kevin97, 12 Jun 2017How about providing a durable soft-touch plastic back (see Blackberry KEYone) for those who do... moreAgain, it's not sparkling, it's reflective. And not sure if its a translation thing, but I'm not sure ghetto is a great description of any device.
As far as the glass back, it is gorilla glass 5, which is better than most of the competition. While it isn't a metal unibody (which I always liked from HTC), they weren't selling their best phone in years (M10) and had to do something to refresh their flagship line.
Blackberry has a unique back, that is purposeful and pretty cool, imo. But no other phone has something like that, why would you want HTC to cramp BB's style? And why isn't that a complaint against Samsung, iPhone, Sony, etc.?
qidamin, 12 Jun 2017That's all about the camera? where are low light samples, as this phone seems to be very good ... moreThey already did an entire article, mentioned and linked in this review. Why repeat it?
Polarbaran, 12 Jun 2017There is no glitter and nothing "ghetto" about the back design. They provide color for those w... moreHow about providing a durable soft-touch plastic back (see Blackberry KEYone) for those who don't need sparkling shiny ghetto back designs but need their phone to not spiderweb at the first drop ?
Nleft74, 11 Jun 2017Dear GSMArena, may I request to please make a blind comparison of these phones. GALAXY S8 vs H... moreThey did a side by side S8 and U11. The article came to the conclusion that they are too close to call.
kevin97, 10 Jun 2017The back of the HTC 11 shows all that it's wrong with smartphones today. People need professio... moreThere is no glitter and nothing "ghetto" about the back design. They provide color for those who want it, and black for those who need something more appropriate in a business environment. Brilliant Black is still beautiful, and professional. Don't comment unless you've seen it, pal.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017Why bring Sony here?... Seriously with these paper thin arguments Btw u11 has cg5 on both si... moreMaybe some things are better, maybe some aren't. Point is, they are both 2017 flagships and it's baffling that GSMA chose to leave the XZ-P out of the final comparison match-ups.
Got mine in the mail Friday and I love the U11 so far. The audio experience really is remarkable, and the beauty of the phone real. And I got the Brilliant Black one. Please go to a Sprint store and check it out!
The camera is really freaking cool. And I'm sure this is standard on all flagships, but I had fun messing around with the panoramic selfie cam. I will say I think the front camera is pretty mediocre when using snapchat. To me it seemed really grainy. My girlfriend on the other hand said it looked really good. So maybe I just don't know my stuff.
My only other comment for now is how comfortable it is in my hand. It makes holding my much smaller One M9 feel awkward in contrast. Although I'm sure it grows on you, that was my biggest complaint about the S8 when I tried it out in store. It just felt weird holding.
anybody knows online shop in EU which could offer 6GB/128GB version? Amazon has only 4GB/64GB and I believe they will have only that. Ebay of course has both, but warranty is only 45 days after delivery which is quite bad..
great htc you Deserve the win this year next should focus for small bezels for the u12
Took HTC a long while to utilize the side pressure sensors... Sharp incorporated those in 2014 in the SHV-31 in 2014, and somehow Dopod (which is now HTC) did seemed wanting to utilize those but it's just rumors... Now in 2017 finally they had it... :(
qidamin, 12 Jun 2017That's all about the camera? where are low light samples, as this phone seems to be very good ... moreI surmise they are afraid that U11 is gonna put some other smartphones to further shame.
great review! and yes some night shoot would have been appreciated I personally love the new design from htc it provides a different option regarding the colors availability. And also the overall phone performance and UI seem to be in par with the rest of the phones sporting the 835 chipset.
sadly, i dont like glass design, that's why i stick to my HTC10... and now everything almost glass design.
That's all about the camera? where are low light samples, as this phone seems to be very good in low light photography????
Good review, but some things are plain wrong. Like it says in the end:
"As humans we like shiny things"
No, simply NO. I mean yes, if you are into tacky taste or something.
This glossy design, is the only flaw of this phone. HTC should definitely have continued with their aluminium unibody design, not only it was more practical, it looked significantly more classy than this is shiny mirror nonsense.
Other than the design, loved everything, especially the audio section and the camera too. This kills S8 hands down, from basically all angles. Should remain as the best phone of the year until Pixel 2 comes out, even then this should remain on top. Good job HTC.
Waleed Abdallah, 10 Jun 2017Thanks gsmarena for good review i think htc comeback with this device wonderful phone i hope c... moreit is really good phone and if it was not for HTC 10 i already own i would defiantly go for it.(by the way HTC 10 camera(especially front facing one) after so many updates outperforms even S8 _i tested this_(except super fast AF and saving pics + still has panorama problems) and i know U11 has done really nice work with liquid surface, boomsound and other things but Samsung GS8 also is not just about Specs. its design is even more spectacular than U11 and Samsung has done better marketing even when it had not a really competitive phone. I really do not think U11 sells even a quarter of S8s but HTC 10 and HTC U11 are beginnings for HTC to refine its place.
ADI, 11 Jun 2017So true rafe... I agree with you, he doesn't even know how to review a smartphone... He even d... moreI was going along until you actually tried to be one of those...HTC has good audio. But they are not the best ever and they had advantages ...nor better in every way. And USB is not as high quality.
Even the harmon Koden edition with their special hardware software and ear buds were not very inspiring. ..granted I never got to check one out after some hacks with some boosts and enhancements
Thank you Htc for the all new stunning device of 2017. It's in neck to neck competition with all other smartphones. Good to see u back in the game. Love U11
Oven, 11 Jun 2017https://www.dxomark.com/MobilesSo true, Oven ... HAHA ;)
Rafe Firmani, 11 Jun 2017what funny is, juan bagnel from pocketnow said review is a review and shouldn't be any image c... moreSo true rafe... I agree with you, he doesn't even know how to review a smartphone... He even declared that Htc's audio is inferior than other smartphones. Imagine that! And thats impossible, no one can beat Htc in Audio department and now even camera too ... :)