Hardcor, 04 Oct 2017How hard & thick is the transparent case that comes in box? Does it cover the sides too or... moreThe case in the box is a thin hard case and has no lip that will protect the screen. It will offer scratch protection for the back glass but no internal shock damage protection as it's too thin. It also scratches very easily. Think of it as a temporary case until you buy a proper TPU case.
The phone has no pre-installed screen protector so you have to spend the few $ and buy the tempered glass. It's more cost and time effective to change a cracked tempered glass than lose your U11 to HTC RMA department for more than 2 mounts.
The tempered glass protects the main area of the screen but a case with a lip is needed for the edge as the screen protector don't go to the edge of the front glass
The lip on a case will not protect the center of the display if for example you walk into the corner of a table and it's in your pocket, it falls face down on a asphalt road, It falls in gravel
Drops on a kids die-cast car or other small hard objects.
You have to remember gorilla in the name doesn't stop it from braking like glass it just protects against scratching.and both the front & back glass is less than 1mm thick.
The rap for the back glass is recommended as the lamination on the back glass is poor and the glass flakes like a fiber if it breaks. That rap will keep your glass together even if it breaks because you forgot to take it out your pocket before you sat.
Take it from someone that had to replace the back glass of the U Ultra by buying the part on eBay. And yes my back glass broke inside a spigan rugged armor case. Thank god the tampered glass did it's job so all my repairs I could do without htc's help.
I had ohuh protection, so a replacement phone was going to be free for me. But after waiting 4 months for HTC RMA department to get factory refurbished stock, I just got fed-up and cancelled and changed the back glass and tempered glass on my own.
I still enjoy my U Ultra and you will enjoy your U11 but if you plan to keep it long, spend the few $ and protect it properly. HTC RMA department is a waist of time and U11 parts are hard to find online.
Anth0ny, 03 Oct 2017if you are planning to keep it for years, invest in a
1. tempered glass screen protector.
2... moreHow hard & thick is the transparent case that comes in box? Does it cover the sides too or not because of squeezing function?
And after removing the nylon wrriten on display size..etc from front screen, is there any slim protector on screen like ones that come attached to other brands screens?
From experience, if case is hard and up side goes above front screen, it can provide screen protection too unless ofcourse you drop phone on something like a knife head or iron.. which will be crazy!! Even if phone drops on ground directly at face screen will not break with hard case on.
sreejith, 03 Oct 2017@hardcore
My HTC U11's had glass protector when it damaged by fell down from 30 cm height.M... moreYour phone dropping from 30cm and glass broken also edges damaged while glass protector on and case too is hilarious! What kind of ground was that! Not taking your crazy claims!!
My last smartphone have its original company default screen protector(if it can even be named protector), and transparent thick case on(no top brand) and now when I remove the case it looks as if new phone and by the way it is 5.7'' and with WHITE back color too.
Unfortunately motherboard spoiled and not finding new one, so decided to buy new phone which is HTC U11 Solar Red 6gb..
My HTC U11's had glass protector when it damaged by fell down from 30 cm height.My phone's right bottom corner was damaged and this part covered by glass protector.
Hardcor, 03 Oct 2017Ordered HTC U11 Solar Red 6gb 128gb, because planning to keep it for many years, enough buying... moreif you are planning to keep it for years, invest in a
1. tempered glass screen protector.
2. slickwraps skin to protect the back glass from scratching, which weakens the glass.
3. a TPU case to protect against shock damage caused by accidental drops.
HTC RMA department takes forever to do repairs (2 months minimum) so it's not something you ever want to use.
Hardcor, 03 Oct 2017Ordered HTC U11 Solar Red 6gb 128gb, because planning to keep it for many years, enough buying... moreJust an update..... I got to play with Galaxy Note 8 for half an hour. Look wise and loaded feature wise no one can come closer to Galaxy S8 Series and Note 8 ( But be ready to accept lot of bloatware also)
When it comes to performance HTC U11 is hands down winner. It simply breeses through all the tasks you through at it like opening the apps or even loading the games. Even RAM management is awesome.
Camera detailing is simply superb even the Samsung sales guy was asking about my U11 for camera clarity.
I am not exaggerating here nor am I a HTC fanboy. But today I simply became HTC's software optimization fan. Well done HTC. Looking forward for OREO update.
Hardcor, 03 Oct 2017Ordered HTC U11 Solar Red 6gb 128gb, because planning to keep it for many years, enough buying... moreGreat ....... It is worth investing . Enjoy your handset and hopefully I will also have it for more than an year ;-)
Crazyboys_tp, 03 Oct 2017Can't comment on pricing part as we have to shell out lot more compare to other countries. Yes... moreOrdered HTC U11 Solar Red 6gb 128gb, because planning to keep it for many years, enough buying top phones every year or 2.
Just hoping HTC U11 shows worth the big price in quality and color too.
Hardcor, 02 Oct 2017For the ''3.5mm headphones jack'', it comes with attachment so you can use earphones too. It'... moreCan't comment on pricing part as we have to shell out lot more compare to other countries. Yes we will get a converter but its still an additional accessories you have to carry.
