Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017I am sure XZP has great sound. Just like other high end Sony. But Htc has better sound. Htc ... moreXperias got probably older ones, there is option of using in-ear mics for ultimate binaural stereo, but you can hardly count that as part of the phone if its not at least wireless. There is also no point in deciding the best one in this field than just by guess, as there is no testing done for that. You can decide by number of mics, their quality and software behind. Some phones offer sharpest picture, some best colors, some best mics, U11 is like best overall.
What a sharpshooter, stills sharper than from pixel, 3D audio, would say no1, well until oneplus5, pixel2, iphone and the others will change it. Well, mics are probably same as in V20 and S8, so 950XL got still the best ones, but its still better than to have mono...
Sorry but anyone who uses wired headphones often will know USB is useless. USB connections just aren't durable enough for constant use, and are more prone to damage if using while being active (jogging/cycling).
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017The smartphone that is worth comparing against the XZ Premium in terms of innovative features ... moreI am sure XZP has great sound. Just like other high end Sony.
But Htc has better sound. Htc 10 is incredible, better than XZ last year.
Btw, I have a Xperia
Long time HTC fan... still disappointed HTC won't make the complete package. It's almost there.
Behind on screen tech... I wear prescription polarized sunglasses and regular prescription glasses with polarized transition lenses. Its a bummer not to see htc move forward with screen tech.
No 3.5mm connecttion... who cares about ear buds honestly. I want to wire connect my phone to my car to play audio and navigation. I would also like to charge my phone while doing so on my frequent longer road trips. It's ridiculous to have to use a dongle and by multiple dongles for multiple cars or what have you and still by be able to charge. I don't care that Apple did it too... I'm not looking at an apple phone.
Ugh... guess it doesn't matter... I was hoping to finally upgrade to. Newer htc phone. I just don't want to compromise.
goodbuddyhere, 10 Jun 2017How much better my friend do you think it is from 10's battery life? if you get 4.30-5 sot on ... moreIt has 3000mA battery same with the HTC 10. but the battery life of this phone is much much better than the 10. Maybe because of the Snapdragon 835 and some UI optimization HTC did on this device. I got a consistent 5-6 hours of SOT on heavy usage.
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017The smartphone that is worth comparing against the XZ Premium in terms of innovative features ... moretbh sony's speakers while both frony facing are much worse sound quality then those on u11.
bossdiesel, 10 Jun 2017No problem man. glad to help. I have both the HTC10 and U11. U11 battery life is much better t... moreHow much better my friend do you think it is from 10's battery life? if you get 4.30-5 sot on 10, then u11 as much as I have heard must be around 2-3 more hours .. and that must be really incredible!!
All up a brilliant job HTC. I have had a few handsets ow and totally trust your builds, Htc One S, Htc A9, Htc 10 and now this beauty.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017Seems like another crap phone from HTC. DoX completely lose their faith when announced HTC 10 ... moreSo...
A photographer gets the phone and take amazing shots ... You do not believe.
"The HTC U11 was given a DxO score of 90, the highest of any smartphone. Though, we know that this may not mean much since not all smartphones are actually rated by DxO."
All this because Samsung nor Apple end up the year as #1?
You forget they test all flagships... Also a few midranges.
People there are photographers..
Tests are well done. Not just low ISO + slower SS for low light.
I'm truly disturbed by this new trend of missing 3.5mm audio jacks :(
Perhaps I'm just old and set in my ways, but this is one negative I don't see myself ever coming to peace with !!
htc U11 is the best phone ever made and world has seen.
U11 is the best and really the lord of phones.
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017The smartphone that is worth comparing against the XZ Premium in terms of innovative features ... more1 - 960 fps is a real nice thing to have to show your friends or make some cool videos time to time...if you use it all the time..get a proper camera...
2 - if you use earphones given by smartphone companies (99% of the people, from what i see in the streets while passing them) the phones provided from htc are the best in class, so not having the 3.5 plug is not an issue.
if you use your owns because they are better you have the given converter. to go on the streets the provided earphones are more than enought and with great features like tap to disable the noise cancel effect so you can listen cars when you need. but i can give you a point here, just so you can sleep better at night, even if htc have a better dac and better open the box experience...
3 - nougat don't support bt 5.0. android O will be next year on 10% of the smartphones and less in devices that you can use with it. BT 5.0 is usless now and when it will be relavant...you already want the new htc u12 ou 13...or the samsung s9, bla bla bla. how a feature you can't use it for a year is a con point, beats me.
4 - HDR display...really? you see movies on the smartphone? i see movies on my 55" TV with my denon avr with B&W setup. i only see movies on the airplay and for that i use my ipad or my nexus tablet.
5 - faster speed? micro seconds? really? on updates i can give you a point there..but if that is a concern with you ..go with pixel or iphone.
6 - using smartphones to listen music is pathetic (using internal speaks ofc). do you listen yourself? you have 15 years old to listen music loud in the street from your smartphone? to use on conference on louderspeaker any of them are fantastic so not an issue here.
7 - htc have the better camera, but like you said..if you want great pictures go for a dslr, so i don't see an issue here or a point to any...
8 - greater build? htc always had the best builds besides apple. in fact its the only company i trust on android devices. are you going to use your device without some sort of protection? if not, i will give you that point for the back is gorilla 5
you have your mind set already for the sony so i don't get why talking here about it. i give you a point because as a app programmer and using different devices every day. i preffer sony software than samsung software, hardware. i only wish htc had a better update program in europe. they suck in that department, but all others brands other than pixel suck also so i only look for pixel as an alternative to htc right now.
Seems like another crap phone from HTC. DoX completely lose their faith when announced HTC 10 and xperia z5 premium is the best camera phone at that time...not to mention the speaker is worse than the crappy one m9...and bad display quality and accuracy....
Wait a sec, isn't U11 capable of slow-motion 1080p120 video capture?? If yes, GSMArena must test that too.