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.
Xtream BP, 10 Jun 2017The XZ Premium is far better than this toy, htc's unibody design with glass panels ?? Nah that... morei have the U11, the thing doesn't lag. passes the lag test when downloading 10+ apps and passes the google maps lag test.
acemang, 10 Jun 2017well, i looked a few reviews also and i agree with you. reviews about htc u11 are giving to mu... moreThanks for feedback i hope htc u11 good in battary life because really htc u11 very good phone
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017Okay, but that's weird, that you suddenly just approached me and assumed that I'm being a fanb... moreIt's OK to be a fanboy. But it's impossible to argue with someone whose mind is set on hatred for any brand for no reason and the legion of sheep's who won't look beyond a single brand. Btw no need to be sorry. I know that was weird but it's only way to keep personal bias and salt out of an otherwise excellent device and pretty unbiased review. I have routinely derided Samsung fanboys too but guess it doesn't help much
Waleed Abdallah, 10 Jun 2017I'm very confused about the battery life because phonearena said in htc u11 great battery life... morewell, i looked a few reviews also and i agree with you. reviews about htc u11 are giving to much different information.. but most said it have from 1 to 4 hours more with ON screen than htc 10. my htc 10 give me already 1.5 day or more but usually i charge him every day with more than 15-20% of the battery (90% of the times) (the first thing i do is disable all background things i don't need that consume battery) so i will be happy with htc u11. never had a single problem with the battery and quick charge 3 helps. when i think i will need more juice later in the night..15m charge i've more than enough. i'm a app programmer and use my phone to test my apps all the time...and really never had an issue with battery in htc 10. i can only understand how people complain about battery, is because they don't have their phone optimized or have lots of apps on background receiving lots of notifications and msgs, draining battery . i don't use or have facebook or any other social media app, only snapchat that my girlfriend "obligated" me to install so she could send me fun pictures every day. my only real concern is the mics are 24/7 working to work as amazon echo (this is uge plus that most reviews ignore, first smartphone ever to have this feature, not like huawei implementation), but it must be also a battery drain, hope it can be turned off while i'm not at home, if not it's a waste of battery more than 18h a day.
when my htc u11 arrive i can give you a real life feedback, but i'm pretty much confidence will be better than my htc 10, which i'm happy already.
Waleed Abdallah, 10 Jun 2017Thanks for you for your reply i was worried about the battery life in this device because diff... moreNo problem man. glad to help. I have both the HTC10 and U11. U11 battery life is much better than the HTC10, I can confirm that. :)
bossdiesel, 10 Jun 2017Battery Life is excellent on this device despite the larger and QHD screen. My best SOT of thi... moreThanks for you for your reply i was worried about the battery life in this device because different opinions about battery test
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017Exactly peace....
I am not triggered. I don't have any hatred or anything towards any brand. ... moreOkay, but that's weird, that you suddenly just approached me and assumed that I'm being a fanboy.
Yes I am a Sony fanboy, but I just mess up with people who want to mess up with me.
If I was a bit salty to you, then I offer my apology to you.
And I'm also sorry for expressing myself and sound too much of a fanboy. I guess it's not a good idea to comment something a little different to the main subject, and next time, I'll try as much as I can to avoid mentioning different brands.
Waleed Abdallah, 10 Jun 2017I'm very confused about the battery life because phonearena said in htc u11 great battery life... moreBattery Life is excellent on this device despite the larger and QHD screen. My best SOT of this device is 7hours with light to semi heavy usage. I always got a consistent 5-6hours SOT on heavy usage (Gamings, Social medias,Youtube etc.) Note that I am using a test Unit and not on a final software, So expect a better battery performance on the Final Unit.
Yet another dongle phone. Xperia XZ Premium is much better with 3.5 mm jack, super slow motion and no so shamefully shiny (at least in black variant). Overall design is also more suitable for serious people. Even HTC 10 looks much better for wide audience.
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017Are you just triggered or something? 'Cause it's really pointless to waste my time typing here... moreExactly peace....
I am not triggered. I don't have any hatred or anything towards any brand. Including Samsung (I won't buy their phones though but I understand why people buy them) My first true smartphone was Sony. BTW by that speech you'll probably trigger a legion of fanboys of other companies
And TBH I do bring other companies discussion sometimes when I have to compare. Like what other companies have done wrong and where they messed up compared to Apple (not counted coz it has a legion of followers) and Samsung (sell the most). I want there to be more competition in mobile space to force true innovation rather than renovation of old stuff in new body. HTC has done good job. Sony too. Why can't they keep up their work to topple the duopoly.
I'm very confused about the battery life because phonearena said in htc u11 great battery life and better than Galaxy s8 plus and some reviews said great battery life and other reviews say not good. Here in gsmarena said it's not bad but not great. Who is correct? We want real opinion about battery life because it's very important for any one looking to buy new smartphone
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2017Why bring Sony here?...
Seriously with these paper thin arguments
Btw u11 has cg5 on both si... moreAre you just triggered or something? 'Cause it's really pointless to waste my time typing here.
Why did I bring Sony to this comment? 'Cause why not? Don't you bring other phones to other reviews, too? I doubt you don't.
Wake up and act your age - a person having his/her own preference is nothing to be mad about at.
You may be older than me, 'cause I'm just 14, but you act like my younger brother, especially with that attitude you have towards me.
Like I've said, don't take my opinion into consideration because that's just me, but you certainly have taken it too far, and I'm so disappointed with you.
The XZ Premium is far better than this toy, htc's unibody design with glass panels ?? Nah thats the worst thing ever on this phone..Glass panels are very beautiful for sony's omnibalance... still love m7's metal body
The best and quietly brilliant smartphone of 2017.... I just want U11 in Solar red so bad.. Damn its so gorgeous :)
J o m s, 10 Jun 2017That mediocre battery though. Waiting for phone with SD836/845 (2.8-3Ghz) and battery of at le... moreExactly, it's an odd very expensive flagship, it should have 4000 or at least 3600 mAh battery.
even my old sony ericsson can do charging and output music at once,very pity for the smartfone,and icrap 7 cant do i it both too....thats funny
HornPub, 10 Jun 2017The smartphone that is worth comparing against the XZ Premium in terms of innovative features ... moreWhy bring Sony here?...
Seriously with these paper thin arguments
Btw u11 has cg5 on both sides
I trust gsma review more than Sony fans speech on camera and speakers. Tripod photography? I guess you are high on sony aid. Gotta keep that tripod in my pocket. Said no one ever
It is a stereo speaker. What part you don't when they say get the speaker hole is in bottom instead of front. Really? It's louder than anything out here
They've done audio test on both. Results are there to see. Stop marketing and open your eyes. Both are good phones and can co-exist