VIDEO: HTC Butterfly S Hands-on

Posted:  July 13, 2013   By:    18 comments   


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If the HTC One’s 4.7″ screen is too small for your liking, HTC has given its 5″ Butterfly a new sequel with the HTC Butterfly S. Although it doesn’t look much different from the original Butterfly at first glance, the new Butterfly S boasts a more uprated specs and features which in some aspects superior than its current HTC One flagship.

Over at the front, it still retains the same Full HD 5.0″ Super LCD3 display that does a pixel density of 441ppi and toughen with Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the device is a much faster quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor that’s clocked at 1.9GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. As comparison, the HTC One runs on a similar processor but clocked at 1.7GHz. Unlike the HTC One, the Butterfly S comes with microSD slot to expand your storage.

The dual-stereo boom speakers on the HTC One is also found on the Butterfly S which gives the best loud speaker experience on a smart phone. Another big addition is its huge 3,200mAh battery which is a 58% increase over the original Butterfly’s limited 2,020mAh capacity. The battery life of the HTC One with its 2,300mAh capacity lasts about 13-15 hours in our heavy day to day use and looks like the Butterfly S can certainly last a full 24-hours or longer.

The only thing we disliked about the HTC Butterfly S is its rather glossy plastic finish. It doesn’t feel cheap but we would prefer if they went with a textured finish.

Head after the break for our hands-on video from the recent media event in Bangkok.

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18 Comments for VIDEO: HTC Butterfly S Hands-on

DRBS

Will it be LTE capable in malaysia?

    soyacincau

    At the moment official spec says no LTE support but this might change.

    yayyyyy

    If want LTE can get SG set.. SG set now available with LTE

Unknown

do this phone have LTE or just 3G ?

rugaxp

i just noticed the charging port now comes without flaps. is this still rated IPX5 like the HTC Butterfly?

    @BernMHP

    nope.. this phone is no longer having any resistant elements on it.
    It is more like a Butterfly version of HTC One with bigger battery.

    soyacincau

    Only the J Butterfly is water resistant and it more splash proof than water resistant like the Xperia Z. Both the international version ofthe Butterfly and Butterfly S are not water resistant

LK22

not sure what HTC's marketing strategy is, launch HTC One to kill Butterfly, and now came out Butterfly S to kill HTC One.

    hTC ==

    That is why hTC is seriously struggling……..

yoolang

i no like the name is butterfly, like for girl only

    lkk

    it's doesn't matter..

ktgk

What's the price gonna be like?

    soyacincau

    We're unsure at the moment but expect it to be below the HTC One

      Fuzzy

      why is the price lower than htc one when the specs are better?

matjoe

the sound is just amazing.

guest

any latest news on when it's coming to Malaysia and the price?

    yayyy

    just bought my SG LTE set for S$822

guest101

any multi coloured LED notification?