I purchased this phone on the 17th of Jan and received it in the post on the 21st of Jan. I Love this phone.
- The screen is awesome. Very Bright, very clear, very sharp
- Feels great - The tapered edges make the phone feel paper thin
- Feels fantastic (I have the white one - and NO it does NOT look like a iphone) Quality of build is excellent.
- Battery is fantastic for medium use - 100% in morning, Phone calls, messages, email, hotspot, general play - Battery at the end of the day is about 20% - However if you play games etc (which I don't a lot - unless I am waiting for my wife whilst shopping!) battery is reduced - Still lasts most of the daylight hours.
- I LOVE HTC SENSE - I played with my mates S3 and he played with my phone, he says he wishes he'd bought the Butterfly - He doesn't like S3's interface either.
- I rate this phone a 10/10 however IF I did play games all day (Which I don't cause I have a job) I probably give it an 8/10 for battery life.
Purchased it through Expansys for $777 inc extended warranty.
WD, 28 Jan 2013With all respect, there is no comparison between the Butterfly and L9... For one (of many adva... moreI'm not sure about the battery life of the Butterfly but my LG L9 has an impressive battery life, around 2 days with normal use. Me thinks can last more than that if I just use it for texting and calling.
ninja, 27 Jan 2013Hey guys why HTC equip this big lcd phone only 2020 battery?????
Htc High end phones always L... moreI had using Note for past 7 months..i love it but not pocket friendly ..
So i switch to this Amazing phone..u will love the speed and performance is fantastic..!
The Sense ui is way better than TW..
And for the battery life, is good for one day used..and i always bring my power bank along just in case..
If compare to Motorola HTC Butterfly should come with 3000mAh+ battery for this superb powerful Butterfy.
However, I still love it the most.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2013lg l9 (mid-range phone) has far better battery life than htc btterfly....
htc shame on you...With all respect, there is no comparison between the Butterfly and L9... For one (of many advantages of the Butterfly) the resolution is double what is offered by L9. For a fair compare (in my opinion), the LG VU P895 is of the same class, and here, Butterfly wins by miles when it comes to battery life.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending the Butterfly, a device with a price tag (+$800) should offer much better performance in terms of battery life, but so far, I haven't seen a device even close to the Galaxy Note-II (or Note-I) in this regards. Where I live (UAE), the LG VU P985 is the same price as the Note-I. I might be wrong about the L9, but my experience with LG smart phones (L7 and 4X) made me sure never to waste money on an LG device again. Very nice specs at an amazingly reasonably price but the battery life is a big let down, just like the iphone 4/4S (haven't tried iphone 5 and for sure will not try it) but I wouldn't expect miracles despite the reviews claiming long battery life for the iphone 5.
youyouyou, 27 Jan 2013I see u r a samsung hater...care to share ur bitter experience dealing with the brand...this i... moreYou don't have to consider my opinion. If you want a good Android you may go for S3 or Note2 which has an impressive battery life and a quite lovely display, but its design to me is ugly. I'd sugest Xperia Z if you can wait a while. Can't tell anything about Butterfly, seems so good, but so many battery complaints... Nexus4 and OptimusG for the right price may be a smart choice. Or maybe a Padphone2. You got numerous options.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2013Enlighten us please... How well is Sony ?How is Sony doing? Only the 2nd best selling Android manufacturer behind Samsung! Watch Sony soar without Ericsson.....twip!!
Hey guys why HTC equip this big lcd phone only 2020 battery?????
Htc High end phones always Low battery.
I hate htc....
Love galaxy note2.
Looks nice but battery life seems somehow extremely poor compared to Samsung Galaxy Note II. Also would be nice if HTC introduced a pen like Samsung's S pen on Samsung's Note II. HTC please make a device like Samsung Galaxy Note II (even size). (quality wise would be better than Samsung!)
Can some 1 guide me to make 3g call on this device, just can't find it !!!
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2013I like to go commando, no casings. Dude, since when samsung beats sony in build quality? Pleas... moreRead carefully he says sony better than samsung not samsung better than sony
Richard, 27 Jan 2013most people bought their S3 and note 2 last year but currently many are selling them are you g... moreYeah you are right. But you forgot one thing. Nowadays, most people don't just keep using the same phones for many years. They just use them for one or two years and change to new phones. The number of Samsung phones sold per year is a lot. remember, not too many people use HTC. since the number HTC phones sold per year is little compared to Samsung, you may not see many people sell their HTC out. That's the reason why you noticed many people sell out their Samsung smartphones. After they sell, they will buy another Samsung (the latest version). HTC is not bad, but I don't think people will move from Samsung to HTC unless HTC starts to change its policy in terms of battery capacity, price (some HTC's phones are as expensive as Samsungs' ) and so on.
penang_butterfly, 27 Jan 2013Bought this unit, almost 3days now, everything perfect except I still can't find the 3g video... morelg l9 (mid-range phone) has far better battery life than htc btterfly....
htc shame on you...
Rand Al'Thor, 26 Jan 2013Got it for 1 week now (Philippines).
HTC Butterfly is just perfect.
Li-Po is better tha... morehtc. butterfly has a very poor battery life!
in just about 16hours of normal use . an hour net browsing or downloading data the battery got an empty...
Zao, 25 Jan 2013Samsung's downfall is starting soon.I see u r a samsung hater...care to share ur bitter experience dealing with the brand...this is so we readers can make an informed decision and not just based on ur personal opinion
KIKITO, 25 Jan 2013Can anyone tell us what the performance of the battery? is it good? Li-Po is better than LI-ion?Li-Po: Charges slowly because majority of the power used to charge is wasted.
The battery adapts to your usage so it will take some time ..
Li-ion: Charges quickly
issues when the leakage or over charged( can be ignored because now a days every manufacturer takes care of it)
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2013No 3G Vedio call in htc one x.how about in butterfly.cant compare with samsungBought this unit, almost 3days now, everything perfect except I still can't find the 3g video call optio. Battery quit fast when using mobile data, wish the batt was around 2500++ would be better. Power button was on top, when need to awake the screen quite discomfort and ergonomic, need to find app that can awake by shaking or something like that....anyway happy and just nice as i don't prefer bulky phone as note.