They should have known it`s a defective unit& redo the test before posting the review. How come only GSAarena get subpar battery life results on U11+ while others report great battery life and a nice screen?
Personally, I think it`s important to get a review right the first time especially this is such an reputable site.
ps. seldom comment but this is my third on this review lol
Kaloyan, 29 Nov 2017Yes, we always check the battery stats after a test. If it's a suspisious one we even reset th... morePLEASE do a retest. I believe the unit u got has a defective screen. All(hundreds) U11+ users on Taiwanese forums& all other reviews (except yours) reported great battery life and a screen that can get quite bright/ very dim.
table, 29 Nov 2017I pre-ordered the U11+ when it went on sale for black friday but if the battery and screen are... morethey have a defective unit, all other reviewers and U11+ users in Taiwan(where i live& where the U11+ are sold the most) report noticable better bettery life over the U11.
Poor brightness. Bad sunlight contrast ratio. No 3.5 mm jack. Average battery life. Apart from the camera, it is a disappointing performance.
acemang, 29 Nov 2017Are your tests done at the max brightness? because battery life is exponential when you pump t... moreAll tests on all devices are done at 200nits fixed brightness for consistency and comparable results.
I pre-ordered the U11+ when it went on sale for black friday but if the battery and screen are as bad as reported here I guess i'll have to send it back when it arrives and get an LG V30 instead :|
Kaloyan, 29 Nov 2017Yes, we always check the battery stats after a test. If it's a suspisious one we even reset th... moreAre your tests done at the max brightness? because battery life is exponential when you pump the brightness. lcds screen are awfull at 100% brightness, in a screen of this size it would be normal that kinda of drain. if you can test it at 50% or 80%, please. 80% of the battery life comes from the screen. maybe their lcd 6 is immature and sucks, thats why they put a buffed battery, to compensate it.
That didn't stop the Nokia 8. Though HTC didn't perfect their new Super LCD6 since it's new and they've been using Super LCD5 for years.
Nyc9120, 29 Nov 2017I bought this phone a week ago with high expectations, as a previous HTC U11 owner thought thi... moreBy the way - we had the same huge light bleed from the bottom right corner when in Smart Display. But we thought the uneven illumination might be just an issue with our unit.
Nyc9120, 29 Nov 2017I bought this phone a week ago with high expectations, as a previous HTC U11 owner thought thi... moreDear Nyc9120, your first message here to report that you bought a new HTC U11+....where ?
china import ? ebay ? and you already returned it ? Wow you must be a real mage.
I bought this phone a week ago with high expectations, as a previous HTC U11 owner thought this phone was gonna be great man i was wrong. I completely agree with this review. The screen is sub par to todays flagships ie iPhone X, galaxy note 8, even Oneplus 5T...its dull not bright and all around not good imo. With always on display on i had terrible light bleed on screen from bottom right corner. Finally for a phone with this big of battery the battery life was awful...my phone was RETURNED and i will not be getting another. Poor job HTC
I hate some OEMs are using limits on how long you can shoot 4K.
They did not do it in past years.
"We can't argue with the choice of CPU or the amount of RAM and storage. This phone scored the highest mark we've seen an Android phone score on Antutu."
Not the first time we see HTC "optimize" benchmark app .
battery is weak. and yes Samsung and LG and Huawi are showing demos of their phones everywhere whereas HTC demos are nearly nowhere. boomsound is good but i wont buy a phone without 3.5mm. design is stunning but also GS8s design is.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Thanks for replying to the comment as many people have the same questions about your battery t... moreYes, we always check the battery stats after a test. If it's a suspisious one we even reset the device and start over. With U11+ we found the only two things to drain the battery during the SOT tests - Video/Chrome app and screen. Nothing else. Obviosuly it's an issue with software or hardware, but we don't know what. If the screen gets hot because eating too much power juice - this would explain the poor battery life and the limited 300nits brightness for overheating prevention. It's just a thought, of course.
No bias here, it was a retail unit and it was a legit test. If we get our hands on another unit we'll retest it after the next major update, that's for sure.
Max SoT for me is 10h and this is amazing. Also, camera is better than on S8, S8+... Only problem with HTC is marketing and not performance