Expert Review of HTC Butterfly
HTC has always manufactured beautiful and elegant looking devices which are powerful in its processing capabilities as well. The HTC Butterfly is no different with HTC sense UI 4+ again there to back it up, which makes the huge 5 inch screen even more pleasing to the eyes. The screen is further backed by the Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen whereas the overall dimension of the device is 143mm x 70.5mm x 9.1mm. The same device is named as Droid DNA in US and Butterfly J in Japan. It is another entry in the world of Phablets that is now more popular than ever before. The device has a very powerful 8 megapixels camera that produces outstanding results and has the feature for simultaneous HD video recording with image capturing. There is a secondary camera as well with a 2.1 megapixel sensor strength. Now as far as the speed of the device is concerned, the Quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU and the Android Jelly Bean operating system along with a generous 2GB RAM leaves no room for any disappointment. The device is quick and smooth in its operations and just to put the icing on the cake, the device is further upgradable to Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system as well. The device is available in the color of black and has a 25GB dropbox storage capacity.
The internal memory is also huge with a 16GB storage out of which only 11GB is available for the user. The external memory can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. Data connectivity features are plenty with GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 along with NFC capability. There is also a USB port along with a TV output port. Multimedia features include a music player and a video player with a fantastic interface where the sound through the earphones is pretty good and which is powered by the active noise cancellation facility for clear results. Battery though is 2,020 mAh, which is formidable but could have been better with the nature of device being high profile. This means that the device is bound to consume a lot of power so a little more strength would not have hurt. Apart from a minor hiccups here and there, the device looks unconquerable.
User Interface and UI functionality
HTC Butterfly has a massive 5 inch screen that gives a whopping resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels along with a pixel density of 441ppi. The screen is Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen giving 16 million colors. The multi touch screen is further powered by the HTC sense UI 4+ technology that we have all come to love and enjoy along with the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 covering that provides protection from scratches.
HTC Butterfly has a music player that gives crystal clear sound when heard through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The music can also be heard through the loudspeakers which is also pretty powerful in delivering loud and clear songs. On one hand, the video player gives access to the desired videos, which are supportable in the formats such as DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV player. The music player, on the other hand, is compatible with the formats like MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV player.
Pictures and Video quality
HTC Butterfly has an 8 megapixels camera that allows the user to click pictures at a resolution of 3264 by 2448 pixels and features various facilities including autofocus, LED flash, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection. Videos can also be shot at a resolution of 1080 pixels that would be powered by the stereo sound and video stabilization facility. The secondary camera of 2.1 megapixels strength allows the user to get some valuable face time video chats and to take self portraits.
HTC Butterfly has all the arsenal it needs to have a powerful Internet back up. The device comes with the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot support, which means that the user can not only connect with the web when there is a connection available in the vicinity but can also act as a hub for giving connections to other devices. The user can therefore download data including music files, games, images and videos or even visit the popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The device has the social integration facilities with Google and Facebook as well.
Internal and External Memory
A 16GB internal memory, out of which 11GB is available for the user, should do just fine as far as satisfying the need for downloading games, songs, apps, videos and images are concerned. In case even that is not enough, the user can further flex the external memory of the device up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. RAM capacity is generous too with 2GB, giving the user fast access to the resources of the system.
Applications and Gaming
HTC Butterfly has loads of games and applications courtesy Android Jelly Bean operating system, which gives the user access to all the latest games and apps that the world of Android has to offer.
HTC Butterfly is powered by a standard lithium polymer battery of 2,020 mAh which gives the user a substantial amount of operating time on the device without being interrupted in the middle.
HTC Butterfly has loads of data connectivity features including GPRS, EDGE, USB port, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA along Wi-Fi hotspot. The device is also NFC enabled.
HTC Butterfly when compared to HTC One X has a bigger screen with the former featuring a 5 inch display as compared to the latter's 4.7 inches. The HTC Butterfly's screen also works at a higher pixel density which gives it a much more richer look as compared to HTC One X. The battery strength is also superior in case of HTC Butterfly with 2,020 mAh as compared to HTC One X's 1800 mAh battery. HTC Butterfly is the successor of HTC One X.