HTC has again showcased another flagship model the HTC Butterfly. This device is fully packed with features and hardware that high-end users can’t resist. Excited? You bet I am too. Let’s take a look.
HTC Butterfly overall look and build
I would say that at first glance, the device looks stunning with its huge 5 inch display. It looks slim and glossy from the outside. Checking at the front, you’ll notice the enormous display while on top of it is a front facing camera, handset speaker for calling and an HTC branding. At the back is the 8MP camera with the LED flash beside it, another HTC branding on the middle, a Beats Audio logo, and the loud speaker grill at the bottom part. Looking at the top of the HTC Butterfly you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack, power button, and the micro SIM card slot. While at the bottom is a micro USB 2.0 port for charging and to connect the phone to the computer. Finally, on the right hand side of the HTC Butterfly is a volume rocker.
HTC Butterfly specifications
The specifications of this device are the most appealing part. The display is a 5 inch super LCD 3 with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, a full HD 1080p coupled with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to prevent it from unnecessary scratches or cracks. Aside from that, it has 441ppi pixel density with 16M colors to give you a clear and vivid display. Dimensions are 143 mm in height by 70.5 mm in width by 9.08 mm in depth and weighs around 140 grams with the battery in it. Moreover, you have Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and 4G LTE for the connectivity. It also features a sound enhancement chip, the built in Beats Audio that’s supposed to give you a deeper bass experience, sharper vocals and more detailed high notes.
Here’s more, it has an 8 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, auto focus, and BSI sensor that would give you better low-light images. That is made possible by the F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens of the camera that enables more light to go through the lens. Moving on, the camera captures 1080p full HD videos at 30 frames per second, with Video stabilization that allows you to capture smooth and professional like videos. On the front is a 2.1 Megapixel front facing camera that is also capable of capturing 1080p videos especially for video chatting.
The HTC Butterfly is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, which is a quad core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage that you can expand up to 32GB no problem. With all that good stuff in it, the HTC Butterfly has a huge battery pack to back that up, it has a 2020 mAh that should keep up with what the device is capable of. However, we don’t have the exact number of hours on how long it can stand. Furthermore, this is running an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box which makes everything buttery smooth from opening and launching different applications to playing videos and games.
Overall, the sleek and glossy design of the phone, the 5 inch screen, beats audio integration, and generally the hardware package that it comes with are what attracted me most with this phone. Moreover, it has included a great camera that captures good images even in low light situation due to the higher aperture range. Now, you might ask, how about the flaws? There might be some as every device is not perfect but I couldn’t think of one right now. Priced at approximately $798.50 depending on where you get it is not too bad at all.