HTC Butterfly

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.00-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Front Camera 2.1MP
  • Rear Camera 8MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2020mAh
  • OS Android 4.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateOctober 2012

HTC Butterfly Review

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery back-up
  • Bad
  • A bit overpriced
  • Complicated SIM card tray mechanism
  • Awkward placement of the power/screen lock key

The HTC Butterfly is the company's first 5-inch phone, and more importantly, the first phone to feature a 1080p display. The phone made its first appearance as the J Butterfly in Japan, and later in the US, as the Droid DNA, towards the end of 2012. Of course there were some differences in the hardware, but the basic design wasn't altered much.

HTC Butterfly Summary

HTC Butterfly smartphone was launched in October 2012. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels at a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch (ppi).

HTC Butterfly is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The HTC Butterfly runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 2020mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC Butterfly on the rear packs 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

HTC Butterfly based on Android 4.1 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The HTC Butterfly is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the HTC Butterfly include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, Infrared, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

The HTC Butterfly measures 143.00 x 70.50 x 9.08mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 140.00 grams. It was launched in Black colour.

As of 22nd October 2019, HTC Butterfly price in India starts at Rs. 39,599.

HTC Butterfly Full Specifications

General
Brand HTC
Model Butterfly
Release date October 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 143.00 x 70.50 x 9.08
Weight (g) 140.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2020
Removable battery No
Colours Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Hardware
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32
Camera
Rear camera 8-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2.1-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • The beast with a small Battery aka HTC Butterfly
    Ishaan Khurana (May 15, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    HTC butterfly was among the first smartphone to feature a full fledged 5 Inch HD display & the Sense UI is also a good addition to the overall persona of this huge smartphone also known as the HTC driod DNA in few markets of the world but in this version of the Asian Driod DNA have a memory card expansion slot as well which increase the memory of the beast to 48 GB (16 GB Internal + 32 GB Expendable). This smartphone never stops at the heaviest of the apps your throw at it contained with the mighty specs like Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, it works like a breeze to switch apps never a problem, HD games on the HTC Butterfly look & feel best on the Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display. I would also suggest individuals with smaller hands let go this device as its a huge masterpiece of design with a fault; having a power ON/OFF button on the top, I too get irritated many a times to switch on the screen & hope if I had the Feature Phone like Moto X which require minimal touching. Camera on the device a 8 MP autofocus shooter which is capable of taking good images in the day as well as in the night. HD recording is also available even though you cant bring down the recording from 1080P to 720P as it takes a lot of space on the memory, leaving such issues aside the day images from the shooter were full of colour & sharpness & night images were having grains & were not in the best to be appreciated in comparison to the day images. Final word on the battery, it takes the whole pleasure of using this Great Smartphone to Total ZERO means you just dont want to open up any apps on this device if you are not sure that you would be home in the coming few hours, like i have charged this device for the whole night & i opened a few tweets & facebook pages on the move, this device loses a big number on the screen from 100% to 75% battery in just a matter of minutes. Device definitely have added few good software touches to the device like the Car App which i use all the time, this app manages your cellphone while you are driving & while using a Bluetooth device. Last but not the least is the Sense UI & BlinkFeed Feature is also a nice addition to the overall feel device in comparison to the competition. I would definitely recommend this device to office goers as they are always near a charging point & they can obviously flaunt this beautiful device & take my word it will put all the devices to shame in the display as well as performance front. Hope you like my review & please do comment
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