HTC Butterfly review

On the Russian market, a new smartphone HTC Butterfly appeared on the Russian market. This gadget was announced in Japan as HTC j Butterfly, and in the USA - HTC Droid DNA. True, there are small differences - in the Russian version of the device, it is impossible to extend the volume of the built-in memory using the MICROSD cards, as they are not supported. The rest of the characteristics are identical. The device became the first smartphone with a 4-core processor and a 5-inch display that supports Full HD permission.


HTC Butterfly looks very similar to its Japanese relative HTC J Butterfly. The smartphone looks very beautiful - sport lines, cold red and, of course, a huge bright display on the front panel. The dimensions of the device - 141x70.5x9.08 mm, and the weight is 138 grams. Over the screen you can see the front camera, speaker and sensors, and under it - touch control buttons with white backlight.

The quality of the assembly of the phone is excellent. It is made of soft on the touch of plastic, and the entire facial surface is covered with a protective glassCorning Gorilla Glass 2.

On the left side, the device is nothing, but on the right - a lonely paired control key Sound volume. At the top end are the on / lock button, a tray for a microSIM card, a 3.5 mm headphone connector and a second noise reduction microphone.

Port MicroUSB is located on the lower end of the device, it is protected by a small plastic lid.

The main camera with LED flash is located at the top of the rear of the device, the dynamics and logos can be seen at the bottom.

Note that the battery in HTC Butterfly is non-coordinate.

Working with a smartphone is very convenient: it is almost as narrow, as well as HTC One X, and soft plastic provides good grip between hand and housing.

In addition to the phone, go Charger, MicroUSB cable and a small key to extract a Microsim card.

Performance and software

HTC Butterfly has a 4-nuclear processor Qualcommapq8064 with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, a graphics accelerator ADRENO 320 and 2 GB of RAM. The device running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Also in the smartphone provided 16 GB of the built-in memory, from which users will only be available to 11 GB. The Russian version does not provide a microSD / SDHC card slot.

We managed to expose the device to testing, as it was very curious to see how the four Krait kernels and the ADRENO 320 video processor GPU coped with the full HD resolution.

We will start with the Benchmark PI test, which displays the operation of one core of the processor. As expected, the Krait architecture helped HTC Butterfly surpass its 4-nuclear competitors. It was impressed that it was possible to beat LG Optimus G, despite the identical processor kernels.


The LINPACK test supports multithreading and thus helps will receive an idea of ​​the computing power of 4-nuclear processors of this architecture. Here HTC Butterfly lost to its competitor Optimus G quite a bit, but at the same time other models have gained significantly.

Quadrant Test tried to evaluate the total power of the chipset - CPU, GPU and memory. Our subject showed impressive results, despite the fact that the high resolution of the display represents a greater problem for graphic processors.

In the Antutu test, the gadget showed a rather bad results, bypassing Optimus G, but by giving way to most of the 4-nuclear devices.

3D graphics controls Adreno 320 GPU. Here we will help to navigate the Test Glbenchmark. In it, the smartphone got the highest score.

Thus, it can be said that the novelty is a very powerful device, although it does not have the advantages of graphic power to completely compensate for the high resolution of the display, which Of course, it will not be a problem in most real scenarios.

The device supports the operation of modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, 3G and LTE networks.

From the software is pre-installed: browser, email client, programs for integration with social networks, audio and video players, navigation services and some other applications and games.

Full HD movies are reproduced quite smoothly, no problems are noticed here. Games like Dead Trigger and Death Dome do not brake and play perfectly.


In HTC ButterFly, a 5-inch sensor capacitive Super LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and color reproduction at 16.78 million shades is used. Thanks to the density of 441 PPI, the gadget bypass the proposals of the main competitors, as the sharpness goes beyond human perception.

Contrast and clarity are also pretty good, it is convenient to operate on the display even under the right sunny rays. Color range is transmitted very natural. So the screen can be raised "Excellent".

We hope that this year most manufacturers will offer high-resolution displays on their flagship models.


In HTC Butterfly, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus feature is installed. It allows you to take pictures with a maximum resolution of 3264x2448 pixels and record video with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels with frame frequencies 30 FPS.

Camera control interface is quite ordinary.

The camera has a spot focus, geotegenging, can detect faces, take photos - HDR, panorama, portrait, group portrait, landscape, boards, macro and low light.

Butterfly is equipped with a camera with a f / 2.0 diaphragm and a special image processing chip, as in HTC One X, so the photos made on these gadgets are similar, but it seems that on our test color reproduction is much better.

Below are examples of snapshots made on the HTC Butterfly chamber.

Image capture occurs very quickly. This contributes to the installed chip for image processing.

The video is, in our opinion, one of the advantages of the device. It is good quality, you can distinguish a large number of small details, the colors are transmitted quite accurately, and noises are not too high.

For video calls, a 2.1-megapixel front camera is provided in the smartphone.


In the smartphone there is a non-coordinate lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 2020 mAh, which, according to the manufacturer, should be enough for 353 hours of operation in Standby mode and for 12 hours 40 minutes - in conversation mode.

In reality, with an average use of the battery device, there is enough no more than a day. And when playing high-resolution video on full brightness, the display of one charge was enough for 3 hours 3 minutes.


The cost of HTC Butterfly in the Russian market - 29,990 rubles. This is the usual price for the modern flagship device of most companies.

From the minuses, we note the following: no slot for memory cards microSD, only 11 GB available for memory users, non-coordinated battery.

HTC Butterfly Video Overview: