HTC Joins the 'Phablet' Fray with the HTC J Butterfly; 5-Inch, Quad-Core S4, 2GB Ram

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
    Offline

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    1,256
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG]

    It would appear that the end of 2012 is the year that all the Android manufacturers pull out all the stops and launch their most powerful weapons on the unsuspecting populace of consumer-land. First we had the LG Optimus G, then the Samsung Galaxy Note II, now HTC just shared their new quad-core behemoth, the HTC J Butterfly. While the name be questionable, the specs are nothing to sneeze at. This phone smacks squarely into the "phablet" category with a 5-inch 1080p SLCD3 display, and powers into the high-end category with a Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB of RAM. Here's a breakdown of the specs,
    • Qualcomm S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 8MP camera
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • SLCD3 1080p 440ppi display
    • NFC
    • 2,020mAh battery
    • 9.1mm thin
    • Black, red, white color variations

    [​IMG]

    Sadly for the rest of us, right now the only place that is scheduled to get this beautiful device is Japan. Of course, if the phone turns out to be a hit there, then maybe it might spread to other parts of the globe. It certainly is a gorgeous looking device. What do you guys think?

    Source: HTC
  2. stillwaiting
    Offline

    stillwaiting New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    bigger battery and it would be perfect
  3. BJPalmer85
    Offline

    BJPalmer85 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    the name is crap but that is a sexy phone. I even like the red and I am not a fan of red

    B
    1 person likes this.
  4. Narsil
    Offline

    Narsil Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    111
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Central Florida
    2Ah battery??

    Apparently, everyone in HTCland uses battery packs for belts because they insist on putting undercapacity batteries in their devices.

    Based solely on your battery capacities and my Thunderdolt experience, HTC,

    [​IMG]
  5. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,341
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    113


    droid-like colors
  6. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,341
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Motorola is known for industrial design with sub par cameras, sammy is known for innovation with plastic feel, and htc is known for awesome phones with small batteries.
    3 people like this.
  7. sweeeeet
    Offline

    sweeeeet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    8,303
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    48
    nice specs outside of battery of course.. in the phablet world the note 2 is king and this is just a bigger screen phone

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
  8. BJPalmer85
    Offline

    BJPalmer85 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    This looks like it could be a good phone but I dont want it to die 2 hours after i take it off the charger. Id get the Note 2 but I dont want it to look like Im holding a cookie sheet up to the side of my head.

    B
  9. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,341
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    113
    eh thats what bluetooth is for. In reality there is enough room for all these devices and I bet the htc dlx will be an awesome device. The rezound was arguably vzw's most underrated device last year and this will be a huge set forward. Htc fans will be getting a nice phone. Hopefully vzw can influence them to at least put a 2500-2800 mah battery in it.
  10. tjk629
    Offline

    tjk629 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If only we could merge all those positive traits together and create a phone called Unity.
    3 people like this.
  11. BJPalmer85
    Offline

    BJPalmer85 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    ive never had an HTC phone. Sammy was always my next choice but I like the look of this one. Is the beat audio as good as Ive read about?

    B
  12. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,341
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    113
    yes but the screen is a battery hog, gorgeous and arguably one of the best, but will suck a phone dry. If this thing come to vzw with 2000 mah battery life on lte then it will be an office queen. People who work in an office can afford to buy it because they can keep it on a charger. Those who are always on the go will hate this phone.
  13. boundlesswater
    Offline

    boundlesswater New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This. +1
  14. BJPalmer85
    Offline

    BJPalmer85 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    it will be for me then, i sit in an office all day. I cant see the the battery being that small though unless JB comes with some major power tweaks and the S4 isnt very power hungry. a top tier phone without at least a battery capable of making it 12hours on 1 charge is kinda like wiping before you poop....just dont make sense

    B
  15. geoff5093
    Offline

    geoff5093 New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,345
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Goffstown, NH
    Might as well remove the battery and require it to be plugged in to work.
  16. akhenax
    Offline

    akhenax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    104
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    NY
    Motorola is also known for pentile displays, waiting too long to innovate, and flooding the market with phones.

    How long did we wait for a Droid with a slide out keyboard and a 4"+ screen?

    On another note (pun intended), I think the battery specs are not correct.

    edit: Nevermind, it is correct per the HTC website. That's crazy for such a large display.
  17. cybertec69
    Offline

    cybertec69 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Staten Island, NY
    HTC needs to go back to user replaceable batteries, if they did this to this phone, with that gorgeous 1080p screen, with the rest of those specs it will sell like HOT CAKES:icon_ devil:, and why only Japan, this device should launch on every carrier WORLDWIDE, with a BIG promotional push, only way HTC can get back in the game, their marketing again makes you scratch your head.
  18. champaned_out
    Offline

    champaned_out New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    HTC never learns do they... 2000mAh for that massive screen ?.. and they wonder why there phones won't sell... Cause potential repeat customers all know you need to either carry another spare battery or buy a extended one...
  19. jstafford1
    Online

    jstafford1 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,058
    Likes Received:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hebron, Oh.
    An extended battery on such a large device would be even more awkward than it already is. That's a deal breaker for me. Samsung got it right with the note 2, as I've seen a couple reviews saying its battery last pretty much all day. 2000mAh isn't even enough for a 4in phone.

    I'm not saying it was aliens...bit it was aliens.
    1 person likes this.
  20. Xplorer4x4
    Offline

    Xplorer4x4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Evansville,IN
    This is the best summary of the android market I have ever heard. Now where does apple come in at? :p

    From what I have heard Beat's Audio is just marketing ploy. I tried some Beat's Audio headphones in store recently. The headphones were $200 and sounded GREAT....the $50 Sony's right next to them sounded every bit as good. Both sounded alot more richer then the Bose headphones I tried. All of them were either over the ear or on the ear style.

    Waiting to innovate can be a good things at times. It ensures quality devices. Also, Moto stop flooding the market awhile ago, and I bet all the device makers are baout to flood the market given this is coming up on the holiday season.