Star S5 Butterfly clones HTC namesake in design, not specs

Star S5 Butterfly clones HTC namesake in design, not specsIt’s Attack of the Clones (or “Attack of the Crones”, as a sign I once saw in Japan unfortunately proclaimed).

The Star S5 Butterfly pays tribute to HTC’s identically named beauty (known as the Droid DNA stateside), but with suitably reduced internals. Heck, it only costs $222.99.

You might recall the HTC J Butterfly launching in Japan with a 5in 1080p display last October, and while it received a global launch of sorts, it never landed in the UK.

The Star S5 Butterfly unashamedly takes its design cue from HTC’s Butterfly, complete with red trim, but the specs are more in line with what we’d expect from the Chinese knock-off scene.

Specifically, the Star S5 Butterfly opts for a 5in 720p display, while the RAM weighs in at a modest 1GB (compared to the HTC J Butterfly’s full 2GB of RAM).

Other Star S5 specs include a quad-core MTK6589 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 8GB internal storage (with microSD), an 8MP rear camera, and 3MP shooter on the front.

For operating system duties, the Star S5 Butterfly assigns Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1), while there’s also the obligatory dual-SIM action that’s typical of Chinese smartphones.

And that’s the Star S5 Butterfly. Amazing.

via: GizChina

Read more about: Android

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AhmadCentral  Mar. 27, 2013 at 21:37

I think Lewis posts these articles about dual sim phones so i keep visiting this site.

Very clever ;)


Treab  Mar. 28, 2013 at 02:19

tbh its hardly got the specs of true chinese knock offs....

now this is a true knock off beauty...


CTPAHHIK  Mar. 28, 2013 at 08:43

I liked antenna part - guess it doesn't need a cover for reception.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 28, 2013 at 09:19

AhmadCentral  Mar. 28, 2013 at 14:10

I'll let you know something. Star and Hero phones are the same and usually manufactured the same. Zopo/HDC phones are rebranded hero/Star phones.

Thats why you've been finding the same spec phones. For example the Zopo ZP800 is the same phone as the Hero H7500+ and i'm sure HDC have their own version.

So to be honest just go with the cheapest. (Star/Hero are usually cheaper) Oh and the X920 camera specs are totally wrong.


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