HTC Butterfly S Review – Bigger than the Butterfly but is it Better?

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Review of: HTC Butterfly S
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On July 27, 2013
Last modified:April 3, 2014


HTC Butterfly S is a smartphone with a powerful battery, powerful processor, and a brilliant screen with a great metal design.

The latest HTC handset, which is the HTC Butterfly S, has finally emerged and been released into the market. For those whose first thought was that this newest Butterfly model is small, think again.

The Butterfly S is actually considered as a ‘phablet’ which is a crossover between the traditional size of a Smartphone and that of a tablet. In other words, this Butterfly successor is larger than a common Smartphone but not that big that it is already considered to be a tablet device.


The thought of the latest HTC Smartphone being a crossover between a conventional Smartphone and a tablet might have gotten you all excited. However, before you start saving money for the device, it is important for you to take a closer look at the qualities, the device, and the features on the phone first. This is especially true if you are planning to get a new phone for business purposes.

Read this review to find out if the latest Butterfly version is better than the old one and if it will prove to be as valuable to your business as a more tried and test telecoms platform such as the RingCentral phone service.

HTC Butterfly S – Bigger and Better?

Ever since these phablets have been introduced, which is mainly due to South Korean company Samsung, the appetite for large-screen devices that can still be carried around in one’s pocket has definitely increased. Add to that all of the reports, rumors, and claims that Apple is considering developing and launching its very own line of phablet devices, HTC made the right move of releasing its own Smartphone and tablet crossover.

The HTC Butterfly S comes with an impressive 5-inch Full HD LCD touch screen display. In other words, the display screen is a 1080p one. In terms of screen-size the Butterfly S sits next to the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

Under the Hood

The Butterfly S, as mentioned above, comes with a 1080p LCD touch screen display. However, the good aspects of the phone do not stop here. Aside from the oversized display, the new addition to the HTC Butterfly family line also features Boom Sound stereo speakers, which you will find at the front of the Smartphone. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system that the device is shipped with. A radio is also included, which is a quad band HSPA/WCDMA.

The HTC Butterfly S is also powered by a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 quad core processor. Ram is 2 GB and its built in storage capacity is up to 16 GB. The Butterfly S runs on a 3200 mAh battery, something that sits beside the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Smartphone.

According to HTC, this latest addition to the Butterfly series is equipped with the highest capacity in terms of battery life out of all its Smartphone products.

Camera Application and Features

One of the most attractive features of the Butterfly S is its UltraPixel Camera that comes with HTC’s very own Zoe and Video Highlights. Despite the rear snapper being equipped with only 4 megapixels, this feature provides significantly more light (300 percent more) compared to the traditional camera sensors that Smartphones are equipped with.

The camera application also offers more advanced editing features and capabilities. At the front of the phone is a wide-angle 2.1 megapixel snapper.

Conclusion and Final Thoughts about HTC Butterfly S

The HTC Butterfly S is definitely a nice piece of device, considering all its good aspects. Also, since the phone has an impressive 5-inch display screen, this is still something that you can carry around comfortably in your pocket.

Yes, it might be too much to hold to your ear, but all in all, it may just be the right phone for you. It may also prove to be a great addition to your company’s communication tools.

HTC Butterfly S is a smartphone with a powerful battery, powerful processor, and a brilliant screen with a great metal design.

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