Difference between HTC Butterfly and Samsung Galaxy S3

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 Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor and 1 GB 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.

Samsung is one of the key players in the smartphone market. Their innovative Galaxy line of phones and tablets has been making public loyal to the brand. The Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

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

 

HTC Butterfly (HTC Droid DNA)

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

November 2012

May 2012

Company

HTC

Samsung Electronics

Size

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

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

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

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

141.7 g (4.97 oz)

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

or

CDMA 800 / 1900

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

or

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

LTE 700 (market dependent)

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

HTC Sense UI 4+

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali-400MP

OS

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

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon MDM615m or APQ8064

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (11 GB user available)

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (Market dependent)

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

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
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • WiFi HT40
  • GPS/GLONASS
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0(LE)
  • microUSB v2.0
  • USB On-the-go
  • Wireless charging

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

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

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 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, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

2.1 MP, [email protected]

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

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

[email protected], zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

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

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

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

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

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

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2020 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

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

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

-

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

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
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Image Courtesy: htc.com, samsung.com

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