HTC J Butterfly HTV31 announced in Japan, likely to be HTC Butterfly 3 Internationally

HTC J butterfly HTV31

HTC in partnership with Japanese operator KDDI has announced a new smartphone in its butterfly series dubbed the HTC J Butterfly HTV31. The smartphone is reportedly scheduled to release in early June in Japan, and speculated to get renamed as the HTC Butterfly 3 Internationally. Continue reading “HTC J Butterfly HTV31 announced in Japan, likely to be HTC Butterfly 3 Internationally”

HTC Butterfly 2 press image leaks, could feature M8 specs

HTC Buttefly 2 leak

HTC launched the Butterfly S, successor of the first Butterfly in several countries including India last year. @evleakshas leaked the first press image of the J Butterfly successor codenamed B2. The final name of the smartphone has not been finalized, but it could be just called Butterfly 2. Continue reading “HTC Butterfly 2 press image leaks, could feature M8 specs”

HTC Butterfly S Camera Samples


The HTC Butterfly S, as you might have known by now, has landed in our office and we had promptly unboxed it for a quick look. One of the highlights of the Butterfly S is that it has the same 4 MP UltraPixel camera from the HTC One that the company famously proclaimed as one of the best. We had some tests done that proved otherwise, but it was still an impressive direction that HTC had taken. They went against the Megapixel race by introducing larger pixels for the 1/3″ sensor, but cut down the pixel count by half. You get a 2 micron pixel size after the size cut down and effectively, coupled with a f2.0 lens, it directly means great low light performance. There’s one small caveat though, the Butterfly S is not equipped with an OIS unit, so that makes things less interesting for low light, making us think how it can actually handle those conditions.

And that’s exactly what we are going to see right now. How does the camera perform in various lighting conditions? Check out our camera samples after the break.

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HTC Butterfly S Unboxing


The HTC Butterfly S is currently one of the costliest phones available in India. It is even costlier than the already costly Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Launched in India on September 4th with a hefty price tag of Rs. 52,428, the Butterfly S has finally landed in our labs for some extensive testing. We were surprised to see the box was actually from Hong Kong, so we took the box in front of a camera and unboxed it right away. Watch the video below and go past the break for more information on the box contents and a few initial impressions of the device.


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HTC Butterfly Android 4.2.2 OTA update starts rolling out in Taiwan

HTC has announced that they have started rolling out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update  (version 2.28.709.2) for the HTC Butterfly. The update brings lot of new features including the Sense 5, BlinkFeed , Video Highlights slide show function for the camera that creates a short movie from your photos and videos, AE/AF enhancements in the camera, Battery percentage in the status bar, Quick settings and lots more. Continue reading “HTC Butterfly Android 4.2.2 OTA update starts rolling out in Taiwan”

HTC Butterfly vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The HTC Butterfly is one of the recent 1080p devices that have gone and touched the 5 inch form factor in size, and hence it raises a new question. Is it too big for a smartphone? or is it too small for a tablet? I can already sense a lot of gasps after that question, but truth be told, that category has been invented by none other than Samsung, with its original Galaxy Note, with a 5.3 inch screen. Samsung upped its “phablet” game with the Galaxy Note 2, with the 5.5 inch screen, making it the only device that kinda bridges the gap between a phone and a tablet. Some manufacturers have followed suit, like Huawei, with its Ascend Mate, but with HTC releasing the Butterfly with a 5 inch screen, does it enter the phablet game? And what other differences arise between the Galaxy Note 2 and the Butterfly considering that they are the two of the three costliest devices in the market? Watch our in-depth video comparison to find out –


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HTC Butterfly launched in India for Rs. 45990

HTC has finally launched the Butterfly, their latest flagship Android Smartphone in India. It has a 5.0-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super LCD 3 display with 440ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense UI. HTC announced the Butterfly for global markets in December, and HTC India started teasing the launch of the phone on their Facebook page couple of weeks back. Continue reading “HTC Butterfly launched in India for Rs. 45990”

HTC Butterfly Benchmarks

HTC launched the Butterfly on Japan’s KDDI network back in October 2012, released as Droid DNA in the U.S. and it was announced for global markets in December. We posted hands-on photos of the Butterfly last week, now we have benchmarks of the device. The performance is top-notch when compared to the other quad-core Android devices. The HTC Butterfly is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm APQ8064 processor and the Adreno 320 GPU, similar to the Optimus G and the Google Nexus 4. It out performs all the current quad-core smartphones in most of the benchmarks.

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HTC India teases Butterfly launch on Facebook

HTC India has started teasing the upcoming launch of their flagship Butterfly Android smartphone launch on Facebook. The company posted images of the phone with a caption Guess what’s flying into town soon?. The Android smartphone was originally launched on Japan’s KDDI network back in October, released as Droid DNA in the U.S. and it was announced for global markets in December. Continue reading “HTC India teases Butterfly launch on Facebook”

Innolux to begin mass production of 1080p 5″ displays from Q1 2013

Taipei display manufacturer CHIMEI Innolux will be mass producing 5″ 1080p display from Q1 2013, which means almost all the major devices manufactured next year will be sporting this gorgeous display.

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HTC J Butterfly launched with 5 inch 1080p display on Japan’s KDDI network

The long rumored HTC phablet was today launched at an event in Japan in the form of the HTC J Butterfly. Launched in partnership with Japan’s KDDI network, the Android Jellybean based smartphone packs in a 5 inch Super LCD 3 screen with Full HD resolution.

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