From Smartphone’s two tablets and then phablets, there has been no dearth of innovation in the mobile device sphere. Every brand rolls out a new model that is different from others and its own preceding version. HTC ups the ante by rolling out the first Smartphone in the world with a full HD display- HTC J Butterfly. Launched in Japan last year in the month of December, HTC tweaks the hardware to introduce this international version.
As its name suggests, the Butterfly is slim and beautiful. The Smartphone turns the tide by featuring a 5-inch display with a spectacular resolution of 1920x1080. Drawing parallels with Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy note that sports a pixel density of 326 ppi and 267 ppi, this device offers an extraordinary resolution of 440ppi. The screen quality is definitely among the finest, at present.
Build quality and design:
Sporting a unibody design and bearing resemblance to HTC One X, the phone is thinner at the edges and has flat sides making it easy to hold. Irrespective of the body being made of plastic veering away from its typical aluminum body, the handset has a decent built quality. Adding to the sophistication is the metal like gloss white finish on the back, thin edges and it’s lightweight.
With an 8MP rear camera and the 2MP camera in the back, the Butterfly does not disappoint the photo lovers. Apart from the quality of the camera, a multitude of features makes your clicking convenient and easy. This includes the inclusion of imagechip that makes your picture taking process quicker (less than seconds) and HDR mode that churns out the finest vibrant solution especially, when you click contrasting objects. In addition, it is possible to click 99 continuous images by turning on the explosive shot mode allowing you to capture anything and everything. With a host of editing options, there is no bad shot.
Interface and Functionality:
Running on 4.1 Jellybean out of the box, the device offers a number of customizable options. The user – interface is amazing, considering the1080p screen. With the device soon to receive an update to 4.2 Jelly Bean, you are ensured about not being left behind. Sense UI 4+, Jellybean and the full HD screen in tandem, paves the way for a smooth experience.
Internet and Connectivity:
The connectivity options include GSM 850/900/1800/1900; HSDPA 850/210, LTE , Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n ,Wi-Fi direct and DLNA, microUSB 2.0 and Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Browsing is easy on the Sense browser where you can easily scroll in, scroll out, and zoom in and out.
Memory and Processor:
Powered by 1.5GHz double core Snapdragon S4 with Adreno 225 graphics, the performance is impressive. The phone offers 16 GB of memory where 11 GB is available for use along with the option to expand it up to 32 GB.
Music and Sound Quality:
Apart from supporting basic formats like MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAVs, there are four basic options that you will be greeted with including music transferred to your phone, Soundhound, 7 Digital and Tuneln Radio. The fact that the device enables Beats Audio speaks for itself.
The 2020 mAh Lithium power battery gives the Smartphone enough juice to run for more than 14.5 hours, despite the applications running on the backdrop. However, many may be disappointed to know that the battery is a non- removable one.
The HTC Butterfly J scores on all aspects be it its looks, performance, features, camera, application, software, or user- interface. However, the huge price tag of the phone may make many feel wary. In a nutshell, the device is definitely one of the finest and best- performing phones, we have ever seen.
This review is penned by experts @ Reliance Digital.