The HTC Butteryfly 3 and ZTE Blade X9 smartphones have been released in the last quarter of 2015. One of them is a mid-tier with superior specs, while the other is a phablet with a mid-range processor. Today we’re going to compare them and let you decide which one of these two devices suits your needs better.
The HTC Butterfly 3 measures 151x73x10mm and weights 161 grams. On the outside, it doesn’t give the impression that it’s a flagship, because HTC made a compromise and used plastic uni-body design, in order to cut the production costs. The three options of colors for the back are Blue, Red and White, while the rear camera is positioned in the central top and has a secondary sensor, which is used to capture distance information. On the other hand, the ZTE Blade X9 is slimmer as it measures 155.3×77.2×8.6mm and weights 160 grams. This phablet looks more elegant because it has a metal body and a fingerprint scanner under the rear camera.
The HTC Butterfly 3 comes with a display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 565 ppi. The ZTE Blade X9 has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The HTC Butterfly 3 has a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.0GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 430 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The ZTE Blade X9 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.0GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The HTC Butterfly 3 has been released with an internal storage of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 200GB using a microSD card. The ZTE Blade X9 comes with only 16GB of internal memory, but don’t worry, because you will be able to expand it up to 128GB.
The HTC Butterfly 3 comes with a camera of 20.2MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 13MP (found on the front side of the device). The ZTE Blade X9 has a primary camera of 13MP with LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries and their capacities are 2700 mAh (HTC Butterfly 3) and 3000 mAh (ZTE Blade X9).