Thursday, January 17, 2013

HTC One Butterfly Quietly Hits Singapore and Malaysia

HTC Butterfly, the first 1080p smartphone.

Are you ready, HTC fans from Singapore and Malaysia? HTC Butterfly, the world’s first smartphone with full HD display, has (quietly) arrived!

According to a forum post, HTC Butterfly has been brought in by a mobile phone retail store named Satu Gadget. The listed price of an original set of HTC butterfly is RM2138. The HTC Butterfly is distributed by SiS Distribution (M) Sdn Bhd and comes with Brightstar 12-month warranty.

HTC Butterfly is a variant of HTC J Butterfly in Japan and HTC Droid DNA in US. It has some notable improvements over HTC OneX+, with the most noticeable one being screen resolution. With 1920 x 1080 Full HD Display, the 5-inch Super LCD3 screen gives us whopping sharp and bright images. It is so pleasurable to read text and watch movie on the screen with 441 ppi (pixel per inch).

HTC Butterfly is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Although the HTC Butterfly has slower clocked processor compared to HTC One X+, which has 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, it compensates by having double the RAM of HTC One X+. The 2 GB RAM in HTC Butterfly ensures great multi-tasking and smooth performance.

HTC Butterfly has an internal storage of 16 GB, lower than that of HTC One X+ with 32 or 64 GB. However, HTC Butterfly is equipped with MicroSD card slot, which is notably absent in HTC One X+. Thus, users can put in extra storage as needed. The phone can support MicroSD cards up to 32 GB.

Both HTC Butterfly and HTC One X+ have the same 8-megapixel rear camera. But HTC Butterfly gets an upper hand here as it is incorporated with a better front camera with 2.1 megapixels. HTC Butterfly can capture 1080p photo with its front camera whereas HTC One X+ can only capture 720p.

Unfortunately, both HTC butterfly and HTC One X+ in Malaysia do not support 4G LTE. It is such a waste of potential for high end smartphones such as these HTC devices, since Malaysia telco is rolling out their own LTE service respectively.


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