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HTC Butterfly is the HTC's first 5-inch phone with 1080p display. It was first released in Japan as J Butterfly and later in US. However its price is Rs. 45,000. Lets see its details and find out if this price is enough for this phone or not ??


The design of this phone is really amazing. One thing I noticed that despite of 5-inch screen, the phone doesn't look awkward to hold and has a thin and slim body like a girl :)

The phone has rounded corners and feels very thin. The back of the phone has a soft rubberised matte finish, and feels nice to hold. The 8-megapixel camera lens is located towards the top. Unlike the One X and One X+, the lens unit doesn't protrude out and is flush with the body of the phone, which makes it look more elegant.

A single LED flash is located just next to the lens. Like the One X, the phone doesn't have a removable back cover. There's glossy HTC branding engraved in the middle, and the Beats audio branding and the speaker outlet, towards the bottom of the phone.

HTC has used Corning Gorilla Glass 2, making the screen durable, and comparatively more resistant to scratches. There's a greyish brown metal strip right above the earpiece, which gives the phone a premium feel. The 2.1-megapixel front-shooter is located at the left side, below the earpiece. The front also features three capacitive touch buttons (Home, Back and Menu/ App Switcher) and their markings.


As I mentioned earlier, the 1080p is the most amazing feature of this phone. The HTC Butterfly has a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with  Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, packing-in 441 pixels per inch. While the difference may not be visible at first, after using the phone for a while, you'll be able to see the difference between a 720p screen such as that of the One X+ and the Butterfly's full HD screen. However, our only gripe with the screen was that it was very reflective. The under sun visibility could also have been a bit better if you compare it to the iPhone. The viewing angles on the phone, however, are excellent.


The HTC Butterfly has a 8-megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI (back-illuminated) sensor, which as per the company, takes better low-light shots. It's a F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens. The phone has a dedicated HTC ImageChip, company's own Image Signal processor (ISP), which allows users to take faster shots (the camera's startup time is 0.7 seconds and it can take one shot in 0.2 seconds) and better shots in all light conditions and movement.

The Butterfly also features a 2.1-megapixel front camera that can take wide-angle shots, and facilitates 1080p video calling.


The HTC Butterfly runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+, HTC's own UI that includes some custom apps in addition to a skinned interface. While some people prefer stock Android over any kind of skinning, I feel that the Sense is one of the better skinning solutions, and looks great on the full-HD screen. The phone offers scenes and skins (including a Butterfly Scene) for theming. It also offers an 'App & Shortcuts' widget, which I had first seen on the HTC Rhyme, that lets users put four app launchers or other shortcuts on the home screen. There are several weather and clock widgets for the home screen, and the familiar ring-like lock screen which allows users to unlock the screen and jump straight into the phone, Mail, Messages or Camera app.

Performance/Battery Life

The HTC Butterfly is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM onboard, and an Adreno 320 chip for processing graphics. There is 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card.

The phone comes with a 2020mAh battery, and in our usage, it lasted us a full day. I charged the phone in the morning (at around 9am), and with medium to heavy usage, including 1-1.5 hours of phone calls, two e-mail accounts with push notifications, playing some music, Twitter notifications and WhatsApp chats, the phone lasted a good 13-14 hours. It's worth pointing out that I had turned off Wi-Fi and auto-brightness, and the phone was hooked to a 3G network with the screen brightness at the highest level. Altering these settings might help in running the phone for a longer duration, depending on your usage pattern.

Moral Of The Story

The HTC Butterfly is the most expensive Android smartphone in the market. It's also one of the best Android phones I have used combining a major set of features, a brilliant HD screen and great ergonomics and build quality. I feel that the asking price of Rs. 45,999, is a bit on the higher side, if you compare it to flagships from other brands. Having said that, the phone outperforms all its rivals and the full-HD display is unique.


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