Motorola-Moto-xEven though Motorola had been out of circulation from the market when smartphones (Android, in particular) were peaking, a closer analysis reveals that it is not vastly different from HTC which has always been in the centre of things. Both these companies are currently competing for the top spot in the Android space, a position currently being enjoyed by Samsung. The launch of Motorola’s Moto X and HTC’s Butterfly S has made the compeition fiercer.

Moto X might be smaller in size at 4.7 inches as compared to the 5 inches Butterfly S boasts about, however it is lighter by almost 30 grams, which is also important when it comes to carrying around a phone in your pocket. Moto X is also marginally slimmer than HTC. It is 10.4 mm wide while the latter is 10.6 mm.

Both these phones are similar in several respects too. They employ an Areno 320 processor, operate on the Candybar Form Factor and have a built in storage of 16 GB, although Motorola has an option of 32 GB as well. Apart from this, they both come with light sensors, proximity sensors and scratch-resistant glass (Cornilla Gorilla Glass). However, Moto X emerges as a winner as far as camera quality is concerned. With a 10 MP camera with LED flash, it leaves the HTC model with its 4 MP far behind. Another feature which is better in Moto X is the positioning system as it includes the S-GPS system – something that is missing from the Butterly.

While the Moto X might be emerging as a clear winner here, it stands to lose points where battery life is concerned, something that is crucial for every smartphone user. While the talk time battery is way above the average for Butterfly at 29 hours, it is almost at half of that at 13 hours for Moto X. Standby battery, another important component to be considered is over 22 days for HTC, which is something to marvel about. Moto X comes as a slight disappointment as it will end up dying after 10 days only. Battery capacity is a mere 2200mAh for Moto X and about 3200 mAh for Butterfly S.

HTC-Butterfly-SThe processor on the HTC Butterlfy S is also much better than the Moto X, as it contains a 1.9 GHz Quad Core processor and the latter contains only 1.7 GHz. Pixel density is more in HTC as well.

The design of Moto X is already gaining approval mainly due to the skinny bezels on both sides of the body. The deep black colour, wide viewing angles and vibrant color reproduction also make it fairly attractive. Unfortunately, the HTC is not getting a similar feedback. Complaints are rolling in already about chipped off paint and questionable build quality.

Taking all these points into consideration, it is definitely a tough choice for any consumer. And it is probably too early to say, as it has been only about a month since both these products made their entries into the market. A wait of about 2 months might answer the final question – Will Moto X get the top hand in this debate, or will the Butterfly flutter away happily with all the points?