Crazyboys_tp, 02 Oct 2017I agree... 720 euros is not a small amount. But I believe if you are planning to use the mobil... moreFor the ''3.5mm headphones jack'', it comes with attachment so you can use earphones too.
It's a shame that in Europle users must pay over 100 euros more than Asia and the US.
The stupid european union and schengen idea ruined more than helped.
Hardcor, 02 Oct 2017Found this on HTC official site:
*64GB Solar Red and all 128GB devices are Dual Sim. Dual ... moreI agree... 720 euros is not a small amount. But I believe if you are planning to use the mobile for long time its worth it.
After 7 days of useage. My opinion about U11 is:
1. Performance is really great. Equally snappy like pixel or oneplus5.
2. Ram management is great. I am talking about 6gb varient as we don't get 4gb here.
3. 128gb internal storage is really great to have as its convenient to carry my songs, videos, audiobooks etc. collections in my pocket rathr than relay on the mobile network and data to access from the cloud.
4. 6 hours of constant screen on time for me fr9m morning 9am till 11.30pm in the night with around 20% battery left.
5. Best camera around for detailed pics. There is a bit of noice in low light conditions but detailing in the pictures are excelent.
6. Great display. Decent enough brightness level for outdoor usage.
7. Awesome speaker and headphones output.
8. IP 67 rating works perfectly. I was caught up in sudden rain for more than half an hour with a heavy traffic jam and my mobile survives.
1. Somtimes I miss the 3.5mm headphones jack.
2. If you want a full screen display mobile then this is not the one for you.
For everything else this is the best mobile of 2017....
Hardcor, 02 Oct 2017I want a very quick opinion from you and other users:
First, both HTC U11 Solar Red or Amaz... moreIn India all color options are available in 6gb and 128gb only with dual sim.
If you are a person who often change a mobile like me then buy 64gb varient and save few euros for your next purchase. If you are looking to use a mobile for a long term , may be like for 2 to 4 years then buy 6g and 128gb varient. Cause mobile technology is growing at a very fast pace. 2 years ago 3gb was the peak now its doubled. May be by 2018 second half all the upper mid range mobile may start giving you 6gb ram and then you might regret your choice.
Found this on HTC official site:
*64GB Solar Red and all 128GB devices are Dual Sim. Dual Sim smartphones can be used with only one SIM as well as two, with no affect on performance. All other 64GB HTC U11 devices come as Single Sim.
So seems my choice will switch to Solar Red 64gb or Solar Red 128gb
600 EUROS VS 720 EUROS which will you choose?
All HTC U11 6gb 128gb phones come with dual sim? 4gb one come with single sim.
crazyboys_tp, 01 Oct 2017Both color looks great. But what's best for me might not be so appealing for others. So its be... moreI want a very quick opinion from you and other users:
First, both HTC U11 Solar Red or Amazing Silver 4gb 64gb for 600euros, the first color red will reach next week while the second color can reach in few days this week if I order it asap.
On the other hand, both HTC U11 Solar Red or Amazing Silver 6gb 128gb for 720 euros!! will reach next week if I order it asap.
So only Amazing Silver 4gb 64gb for 600euros can have it in few days.
- Other than 1 week interval difference, do you think 120euros difference btw 6gb 128gb and 4gb 64gb is worth paying it for the first option?!
- Can the gbs be added to Rams later on and is 2gb worth 120euros!? since can use micro sd until 2tb to cover difference btw 64gb and 128gb.
- Toughest question maybe: if chose 4gb is it worth waiting Solar red for 7 days more than Amazing silver?
Lot of questions but can't see both colors in live...and not everyday buying expensive phone!
Dearest HTC and knowledge fan enthusiasts.We are almost in 2018 now!I don't know what'sggoing on in HTC!! A flagship with SD 835 and almost 30% bezels, not using Bluetooth 5,1 plus its auxiliaries,no IR blaster,not using USB 3.1 and otg,using incompatible battery and the most important using the ugliest hybrid !!!?Hopefully after Google purchase of some important shares from the HTC,we must not say goodbye to HTC as we did say to the Nokia....Google merger with the new younger innovative generations hopefully brings back luck to the HTC the used to be best quality maker !!! Justice Rights.Omid12Omidvar hates missing the HTC and thousands of jobs worldwide....
Hardcor, 01 Oct 2017Asked btw both colors which look best in case, and why did you buy spigen?, the case that come... moreBoth color looks great. But what's best for me might not be so appealing for others. So its better to see it before you buy it.
Case provides in the box is ok, but it will not give you great all round protection as its a hard case and its just basic case. I prefer flexi cases with a bit of lip which comes above the screen for better grip and protection. Yes it will add up to the bulk but its safe.
crazyboys_tp, 01 Oct 2017Yes it looks great even in a transparent case. I am using it with Spigen case from day 1.Asked btw both colors which look best in case, and why did you buy spigen?, the case that comes with it not durable or nice?!