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It’s a HTC…It’s a Samsung…NO! It’s a Ninetology Z1!

The awesome folks in Tech Kaiju Arena from Ninetology Malaysia, is kind enough to gave me two review units to play around for a week.

Ninetology Paperbag The Two Phones

Ninetology Z1 & HTC Butterfly s

Ninetology Z1 & HTC Butterfly s


Guess I need to be a SUPERMAN-BLOGGER now!

Detail tech specs? Just click on their respective official product page link below.

What I do best is to feed you all with REAL beautiful photos of the ACTUAL PHONES. :D


HTC Butterfly Hands-on Review

What I have here is the Red HTC Butterfly (x920d). Bought from Cubic Platforms together with Metal-Slim sand-type casing and the HTC Car Charger. :)

HTC Butterfly(Red) with HTC Car Charger

HTC Butterfly(Red) with HTC Car Charger

Official Specs

HTC Butterfly x920d (Asia variant)

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA
  • 5″ 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with 441ppi pixel density; Curved Gorilla Glass 2
  • Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+ UI
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset
  • 8 megapixel F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens camera with dedicated HTC ImageChip, LED flash, and BSI sensor
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA
  • 16GB of built-in storage; microSD card slot
  • MHL-enabled microUSB port
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Polycarbonate unibody
  • Great audio quality and Beats audio enhancements; build-in amplifier
  • Water-Resistant with IPX-5 certificate

No next-generation LTE support, no NFC, no wireless charging in our model. But it’s thinner and include an expandable microSD card slot compare to the US HTC Droid DNA and Japan’s HTC J Butterfly.

The Packaging

No surprise here, back to the old minimalism box that HTC used to had.

It includes the phone, standard charger, earphones, manuals and warranty papers.

HTC Butterfly - Box Front

HTC Butterfly – Box Front

HTC Butterfly - Box Back

HTC Butterfly – Box Back

HTC Butterfly - What's included?

HTC Butterfly – What’s included?

Overall Look
HTC Butterfly - Front

HTC Butterfly – Front

The front design looks simply gorgeous, with the pleasant reflections and the edge-less design on the glass that feels like a infinite-pool of a high-end villa. It contributes to the premium look that HTC looks after.

The 5-inch FULL HD “Super LCD 3” display feels like it’s just under your finger tips, all thanks in part to the optical bonding between the display glass and LCD itself. Colour reproduction is very accurate, the white is just whiter compare to the AMOLED devices. Contrast and saturation is just spot-on. No visible color shift even view at extreme angle. Outdoor viewing is also pretty good as well.

On top left, you’ll see the 2.1 MP, f/2.0, wide-angle front-facing camera, which is good for group shoot. And the 3 physical capacitive buttons at bottom(yes, more screen space then the Xperia counterpart).

HTC Butterfly - Back

HTC Butterfly – Back

The glossy finish at the backs gives the device a premium feel, the curvy back rest comfortably on hand.

HTC Butterfly - Top Back

HTC Butterfly – Top Back

Here you will see the 8MP shooter with LED flash on the right, and there’s an additional notification light on the left so you’ll be notified even when your phone is facing down.

HTC Butterfly - Back Bottom

HTC Butterfly – Back Bottom

Here you’ll see the speaker grill, and the BEATS AUDIO logo.

HTC Buttefly - Top

HTC Buttefly – Top

On the top, you would see a secondary mic for noise-cancellation, conventional 3.5mm audio jack, the power button at the middle and the Micro-Sim together with the microSD card slot with water enclosure.

HTC Butterfly - Bottom

HTC Butterfly – Bottom

At the bottom, you will see the micro-USB port with water enclosure and the mic.

HTC Buttefly - Left

HTC Buttefly – Left

Nothing on the left, and nope, that is not speaker grill but just a design element.

HTC Butterfly - Right

HTC Butterfly – Right

On the right, there’s the volume rocker.

Water-Resistant Video Test

The HTC Butterfly comes with an IPX-5 Water Resistance rating, which means:

Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

YES, I’M INSANE enough to test my own Butterfly with A REAL WATER SPLASH TEST! So here’s the video to end my Hands-on Review. :)

Official Link : HTC Butterfly Official Website

HTC One Series Hands-on

Had some hands-on review on the very anticipated – HTC One X and HTC One V.

Here are just some hands-on review from me. :)

HTC One X, a Quad-Core powerhouse that would gives your the extra power to do all your stuffs. Build with one piece polycarbonate unibody body, which gives you a feel of a solid phone but not sacrificing the weight! (and yes, it feels a lot better then its competitors)

The 8.0MP wide angle 28mm f2.0 camera with dedicated image processing chip, it’s certainly one of the best phone camera out there! It can do shooting at blazing fast 4FPS burst mode, and shoots both video and photos simultaneously. The latest Sense 4.0 UI on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich(ICS) looks just beautiful, and this could be the smoothest Sense UI ever!

Official Specs

HTC One X - Front

HTC One X - Back

HTC One X - Beats Audio

HTC One X - Thickness comparison

HTC One V, everybody is talking about about the HTC One X, but do remember that THIS PHONE would rock the budget segment.

Spotting a 1Ghz Snapdragon S3 processor, 5MP camera with dedicated imaging chip, this phone would run most of the Google Play Store apps without issue(Play Angry Birds NO LAG!).

This is a phone with a personality, with a chin – HTC One V.
Official Specs


HTC One V - Side view with thickness comparison

More pictures of the phone here. (more…)

I WON!!! but….

UPDATE : 09/01/2012 – Nuffnang, on behalf of DiGi, already contacted me on this issue and agreed to replace my phone. Really thanks to ALL the people  from Nuffnang & DiGi and to the people who help out.  To IfOnlyIHadIt, I’ve notified your comments below, and I wish to learn more from you. :)

YAY!!! I’ve won the HTC Sensation Phone Review Contest. :)

First of all, I would like to thanks DiGi Telecommunication, Nuffnang and HTC Malaysia for choosing my entry as the winning entry for this phone review contest. I’m very grateful about it. :)

But to my surprise, this is what I got as a reward…

A white box, and not even a nice red ribbon on top.

Instead of giving me a brand new unit, they GAVE me a HTC SENSATION DEMO UNIT(the unit we use for review) for the winning.

So, What’s inside?

Very unpleasant insides, only with the phone and charger!

The phone itself, and the HTC standard charger. No nice packaging, no HTC standard earphones, and it came with 2GB microSD card instead of a 8GB.

The phone itself, I can see some scratches/used condition all over the back and the corners. I’m glad that this phone use Corning Gorilla Glass as the screen layer or the screen would have been scratched.

Some of you might have know, a DEMO UNIT suppose is made for testing, shop displaying, it’s been use by MANY HANDS, and it’s not suppose to be sell and give away.

2GB microSD… instead of 8GB microSD card that come standard in a retail HTC Sensation.

So, this makes me wonder…. IS THIS how DiGi Telecommunication treat their WINNING FANS on an anticipate phone review contest?

If you wonder which blog post I have the review on, feel free to browse them below. :)

Review on HTC Sensation
Preview – Next Phone Review!
Review HTC Sensation – Design Overview
Review HTC Sensation – Hardware
Review HTC Sensation – Android & HTC Sense
DiGi Presents the HTC Sensation