HTC U11 vs HTC U Ultra: what are the differences?

So, earlier this year, HTC announced a high-end smartphone — the HTC U Ultra. It was a weird time to announce a top-tier handset — it was right after the holiday season, meaning people have already done their shopping for the months to come, and just before Qualcomm started mass-producing its latest-and-greatest chipset — the Snapdragon 835. So, the U Ultra is a 2017 smartphone with the top-shelf hardware of 2016, which is a bit of a weird call.

However, it was made clear that the U Ultra is not to be the company's flagship for this year, but a proof-of-concept device for the HTC enthusiasts and handset lovers worldwide. OK, OK, so what does the company actually have up its sleeve?

The HTC U11, which was announced today, of course! The handset looks unmistakably like a new member of the U family that came out maybe a bit too soon after its predecessor, the U Ultra. You might even be confused as to what the differences between the two phones are, so we are here to clear this up a bit. Let's dive in!

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)
U Ultra
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I bet PA got the review units by now. Can you predict the score?

2. Tythas

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I can't help but feel like this is a biased overview

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

WHY DOES PA INSTANTLY SAY THE SQUEEZE IS A GIMMICK? no wonder HTC can't get anywhere. They said the same thing about the Zoe camera which had features like motion photo and "portrait" mode (selective focus), but of course it's a gimmick when anyone but Apple tries it??? WTF FORCE TOUCH IS A F'N GIMMICK! stop with the BS and let us know the how the new interaction could help us with our phones... you want HTC to be different but as soon as they pull the trigger you condemn them as if they are the most terrible company in the world... PA stop with this pro-Apple all the time is obnoxious

6. danny_a2005

Posts: 366; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

best comment on this site, HTC is known for innovation (except for the HTC A9), they have introduced a lof of the gimmicks that are now a basic on today's smartphones

4. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

and another biased Htc review by PA... no surprise

5. MisterQ_

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2017

you missed out that the middle east version has 6gb ram and 128gb memory

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