HTC released its flagship smartphone in the form of HTC One.

The handset comes with decent and impressive appearance, not ground-breaking though. However, the HTC One leads the line of company’s high-end handsets. Let us compare the HTC One smartphone to the HTC Butterfly, the younger sibling, in terms of their software and hardware specifications.


The HTC Butterfly derives power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, clocked at 1.5GHz, along with a decent RAM of 2GB. In addition, the Adreno 320 graphic processor enables the HTC Butterfly handset to handle both simple and arduous tasks with ease.

In comparison, the HTC One handset beats its counterpart hands-on, as the One being equipped with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, running at a speed of 1.7GHz. The Adreno 320 graphic processor along with 2GB of RAM ensures smooth functioning of the handset. The handset is capable of handling both simple and intensive tasks efficiently.

Operating System

The HTC Butterfly runs on Android version 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system along with HTC Sense 4+ user interface. HTC Sense until date is renowned as the finest custom skin used over Android. However, the HTC Sense gets even better with the HTC One smartphone.

HTC One handset encompasses Android version 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, accompanied with the all-improved HTC sense 5 UI. The latest and updated UI from the company comes with a complete makeover, but in usage, it appears to be quite simple and user friendly. However, the HTC lays emphasis on two new user interface features – Blinkfeed and Zoe.

The HTC Blinkfeed promises the user a completely different homescreen experience. It aims to provide the user with social networking updates and relevant news on the HTC display. The other feature, Zoe enables the user to capture short videos and combine them with various images, music and videos, in order to produce a complete story.


The battery has been the strong point of the HTC products. However, the HTC Butterfly comes equipped with a 2020 mAh battery unit, which does not go well with a massive 5-inch Full HD display of the Butterfly handset. It affects the battery life of the handset, which has to be charged once or twice in a day, if not on a regular basis.

In comparison, the HTC One offers a better battery life, with its 2300 mAh battery unit.


HTC Butterfly comes with a mere 16GB of internal storage capacity, but redeems itself with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. On the other hand, the HTC One comes with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage capacity variants.


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