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.
AnonD-510975, 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
AnonD-514012, 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 ... :)
AnonD-664474, 11 Jun 201716.1mp 1/2" sensor, f1.4 lens, 26mm sensor, manipulatable OIS (can be turned on and off anytim... morePixel size is according to resolution and sensor size.
1/2" + 16MP.
Pixel will be way bigger than 1.4
This sensor would be 50% bigger than the ones on Pixel or Z5. They have 7.87 mm diagonal.
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2017I have a U11, amazing phone in every way.Please how is battery life with you because I'm worry about battery life in this device
Rafe Firmani, 11 Jun 2017what funny is, juan bagnel from pocketnow said review is a review and shouldn't be any image c... moreI've noticed a lot of his reviews have become biased towards Samsung lately. I guess he knows who butters his bread.
Very nice piece of phone,as GSM guys said people love shiny things.Just ordered Mi6 for half the price of U11.After summer it'll be 500$.Htc have better camera&sound for twice the money,it's up to your pocket depth although i praise sound quality more then pixels,glass,squeeze and assistants..anyway it's nice to see HTC is properly back to mess with Samsung,LG,Sony and Apple.
Rafe Firmani, 11 Jun 2017Watch high Tech Traveler camera comparison: HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8-camera shootout.
Don... morewhat funny is, juan bagnel from pocketnow said review is a review and shouldn't be any image comparisons. Because a review should only talk about itself, U11 in this case.
YET, on his 'review' many times he said samsung is better, faster auto speed, etc and what worse is, he actually TALK COMPARISON which he stand against, but without compared images to proof. Lol that's ironic, how inconsistent is that?
if bagnel doing review of U11 stop praising Samsung s8 on his review. Or, if he wish to say which better, then be consistent and show photos comparison to back it up!
Why he doesn't want to show photos comparation?
His biased agenda hurts pocketnow good reputation imo.
htc is becoming stupid. I really hate glass phones. Never durable at all.
For that matter, am buying htc 10 or lg v20.
Sorry guys. Have to disagree on the white bezels. Love them on a phone. Have the HTC 10 on silver and looks awesome.
But wouldn't consider the 11 due to the glass back and no headphone jack (or rather, way to charge and listen to music, etc). When my wife is looking to upgrade will either go Sony xzs or LG v20.
It is a shame as the 10 is a great phone, but making design choices that seem anti consumer is just mind boggling.
best stereo speakerphones
best noise cancelling headphones
real speed no sammy lagg