PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z vs Butterfly S


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), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HTC Butterfly S 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC Butterfly S  based on its graphics and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z vs Butterfly S

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xperia Z
Butterfly S

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z
15 fps
Butterfly S
16.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Xperia Z
38.2 fps
Butterfly S
42.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly higher resolution front camera 13.1 MP vs 4 MP More than 3.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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
Quite a bit thinner 7.9 mm vs 10.6 mm More than 25% thinner
Lighter 146 g vs 160 g Around 10% lighter
Back view of HTC Butterfly S

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More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,330 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer talk time 1,740 min vs 660 min Around 2.8x longer talk time; go days without charging
Longer standby time (3G) 39,600 min vs 31,824 min Around 25% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z  vs Butterfly S 

That sounds pretty good, but keep in mind that if you regularly use your phone for more “advanced” stuff like camera, GPS, video playback or gaming, the battery life will quickly drop to one full day.
Xperia Z

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z  vs
Butterfly S 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 4 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 4 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 660 min 1,740 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 1,500 min
Standby time 32,976 min 32,688 min
Standby time (3G) 31,824 min 39,600 min
Capacity 2,330 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z  vs
Butterfly S 
Weight 146 g 160 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 10.6 mm
Size 71 x 139 x 7.9 mm 70.5 x 144.5 x 10.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 5.1 Android 4.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


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