HTC Butterfly Review Released in India

HTC has always been one of the smartphone manufacturers trying to bring technology closer to style with its flagship products with stunning design and mind-blowing technology. When it comes to the phablet series, we’ve always wondered why HTC wasn’t keen on releasing one, but after the HTC J Butterfly was launched in Japan and launched in the US as Droid DNA, People were looking forward to the release of this 5-inch monster beast in more countries. Now phone or phablet, whatever you like to call, it’s finally launched in INDIA. This is the most powerful spec phablet ever seen on any 5 inch android device. What makes this device unique is the technology it uses, and we will see it in many companies’ flagship smartphones in 2013.

1. Build quality

The HTC Butterfly consists of a high-end plastic body that doesn’t feel cheap when we look at the body design and compared to others. The device weighs just 140 grams and measures 143 x 70.5 x 9.08 mm. The back is rubber, which gives a firm grip and the phablet fits very well in the hand. The butterfly has a metallic-like use, glossy finish, and thin edges in some areas of the device. The device features dual LED notifications, the first of its kind. The phone has a non-removable battery, the power button is in the middle, the micro SIM card slot, micro SD card slot and USB slot are all protected by a plastic cover. The device is even water resistant to a certain degree (only splash proof at a certain angle) using IPX-5 technology.

HTC Butterfly Review Released in India

2. Hardware

Powered by HTC Butterfly 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon s4 pro processor by QUALCOMM. The device has a best-in-class adreno 320 GPU. The device has a digital compass, Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor. The device speeds up AGPS with GLONASS technology support, supports HSPA/WCDMA: 850/2100 MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Device has Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, WIFI b/g/n, 3.5mm jack, micro usb 2.0 and DLNA certification.

The device has Studio quality sound with built-in Beats Audio™ for both headphones and speakers and a dedicated built-in amp.

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3. Display

HTC Butterfly has a mind-blowing 5 inch SUPER LCD3 display.Saint Superior to 1920 X 1080 resolution and 440 ppi, the FULL HD display captivates any screen, even the retina display of the iPhone 5. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The screen optimally reproduces colors, viewing angles and brightness in daylight. conditions.

HTC Butterfly Review Released in India

4. Storage and memory

HTC has provided 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB of additional storage via micro SD card. The device has 2GB of RAM but Sense UI takes some of it.

5. Camera performance

HTC has one of the best cameras because of its dedicated image chip. The 8MP rear camera with autofocus, led support, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens captures some of the best and fastest shots and performs well even in low light conditions thanks to the BSI sensor. Shutter lag is almost zero and focus is instant. The rear camera shoots in 1080 pi full HD. The front camera is 2.1MP camera that allows 1080 pi full HD video recording. There are some groundbreaking features like VideoPic: Capture 6 megapixel photos while simultaneously shooting HD video, Continuous shot: One-button continuous shooting, Smart Flash: Five flash levels that automatically adjust according to the distance to the subject, Travel mode: Every time your camera is ready for your next great shot Video stabilization: Removes judder for smooth, professional videos, Slow motion video capture and playback.

6. User interface and software

The device works out of the box android jelly bean 4.1.1 With HTC sense 4+. HTC user interface allows for many features such as many customization options, scene and skin, and live lock screen style. The phone is definitely eligible for the jelly bean 4.2 update in the next few months.

7. Performance

HTC Butterfly has top-notch hardware that promises to run your device without any glitches. 1.5 Quad core snapdragon s4 pro processor is a performance packed processor powered by 2GB RAM. It scores 8000 in the quarter benchmarks and only the similarly spec Google nexus 4 might come closer to it, but it can’t beat it.

8. Battery life

The device is powered by a 2020 mah non-removable Lithium-ion polymer battery. Non-removable battery has longer battery life than removable battery. The device is thin though.

9. Price factor

This is where HTC ruins the game with its hefty build. 45990 INR price tag Not only has it set a new benchmark for phones in the Indian market, it has also set the benchmark for being one of the most expensive phablets in India. HTC should have considered that when its direct competitor, the Samsung note 2, went on sale for INR 38000, this could be a decisive factor that ultimately affects HTC butterfly sales. I hope HTC realizes and lowers the price because even the price difference between 3k or 4k can have a huge impact on the sales of any smartphone in India and there is about 10k difference here.

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10. Pros and cons

Not even a smartphone, as nothing in this world is perfect.


  1. Build quality. The build quality provides a premium feel, stylish yet firm grip.
  2. Gorgeous display – 440ppi full HD display, super LCD3 for accurate color reproduction, you won’t be able to identify pixels.
  3. Can be updated to 4.2, available for future updates
  4. Camera performance with zero shutter lag. The camera opens instantly. Even the front camera supports full HD recording.
  5. Processor. Powerful enough to run anything.
  6. Beats audio- If you love music especially bass and vocals, then beats audio is the target of all your hunting.
  7. Customizability out of the box – Sense UI lets you customize the lock screen by letting you use the camera and music app from the lock screen. You can get custom lock screens and more skins that redesign every widget and stock launcher from HTC. There is a wide variety of stock widgets and each widget displays some kind of animation when used.
  8. Sturdy gorilla glass 2- The screen is protected and scratch free and thanks to its super Amoled technology it provides nice viewing angles along with nice contrast and visibility in daylight.
  9. Double notification light.


  1. Battery life is still questionable due to the pixelated super LCD3 display. Should have waited at least 2100 maH.
  2. No NFC, no android beam.
  3. The price tag, the hefty 46K price tag punches a hole in your pocket.

HTC is keen to make some new moves and launch some great products and its new flagship smartphone in February 2013 to decide its future and regain its lost appeal and faith in its customers.

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