So, would you buy an HTC U11?

So, would you buy an HTC U11?
HTC just announced its 2017 flagship a couple of days ago — the U11. Mostly a run-of-the-mill top-shelf device with all the features you'd expect (don't get us wrong, we appreciate that) finally including water-resistance, and a couple of unique features sprinkled on top. We've got the extremely shiny finishes we first saw on the U Ultra, a quad mic setup for 360 sound recording, and, of course, the squeezable frame, a.k.a. Edge Sense.

Last year's HTC 10 was a very solid flagship, which unfortunately gathered very little mainstream attention. Despite its good qualities, the phone was quickly forgotten, probably due to a lack of a strong marketing campaign and unique features that set it apart. Now that the HTC U11 has them, how do you feel about it? Would you buy it?

Would you buy the HTC U11?

Already pre-ordered!
10.97%
I am seriously considering it.
50.7%
Nah.
38.33%

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U11
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hell No!

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would if it was Daydream VR compatible.

33. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

And had a headphone jack.

35. Vega007

Posts: 78; Member since: May 18, 2017

And wireless charging.

38. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

And post 2016 design.

42. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Yes, i've alraedy pre-ordered the white one. it's so beautiful!!! and i think this is gonna be a champion for the year.

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

DOA!!!

3. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nah, but really because it's too big.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

HTC Never realizes this. If decent additions like boom sound speakers take up too much space for most, then they definitely don't want things like edge sensors taking up space. They do want headphone jacks taking up a minuscule mm of space though....

4. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Depends on Camera comparison tests. But so far im leaning towards wither the LG G6 or OnePlus 5, but again waiting for camera comparison.

5. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Saw somehwere it got a 90 on DXO or something (i think i read that)

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Yeah, best camera on a phone so far

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That's correct, the HTC U 11 currently has the highest score on DxOMark

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That doesn't mean s**t. The HTC 10 had an 88 rating on DXOMark, yet it sucked versus the Nexus 6P, S7 edge and LG G5.

36. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well a friend of mine owns a HTC 10 and head to head vs my S7 they were practically identical in raw and to close to really tell in jpegs. Photo shoot out or not. The HTC 10 camera had great quality. I personally wish I had gotten a 10. It's able to have the bootloader unlocked without voiding the warranty. My friend is running a great kernel and his phone has some serious power.

41. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

To be honest, the HTC 10's photos look "bad" simply because it doesn't "pop out" compared to the S7. I found that the 10's photos look more natural compared to the S7. It really depends on whether you like the photos to be realistic, or more artificial looking.

25. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Apparently they are going to jack up the price of the Oneplus 5. Might as well buy a mainstream flagship if it's only going to be $150 cheaper.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If the camera turns out the way DOX pictures it I will sell off my Pixel and get U 11. Audio capabilities of this phone blows me way especially new speakers and 3D audio in video recording. I am also glad there is no curved display too. We will see soon if the phone is what HTC advertise it is knowing they made some bold claims in the past but didn't quiet back it up.

21. Edroid

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2017

I feel the same as you.... I wish I could sale my S8 and get this phone.

28. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What stops you from doing so?

7. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Nah. It doesn't run iOS

9. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

to big bezel :)

12. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

No because there is oneplus 5 and nokia 9 coming out. I will wait for those 2 and decide

13. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

No day dream , no amoled , no big battery , no headphone jack , n

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 1309; Member since: May 17, 2017

All glass, no jack, no sale.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4204; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No because HTC

16. Hoomanr

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2017

I will buy the best phone of 2017...htc u 11...i love it because it has every thing

20. Edroid

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2017

I agree I have buyers remorse already with my S8, never like their operating system compared to HTC, but At&t doesn't offer this phone in their lineup. Best in class camera and according to reviews the sound system is the best. I should have waited.

17. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

If I was looking for a new phone right now I'd at least consider it, I expect I'd lean toward the G6 but the U11 would at least get attention.

18. Edroid

Posts: 3; Member since: May 18, 2017

Given that the 11 has been rated by an objective organization DxoMark to have the best camera on the market that alone should move this phone to the top of the list.Not to mention it has great sound. Plus I think it is the best looking phone out there. I wish I could return my S8, That squeeze technology once thoroughly implemented will be a game changer. My S8 is a fingerprint magnet....any features that lessons the touching of the screen is more then welcomed.

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