By Anu Passary | Oct 23, 2012 09:48 AM EDT
Samsung's flagship phone, the Galaxy S3, has conquered the smartphone market since its release in May this year. HTC has recently launched its J Butterfly in a bid to stake its claim in the smartphone space, diverting consumers to its latest offering.
Here is a look at how the two high-end smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC J Butterfly - measure up against each other.
A 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4 processor powers the Galaxy S3. On the other hand, the HTC J Butterfly has a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Both the devices have excellent processors that offer great performance and speed.
The Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels. The HTC J Butterfly features a slightly bigger 5-inch Super LCD 3 Full HD display with a higher 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Additionally, the J Butterfly ousts the Galaxy S3 with its 440 ppi density vis-à-vis 306 ppi.
Dimensions and Weight
The Galaxy S3 measure 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches. On the other hand, the J Butterfly measures 5.62 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches, making it fractionally taller, wider, and thicker than the Galaxy S3. What's more at 4.6 ounces, the Galaxy S3 is lighter than the J Butterfly which weighs 4.93 ounces.
Storage And Memory
Galaxy S3 offers 16/32/64GB of on-board storage which can be expanded to an additional 64GB using a microSD card. When compared to the Galaxy S3, the J Butterfly offers only 16GB of internal storage, expandable to a further 32GB via a microSD.
The Galaxy S3 includes a 1GB RAM; however, the J Butterfly has 2GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S3 sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The J Butterfly also features an 8-megapixel rear camera. However, the HTC device has an enhanced 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Both smartphones have 1080p video recording capability.
The J Butterfly runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy S3 comes packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). However, the Galaxy S3 has started to get the Jelly Bean update in many countries, putting both the phones at par when it comes to OS.
The Galaxy S3 includes a 2100mAh battery, which the company claims to offer of 650 minutes of talk time and 750 hours of standby time on 3G network. Comparatively, the HTC J Butterfly includes a slightly smaller 2020mAh. The talk time and standby time of the device is not yet known.
Keeping abreast with the current technology, both the Galaxy S3 and J Butterfly have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near-Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.
The Galaxy S3 was initially launched in Pebble Blue and Marble White colors. However, as the device gained popularity Samsung introduced the device in red, gray, black, pink, and brown colors (market specific). The J Butterfly will be offered in in black, red, and white colors.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has become a global smartphone with the device widely available in most countries. However, HTC has launched the J Butterfly launched in Japan only. Time will tell if HTC will soon offer the J Butterfly in other countries as well.
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