The back of the HTC 11 shows all that it's wrong with smartphones today. People need professional and classy-looking phones, not shiny glittering ghetto designs.
U11 has a 16MP selfie + buttons like S7.
People still complain about size.
But they do not complain about the other Samsung phones nor Motorola, nor Huawei, nor OnePlus.
Iphone has a front button, a circle that needs more space than Galaxy home button. But they make critics on iphone.
Only against Htc, Apple and Sony ..
Johnnyred, 10 Jun 2017The front is all black so the screen stands out more. My gold S6edge plus looked nice buy was ... moreThe S8 also has a black front but it still manages to look interesting and modern; it makes this thing look ancient. And there's no such a thing as "echo chambers" on a smartphone; it's too packed inside for that. At any rate and IMO, having front firing speakers is not worth ruining the looks of a phone with a huge chin/forhead; I use the speaker for things like video chatting or speakerphone and for that one loud, clear speaker like the one on the G6 or the S8 is more than enough. If I want really good quality sound, e.g. when listening to music, I always use headphones.
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.