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HTC Butterfly review: The droid monarch

18 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
HTC Butterfly review: The droid monarch - read the full textGoing by sales in the past year alone, it's easy to forget that HTC still makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone game. Despite the fact that it was the first to release a smartphone with a dual-core Krait chipset, the first to launch a...

 

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> In reply to LloydS @ 2013-02-19 06:07 from q{cE - click to readYou're right , they made a huge hype for the camera on the Xperia Z and it turned out to be as normal as what the current 8MP sensors can do .Even with the Disply despite the fact that it's a 1080P disply , it was a bust . The viewing angles is really horrible with all sony devices even with their so called Bravia Engine 2 Tech.

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  • 2013-02-19 08:54
  • iA0U

Ooh , i forgot to mention the Audio quality, all i can say is this : "WOOOOOW" .

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  • 2013-02-19 08:47
  • iA0U

I really love this device the disply is really Impressive maybe the best disply in a smartphone ever.everything is going smooth and fast , nothing to complain about .The camera is good but it could have been better .

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  • 2013-02-19 08:44
  • iA0U

> In reply to [deleted post]nice comparison

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  • 2013-02-19 08:43
  • pThn

> In reply to Chebulla @ 2013-02-19 01:05 from na0$ - click to readhtc ONE will destroy both with uniqu spc ..
camera/design/sound/ui/performance
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  • 2013-02-19 08:32
  • dQKN

It is interesting to have such pixel density for the phone of such caliber.......hope, it soon starts selling in Indian market...!!!!!

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  • 2013-02-19 06:57
  • uB8%

Butterfly -- Better display, sound from speaker

Z -- better design, performance, UI, camera, build quality and everything else.

My vote goes to the Z... I can live with a screen of Xperia quality but cannot afford a horrible camera of HTC and heavy UI.

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  • 2013-02-19 06:51
  • vGcC

Z is better when viewing from front. Which is all that matters. LONG LIVE PLAY LONG LIVE SONY.

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  • 2013-02-19 06:48
  • ftVg

> In reply to psysect @ 2013-02-18 23:14 from 60}I - click to readThanks alot for pics psysect

Xperia Z just got owned by a butterfly! So Sad! Sony fanboys read the review on the Z & won't accept the fact that it's trash. Even HDR mode was over-hyped (something I was looking forward to seeing actually) it was all hype made by Sony.

They took the bait made by Sony & took a huge bite on the fishline & they refuse to let go, even now. I can see the ratings of the Z drooping already.

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  • 2013-02-19 06:07
  • q{cE

HTC Will Never Learn.... Bull Shit Camera

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  • 2013-02-19 04:45
  • QPVU

Too little too late, id rather wait for the s4 than to buy this

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  • 2013-02-19 03:54
  • v0Xt

The red Butterfly is gorgeous!

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  • 2013-02-19 02:46
  • uRD0

all htc make bluish images.. failed camera

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  • 2013-02-19 02:06
  • y$HP

I think nexus4 is better...

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  • 2013-02-19 01:51
  • t7XH

I saw this phone last weekend. I got to say nice great. But what I realy hate is that it is too late to distribute here. Anyway as always both had a good and bad. Now thats weird is it me or just coincidence that its test in antutu, benchmark and gpu and others were below. Maybe too much customize in ui?? Xperia z or htc buterfly handsdown great value

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  • 2013-02-19 01:25
  • t7Xi

What a beast will the M7 be with a smaller screen, bigger battery, and a revamped UI... Can't wait... Stereo speakers, a good camera and a perfect design and build quality. Mind blown!

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  • 2013-02-19 01:05
  • na0$

Finally Htc appear to have nailed their audio output - and might even give Apple a run for their money there from the look of it?!

Also pleased that the screen is looking good too. Owned an S3 and hated the over saturated colours, and the terrible colour clipping artefacts seen when watching videos.

Hmm which one of these is going to tempt me away from my iPhone 5 back to android then? hmm, lets see what the S4 brings to the table - first sign of shitty colours and clipping and i wont be getting that.

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  • 2013-02-19 00:44
  • nxyY

Good phone. I still prefer Sony Xperia Z. White is white and not blue, hate that at S3 and Note2 and bad design, but they are making good phones. Viewing angel really dont care with Xperia Z. I saw some video samples and photos, i dont know why they are bashing camera, video with HDR mode in night is far better then any other phone out there and photos too. Nokia is making good photos too, but i dont like Windows OS in phones.
My vote goes for Sony.

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  • 2013-02-19 00:25
  • pqVJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-18 23:17 from m7KR - click to readHTC, it seems, has done an iPhone 5-like job at screen calibration, as you can see in the last chart of the slideshow below, reaching an almost perfect color gamut representation and true white, whereas the Xperia Z boasts wider sRGB gamut than the standard, oversaturating the colors a bit, and displaying a "colder" 7500K white in comparison with the 6500K of the HTC Butterfly.

Not only this, but the tests also showed that HTC's handset, despite its lower 385 nits brightness, compared to Sony's 400-440 nits, depending on the screen area measured, has a higher contrast rating of 1153:1, against the Z's 570:1, which makes black appear grayish. The higher contrast and better reflective coating also make the HTC Butterfly more visible in direct sunlight than the Xperia Z.

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  • 2013-02-18 23:22
  • Mf5a

Here you can see the blue white in tghe HTC again, in the drape over his shoulders. Its not white at all on the HTC. But this is also where you can see the higher contrast of the HTC, there is slightly more detail in the brightest parts.

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  • 2013-02-18 23:17
  • m7KR

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