Anonymous, 13 Sep 2018The reason being...
The Eyes is IP rated. The 7 Plus is not. I'd like to be able to take a... moreI'd like to add that currently there is an issue with quick charging on the 7 Plus (aside from the fact that it doesn't come bundled with a quick charger). The 7 Plus will not quick charge when the phone is above a certain temperature or while the display is on. This is widely reported on XDA. Some say it's an intentional feature to prevent the phone from overheating. Others say it's been resolved with the Android 9.0 pre-release versions.
In any case, the Eyes has no such issue/feature. It quick charges immediately, everytime. I've seldom noticed the Eyes being warm and never once hot. I frequently notice the 7 Plus being warm or hot.
James Whister, 12 Sep 2018" I would still pick this phone over the Nokia 7 Plus "
The reason being?The reason being...
The Eyes is IP rated. The 7 Plus is not. I'd like to be able to take a call when it's drizzling and I'm not carrying an umbrella.
The Eyes has a better rear camera, particularly in low light. Yes the 7 Plus has a better front camera, but I'm not a selfie person.
The Eyes comes bundled with better earphones. These high quality earphones, combined with their associated background app, make for a vastly better sound experience than even my Sony XBA earphones (which retailed for as high as $400 when new). The 7 Plus comes bundled with your run of the mill cheapish earphones.
The Eyes has a better and louder mono speaker than the 7 Plus.
The Eyes comes bundled with a quick charger. The 7 Plus does not.
The Eyes starts up quicker than the 7 Plus.
OS updates aside, you could argue that 7 Plus has newer Qualcommy stuff. I can absolutely not tell the difference between the SD652 and SD660 in my regular daily usage.
You could argue that the 7 Plus has a higher numbered Bluetooth version, but can anyone tell the difference? All my Bluetooth devices connect just fine with the Eyes. I don't transfer large files over Bluetooth, so its speed matters not to me.
You could argue that the vanilla Android homescreen and app drawer is better than that of HTC Sense, and I'd agree. But I'd counter-argue that Nova Prime trumps vanilla Android, which is what I use on the Eyes.
They're both great phones and similarly priced on eBay (now). One just has to decide whether regular OS updates and consumer bias are more important to them than.. well.. everything else.
Sylvester, 10 Sep 2018Is there Oreo on this phone or not? Gsm arena say there is Oreo...There is no Oreo for this phone. This phone will not be updated beyond Nougat. Unless they or their source is an official HTC representative, any website or individual who states otherwise is incorrect.
Having said that, I would still pick this phone over the Nokia 7 Plus (I own both).
Ive been using this phone for a month, its great phone. but the marketing of HTC is not good as Samsung, honestly the camera of this phone is better than I phone or Samsung S8/Note8
Great phone, the main camera is better than Samsung S8,Note8, HTC should do better marketing.
Great battery, this phone looks awesome.
Jimmy , 31 Jul 2018No Oreo 8.0.. No way for me to buy this foneIt says Android Oreo (8.0) right in the description.
I swear they better be skipping Oreo to work on bringing Pie to this phone. Otherwise it'll be my fourth and last HTC.
This phone should have shipped with Oreo. I ordered it based on this and a numerous other major sites that stated it ships with Oreo.
Got the phone yesterdayand poppedmy h20 sim card in and works great. Front camera bokeh is a cool feature. Battery is great and fast charges. Haven't testedrear camera but I expect good things.
Ming, 02 Jul 2018Actually it is Andriod 7.1.2, but HTC said they will update to Andriod O in a year...Where did they say this? Do you have a link? An HTC customer service rep in Hong Kong told me via Facebook that HTC currently has no plans to bring Oreo to this device.
Targo93, 07 Jul 2018Agreed, Should definitely release this phone worldwide.Yep, it would help HTC sales
Walter C. Dornez, 01 Jul 2018Honestly, HTC still makes awesome phones. Shame that the cons make people look for other options Agreed, Should definitely release this phone worldwide.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2018Anybody knows how the camera compares to the HTC I Ultra ?This one is better, with the identical camera of the 2017 flagship U11
Actually it is Andriod 7.1.2, but HTC said they will update to Andriod O in a year...
Targo93, 01 Jul 2018It's a step up for me, much quicker focus and shutter speed.Honestly, HTC still makes awesome phones. Shame that the cons make people look for other options
Targo93, 09 Jun 2018Software update last night.Still 7.1.2 though :(Used the phone for a couple of months now. Overall I think this phone is excellent, fast and responsive and I have found the camera to be superb, it sits perfectly between the oversaturated Galaxy S8 and the more subdued shots you normally get with an iPhone. The fast autofocus is so much better than previous HTC phones. Battery life is also superb.It is a shame that is doesn't run Oreo as yet but hopefully that will come soon. For £250 you really can't go wrong