HTC Butterfly S faster than HTC One, benchmarks confirm

HTC Butterfly S faster than HTC One, benchmarks confirm
The HTC One isn't the company's fastest smartphone anymore, or at least not when it comes to raw processing power. That title now belongs to the HTC Butterfly S, according to the benchmark results embedded below as proof. 

How is that possible, you ask? Well, both smartphones do come equipped with the very same chip, namely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. However, the HTC Butterfly S has its silicon clocked at a slightly higher frequency – 1.9GHz, vs the HTC One and its 1.7GHz CPU. That's why the Butterfly S benchmarks constantly show a slightly higher score. 

So is the HTC Butterfly S now the company's flagship? Perhaps, but it really depends on how you look at it. Power users would surely feel that way since the Butterfly S is faster, at least theoretically. It also packs a massive battery with a capacity of 3200mAh, so it is likely to last much longer than the HTC One on a single charge. On the Other hand, the HTC One is, as many would agree, prettier with its slim and sleek metal body. Besides, a casual user probably wouldn't really notice any difference in the way these two smartphones perform in real life.

So yeah, the HTC Butterfly S is slightly faster than the HTC One, but this doesn't mean that the latter is now suddenly any less attractive of a handset. Go take a look at the benchmarks below if you're interested in how much of a lead the Butterfly S really has. 

source: G 4 Games

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. yazlikvillam

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

does it have DDR3?

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I know how useful this benchmark test is, but I'm totally sick when people compare phone with benchmark. I have S3 and yes other phone's got higher benchmark compared to mine, but the question is. Can they run an app on play store that I can't run on my old s3?.. I say No.. Benchmark! Benchmark!...

11. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Facebook loads 2 seconds on S4. Facebook loads 2 seconds on S3. BENCHMARK wins!!!!!!!!!!!! (?) haha.

17. mi55u unregistered

Facepalm-book load 2 second? more like 2 days lol

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The HTC One was a great flagship in it's time. Make way for the next generation!

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Would have been faster if they'd use snapdragon 800

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Butterfly S actually would have been an awesome competitor if it used s800, not because s600 is by any means slow, but because every flagship from every oem cut off the s600 for their next models being released at the same time

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why even bother to post such an obvious comment? You pretty much just said, "it would have been faster if they'd used a faster processor." Well, no sh*t, Sherlock!

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

because some people are content with a s600, i cant remember if it was tiara or the other guy who told me last time

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It was me who said s4 pro is already fast enough for me. Btw, I am just saying butterfly s would have had a higher benchmark if it used 800

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012


8. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Here's what I care about. HTC One Google edition and front speakers. (Throws down mic exits stage left, and gives deuces),

10. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Eww. I'm not cleaning that up.

9. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

butterfly is not a new flagshio. Rather different version of one for different markets. Htc one was great in its time?? Wtf?? How long ago was it released? Let´s not be so rushy. It´s still a fresh and capable device. There will be always sth newer and better behind the corner but it doesn´t means that the current ones are obsolete.

12. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

I don't see HTC One in the above benchmark picture (1st picture)... There are only 'Your Device' and 'HTC One X' and HTC One X is not HTC One, right? HTC One X is their last year flagship.

14. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

LOL.. :'D

15. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

LOL ,,

20. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

'Your device" on the left is the HTC Butterfly S, the one the right is the HTC One :).


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hardly made any difference! Just clocked 200Ghz extra. They should've gone for the S800, that would've made a big difference! ©

18. FlushGordon unregistered

Looks like a winner, but HTC needs to lower their pricing a bit.

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wait for it. Before this year ends, another hero phone will be introduced by htc that will have s800 and like what happened to htc butterfly, it will only be shadowed by the 2014 flagship. Htc's being a little b*tch again. Then after a year of release, these phone won't be updated again. Poor after sales services htc.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

eh, with a change to only that degree they're only numbers.

23. LordLust187

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

f**k you HTC all I want is better support and updates on more devices like the HTC One S cause almost all other companies offer it so why not you, Hell even LG has better support....

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

A new and top speced hero phone might be just what they need right now! but if they do bring out a new hero, they better advertise the hell out of it and they better get on the shelves fast......ALSO they will have to make sure they dont "lack" in anything regarding camera quality, battery, storage etc etc..... they need a "hero" phone right about now if you know what I mean

25. tyger11

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The label on the chart itself says HTC One X, not HTC One.

26. bigstrudel

Posts: 606; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

No real life difference between them performance wise.

27. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I think of it like the galaxy s series and the note series. HTC is doing the same with the butterfly offering an option for a bigger screen phone with a little more features. I say the butterfly series is doing great for HTC.

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