Recent event by HTC was no surprise at all, since it was known that HTC was going to launch its flagship model HTC One what came as a surprise was its power packed specs. And previous launch HTC Butterfly surfaced some of the insight into specifications for upcoming HTC One. Both the contenders are equally powerful and very fair to compare these two models against each other. But since they belonging to same bloodline, it would be even fair enough to discuss what the newly joined member HTC One in HTC family has better to offer than its sibling HTC Butterfly.
HTC One sports a 4.7” Super LCD3 display with pixel density of 469dpi having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 while HTC Butterfly has a better 5” Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with pixel a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels but has bit lower 441 ppi pixel density. Both the smartphones are using corning gorilla glass for anti-scratch protection and the new HTC One has an upgraded HTC sense UI v5 for better multi-touch experience. The only thing that both have in common is 16M colours in display.
HTC one features a quad core processor with chipset by Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 that clocks at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, while the HTC Butterfly comes with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor i.e. from Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon with the same Adreno 320 GPU.
The old one runs on Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean), likewise the new HTC One also comes out of the box with Android 4.1.2 but the 4.2.2 update is already in the works.
The old HTC Butterfly features an 8 megapixels autofocus camera that captures at 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution and features LED flash, check quality, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, 1080p@30fps video recording, stereo sound rec., video stabilization, check quality, etc. including an additional 2.1 MP (1080p@30fps) secondary camera for video chatting.
On the other hand the brand new HTC One sports a 4MP sensor camera, what HTC calls Ultrapixels and claims as much larger than the regular smartphone pixels as well as also promised to deliver vastly improved per-pixel quality even very low-light condition. It’s capable of recording 1080p@30fps videos with HDR. Moreover the new one offers gyroscope-based Optical image stabilization that’s handy for video recording. With 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera, it sure is going to make 8 megapixel camera of HTC taste the dust.
Keeping the family legacy intact, both the product HTC One and HTC Butterfly are enhanced with Beats Audio system and moreover HTC One has dual stereo speakers. I hope we get to see better headphones for HTC One.
HTC One comes with two variants that is 32/64 GB of internal memory with no slots for external card while the HTC Butterfly comes with 16GB of Internal memory and a slot for 32 GB expandable external memory. Even though memory expansion seems one advantage over HTC One, but with the total memory capacity, it still won’t be able to leap ahead of 64GB variant. To keep up with the competition in the market HTC One has the same 2GB of RAM as the previous HTC model.
Both the products share same version of Bluetooth 4.0v and USB 2.0v but when it comes to band width of data transfer, HTC One is way ahead than HTC Butterfly. Both the HTC variants will come equipped with latest technologies NFC, LTE etc.
Looking at all the above report, it seems the old HTC Butterfly doesn’t giving any chance to HTC One to take over on it. Well in the case of camera the new one seems littler stronger but the end result is up to you. You should decide which will be a better option according to your requirements.