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19 November 2014
Excerpt: With bigger appetite for videos, games and full screen web experience, people tend to prefer a larger screen these days which is something considered rather silly 2-3 years back. HTC has been rather restraint with large screen phones with 4.7″ being the biggest to come out from the Taiwanese brand. We’ve seen its first attempt in 2011 on the Sensation XL with its 4.7″ 800×480 display, followed by the HTC One X with its 4.7″ Super LCD2 display at 1280×720 resolution.
Summary: With a price of Rs 45,990, the HTC Butterfly is officially the most expensive Android handset in the market and goes head on with the iPhone 5 . All said and done, the Butterfly is another brilliantly-crafted handset from HTC and takes pole position in their Android fleet. It looks majestic (although we still maintain the One X was a better looker), feels comfortable in your hand despite the large screen, has a sharp and vivid display, very good multimedia features and...
Excerpt: A pple started the one-trick pony for smartphones. Samsung, the largest smartphone producer in the world, took several years to partially catch up with two major flagship models and dozens of offshoots. HTC, in much more dire straights, decided to accept Cupertino’s challenge wholeheartedly after a somewhat failed attempt after their One-series of smartphones last year. This year, they put out the HTC One, and little else. This is not that story.
Summary: New Droid. HTC offers a new mainstream smartphone with a bright Full HD display and a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC. The technology of the Super LCD 3 display was already convincing in the review of the larger sibling HTC One, but we also have a closer look at the other components...
Pros: Great display, High color accuracy, Full HD, Good build quality, Application performance, The vibrant display and the good build quality look as if they were made out of one piece. The Droid DNA is comfortably in the hands despite its large 5.0-inch display.
Cons: Mediocre camera, Limited storage without expandability, Average battery runtimes, Non-removable battery, High price, The internal storage is not very generous with 16 GB. A micro SD slot for expandability would have been nice.
Summary: As one of the more short-lived flagships to be released from HTC, the Butterfly certainly did not get the proper flagship treatment it deserved. Quietly ushered into Malaysia in the middle of January with only an announcement on its Facebook page, we felt sorry that the world’s first full HD smartphone did not get the full-on Samsung-style marketing it deserved.
Summary: All-in-all, the Droid DNA by HTC should definitely be a contendor this holiday season if you’re in the market for a new phone. The screen is by far one of the best (if not the best for the moment) and the LTE and quad-core processor will keep this phone from getting quickly outdated. If you’re okay with the large size, no expandable storage, and HTC Sense overlay, the DNA will be sure to keep you happy.
HTC DROID DNA review: A full HD display isn’t the only thing that makes this DROID a winner
The Boy Genius Report
18 March 2013
Conclusion: With the DROID DNA and its full HD display, HTC has set a new standard in the mobile industry. Along with an impressive design, a quad-core processor that speeds through any task and a camera that is unmatched by its Android competitors, the DROID DNA is tough to beat. When you throw in features such as wireless charging, the nifty rear notification light and Beats Audio technology, it is clear that this phone is a winner. It does have its shortcomings, however.
Summary: One cannot help but feel sorry for the HTC Butterfly. Originally announced in Japan as the J Butterfly in October last year, it made its way to the US as the Droid DNA a month later. Unfortunately, it was not until the middle of January this year that the international HTC Butterfly made its debut in Malaysia. By that time, rumours were already rife that there would be a new flagship smartphone from HTC.