Summary: The HTC Butterfly S is here, improving upon several points from the original, which is an excellent smartphone on its own accord. HTC took some of the HTC One’s aesthetics, coupled with some hardware upgrades that improve upon the Butterfly’s performance and looks, without changing too much.
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.
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.
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 60...
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.
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the HTC Butterfly S , the Taiwanese cousin of the HTC One with some impressive improvements under the hood. Available now in select countries, the Butterfly S packs a 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 5-inch 1080p HD display, 4-ultrapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2 GB of...
Excerpt: Aaron takes a look at the HTC Butterfly S , the Taiwanese cousin of the HTC One with some impressive improvements that make it a great smartphone. Closely resembling the original Butterfly (also known as the HTC DROID DNA), the Butterfly S offers a 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 5-inch...
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.
Benchmarks Show HTC Butterfly S Faster than HTC One
10 July 2013
Excerpt: We've always felt that the HTC Butterfly and by extension the HTC Butterfly S never really got the attention and hype that they deserved. During the HTC Butterfly's time this was because HTC was pinning it's hopes of salvation on the HTC One but now that that time has passed the stigma seems to have...
Summary: *Updated as of July 10, 2013 - Originally published as a preliminary review on July 9, we've since completed all our tests and updated the article to a full review, complete with ratings. For those who've read our article previously, you can jump direct to our Performance and Conclusion page .
Summary: HTC Butterfly S is an 5.0 inch 3G phablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad Core, 1.9 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM. It is available for $765 in Taiwan.
Pros: Better display resolution, Good processing power, 3G connectivity, Powerful battery support