims that the iPhone 5 is 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has 12% less overall volume compared to the iPhone 4S. iPhone 5, bigger than its predecessors, supports a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 640 x 1136 pixels and 16 million colors. The phone also offers safety features such as corning gorilla class as well as oleophobic coating that keep fingerprints off the front screen. iPhone 5 comes with the latest Apple iOS 6 that is upgradeable to 6.1. It includes a 1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP3 and 1GB RAM.

The phone is available with non-expandable 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage capacity. The problem with the new OS is that many features that work only with the iOS 6 do not work in certain territories and Apple has a rolling program that it said will take time to implement across more regions. The phone can also act as a hotspot and can share internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. Similar to the older versions, iPhone 5 is equipped with Siri that allows the user to operate the iPhone via vocal commands. However, Siri has been improved to and supports additional features such as being able to make restaurant reservations, launch apps, make twitter updates, search the internet for queries, etc. iOS 6 features several new and/or updated apps, which includes Apple Maps and Passbook. Apple Maps has faced hostility as does not execute properly and has also been known to give wrong directions. The Passbook app is able to retrieve documents such as boarding passes, admission tickets, coupons and loyalty cards. The phone also offers a new charging port, which is much smaller and more compact compared to the old chargers. They will also require a converter if you want to use them with the old charger, docks and other accessories. The phone has also shifted the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone.

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

 

HTC Butterfly (HTC Droid DNA)

iPhone 5

Launch Date

November 2012

September 2012

Company

HTC

Apple Corporation

Size

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

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Display

Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.0 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD

Screen

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

640 x 1136 pixels, 16M colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

141.7 g (4.97 oz)

112 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

or

CDMA 800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428

CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

or

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429

4G Network

LTE 700 (market dependent)

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429

LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

GUI

HTC Sense UI 4+

IUI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.2 GHz dual core Apple A6

GPU

Adreno 320

PowerVR SGX543MP3

OS

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

iOS 6, upgradable to iOS 6.1

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM615m or APQ8064

Apple A6

RAM

2 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

nanoSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (11 GB user available)

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (Market dependent)

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, three-axis gyro, proximity, compass, 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

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro-USB v2.0.

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

Speed

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

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

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

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps

1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

Video

1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, check quality

Camera Features

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

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR

Sound Enhancement

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

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Video supported formats

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

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2020 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black

Black & Slate and White & Silver.

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

-

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

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
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Siri natural language commands and dictation
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • iBooks PDF reader
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/command
  • Predictive text input

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