HTC Butterfly smartphone: Hot display

Feb 12 2013, 16:16 IST
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The HTC Butterfly is a stylish high-end Android phone with full high-definition screen. (Reuters) The HTC Butterfly is a stylish high-end Android phone with full high-definition screen. (Reuters)
SummaryThe HTC Butterfly is a stylish high-end Android phone with full high-definition screen.

The Butterfly is yet another stylish high-end Android phone from the Taiwanese device maker HTC. From Sensation to One X, the company’s mobile phones are known for their extraordinary touchscreen, superior technology and stunning design.

But the Butterfly seems to have marked the arrival of the era of the smartphone with full high definition screen; it is equipped with a 5-inch super LCD 3 display with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). As a comparison, Apple’s iPhone 5 has a pixel density of 326ppi while the Samsung Galaxy Note II offers 267ppi.

The design of the phone makes a great first impression. The Butterfly has a 5-inch display size but once you hold it with one hand, you won’t really think it’s that big. It is constructed largely from plastic, a major deviation from many of HTC’s previous aluminium unibody designs. This 140 grams device (model X920d) looks very fine with its slim body.

The real attraction, though, is the 5-inch full HD super LCD 3 screen—it’s truly a sight to behold. The super LCD 2 seen in HTC’s previous flagship One X was arguably the best panel on the market, but we think its successor is the new champion. Colour reproduction is excellent, the 440ppi resolution is astonishing, viewing angles are superb and brightness is almost unrivaled.

Estimated street price:Rs 49,900

SPECS

Dimensions: 14.3 x 7.05 x 0.9 cm

Display: 12.7 cm super LCD 3 touchscreen with full HD 1080p resolution

SIM card type: Micro SIM

Platform: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

CPU speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 GHz, Quad Core

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Total storage: 16 GB

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB port

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