HTC Butterfly v/s Nokia Lumia 920 - Which One to Pick?

There comes a time when a high end device ends up as a mid-range device because the company creates another great device which is the new flagship of the company. This is the normal life-cycle of every phone possibly and it will keep on going this way till the time the technology is steadily improving and progressing. Both the phones in comparison today, HTC Butterfly and Nokia Lumia 920 used to be the flagships of their respective manufacturers until they were substituted with the HTC One and Nokia Lumia 925 respectively.

Screen & Body 

HTC Butterfly The HTC butterfly is a candy-bar form phone with a 5” Full HD display at 1920x1080 pixels resolution at 441 ppi. Compare that to the Nokia Lumia 920, it sports a 4.5” qHD display of 1280x768 pixels at 332 ppi. The screen of the Butterfly ismuch better and sharper than the Lumia 920, but the 920 has an IPS LCD display which makes its display pretty sharp enough to make it capable to compete with Full HD resolutions. Both the screens are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. By weight comparison the Lumia 920 is heavier at 185g owing to its great camera and polycarbonate casing. The Butterfly is just 140g.


The Lumia 920 runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait and Adreno 225 GPU whereas the Butterfly runs on Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait and Adreno 320 GPU. HTC Butterfly also has double the RAM at 2GB. So all in all, the Butterfly has better specs and is pretty fast, but the 920’s CPU is enough for the phone’s regular functioning owing to a different OS which we will be covering later. The 920 comes with 32GB internal storage which is non-expandable whereas the Butterfly has 16GB internal and is expandable upto 32GB. The 920’s 2000 mAh battery lasts enough for 1.5 days with medium usage whereas the Butterfly’s 2020 mAh battery lasts about 1 day with medium usage due to the stronger processor and screen.


 Both these phones run different OSs. The Lumia 920 runs on the new Windows Phone 8 OS which is sleek, snazzy and works like butter. Its Live Tiles are pretty awesome and make the phone very lively. The OS is very light and so the smaller processor of the Lumia is enough to smoothly operate the phone. On the other hand, Butterfly runs on HTC Sense 4.0+ over Android JellyBean 4.1.2. This is a pretty heavy OS and thus the Butterfly’s strong processor does a great job handling it smoothly. The Lumia 920 comes with a high Nokia mobile price in India, and brings the goods to back it up as well.

Camera & Entertainment 

Nokia Lumia 920 YellowThe 8MP camera on the HTC Butterfly does a pretty good job and is capable of capturing 1080p videos at 30fps. Its 2.1MP front camera is also capable of 1080p videos at 30fps but the Lumia 920’s 2MP front shooter does a decent job of 720p videos at 30fps. What impresses us the most is Nokia’s 8.7MP PureView HD+ camera that gives some really awesome images. It shoots the best low light images than any camera in the world. Also the 920 comes with some awesome features like Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, etc.

Apps & Functionality

 If you look at the current situation, Android App Market, Google Play has over 800,000 apps whereas the Windows App Store has just crossed 150,000 figure lately. So it is a matter of time till the Windows OS develops and comes close to the Android or iOS app store for that matter. Though all the basic apps required are there available at the Windows App Store so won’t be actually missing much.


We compared the HTC Butterfly and the Nokia Lumia 920, the ex-flagships of their respective companies and we have decided to have a winner here. So considering all the criteria that we have judged these two phones on, we sure do have a clear winner and that is the HTC Butterfly with its amazing screen, fast processor, greater RAM, and bigger battery. The only place where Nokia manages to beat the HTC is the camera, but overall, it is the Butterfly all the way.

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