PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Butterfly S vs iPhone 5s


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Benchmarks Real world tests of Butterfly S vs iPhone 5s

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Butterfly S
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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Butterfly S
16.1 fps
iPhone 5s
24.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Butterfly S
42.9 fps
iPhone 5s
53 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has expandable storage SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly more battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h More than 2x more battery capacity
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 39,600 min vs 14,976 min Around 2.8x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1136 x 640 More than 2.8x higher resolution
Noticeably bigger screen 5" vs 4" 25% bigger screen
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Longer standby time 32,688 min vs 14,976 min Around 2.2x longer standby time
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Longer talk time (3G) 1,500 min vs 600 min 2.5x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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Faster graphics 24.7 fps vs 16.1 fps Around 55% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More processing power 4,905 vs 3,005 Around 65% better passmark score
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly lighter 112 g vs 160 g 30% lighter
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 4 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Quite a bit thinner 7.6 mm vs 10.6 mm Around 30% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Butterfly S  vs iPhone 5s 

Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Butterfly S  vs
iPhone 5s 
Size 5" 4"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 440 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 4 MP 8 MP
Resolution 4 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,500 min 600 min
Standby time 32,688 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 39,600 min 14,976 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 1,560 mA·h

form factor

Butterfly S  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 160 g 112 g
Thickness 10.6 mm 7.6 mm
Size 70.5 x 144.5 x 10.6 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.4 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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