300 nits is dim even for AMOLED, not talking about the LCD (which is used in this phone), who are usually brighter by huge margin.
Battery Life has to be wrong, HTC usually does just as well if not better than LG at optimizing their phones to get the best battery life possible from a snapdragon soc. which has always been better than Samsung's snapdragon optimization. Using LCD shouldn't cause such a huge difference than similar phones using oled, just looking at the normal U11 should make that clear. If the battery life is indeed as bad as GSM says it is then HTC will no doubt fix it with an update because the phone is obviously not using the final software optimization that will come with the official release of the U11+.
okcnaline, 28 Nov 2017With the exception of headphone jack, battery life, and sunlight ration, pretty good job HTC! ... moreaside from all negatives emerge here, I do impress with the loudest boomsound ever!
Hope this will continue to U12....
Ali Bashir, 28 Nov 2017Software, i have noticed long before that the U11+ is better, this how the U11 is going to be ... moreu11 photos are not bad at photo nights..actually is one of the best phones out the doing night photos but with pixel camera app its even better, but not for a mile..just a little bit...since i take 1% photos at night...i uninstalled pixel app...on day photos i prefer the htc app.
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 Its quite possible that both are performing the same, it's just that original pictures taken with U11 are outdated now.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.