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January 21, 2013

HTC Butterfly released in Philippines for Php30,990

HTC Philippines today announced the local release of their new flagship handset, the HTC Butterfly.

We earlier shared that the Butterfly will be released locally this quarter and looks like we’re spot on. This 5-inch smartphone packs a full HD 1080p display giving it a pixel density of over 440ppi.

HTC Butterfly specs:
5.0-inch Super LCD3 full HD 1080p @ 1920×1080 pixels, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor
2GB RAM
Adreno 320
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
8MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
1080p video recording, stereo sound recording
2.1MP front-facing camera, 1080p @ 30fps
Li-Po 2020mAh battery
Android 4.1.1 Jellybean

WE headed off to one of the local HTC Concept stores and found several units being sold for only Php30,990. There’s option for 12 months zero interest but the price goes to Php35,990 with that option.

Hands-on with the HTC Butterfly

22 Responses to “HTC Butterfly released in Philippines for Php30,990”

  1. Edwin says:

    Wow!!! Nauuna talaga ako magcomment hehe nakasubscribe kasi ako lol. Tinitingnan ko lang to kahapon :) supported ung LTE dito? Thanks Sir Abe :)

    • miongb
      Twitter: miongb
      says:

      @edwin: wow, your momma must be so proud of you that you were the first one to comment…hehehe…peace (-:

  2. Fake Abe says:

    @Edwin: Hindi, wala pa yang LTE. Huwag mo lang basahin ang specs.

  3. LoLz says:

    Hehehe napangiti naman ako sa presyo “for only Php30,990″. . .for only ha? Pwede bang tatlo dos nito? LoLz

  4. geebie says:

    “There‚Äôs option for 12 months zero interest but the price goes to Php35,990 with that option.”

    Paano naging zero percent interest yan kung ang difference sa cash only is 5k? tsk tsk.

    • umi000 says:

      Indeed – Yugatech shouldn’t be perpetuating these types of misleading marketing practices. That extra 5,000 amounts to an add-on rate of 1.34%, or an effective annual interest rate of 28.56%.

    • churvalang says:

      We have a law preventing vendor to pass on the credit card charges sa mga buyer. Pero ‘tong mga greedy store owner iniba lang nila yung strategy.

      for example:
      real Price P35,000.00
      using CC: P40,000.00

      pero ang makikita mo sa store nila
      Price: 40,000.00
      Discounted price for “cash buyer” : P35,000.00

      the government should do something about this.

    • Jason says:

      The store owner is not being greedy. Unless HTC etc will subsidize the zero percent, the stores cannot just absorb some 12% (for the 12 month installments) of the retail price which will go to the bank. The retailers are probably just raking in at just some 5% profit in some instances.

  5. Enya says:

    Kung baket kasi umuuso ang non-removable battery

  6. Ryan says:

    all but the bat… pra kang nka Ferrari na 5 liters lang ang tank capacity. :)

    • Ron says:

      I know, right?

      But maybe HTC did some voodoo optimization magic to make this phone last a day at most.

  7. DTech says:

    Can’t wait for Xperia Z! Haha better one!

  8. Ron says:

    Pushing that much pixel would definitely be a battery hogger. I still see 1080p resolution on a mobile device unnecessary. Great specs though and I dig the color too.

  9. Ben Astorga
    Twitter: benitoastorga
    says:

    its really nice but in a month there’s the rumored M7 in MWC.
    Not in the same league with 5″ vs 4.7″ though, still..

  10. johnonline says:

    xperia z is way better and looks classier, more premium than this…tatak Sony pa…

  11. Randi says:

    “Only” php 30, 999? Plsdont say “only” sa 30k, dahil di naman lahat ng tao milyunaryo at namumurahan sa presyo na yun para lang sa isang phone.

  12. Mahlditality says:

    May panorama ba yan?

    • mm says:

      hahaha of course, i think ur one of the id*** pipol who are amazd by the commercial of iphone haha, before iphone do it, almost all android phones out there do have panorama

  13. irv says:

    Kasing presyo nya ang iPhone 5. So, which one would you buy now?

    • noiphone says:

      i will buy the flagship android phone if i have that money. I am choosing a phone because of its functionalities, not social status.

  14. Mark
    Twitter: markaznar
    says:

    Does this phone have built in wireless charging similar to DNA, lumina 920 and nexus 4?.

  15. spongebong says:

    on ergonomics di ako makadesisyon kung htc butterfly or xperia z…

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