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HTC Butterfly S Quick Review, Price And Comparison

The HTC Butterfly S is one device which will soon find it’s way to Indian shores. The device packs some serious power beneath the hood and carries a typical HTC-esque desgin (it looks great, as usual). The phone, at best, can be called as a hybrid between the Butterfly and the One. The design which it carries is reminiscent of the Butterfly, while the Ultrapixel technology reminds you of the One’s camera. How much this great device would cost is not known yet known, and it would really be interesting to know whenever HTC does reveal pricing.

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Camera And Internal Storage

As just mentioned, this exciting device from HTC features an Ultrapixel 4MP camera, just like the one seen in the HTC One. The Ultrapixel technology is known to produce exceptional pictures, however, users have reported that the quality goes down a bit during low-light situations. However, it is said that daytime performance is so good that it makes the phone worth.

The Ultrapixel sensor on the rear of this device is capable of taking pictures at a maximum resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels, and is assisted with autofocus and LED flash.

The phone packs 2GB of RAM, which will prove more than sufficient for most users. The phone will come with 16GB of ROM and a microSD card slot which can take cards of up to 64GB in size.

Processor And Battery

The phone will feature the Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) chipset clocked at 1.9 GHz, which arguably is among the most powerful chipsets around. Coupled with 2GB of RAM, buyers won’t have to look further for a few years, all the hardware makes the device quite future proof. Games, videos and anything else you throw at the device should run smooth. It is interesting to note that the APQ8064T is the successor of the APQ8064, which we saw on the Nexus 4 a few months back. So you can imagine how powerful the device would be.

The phone features a great 3200mAh battery, which pretty much is like the icing on the cake and would make any smartphone user die for. You can expect the phone to go over one hectic day of usage without a problem, and up to 2 full days for average and moderate users.

Display And Features

The phone features a 5 inch Full HD display. The panel uses a Super LCD3 technology which provides great viewing angles as well as great colour reproduction. A 5 inch screen size might not suit everyone, especially people who have comparatively smaller hands. The big screen paired with a massive battery means that the phone will be quite heavy at 160 grams.

Among other features, the phone supports MHL video output and DLNA to make connectivity super-easy for users.


The phone can be compared to many devices, including Nexus 4, HTC’s own, the One, OPPO Find 5, Sony’s Xperia Z, etc. However, one thing to note here is that the Butterfly S packs the largest battery among all the mentioned phones. This might play a big role in how people decide for or against buying the phone.

Key Specs

Model HTC Butterfly S
Display 5 inch Full HD Super LCD3
Processor 1.9 GHz quad core
OS Android, version to be declared
Camera 4MP front (Ultrapixel), 2.1MP front
Battery 3200mAh
Price To Be Annouced


The HTC Butterfly S seems like the best option for people who’re looking for 5 inch phones. There is no word on price or availability yet, but we hope to see the phone priced between 33-38,000 INR, which would really put it on the top of buyers’ minds. HTC delayed the release and availability of the One, but to capture buyers, they will have to do better this time, because what they have on offer is a spectacular device with classy looks and the best of the available hardware at this point in time.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.