scorpio, 21 Jul 2017Ok. One of my friends has a U Ultra which he loves but I find too large dimensions wise. I hav... moreScorpio
to think about when deciding between the 2
1. how do you feel about on-screen navigation keys?
I for one don't like them. I hate that they disappear when in an app and you have to do an extra action to bring them back. this is what you going to have to deal with on the S8 and it is something you didn't have to do on the S6.
2. how do you feel about the new aspect ratio?
for apps that don't support it. they will look like they are on a 5" screen as the s8 is so narrow.
3. how do you feel about not being able to charge your phone & use corded headphones at the same time?
because you can't do that with the U11
scorpio, 21 Jul 2017Ok. One of my friends has a U Ultra which he loves but I find too large dimensions wise. I hav... moreif you are picking between the 2 and your are worried about the glass in a fall, I would say go with the U11. 3 youtube tech reviewers that I follow have already broken the front curve glass on their personal S8 from accidental drops in a sitting position.
coming out a car, sitting on the toilet and the 3rd didn't say.
not to mention there is no good tempered glass for the curved screens. the complaint is "it pops off in a fall or when putting on or taking off your case.
getting good tempered glass screen protectors for the U11 is not a problem.
also, you should try typing on that narrow s8 screen and see which phone is more comfortable for typing in portrait.
Anth0ny, 20 Jul 2017the U11 is a really nice phone but a 5.5" screen is not for me. I already compromised by losi... moreOk. One of my friends has a U Ultra which he loves but I find too large dimensions wise. I have an s6 which is due for upgrading soon and I'm torn between the s8 and the U11. I like the display on the s8 but not sure about the curved edges and glass body.
scorpio, 20 Jul 2017AnthOny have you considered the HTC U11.the U11 is a really nice phone but a 5.5" screen is not for me.
I already compromised by losing 0.2" when I got the U Ultra which is 5.7" when the ONE MAX I was using was 5.9"
losing 0.4" is a loss of way too much screen "area" for me. :-)
if there is a U Ultra next year with a 6" main + the secondary screen, with the features of the U11 I'll upgrade. but other than that, I'm not buying a new phone when my U Ultra works just fine. the broken back glass is not affecting performance or usability in a case.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 18 Jul 2017And fyi the top selling list for some of the months is
4. HUA... morebeing a top seller doesn't tell you anything about the in hand performance of a phone.
being a top seller is only good news for the manufacture and stockholders.
what do you get by saying "the phone I use is a top seller"??
And fyi the top selling list for some of the months is
No joke dudes
Lol until now I still think this HTC U ULTRA is still a disappointment. Mainly because of the price, lack of headphone jack and how badly it got when it is hands on with JerryRigEverything lol. So those people buying the sapphire glass with 128GB storage is a waste of money. Even when my country Singapore released this phone a few months ago it is not even on the top of the carrier best selling list when it is considered as a flagship, shameful HTC. Even my friends none of them used HTC, all of them mostly use IPHONE, Samsung and Sony. I used XPERIA XZ and I can say that this is already a good phone. So no point "chasing" this phone for those HTC fans. Get another better HTC phone if u are a fan of HTC
scorpio, 17 Jul 2017 What a disgraceful state of affairs. By the time you receive your replacement the phone will ... moreYes it is. It's Very shameful that a company as big as HTC could advertise something like Uh Oh protection and not have stock in place to honor it. This is why I am sharing my experience as this is not the only model phone they are doing this same none sense with.
The reasons am not flipping out is...
1. I expected something to go wrong, I just didn't know what. This is not the first time I have had problems with HTC RMA department.
2. Getting a refurbished phone is not my first option for a solution.
When I decided to buy from HTC direct I was under the impression that Uh Oh protection provided you with a "new" phone (that was my 1st option). a refurbished phone is like my 3rd acceptable option.
everything is still working on my phone and I put on a cheap vinyl skin to stop the flaking of the glass. I'll take about option 2 next week, if I do it.
Anth0ny, 13 Jul 2017Day 42..... I got an email from HTC escalations department. long story short, they were gett... more What a disgraceful state of affairs. By the time you receive your replacement the phone will have been superseded. Don't know how you've kept your cool.
Anth0ny, 04 Jul 2017Day 34....
I'm getting so fed-up of waiting on HTC for my replacement phone.
Anyone knows w... moreDay 42.....
I got an email from HTC escalations department.
long story short, they were getting in touch to let me know I was not forgotten & they still don't have a phone to give me and I just have to keep waiting.
jolito, 12 Jul 2017have a gorilla glass 5 htc u ultra at the back panel?Could you rephrase your question?
Anth0ny, 05 Jul 2017They are holding over 600US on my visa. the replacement phone is coming with free return labe... moreSorry AnthOny now that you mention it I do recall you saying this ages ago. I'd forgotten. I admire your patience. Think I would have gone beserk by now and given them a real mouthful. Disgraceful service. Good luck.
scorpio, 05 Jul 2017AnthOny maybe they are waiting for you to send your phone back first otherwise how do they kno... moreScorpio
take a read on the HTC page if you think I don't know what I am talking about.
my experience is not going anything like this and I have been in contact with live chat to confirm that nothing is wrong on my part.
and let me put it out there again for readers that may take my post the wrong way.
I don't hate HTC phones, I enjoy using them, that's why I keep buying them and must likely will buy an HTC when I'm ready to upgrade again. but their service department is not to the same standard as their phones and I want people to know this. you are better off getting repairs done 3rd party. but in my case, I can't even find the black back glass to buy online.
scorpio, 05 Jul 2017AnthOny maybe they are waiting for you to send your phone back first otherwise how do they kno... moreScorpio, go back to post that are time stamped 15 June 2017 and have a read of the process. and BTW this is not the first time I had to deal with HTC RMA department concerning damage (as in not a defect but physical damaged caused by accident) to a phone. The first time I didn't get that phone from HTC direct so I didn't have the UH OH protection. I had to send the phone first as it had to be repaired instead of replaced. That took close to 2 months as they claimed they were delays in getting the part from Taiwan. I deliberately bought it directly from HTC USA this time to avoid having the send the phone first and assumed it would be fast because I would be getting a new phone if I needed to use the service. I was wrong both time. (it's not going to be new and it is not fast)
and a note to new buyers.....
an addendum has been added to the U Ultra USA UH OH protection.
you are not legible for UH OH protection if you bought your U Ultra after 12th June 2017
have a read if you think I'm making this up.
scorpio, 05 Jul 2017AnthOny maybe they are waiting for you to send your phone back first otherwise how do they kno... moreThey are holding over 600US on my visa.
the replacement phone is coming with free return labels.
When/if I get it, I have 20 days to get the damage phone back to them or they will take the money that is on hold in the visa.
I replied to my self every time I post about this so people can follow. just go back and read
I also explained the full 4 part process to a next reader. Go back and take a read. I'm still in stage 1 BTW.
Anth0ny, 04 Jul 2017Day 34.... I'm getting so fed-up of waiting on HTC for my replacement phone. Anyone knows w... moreAnthOny maybe they are waiting for you to send your phone back first otherwise how do they know that you have actually broken it and also what guarantee do they have that you will return it when you receive the new one. Seems logical to me..