HTC Butterfly S ReviewHTC Butterfly S 8
There are two microphones and the handset support noise cancellation. Our callers also reported hearing our voice in its natural tones, loud and clear.
The Butterfly S is plain chunky - it’s a large and bulky phone, but you’d be willing to forgive it its size when you learn that it comes with a whopping 3200mAh battery with a quoted talk time of the impressive 29 hours on 2G and 25 hours on 3G. The battery is sealed and is not user replaceable.
In our experience, the Butterfly S would last us two days on average, and even more if you use the device frugally.
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.
Most puzzlingly, the HTC Butterfly S is available now, at a time when the very similar HTC One is also on sale. Our guess is that HTC just targets a different markets with the Butterfly S. Otherwise, the handset is just as expensive as the HTC One - it’s clearly HTC’s other flagship.
Would we recommend it? We don’t think the Butterfly S is everyone’s cup of tea, but those who crave maximum battery life and a great display, won’t be disappointed.
- Huge long-lasting 3200mAh battery
- Great vivid 5” 1080p display
- Impressive front stereo speakers
- Large and thick, unwieldy
- Camera is below average for its class
HTC Butterfly S Review - Call Quality, Battery and Conclusion
|Display||5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi) S-LCD 3|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300 processor
2 GB RAM
|Size||5.69 x 2.78 x 0.42 inches|
(144.5 x 70.5 x 10.6 mm)
5.64 oz (160 g)
|Battery||3200 mAh, 29 hours talk time|