Conclusion: The Butterfly S has taken some great features from the HTC One and mixed them up with an amazing long-lasting battery. We love its display, we love its front stereo speakers, we love its longevity. Then again, it’s not a perfect device. The large battery has taken its toll and the phone itself feels bigger than we’d like, even a bit unwieldy, and the camera shoots underwhelming pictures.
Pros: Huge long-lasting 3200mAh battery, Great vivid 5” 1080p display, Impressive front stereo speakers
Cons: Large and thick, unwieldy, Camera is below average for its class
Conclusion: Looked at by itself, the HTC Butterfly is an extremely capable device. It gave the Galaxy S4 some serious competition in our benchmarks, and the very well-rounded Android 4.2.2 build with Sense 5 has some great software features you won't find from other manufacturers. The problem comes when you consider the Butterfly S next to what's currently on the table from HTC.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE, 5" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 441ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, 4 MP autofocus "UltraPixel" camera with 1/3" sensor size, 2µm pixel size; LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo so...
Cons: 4MP camera has disappointing performance in good lighting conditions, No optical image stabilization, Awkwardly-placed and uncomfortable power button, Non user-replaceable battery, Poor video and audio codec support out of box, Questionable build quality - paint chips off easily
Summary: If a faster processor and bigger battery trump a sexy metal design, then choose the HTC Butterfly S, otherwise skip it for the HTC One.
Pros: The HTC Butterfly S boasts a 3,200mAh battery and a half day of uptime, a powerful processor, and a brilliant screen. Its camera performs well in low light, and a microSD card slot offers the option of adding more storage.
Cons: The glossy plastic materials of the HTC Butterfly S lead to lots of fingerprint smudges, and the phone isn't water-resistant like its predecessor.
Goondu review: HTC Butterfly S is the phone to buy
13 July 2013
Excerpt: HTC’s new Butterfly S is one of those gadgets that make you want to own it the moment you set your eyes on it. As first impressions go, the smooth, high-gloss finish on the back and hints of colour on the full-screen panel in the front are enough to turn heads.
Excerpt: HTC Butterfly S è uno smartphone equipaggiato con sistema operativo Android 4.2 Jelly Bean e interfaccia personalizzata HTC Sense 5.0. La scheda tecnica vede la presenza di un display da 5 pollici Full HD (risoluzione 1920×1080 pixel, 441 ppi), processore quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 da 1,9 GHz, 2 GB di RAM, 16 GB di memoria interna dedicata allo storage, slot per la lettura di schede microSD, fotocamera UltraPixel (con supporto alla funzionalità Zoe) posizionata...