acemang, 01 Nov 2017good for you. i dont put ROMs that i dont know, and dont know what they do on the background..... morei've both htc 10 and htc u11, and i still have 2 nexus tablets (first and 2 gen). i miss constant updates from nexus line. htc updates are "bad" for my taste...3 times a year is not good enought on my book. at least here in europe. the problem is all others have same or worst software updates that's why i will only consider again only pixel devices. ive also an ipad mini 4 and at least apple have constant updates (even if they suck). i love to see the evolution of android/ios every year...and the progress they made. with this all "premium" brands they all suck at supporting. they only want to sell hardware...and if you want new android? buy another phone...samsung policy of 2 years for a flaghship is pathetic (others with same policy, same) 3 years at least should be the standard. not to mention mid/low end devices that will never see the light of a new android generation. it's sad seeing new phones with still android 5 or 6. android 7 is such a huge improvement over them. android 8 will be also. android 9 will be fantastic if they continue same work.
BDG, 01 Nov 2017630 and 660 are both 14nm :D 821 is better at all levels than 660 maybe just a little bit. But... moregood for you. i dont put ROMs that i dont know, and dont know what they do on the background...if you knew how easy for a ROM builder to get all your data without you even know it...smartphone companies already collect data without your knowlage, at least i know that. costum roms on the net?..please do whatever you want. i hate also rooting device, some apps even dont work with root devices and as a programmer, i hate that with root anyone can have access to my hard work code. like i told, the only reason i would get an 660 from this year, is only because updates (official ones). the only companies i care about on android are pixel or nexus line or this new partnership if they will get constant updates..rest are great hardware with crap software. its like have a great car with bad fuel. if you think ROMs floating the net are "free"...you believe in santa claus. good for you.
acemang, 31 Oct 2017i would take any 630/660 from this year with at least 2 years update than an SD820/SD821 that ... more630 and 660 are both 14nm :D 821 is better at all levels than 660 maybe just a little bit. But for a same price why whould anyone take 660. About the support and comunity just think how many phones are there with 630 and 660 compared to 820-821. All drivers all custom roms, everything will support 82x for years. My old Galaxy S3 has working android 7.1.2 only because GS3 were sold in milions.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017No, Moto X4 is a better choice, almost same spec with larger battery. Get the Android One vers... moreConsidering that there's a chance that this will be SD660 a 2600mah battery will surely suffice moderate use (more efficient chipset). Plus HTC has really good battery optimization, this is a steal.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017So you'd take SD 630 over sd821 just cos its year old. PS I expect pixels to get much better... morei would take any 630/660 from this year with at least 2 years update than an SD820/SD821 that the last update will be android 8 and it have only minor updates 2 times a year. i value more software than speed....i'm a programmer i know the difference software can make on day to day use. if you only care about brute force and specs...yes..samsung s7 is a much better buy right now than any motorola X4 or htc u11 life. in any case, my suggestion is for any SD835 from this year...it is a huge step from last year 820. not in speed, because any 625 and up you will get a smooth performance (with stock android or near stock android) but in the battery department that we use everyday. SD835 is made with 10nm vs 14nm or even 25nm...that is a night-day difference. i've both and SD820 and an SD835 and i can't recommend to anyone any SD820..the difference in price justify the SD835 in all departments...this year flagships obliterate last year flagships. i've htc 10 and htc u11. htc 10 loses in all departments for a big margin. htc u11 have a much better display even if on paper they have the same tecnology, much better performance, infinite better on photos when htc 10 was already on of the bests on 2017...compared to htc u11 photos are like a mid level device. battery life (my favorite upgrade) is double better. i never ever had a day that i was worried about not ending a day without battery. htc u11 (like all sd835) are beasts on that department. not having to worry about battery all the day..and using the phone whenever you want for whatever you need....that only for me justify the upgrade...all rest are bonus.
acemang, 30 Oct 2017ofc you never had an htc before. quality is 10x better than any other android brand even compa... moreSo you'd take SD 630 over sd821 just cos its year old.
PS I expect pixels to get much better support than this one and I believe you know it too
Headphone jack and amoled are bonus
Xperia, 30 Oct 2017Extra protection for screen? How? Bezels or Bezel less, front is made of glass. It offers no... moreTrue. Bezels offer no protection or grip when gaming. Only hurt looks, pocketability and onehanded use.
I'm tired of the HTC U series look...and the bezels as well.
HTC can still excuse themselves this year but if we see the same amount of bezels again next year, they deserve to lose money.
Look HTC U 11 Life Bezel.
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AnonD-603644, 30 Oct 2017For those specs that's a good price. I'd definitely consider this.No, Moto X4 is a better choice, almost same spec with larger battery. Get the Android One version and you're good.
My S7 Edge and Mi 6 are better than this at the same price. My brother's Mi Note 3 too. We bought them around 400$ each. This even doesn't has OIS, mid range SoC and in my taste looks vulgar, anything less elegant. Even a Zenfone 4 is better option. For what they offer at that price I see it too expensive.
Looks beautiful. Keep looking at that black green hue. Chipset is plenty fine too. Price ok, I paid more for my A9, so I reckon it's pretty good. Finish is premium look. Like the camera better than the one my. Look forward to November 2
I would not buy a 3GB RAM version. 4GB, sure. Whatever happened to the Snapdragon 660 rumor?
Too expensive for those specifications. It has a very strange form. It is not attractive. You can paint it pink, burgundy or the color you want, which will still not be attractive. It is not because of the color, it is because of the shape and proportions it has, how its components are located and in what proportion with respect to its size, etc.
Is that British Racing Green??
Its a brilliant colour, that is very hard to pull off. Looks gross when you can't, looks nice when you can.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2017Yes (X Compact, XZ1 CompactSony should have made it like the Xperia Z5 Compact.
For those specs that's a good price. I'd definitely consider this.
How ugly. I would not spend that amount of money on a phone so horrible ever. In addition, except for the Android stock its characteristics are of a current average range. And a battery of 2600 mAh ridiculous. What a mania to take the Android One phones so expensive. Does Google take commission? Or they want to tease us? Only the Xiaomi A1 is reasonably priced. The others are a robbery.
t-mobile has this at $300 full retail price.
ofc you never had an htc before. quality is 10x better than any other android brand even comparing to sony or samsung on price/quality provided (lg doesnt count they suck on quality). design is also 10x better than motorola 4x. sound quality is very good and very good earphones on the box. it's expensive if you compare to crap Chinese phones. if you compare it to s7 for example, s7 last upgrade will be oreo. htc u11 life will be the first update. if you only value specs yes, s7 is a much better buy. pixel 2 is pretty much overpriced but it has one thing that others cant provide....updates and last android version always present. that have value for some. i would never buy a last year premium device only because they will suck on updates, not because they are slow, or outdated design.