With the exception of headphone jack, battery life, and sunlight ration, pretty good job HTC! Try again soon, we'll be happily expecting a better phone.
U11 can be found on eBay for about 500euro(6/128gb).Why pay 300euro more for this one?
It comes with slightly smaller display(5,5"),but that LCD5 unit is obviously (way) superior to this LCD6.And this + version have 30% bigger battery and lower endurance?Everything else is exactly the same...chipset,connectivity,audio,camera...
I guess HTC is planning some huge discounts for holidays...
Removed from my favorites list, as this thing's battery stinks for something that should be at least 80-90 battery endurance score. Waiting for something more efficient.
Borh, 28 Nov 2017Is it me or the low light pictures are far better than the U11. How is that possible ? The cam... moreNoise processing and white balance algorithms were probably tweaked. U11 has been out for months and has probably received a few updates since. Its quite possible that both are performing the same, it's just that original pictures taken with U11 are outdated now.
If you take a look at GSMARENA side by side comparison https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=5&idPhone1=8908&idPhone2=8630, the fish at the bottom right specifically. You'll see that the noise reduction is better on the U11+ and there is no longer an oversharpening going on.
The HTC U11 had an autobrightness in bright light that increased the max brightness. Is this not in the U11+? 300 nits seems absurdly low for a display that's supposed to be better, especially if it's the cause of lower battery life.
Is it for certain that the phone used for the test was not damaged or having an error, eg. with the display ? Will be there an offical statement by HTC for the rather disappointing test result regarding the display and battery life ?
This review is done too early and is therefore not very objective!
An update is expected soon to improve screen and battery performance.
And the phone is still not officially sold!
acemang, 28 Nov 2017so, how they test it? factory default? or they remove all apps from background? because if the... moreHere you go, read this: https://www.gsmarena.com/gsmarena_lab_tests-review-751p6.php
Borh, 28 Nov 2017Is it me or the low light pictures are far better than the U11. How is that possible ? The cam... moreSoftware, i have noticed long before that the U11+ is better, this how the U11 is going to be the next update.
It was clearly noticeable that U11 lowlight photography is not good mostly overexposed.
Borh, 28 Nov 2017Is it me or the low light pictures are far better than the U11. How is that possible ? The cam... moresoftware. i've the htc u11 and i can see differences on low light photos with pixel photo app vs htc u11 app. pixel is also faster taking photos. if they upgraded their software for the htc u11+ is pretty normal that with same lens it will give better photos..thats a good thing. it tells you that they try to improve the devices not only on hardware (specs) but also on software.
JR 18, 28 Nov 2017Me to cause Lg v30 score 87h and Note 8 90h but in real life usage the v30 easily beat it.
A... moreYou are talking about this video.
Well yes this is the case, xz premium got 72h endurance rating and iPhone 8 plus 81h however the iPhone 8 plus died long before all of them.
When you're reviewing a OnePlus 5T, you're bragging about that bad screen. Now when reviewing HTC, you deliberately focus on the downside. In fact most people use mobile phones, most of the time is indoors. Super LCD is one of the screens that is not easy to make people's eyes feel tired.
Finally is the battery life test, my U11 battery is more durable than my elder brother's s8+, so the reference meaning to the daily use is not big.
Kaloyan, 28 Nov 2017Hey there.
If you got 8 hours of SOT, so did we. Our web browser test is the analogue of a ... moreThanks for replying to the comment as many people have the same questions about your battery test of this phone not only here but also on reddit for example.
However it's still suspicios that the result is so bad, don't you think so? Do you usually try to see what drained more the battery during the tests? Maybe there was an app in the background such as the infamous Android OS acting wild.
As you said it's not normal that other phones with same CPU and smaller battery had much better results...
Cbg, 28 Nov 2017I'm seriously starting to.doubt gsmarena's numbers when it comes to these endurance tests. It'... moreMe to cause Lg v30 score 87h and Note 8 90h but in real life usage the v30 easily beat it.
Also the IPhone 8+ score 85h, a really good score but in YouTube videos when they compare the battery life with other phones the 8+ always (quickly) died first.
Remember back in 2010 HTC phones were the bomb. Now they're like second class.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017Well, GSM Arena does test every single phone the same way, so the battery life results are eas... moreso, how they test it? factory default? or they remove all apps from background? because if they don't the test means zero in battery life department to me. the only conclusion you can take from it, is that with 0 change on the device and with the usage that gsmarena thinks it's the "average" user will get. try to compare battery life on same devices, one with 0 apps other with, facebook, snapchat, tripadvisor, etc.). so what will be your conclusion? that one device have better battery than other? or just one is full of crap and the other is not? hey, maybe htc u11+ would still have worst battery life comparing with others without any apps in background, i don't know that, because none test does that.