Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia Z smartphone are both waterproof. (Credit: Reuters)

A month after HTC launched its flagship Butterfly smartphone into the Indian market, technology buffs are already anticipating a final smackdown between the device and Sony's Xperia Z which will debut this week.

Though both Xperia Z and HTC Butterfly have high-end specs, consumers may face still it difficult when it comes to choosing the best.

With powerful quad-core processors and big storage capacity, the smartphones match closely with each other.

A breakdown of specifications between HTC's newly-launched Butterfly and Sony's upcoming Xperia Z may help users take their pick:


HTC Butterfly

Sony Xperia Z


5.0-inch,super LCD 3

Full HD display

(Pixel density: 441 Pixels

Per inch)

5.0-inch Full HD Reality

Display with Mobile

BRAVIA Engine 2


Android v4.1 OS Jelly Bean

Android v4.1 OS Jelly Bean


Qualcomm S4 quad-core

processor with 1.5GHz

CPU speed

Snapdragon S4 quad-core

processor with 1.5 GHz

CPU speed





16GB ROM, expandable

up to 32GB

16GB ,expandable up to



Main: 8.0-megapixel with

BSI-sensor, LED flash

Front: 2.1-megapixel with

1080p resolution video chat

Main: 13.1-megapixel

Back side illuminated

Sensor with LED flash

Front: 2.2-megapixel





2020 mAh

2,400 mAh



Expected around

₹45,000 plus


Apart from the physical design form, HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z have pretty much the same specs such as android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS, quad-core processor, RAM, Battery capacity, and both fall in the same price range.

But Xperia Z does boast a few more features to tip the scale in its favour; the smartphone comes with a water-proof and dust-proof coating on its body and also packs a 13.0 megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor RS image sensor and HDR (High Dynamic Range) video capability, making HTC Butterfly's 8.0-megapixel 1080p HD resolution camera seem ordinary.