HTC Butterfly S 

Released August, 2013
  • Android 4.4
  • 4G
  • 5"
  • Quad core 1.9 GHz
The Adreno 320 graphics allows you to play all the latest games at maximum (or close to maximum) details without a hitch - Real Racing 3 and the likes truly shine on the vibrant 5” display.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
Multimedia The large and vivid 5” 1080p display is a great asset for enjoying video, images on the go, and the loud and clear front stereo speakers delivering excellent rich audio just add to that.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
6.9 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC Butterfly S


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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

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16.1 fps
4.9 fps
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24.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

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42.9 fps
19.8 fps
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31.2 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC Butterfly S

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We love the rich and saturated colors on this display.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The screen is extremely sharp and detailed, with a pixel density reaching 441 pixels per inch.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The material is glazed and polished, and feels very soft and actually good to touch.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)


Everything looks much better on video.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The built-in media player easily opens and plays back almost all file formats with only Divx/Xvid-encoded movies not supported out of the box.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
Quadrant StandardAnTuTuGFXBenchVellamo(HTML5 / Metal)HTC Butterfly S13183246824660 / 41 fps2606 / 789HTC One12481233083551 / 31 fps2395 / 781Samsung Galaxy S412078247014437 / 39 fps1702 / 704Sony Xperia Z82212083533822198 / 626 There’s 16GB of internal storage on board the handset, and it’s expandable via hot swappable microSD cards.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)


The large battery has taken its toll and the phone itself feels bigger than we’d like, even a bit unwieldy, and the camera shoots underwhelming pictures.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The continuous auto-focus features is snappy - the handset quickly swaps focus to objects nearby and distant.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
You can also choose to lock the focus before shooting, it’s not exactly on par with manual focus controls, but it gets close.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)


The Butterfly S is plain chunky - it’s a large and bulky phone, but you’d be willing to forgive it its size when you learn that it comes with a whopping 3200mAh battery with a quoted talk time of the impressive 29 hours on 2G and 25 hours on 3G.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
Plus, HTC has bundled in a whopping 3200mAh battery.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The battery is sealed and is not user replaceable.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)


We love its display, we love its front stereo speakers, we love its longevity.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The Butterfly S has adopted a lot of the signature features of the HTC One - its UltraPixel camera, its front-facing loud and clear stereo speakers and its latest Sense 5.0 user interface.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)
The stereo front speakers are here and they are painted red, just like the capacitive buttons and the same tone is used on the camera eye ring on the back.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SDXC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 4 MP
Resolution 4 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 1,740 min
Talk time (3G) 1,500 min
Standby time 32,688 min
Standby time (3G) 39,600 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Weight 160 g
Thickness 10.6 mm
Size 70.5 x 144.5 x 10.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.4
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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Only few stores have this in dual-sim and I really scoured the internet for that.Credits to for letting me have this phone at such cheap price.(they ship wordwilde btw) Was really excited when I got it.HTC Butterfly S is not as bad as it looks in pictures as users have been having second thoughts when it comes to its design.Plus the front facing speakers is superb!I couldn't really complain with this phone. :)
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