Unfortunately, there are 2 problems with this phone. 1st - no 3.5 mm jack. This is not just a bad but catastrophic decision for the company.
2nd one is size of device. 5.5 inch is just too big for many people. Most of manufacturers offer their flagship device in 2 sizes: phablet format and one hand manageable size. Looks like HTC is going to offer only one big size device which is not a good decision.
Touch sensitive edge etc is good, but lack of 3.5 mm jack destroys all the effort to make a good and successful device.
AnonD-643564, 03 Apr 2017in my opinion it is U-G-L-Y. Dear HTC, why not hold on to the design like the M7 and M8? A lot... moreAgreed. Everyone is OK with m8 design. M9 failed due to camera, battery life and heating, not because of design. They can blend the front of m8 with back of 10.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017If you see some reviews or hands-on on youtube, you will surprise to see lots of people like G... moreFrom what I see , I would also prefer the G6 instead of the S8, but I still do not understand why all the hype. Its like they found a cure for cancer.
I can't wait to get my hands on this handset, so glad I didn't go for the S8
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017It ain't matter, but I wonder why it's not as good as the Note 5, with the same battery capaci... moreIt is not about the U ultra anyway. You keep bringing on Samsung which in the end will NEVER be a better phone manufacturer than HTC. Why ? It does not matter if they have a 4K 8K 16K display, eventually it will break like thin ice or lag like a 10 year old phone or drain battery faster than a tank drains oil. people who buy HTC know what they are doing, trust me. If HTC were to be gone, I would switch to SONY, as it comes close to what HTC key points are.
Just my opinion .
If this phone does come out as it is advertised, then perhaps it will signal the return of the TRUE Htc, the company that innovated new trends instead of following stupid ones. I personally believe that this squeeze sensitive feature, should it come to pass, will be much more useful that the Edge gimmick Samsung phones have. Anyways, here's to hoping for the best
Blunder, 03 Apr 2017What's so special about the G6 ? I do not understand all the hype its getting. It will have th... moreIf you see some reviews or hands-on on youtube, you will surprise to see lots of people like G6 more than s8.
AnonD-196276, 03 Apr 2017Everyday I read bad words and insult for any news that comes from HTC. Really, why? All these ... moreU Ultra just asked way too much for what it literally offers. For $500, you can get an unlocked Exynos S7 Edge with vastly better display, better battery, better design, better camera, better durability (IP rated vs not), and arguably better value. For $750, what standing feature does that phone has? Pixel has the best camera for the same price, V20 offers excellent audio for the same price, i7P offers the best performance for a little bit higher performance, XZ has the best display and audio for slightly less. Where does the U Ultra stand there? Tell me. If it was $450, then it could've sold better. Only then, this U Ocean will be the deciding factor on whether HTC will continue or just leave
Blunder, 03 Apr 2017Battery capacity does not really matter genius. If you check the battery rating for the U ult... moreIt ain't matter, but I wonder why it's not as good as the Note 5, with the same battery capacity, and managed to last 4 hours more. 81h is impressive, just not when compared to relatively similar battery sized phones. S7 with 3,000 managed to have 90h. Okay, I'll skip for the screen size, and I'll give props to HTC for achieving good battery optimization, but it doesn't make up for other key hits like the lack of BoomSound stereo speakers they are known for, and an important one; headphone jack - I thought HTC 10 was the best audio phone of 2016, how does the U Ultra continue that league?
U Ultra, btw, managed to reach that high endurance rating because of its display. Why? Its sunlight contrast isn't as good as top end devices like the iPhone 7 Plus and V20. If that Super LCD5 was as good as the best IPS LCD screens on smartphones today (G6, i7P, XZP, etc.) I don't think it'll come close to that 81h rating. But that's just a theory
Rafe Firmani, 03 Apr 2017It seems like you have no taste for premium quality
because htc built is the best from androi... moreLol that's too much of a salty HTC fan.
Look, I do love HTC's build quality. I'm very impressed of what a tank the Pixel phones and the HTC 10 are. But seriously, HTC followed that up with the underwhelming HTC U Ultra which barely even competes to Samsung, Apple, and Sony in terms of build quality - thing that made me surprised like "Is this the real HTC?!"
