StephenLam, 25 May 2017A noise cancellation headphone that compatible with a 3.5mm jack cost a bomb and need to have ... moreSony has noise cancelling headphones since 2 years ago, and no dac was needed. You could play hi res audio with Z5 with any type of headphones actually. it's just that the particular hi res headphones were noise cancelling ones and could output hi res audio without comprises.
Good for you you enjoy em, but don't say that taking away features like headphone jack is the way to go, because it's not.
It's a stupid move that brings only questions. HTC is at the corner right now and they play the apple card? Too wrong too soon.
DenisXD, 25 May 2017You do know that there are noise cancelling headphones with 3,5 jack since years ago right? An... moreA noise cancellation headphone that compatible with a 3.5mm jack cost a bomb and need to have a DAC. With the U11 you get a noise cancellation headset FOC in the box, that's seal the deal for me. Why pay additional when you can get it free?
USCarlos, 24 May 2017The headphones are USB C. They sound great and create a custom profile for your ears. They als... moreYou do know that there are noise cancelling headphones with 3,5 jack since years ago right? And the custom profile is about software, you can do that with any headphones..
So my point stands, HTC did a stupid move with this.
Amolak.c, 16 May 2017Why can't manufacturers understand that 3.5 mm Jack is very basic requirement, you are not gai... moreActive noise cancellation via the usb c port, that's the gain you are getting.
DenisXD, 16 May 2017Woah hold on right there htc, wtf are you thinking?
It's a phone that focuses on audio and s... moreYour statement has some validity, but not much. The USB-C headphones provided do active noise cancellation, as well as a customized sound profile based on your ears. It sounds great.
They also provided an adapter that comes with a solid DAC. The active noise cancelling feature was enough to prove to me that there's validity for ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Anonymous, 22 May 2017I first saw the HTC u11 on their website. It comes with headphones that look like they plug in... moreThe headphones are USB C. They sound great and create a custom profile for your ears. They also do active noise cancellation, so that it awesome as well. I used them on my flight and they did a great job blocking out cabin noise as well as a crying baby.
Anonymous, 22 May 20173.7V, it is standard across all smartphone batteries.Ermm... interesting thought, but these days it's a rare case
I first saw the HTC u11 on their website. It comes with headphones that look like they plug in to the charging port. Not sure if I like that idea but I'll have to wait and see one in person first. I have been happy with my HTC M9 and was happy with my M7 also. I will be able to upgrade in October. Maybe by then Verizon will have them and there will be customer reviews available.
unckle, 17 May 2017Dropping the VAT and eventual import taxes from your country would give a price to make a rela... moreThat's what I meant but even after all this,here they are really stingy and want extra profit and raise even more the prices. :'(
Anonymous, 16 May 2017Simple maths. This phone has a 3000 mAh battery. The OP5 has a 4000 mAh battery. 1000 is 33% o... morelol that's what I tought you'd say. Absolutely not. Battery is not maths. It's physics. And the true capacity is measured in Wh. And that is by multiplying Ah with voltage of the battery. And do you know voltages of these batteries ?
EuroVAT, 16 May 2017It's not only VAT,they also increase the price to gain more profit. In my country all product... moreDropping the VAT and eventual import taxes from your country would give a price to make a relative comparison ... in no case the US Price +VAT (+import tax) = European Price because prices are set in each market by the market not by a global price adjusted with local taxes.
DAMASTA, 16 May 2017For most of the part you're right, except 1 - waterproof. :D
That's why they're all after t... moreUm, no. I think you are wrong because the Galaxy S5, S7, S8, LG G6, Sony Xperia Z5, XZ all are waterproof and yet also have a 3.5mm headphone jack. In fact the newer flagships feature IP68 protection and the G6 can also be dipped into seawater.
So removing the 3.5mm headphone jack is not an excuse for waterproofing, and BTW the HTC U11 still has a lesser IP67 protection.
Those bezels and no headphone jack.. The single redeeming feature that I wish everyone followed on is a single, large camera sensor. Too bad it was let down by the phone's design so badly.
The features sound nice (except of the lack of headphone jack), but that glass back is going to shatter when people drop and even sometimes without dropping it, just like on every phone that has made this mistake. Go look at forum comments on the iPhone 4, Nexus 4, recent Galaxy phones. They all have this problem.
Also, are the four microphones use to improve in-call noise cancellation? That's a feature that is almost always overlooked and has actually gotten worse over the years, even on the iPhones. Only the original Nexus One and the iPhone 4 had good in-call noise cancellation, because they used the Audience chip that no one uses anymore (I guess to save money on licensing fees).