HI5X a 1080, MT6589T Turbo powered HTC Butterfly clone

Chinese phone makers seem to be smitten with the design of the HTC Butterfly and are now offering their 1080p Butterfly wannabe’s in Mediatek MT6589T Turbo spec.

Phone maker Hiwave are now listing an updated version of their flagship phone called the HI5X. Like previous version the phone measure in at 140 x 70 x 9.05mm and has the same red trim as the HTC Butterfly. In fact it even offers a 1920 x 1080 display like the Butterfly and quad-core processor!

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In this case though a 1.5Ghz Mediatek MT6589T SoC powers the phone with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. Internal storage is a little disappointing but the phone makes up by boasting a front 5 mega-pixel camera, 13MP rear, Android 4.2.1, dual SIM support, SD card reader and a price tag of just 1299 Yuan ($211).

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  1. Manish
    June 10, 2013

    ROM is ok but 2GB RAM is must with corning gorilla glass to attract consumers in cut throat competition…

  2. June 10, 2013

    why do you report without putting the company name in the title and not including the official website? if you could include its chinese name? thank you

  3. June 10, 2013
  4. June 10, 2013

    Hi Andi, posted (and reposted) a comment about this article this morning, but nothing appears so far 🙁
    any problem with Posting comments?

    • June 10, 2013

      Umm, no URL accepted in comments…

  5. June 10, 2013

    hilive.com.cn 喜浪

    • June 10, 2013

      Thanks for the ‘working’ URL 🙂
      But unfortunately, i can’t read chinese and Google Translate is a poor help!

  6. June 10, 2013

    Is there any butterfly clone phone on the market with 2gb ram? I really like the look but i need 2gb of ram..

    • June 10, 2013

      I ain’t seen any so far… (3 clones but with 1G/4G)

  7. Simon
    June 10, 2013

    Out of interest is a supposed “clone phone” really any different from the majority of other chinese brands eg Jiayu, Umi, FAEA etc ?

    • June 10, 2013

      Depends on the “clone” itself 🙂
      Afaik, most clones are coming from the same OEM product or module, and you can find them “branded” as Star, HDC, Feiteng, Sunny … and ever-growing new (funny) names.
      This is the case for the “Butterfly” (UMI S1, HDC X920, MIZ Z5…), the “One” aso.

      Some brands are “real” factories, others are OEM and some are fakes 🙂

  8. Simon
    June 10, 2013

    Ah I see, but it is any reason to doubt their quality, as opposed to the brands with the real factories (which I’m guessing are Jiayu, Umi, Zopo for example)

    • June 10, 2013

      Personaly, i’m very carefully with unknown “brands” but I’ve already bought phones from HDC or Star (which were of good quality for the price). Check websites and you’ll see others with good reputation (Feiteng, MIZ, Cubot, ThL…).
      Anyway, there’s an overall improvement in quality of chinese phones over the past 2 years…

  9. Simon
    June 10, 2013

    Thats good too know. Hopefully they will keep on improving and also start producing quicker too.

  10. roni
    June 10, 2013

    in my opinion, any phone today must have 2GB RAM, with 1.5Ghz Mediatek MT6589T and gorilla glass, with 5′ screen ips, at least.