By Anu Passary | Oct 19, 2012 01:31 PM EDT
Recently, HTC unveiled its 5-inch phablet, the J Butterfly, which packs high-end specifications that can give stiff competition to other phablets in the market, especially Galaxy Note 2.
Here is a round-up of how both the devices rival each other.
A 1.6GHz Exynos quad-core processor powers the Galaxy Note 2. On the other hand, the HTC J Butterfly has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. Both the devices possess excellent processors that offer great performance.
The Galaxy Note 2 sports a whopping 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and 267 pixels per inch (ppi). The HTC J Butterfly features a 5-inch Super LCD 3 full HD display with a higher 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 440 ppi density. The device is the first phone to have a 5-inch display with full HD.
Dimensions and weight
Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 measures 5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 inches and weighs 6.46 ounces. On the other hand the J Butterfly measures 5.62 x 2.79 x 0.35 inch and weighs only 4.93 ounces. The HTC offering is both lighter and thinner than the Note 2.
Storage And Memory
Galaxy Note 2 offers 16/32/64GB of on-board storage which can be expanded to 64GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the J Butterfly also only 16GB of internal storage, expandable to a further 32GB via a microSD.
Both the devices include 2GB of RAM.
The Samsung phablet offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and video capture of 1080p. The device also includes a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The J Butterfly also features an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording capability. However, the HTC device has an enhanced 2.1-megapixel front- facing camera.
Both the Galaxy Note 2 and J Butterfly run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 2 includes a powerful 3100mAh battery, which offers users 16 hours of talk time and 890 hours of standby time on 3G network. Comparatively, the HTC J Butterfly includes a smaller 2020mAh. The talk time and standby time of the device is not known.
Connectivity And Other Features
Both the Galaxy Note 2 and J Butterfly have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near-Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.
The Galaxy Note 2 includes the S-Pen Stylus and multi-windows feature. On the hand, the HTC J Butterfly includes Beats Audio and is dustproof and waterproof.
Users can get the Galaxy Note 2 in Titanium Gray and Marble White colors. The J Butterfly will be offered in in black, red, and white colors.
The HTC J Butterfly has been initially launched in Japan only. However, the device may be rolled out in other markets also. Both the phablets pack high-end features. Time will tell if HTC can attract more customers to the latest J Butterfly.
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