4 years back I went to a shop to get 'A' latest and greatest phone.
I was handed the plastic-polymer (w/e you wanna call it) S4 and Metal uni-body HTC M7.
Guess what I bought? HTC. (Samsung never won me after that)
To this day it is my daily companion. Still prevails more than 12 hours of above average usage.
Sound quality was unrivaled at that time both headphones and boom sound.
The device crashed on me only 4 times for the entire four years I owned it.
My friends who bought the Samsung could not say the same.
I was patiently waiting for a good flagship from HTC. U11 seems like it.
Yes, the Samsung looks more futuristic, I agree. I do like the edge.
The fact most people does not realize is that it does not matter how great the specs of your phone is, what matters is that if it does what you want efficiently and elegantly.
My personal preference is in listening to music when I travel (in the best quality possible). HTC delivers more than I expect. I love the simple OS design with minimal deviation from stock android.
I'm not buying in to the megapixel game. Or specs.
I own the 2013 flagship phone. Does it lag, yes some times when I am using G-Maps and that's it. It has no problem in keeping up with my daily requirements.
+ how many times did I drop my phone in the toilet or the pool in the past four years... NONE.
Did I drop it on the floor? yes, many times on gravel, tarmac, tile, etc. Still in one piece.
Again, my Samsung owning friends could not say the same.
I am listening to reviews of my friends who has S8's already. What I hear is that sound quality is not quite good out of the box. Not sure if it is the player or the DAC. (We are quite particular about what we hear through our head phones. we use 7605s, m40xs and m50xs. So our expectations are quite high).
So, my obvious pick will be the U11 itself over the S8.
I just Love this phone so much... O God Samsung fanboys are so jealous now.. SO much hate comments seen here... Believe it or not but U11 has beaten S8 already... Love to see that Fire :)
A new low for a manufacturer...
Dodge_Viper, 05 Jun 2017Some of you guys here complaining about U11 probably don't even own one(or will ever own one i... moreVery true. Samsung fans post very annoying comments in any other phone's pages. Sony's pages filled by their crap comments too.
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017Removing 3.5mm jack will certainly boost HTC u11 selling. What a stupid mentality...N thats what makes the phone better. :)
Removing 3.5mm jack will certainly boost HTC u11 selling.
What a stupid mentality...
Some of you guys here complaining about U11 probably don't even own one(or will ever own one in some cases :P). Point is if your a Samsung fan then you're on the wrong page, looking at the wrong phone. Thank you for taking the time out to watch a beautiful device though. Guess y'all got tired of look at Samsung's. :B ;)
PurplePotato, 04 Jun 2017Hahahahahahah htc better than Samsung? Now that's funny ahaha cause we all know Samsung freaki... moreNot because Samsung is popular, that makes it better. That only makes it well marketed.
Lots of ppl said Edge sense is a gimmick. I guess it is. At least it draws those professional haters' attention, lol. I find this feature convenient for those ppl with only one functional hand. U may wanna take a selfie while u r holding your baby. U may wanna call someone while u r dragging ur luggage... not to mention physically challenged. Its a good thing that htc focus on one-hand-operation in an innovative way. and thats a phone and a pad distinguishes. Not to mention its only the first generation. I bet HTC will keep improving it as long as they dont give up handset market .... For those who wants larger screen. Get a pad !! For those who simply wants gorgeous front look, get S8 !! But for those who need a smart phone, get it I guess
All this "Samsung is better than HTC" came up with the M8 taking a large market share. Samsung had the money. When the M9 came out, they panned the 810 chip for running hot. They were using test numbers, when HTC wanted to see how much they could push it.
I'm using my M9 now no heat, great phone, quick, though the camera is just average. Months pass and Samsung gets banned from airplanes, cause they actually do catch fire.
Then all I read about is " Well they make so many that quality can't be as good as the smaller companies". What a stupid excuse, they admit they have issue and this is what they used to say the M9 was bad, and none of them burned. Samsung has the money and uses it to try and bury any competition. It not about truth it's about market share. I'm getting my 6th straight HTC phone, a U11. I've never been let down by them and they all where used as a daily driver for 2+ years. Give HTC it's due!! All these phones have pluses and minuses. The flagships are neck and neck. Competition breeds innovations which is good for the buyer.
Arafat, 02 Jun 2017There you have it..Welcome back HTC perfect t in every way...perfect enough to be on top of a... moreHahahahahahah htc better than Samsung? Now that's funny ahaha cause we all know Samsung freaking destroys htc
ADI, 29 May 2017Well! I don't know about Philippines... but, here is a lot of demand for Htc phones.. Especial... moreGood news for HTC lovers in the Philippines, as per John Nieves of unbox.ph, HTC will be back in business this month. I've been planning to buy online HTC U11, but with the looming comeback of HTC in the Philippine market I have no choice but to wait for a while. Cheers to HTC!
Icemanjm, 03 Jun 2017U mentioned best audio not sure how u listen to music and stuff like i see some where that it ... moreYes buddy!
Htc has always been a champion in audio since i had Htc Tytn 2 :) ... Htc included active noise cancelling ear buds and the adapter in the box.. If you know how to use them then u wouldn't be complaining here. Lol and Plus u can download a radio online through third party sites or apps :)
Icemanjm, 03 Jun 2017U mentioned best audio not sure how u listen to music and stuff like i see some where that it ... moreYou didn't see it is coming with active noise cancelling ear buds in the box?
You didn't see it's coming with an adapter to use your old school listening device, if you think it's better?
Get your eyes checked instead of spending money on smart phones.