Let's unbox the HTC U Ultra! Here's our first look at HTC's large new handset


Remember the HTC U Ultra, the dual-screen 5.7-incher that was "inspired by you and made for you"? Announced two months ago, it's already shipping to the adventurous folks that had pre-ordered it for $749. Guess what, we're also part of that crowd, as a neat white box with rounded corners got delivered to our doorstep overnight. 

At first sight, you seem to get a lot of phone for the money - although it didn't quite garner the usual amount of hype and attention, the U Ultra is a flagship-grade phone. With its 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 821 chipset, the HTC Sense companion assistant, and finally, a secondary ticker display at the front of the phone. HTC has definitely drawn inspiration from LG's V10 and V20 devices for that feature, but who are we to judge...

Inside the box, you will find:

  • HTC U Ultra
  • Protective case
  • Cleaning cloth
  • USB Type-C in-ear headphones
  • Quick-charging power adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Manuals and leaflets

Anyway, let's see what's inside the HTC U Ultra box and also have a first look at the device itself. 

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

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17 Comments

1. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

DOA for sure

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1815; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

For sure DOA

4. Reybanz88

Posts: 92; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Why do u say that? It's a nice phone, price is high AF but it's an overall cool device.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

LG V20 all the way.. it's cheaper, has quad-DAC, better camera, and 3.5mm jack

8. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

The LG looks bad, doesn't have Sense, and above all is an LG. I've had friends buy G3s and G4s and not even one satisfied customer after six months. Oh and all G3s eventually ended up with torn mics and G4s bootlooped except for one (out of five).

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and for $150 less 1 - it doesnt have sense. who wants that? 2 - dual cameras 3 - much better screen to body ratio

13. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

First of all, having Sense isn't a plus in any way imaginable. I have a HTC Desire 820 as my second phone and sense is just plain terrible. Second of all, G3s and G4s are cheap alternatives to flagships, and are even worse than the K series, or L series in the past years, so you're comparing apples and oranges. Lastly, the U is so overpriced my head hurts... It's copying the V20, which has a better camera, headphone jack, is cheaper and i'd say looks better (but that's subjective, ofc). You can get a better phone at almost half a price in OnePlus 3T.

3. Reybanz88

Posts: 92; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

This phone looks awesome. HTC FTW!

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2561; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Jeez, say what you want about the specs and HTC as a whole, but that is one seriously gorgeous phone.

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It is. I just wish it were about $150 cheaper

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4070; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Wow this s7 looks great lol

10. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Very large upper and lower edges

12. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Someone said about this phone that it's a flop of the year. But I would call it flop of the decade. Terrible device. Design looks outdated right out of box, small battery for screen size, no 3.5 mm (HTC said they had a courage to remove it, but there is very thin border between courage and idiocy...), no water proof, shiny fancy back is not for serious people (can you imagine high management person with such phone?), ugly camera hump, gimmicky second screen and so on. And besides all that - crazy price tag. In other words, HTC took everything bad and useless what was in other phones from all manufacturers and put it all together in this model...

15. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Huh????

14. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

The back looks identical to the Note5. What were they thinking regarding the price?

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Whoa you're way off... "Identical" is a bit of a stretch.

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4070; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Yep screams Samsung

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