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HTC Butterfly S now official with Snapdragon 600 and massive battery

0. phoneArena 19 Jun 2013, 02:58 posted on

Right on cue, the HTC Butterfly S was presented on stage today during the company's press event in Taiwan. And as the "S" in its title suggests, that's an upgraded variant of last year's HTC Butterfly, packing a faster processor, Ultrapixel camera, and a much, much larger battery. How large, you ask? Well, HTC has managed to stuff a 3200mAh cell inside the Butterfly S. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the handset is thicker (10.6mm) and heavier (160 grams) than its predecessor due to the space taken up by the larger battery...

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posted on 20 Jun 2013, 11:47

107. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you really like to just come out swinging don't ya? :P

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 11:27 2

78. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That battery capacity was completely unexpected for something other than a Motorola device or a phablet.

I would hope Verizon picks this up as a DNA+ or 2. My family had a pretty bad experience with T-Mobile customer service, so we're most likely going to switch to Verizon as soon as our contracts are over, and I would love to get this phone.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 14:47

87. wrm2013 (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


What happen with tmobile?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 16:52

92. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


One of the phones on our plan (a Galaxy S Blaze) was defective, it's been replaced 4 times so far (all the replacements are refurbished), so obviously by then it's apparent that the defects aren't by chance, there's obviously something wrong with the phone. We asked if they could allow that one line to upgrade to a new phone, but they said no. They gave us 2 options, buy a new phone at full price, or get another refurbished replacement, even though the phone has been replaced 4 times already.

Also, we had an unused 5th line on our plan, so we asked them to take off all the extra features that were on that one line like the handset protection, unlimited texting, etc. (we still wanted the line active because we're going to use it soon), but somewhere along the process they somehow pushed ALL of our contracts to end in August of 2014 instead of September of this year. I don't even know how they managed that.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:15

94. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow, i can't believe you said that.
my friend on T-Mobile had a very similar problem yesterday.
he wanted to switch his line over to a prepaid line but he found out that upgrading one line on his family plan some months ago resulted in all of the line's contracts being renewed.
he was able to get them to reverse it but still, that's pretty screwed up.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 17:25

95. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


We haven't got it to reverse. We spent about 2 hours on the phone with customer service and they didn't do anything, we even went to a T-Mobile store a couple weeks ago to try and settle it in person, the rep there said he couldn't do anything. So now it's either pay off the ETF for 5 lines or wait until August 2014.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:07 20

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Wonder how the HTC One owners feel right now. They just bought their device and here is he next HTC flagship with faster performance, bigger screen, bigger battery, micro SD slot and of course all the One goodies, Boom Sound, front facing speakers, UltraPixels, and unlike the One, Android 4.2 out of the box. But what else is new? Butterfly owners felt the same with the One arrival, the One X+ owners with the Butterfly, One X owners with the One X+.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:10 1

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i wouldn't call this a flagship device.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:13 14

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What would you call HTC's fastest device yet?

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:22

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


an upgrade to a handset belonging to one of HTC's other lines. the fact that it's clocked higher is only because it has the battery capacity to justify it.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:11 3

25. wendygarett (unregistered)


Calling a fastest device a flagship is like calling gnote 2 Samsung flagship dumb dumb, it's designed for someone who crave an sd slot yet refuse to buy Samsung products... Unfortunately, like SAE says, he rather compromises for a greater unibody design...

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:20 2

8. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I think its just the same. Performance will may be different but not much. It's only over clocked. But all in all its just the same.
Unlike the Galaxy S4 flavors have almost 3 SOC variants and may be too much confusing. IMO

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:22

11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Just 6-7 months after the butterfly came out now they intro the @ss upgrade already. Who knows maybe this year end we'll see Butterfly S2. Though this time battery is a lot bigger, with SD slot,

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:44

18. amro99 (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Calm down dude, I'm sure not many markets will see this phone. This is particularly targeted for markets in which the original butterfly has been very successful like Japan. And it does make a lot of sense to introduce a successor to a successful product, particularly with almost same design and name!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:13 3

27. tiara6918 (Posts: 2078; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm very disappointed with their strategy. I'm a fan of HTC but I hope they'd release devices yearly like Apple with their iPhone(not iPad which was released 6 months after its predecessor)

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 05:15 1

39. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


They have nothing to complain about in the US this phone will NEVER be on att sprint or tmobile hopefully this is the vzw device we been waiting for!

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 05:31

41. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


So sad they have bought htc one X(

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 06:59 1

48. jaychildz (Posts: 129; Member since: 31 May 2013)


IM STILL GOING TO GO GET THAT One FROM BEST BUY FOR $75 TODAY

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 14:51

88. wrm2013 (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I bought the HTC one because I didn't want the 5.0 gs4 and in my opinion the screen isn't on the same level. The keyboard imo is also waay better than the gs4s. People complaining about expandable memory, lol, those are the people who bought a 120g iPod. There's no reason why you need that much memory.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:12 7

4. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


If this is Verizon's beefed up version of the HTC One, I totally forgive them for the delay.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:07 1

60. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If they really want to make up for the delay, they should sell both phones. One as the One and the Butterfly

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 09:12 2

63. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


...as the Droid DNA+.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:13

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


BTW this is the perfect smartphone IMO. Still the One X / SIII size with tolerable thickness - and tolerable it is considering the awesome battery it packs - thin bezels, fullHD 5" screen, those speakers... I bet repairability will be good too. Might consider getting one of these though my eyes are set on the Lumia EOS and Sony Honami.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 23:02

104. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Doesn't work that way. lol. Once you up the thickness to 10.7mm it is no longer the One X/GS3 size, it becomes huge. Even the really short Lumia 920 is HHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEE​EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE because of it's thickness. This thing is going to be ridiculously big beating the Lumia 920 in all dimensions including thikness. Maybe not weight though. I still have no idea how the Lumia 920 is heavier than the Note. ROFL

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:14 2

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Oh wow they totally addressed the battery issue....

Now what happened why not S800 with a later release date :(

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:20 2

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Yeah that's interesting. I look forward to the SD800 cause it's perfect for downclocking. It'd match whatever SD600 can do even at 1.5GHz and would give much better battery life.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 03:29

14. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


That actually is a very good idea !

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:23

30. tiara6918 (Posts: 2078; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Are you gonna upgrade to the butterfly s? As a first gen butterfly owner, I am really sad to see my phone get old within just a couple of months

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:54 1

35. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


same, and I wont be upgrading anytime soon. I actually didnt find the S600 that future proof, when S800 is right around the corner and smashes the 600. But yet again, I am actually glad to see a 3200mah battery, because this means that when I need to upgrade my phone, I can trust that htc will produce a phone with a large battery as well. Considering the fact that I think this phone is region specific? Its a glass half full.

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 04:58

36. tiara6918 (Posts: 2078; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm happy to see that they're finally stepping up with battery life and while they decided to go with 600 and not 800, I don't care very much. I even find the snapdragon s4 to be fast enough

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