The only HTC phone I ever owned was the desire HD some years ago. I remember that it stayed longest time with me as it was so good. I decided to give it a try again with the u Ultra coming from a mate 9. First of all the phone is big just as big as the Mate 9 which has a 5.9 Inch screen. But the design , especially the blue model, is soooo attractive. Mate 9 looks very boring next to it. As I like big phones I have no problem with the size. The included transparent back case gives you a perfect grip without ever getting slippery. The Screen, a super lcd 5, is simply georgious.
I tried the camera, front and back, and was very impressed by the Quality. It can compete with the highest Players like Pixel xl in the market. Audio is also very good although HTC could have included a usb c 3.5 Adapter. "Hey HTC, take note of this!" The phone is very smooth and I have to praise the smoothness and touch sensitivity of the Fingerprint Reader. You can also close any app by simply touching (not pressing) the button very lightly. It is Ultra smooth. The second display shows me the weather hourly which I like. But you can also choose something else to Display. The phone is close to stock Android. I can't say much yet about the battery, but so far it looks that it will comfortably last at least a day. Will give you a feedback in about 2 weeks. Out of the box the phone received more than one update. I hope this short review will be helpful in case you consider buying this phone.
As it looks not very attractive and enormously overpriced, i thought it's not worth it even to comment on this device, but one thing actually makes me wonder:
Why the upload speed is just 50 mbit?
this makes it poorly suitable as a mobile modem for productivity scenarios...
On my Note 4 (also with 50 mbit), the maximum upload that i've seen is 40-44 mbit (in the real life), which results in 30 minutes waiting time to upload 8GB file. And Note 4 is a 2014 device.
Kill-ero, 22 Mar 2017Well said, If people haven't used HTC they don't have the right to say anything about the brand.I owned the One M8 for more than a year and so far my only phone (along with some Nokias) that I ended up regretting the purchase. Highly overpriced for what the camera offered, extremely bad screen-to-body -ratio and the speakers sounded as flat and dull as every phone speaker out there - so I stopped caring about the speakers when purchasing a new phone after this.
Only things I was happy about it were the flawless audio quality on headphones and software, which worked well. The phone was built decently too, even though they forgot about protecting rear camera lens and so it started to scratch ridiculously fast.
It was also my hardest phone ever to resell, took over a month to even get a offer to buy (about 250 euros was the price for 1 year old M8, I paid almost 800 euros). Never ever HTC again. Before the M8, I had another HTC and that was okay, but nothing special. For me, there are simply no reasons to consider their phones anymore, two different models were more than enough to convince me.
HTC has managed to beat Google when it comes to overpricing a phone.
Why don't you guys include the HTC 10 antutu score in the rankings?
The endurance of the U Ultra is significantly better than the 10 even though it's got a bigger display with a higher brightness output...The 821 is that much more efficient?
HTC phones are the best I love HTC and nothing will change my mind,the u ultra is the most fastest and smooth phone I have ever seen
I have no idea what's going on with HTC management . They need new ideas new design with more battery time and mid range mobiles but with good hardware. Just like thier other competitors . Otherwise soon HTC will be history .
my htc u ultra have an unbelievable battery life and specially the stand by the battery did not drop any 1 % all the night woow
htc need to poach engineers from other companies. they always had problem with designing phone with good screen to body ratio. Even now when other flagships are coming up with phones with reduced bezels, htc comes with gigantic bezels. and worst thing is despite having big bezels it lacks specs compared to other flagships.
Of course, the die-hards will say it's an amazing phone. But seriously, It looks and feels like a toy, an overpriced one at that, and the secondary screen is just stupidly implemented in typical HTC fashion. It was not useful and properly supported in the V20 and HTC doesn't do any better... they've done worse even.
sachi, 22 Mar 2017What sets HTC apart from other Android phones like LG, Sony, oppo, xiaomi, lenavo etc are 1. ... moreWell said, If people haven't used HTC they don't have the right to say anything about the brand.
.alpha, 22 Mar 2017Non-Chinese Android OEMs will drop dead one by one because Google won't let them differentiate... moreBravo!!!!! I move with u, hope ASUS differ from them........iam not ASUS fanboy but feeling odd from others.........
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2017it's like honda accord trust me the phone is just amazing Hey bro, I havent used htc ultra till now so I dont have right to troll that phone, just shared my view what jre expressed, I will take your point too.....thankyou
AnonD-624653, 22 Mar 2017I have the same problems you have with the battery life on the Ultra test, they are unbelievab... moreAs was stated...the U Ultra with normal operation (Ticker screen ON) receives a rating of 66h
it got the 81h with the ticker screen off, not under normal conditions.
Vic, 21 Mar 2017Galaxy Note5: 3G TALK TIME 28:34h, WEB BROWSING 10:43h, VIDEO PLAYBACK 13:51h
and 85h ENDURAN... moreI have the same problems you have with the battery life on the Ultra test, they are unbelievable and in my case when I compare the Ultra and the the Moto Z Play like when you do withe the S.Note 5 I just can´t belive the results, something is wrong with the test with some "strange" results. In this case is like the Ultra is some kind of miracle phone with a superlative endurance while in standby mode, the one they are not showing us and the one they do not talk about, is some kind of "eleven hour" test with the results "someone" want. Compare the Moto Z PLay, more battery, less resolution, less screen size and the difference is only 20h, come on!
Galaxy Note5: 3G TALK TIME 28:34h +5:37, WEB BROWSING 10:43h +2:04, VIDEO PLAYBACK 13:51h +6:07
and 85h ENDURANCE RATING. +4h this is a joke.
Moto Z Play: 3G TALK TIME 30:26h +7:29, WEB BROWSING 15:39h +7:00, VIDEO PLAYBACK 18:26h +10:42
and 100h ENDURANCE RATING. +19h with smaller screen size 5.5vs5.7 and resolution FHDvsQHD. And Amoled vs IPS
HTC U Ultra: 3G TALK TIME 22:57h, WEB BROWSING 8:39h, VIDEO PLAYBACK 7:44h
and 81h ENDURANCE RATING.
This phone has the best endurance in standby the world has seen, period!!
For me this phone rocks. I think lots of people have got themselves infected with bias virus towards HTC or they're paid to spoil HTC name as marketing strategy.
These days it isn't about the big numbers of camera, or big battery....There are phones with 20mg yet a 12mg shoots better pics than it...why? Technology!!! So HTC u ultra falls in this categories it may not have big battery but trust me the technology behind it can make the battery last longer than those with 3300mAh..afterall the Review shows that!!
For me I'm all for HTC, in my last post I xpplained I had to drop my Note 5 for an m8? You just need to have an HTC phone especially their flagship and do the comparing yourself.
For me I keep loving, you can keep hating it's your choice.