Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: Which Quad-Core Smartphone Has an Upper Hand?

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By Rohit KVN | March 3, 2013 7:56 PM EST

A month after HTC launched its flagship Butterfly smartphone into the Indian market, technology buffs are already anticipating a final smackdown between the device and Sony's Xperia Z which will debut this week.

Though both Xperia Z and HTC Butterfly have high-end specs, consumers may face still it difficult when it comes to choosing the best.

With powerful quad-core processors and big storage capacity, the smartphones match closely with each other.

A breakdown of specifications between HTC's newly-launched Butterfly and Sony's upcoming Xperia Z may help users take their pick:

Model

HTC Butterfly

Sony Xperia Z

Display

5.0-inch,super LCD 3

Full HD display

(Pixel density: 441 Pixels

Per inch)

5.0-inch Full HD Reality

Display with Mobile

BRAVIA Engine 2

OS

Android v4.1 OS Jelly Bean

Android v4.1 OS Jelly Bean

Processor

Qualcomm S4 quad-core

processor with 1.5GHz

CPU speed

Snapdragon S4 quad-core

processor with 1.5 GHz

CPU speed

RAM

2GB

2GB

Memory

16GB ROM, expandable

up to 32GB

16GB ,expandable up to

32GB

Camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel with

BSI-sensor, LED flash

Front: 2.1-megapixel with

1080p resolution video chat

Main: 13.1-megapixel

Back side illuminated

Sensor with LED flash

Front: 2.2-megapixel

Network

3G

3G

Battery

2020 mAh

2,400 mAh

Price

₹45,900/-

Expected around

₹45,000 plus

 Remark:

Apart from the physical design form, HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z have pretty much the same specs such as android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS, quad-core processor, RAM, Battery capacity, and both fall in the same price range.

But Xperia Z does boast a few more features to tip the scale in its favour; the smartphone comes with a water-proof and dust-proof coating on its body and also packs a 13.0 megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor RS image sensor and HDR (High Dynamic Range) video capability, making HTC Butterfly's 8.0-megapixel 1080p HD resolution camera seem ordinary.

 

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