HTC Butterfly S hands on
If the HTC Butterfly S looks familiar that is because it has similar visuals to its predecessor, the HTC Butterfly. Don’t worry if that name still does not ring a bell - in the United States, the phone was available on Verizon as the HTC Droid DNA.
Basically, the Butterfly S seems like a mix of the Droid DNA and the HTC One. The screen is a large and sharp 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display like on the DNA, but the camera is a 4-megapixel one as on the One. The body is plastic like on the DNA, but the front stereo speakers remind of the One. You get the picture.
Design and display
Starting with design, the Butterfly S nestles in a glossy plastic shell we’ve come to expect more from Samsung rather than HTC. It’s a fairly thick device at 10.6mm and at its large size that thickness gets noticed. The handset weighs 160g (some 5.6 oz), also above the average, but not excruciatingly heavy.
The screen is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a 5-inch Super LCD 3 1080p display with vivid colors and excellent viewing angles.
Interface and features
The most controversial features is the UtlraPixel camera. We applauded HTC’s idea to ditch the megapixel race (the camera here is only 4 megapixels) and focus on quality and low-light performance in particular. However, the implementation has not been ideal. Our quick hands on experience showed the camera performed well in low light and above average in other conditions, but we’ll pass final judgment in our upcoming review.
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HTC Butterfly S hands on
1. FoneAddict (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Cheap glossy plastic. Disappointing from HTC.
4. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
The DNA looked much better with a matte black finish and red accents around the sides. Glossy plastic always has a cheaper look and feel than matte finishes. The only design it shares with the Butterfly S are the screen size and red speaker grills and buttons on the front.
7. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
Looks better than any Samsung phone that will ever release.
8. AfterShock (Posts: 2190; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I may not care for the Shiny back much but I like the shape of it.