And we aren't sure yet of what the U Ocean will be, yet you are making some statements as if it's going to be true (not saying it isn't, but how are you sure exactly?). Mind it, HTC might not even sell as much as Samsung or Apple, let alone Sony with the 4K HDR display phone.
HTC 10 is a great 2016 flagship device, but to follow it up with a mediocre U Ultra that seemed to come from nowhere is just a shaming for such a company who built great reputation in build. I have big hopes for HTC, but let's not say the U Ultra isn't a bad phone for the price it asks, because it is. They could've sold better if the price was around $500 - perfect where outgoing flagships like the XZ, S7 Edge, V20, etc. are currently going down to
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017Samsung, Apple, and Sony fans are so insecure for offering quality devices for the price they'... moreBattery capacity does not really matter genius. If you check the battery rating for the U ultra you might be amazed. But then again, you probably never used a HTC phone, stick to Samsung that breaks if you even look at it.
I'm glad HTC is back with this one. I pray they don't name HTC U, coz it will the U Ultra is higher while it ain't in real sense. The image being display here isn't the phone we are xpectin....look, when you zoom properly you'd power and volume button. So I believe the latest HTC flagship will be breathe taking. It also appeared they've finally listened to their consumers as the boomsound stereo speakers finds their way back,regards USB-C I really don't why many wanna eat HTC raw, iPhone sells, s8 is also without it no one is shouting when other brands do this...It seems to me many are paid here just to condemn HTC no matter what they came up with....
I think HTC do needs more advertising, well thought out price tag. Samsung does huge advertising in my country like no tomorrow, same thing with Huawei...If HTC can try this...it will sell well.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017Top 3 of this year: G6, S8, I8.What's so special about the G6 ? I do not understand all the hype its getting. It will have the SD821 instead of the 835, HTC sense will always be better, build quality the same. LG is OK, the S8 has a stupid placement for their fingerprint sensor, and I8...please, its Apple
It would be awesome if HTC keep the 3.5 jack
Everyday I read bad words and insult for any news that comes from HTC. Really, why? All these people had the opportunities to use all brands and compared them with the UGLY HTC , off course not, it seems unlogic. So it is non-sense to relay on these paid comments when you choose your phone but relay on your own and your nearby experiences. After only 3 months use of a famous brand due to it's good battery use, I faced the bad problems of lag and unreponsivness that change the Android experience into a hell, so I returned to use the fluent HTC one E9+ to continue​ one and half years of a solid performance and stable UI. That is my experience based on actual phone use not imagination or insincerity.
Sony The Innovator, 03 Apr 2017Samsung, Apple, and Sony fans are so insecure for offering quality devices for the price they'... moreIt seems like you have no taste for premium quality
because htc built is the best from android world, even google acknowledge it twice with nexus one and pixel.
save your hate and sorry ass later because this device ocean is waaay ahead of your sonysh*ts..
htc10 is marvelous all round device, and i believe ocean will revive HTC's top dog spot!
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2017See these samsung,apple,and sony fans are so insecure even though htc is weakening they stilk ... moreSamsung, Apple, and Sony fans are so insecure for offering quality devices for the price they're asking for. 5.7" display with secondary screen and large bezels, no headphone jack, and no wireless charging, and somehow only managed to pack a 3,000mAh battery? What a joke, the S7 Edge with 5.5" display, IP68 rating, 75% STB ratio, headphone jack, and wireless charging, managed to have 3,600mAh battery. Apple had IP68 rating as a cost of headphone jack removal. Sony managed to fit a 3,230mAh battery inside with IP68 rating, headphone jack, dual front-facing stereo speakers, large camera sensors, and 4K HDR display in a 5.5" body. Is HTC playing April Fools to us so early? Hahahahaha, but it ain't gonna work because we have brains (or at least some do, lol)
Well, seems like HTC Oshit (Ocean) is the only last hope for HTC
They will price it way too high, like they always do. And what will the customer do? Buy an S8 or iPhone as usual.
you've gotta give credit to HTC, no matter what their sales figures look like they manage to come up with some of the best addons to phones, and even without the beats partnership they're keeping audio quality a top priority too, deserve so much more as a company