Friend of mine bought the latest HTC smartphone, a white color “HTC Butterfly” international version, a Brighstar set that cost for RM 2200 from Plaza Low Yat. It comes with topnotch 5-inch super LCD 3 display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4, 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, microSD expansion slot and IPX5 (Water “splash-proof”) body.
The full High-Definition screen looks extremely gorgeous on the Butterfly, it presents colors more natural compares to Samsung Galaxy Note II that is slightly too saturated. The 0.3-inch display does make a noticeable different in size compares to HTC One X+.
Obviously, HTC Butterfly adapt different design language compares to One series, you can’t find not much of similar points on both, such as One series big camera ring, polycarbonate body, front micro-drilled holes, back 5 pin connector and U-shaped curve design.
Buttons are standard as other HTC phones, just volume rocker and power button. You’ll notice tiny Grid-like holes on the left/right side, possibly for heat radiation. 3.5mm audio jack, noise canceling holes, covered micro USB port and microSD card slot. Here are images for all the side on HTC Butterfly,
On software side, it is the same Android 4.1.1 with HTC Sense+ as One X series, everything is the same included camera app (no HDR video shoot as Sony Xperia Z).
The differences are 3 new wallpapers and 2 new widgets for Home Screen as you can often seen in advertisement. Two new widgets are clock weather widget and left side 4 folder-like shortcuts. Peeps from XDA forum have shared out the new widgets “HTC Butterfly’s homescreen for One X ?“, but with feedback of it won’t fit on smaller screen.
Here are some of my thoughts on first time experience with the HTC Butterfly,