HTC Butterfly S

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  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Is anyone tempted by this phone? It's an upgrade over last year's HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA but with the guts of the HTC One (albeit clocked at 1.9 GHz, same as the S4), an Ultrapixel camera and forward facing stereo speakers. It will come with 16GB of built-in storage coupled with a microSD card slot.

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    Will this affect sales of the HTC One? Since the Butterfly S seems to be more on par with the S4 with its 5 in screen and expandable storage.
     
  2. PerfectDB macrumors regular

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    I don't see it affecting the One given that ther isn't a massive market for unlocked devices in the US at unsubsidised prices.

    Even so, THIS is the phone HTC should've released to go up against the GS4. It's got a bigger screen, even bigger battery, micro SD slot and conventional button arrangement. Had it come with a 13MP camera it would have unquestionably been the best phone of 2013. It's a shame it'll unlikely see wider release.

    That said, the unlocked price is not too far off the unlocked price of the One here in the UK, so I might be tempted to give it a shot.
     
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They might offer it as the Droid DNA S in the States. Since it has the Droid moniker, expect it to be Verizon-exclusive.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Wont happen as Verizon have signed up to the HTC One. They are hardly likely to carry both.
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Looks like a solid phone. Not a huge fan of the glossy back however.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It looks like a real nice phone. HTC seems to be hitting the mark design-wise, imo.
     
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    At least they actually put the home button in the middle on this one.
     
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