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BIGME S6 COLOR+ vs TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the BIGME S6 COLOR+, and the TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests πŸ™‚

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the BIGME S6 COLOR+ and the TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8 and BIGME S6 COLOR+

PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
Specs & ratings infoBIGME S6 COLOR+
Not yet rated
TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
πŸ‘Ž Not Recommended
My Rating
Price (approx)$460
$250
Limited availability
ManufacturerBigmeTopjoy
Release year20232022
SCREENBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
Screen typeKaleido 3DES Slurry
Screen size7.8"7.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido 3)
βœ“
(DES Slurry)
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 9361404 x 1872
Screen density (Colour)150dpi150dpi
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
CPU2.3 GHz octa-core1.8 GHz
RAM6Gb2Gb
Storage128Gb32Gb
Battery3000mAh3200mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβœ“βœ“
G-Sensorβ¨―βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβœ“β¨―
SD card slotβœ“β¨―
Rear cameraβœ“β¨―
Front cameraβœ“β¨―
Waterproof⨯⨯
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width137.9mm135mm
Height196mm193mm
Thickness7.1mm7.9mm
Weightg315g
Buy
SOFTWAREBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 11
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting search⨯⨯
Handwriting conversionβœ“β¨―
Insert shapesβœ“β¨―
Insert imagesβœ“β¨―
Split screenβœ“β¨―
Custom templatesβœ“β¨―
No. templates15++
Brush typesPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“β¨―
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIPPDF, EPUB, DOC, TXT, RTF, MOBI, DJVU
File formats (image)PNG, JPG, BMPPNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)WAV, MP3-
Buy
BUYBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8
Where to buyAmazon BE
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon ES
Amazon FR
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Bigme Store
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTBIGME S6 COLOR+TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

BIGME S6 COLOR+ Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Small Screen
  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile 7.8" COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

TOPJOY BUTTERFLY 7.8 Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • More colours

Cons

  • Limited availability
  • Shipping delays
  • Inconsistent communication
  • Screen 'staining'
  • Ghosting
  • Poor performance

NOT RECOMMENDED: This was a Kickstarter campaign, and the backers have reported long shipping delays, inconsistent communication and a poor quality product when it was finally delivered. Therefore, this tablet is not recommended and all ratings have been set to zero.

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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