HTC U11 Review

Does HTC's U11 prove to be a worthy successor to one of the most loved smartphone lineages around? You're about to find out.
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149 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Lol, these cons are laughable. I expected this to get a 9, but then again, this is phonearena.

3. NoAllegiance unregistered

EDIT: ok, maybe not a 9, but definitely more than 8.2

11. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I agree a 8.8 would have been appropriate. This rating is ridiculous. It's Major con is that it looks dated... It has a 3000 mah battery, beating out the competition that has a 3500...that is a feat on its own. It's the phone a 9? No. For what the phone is.... Its a 8.7-8.8. Seeing the battery life. This will be my next phone. BTW PA one PRO you forgot to meantion... Is having the ability to unlock the boot loader with out voiding the warranty... People still search for phones capable of this(let alone a Flagship!) . Myself included.

15. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Wait.... You guys are using a Samsung geekbench score from a bootloader unlocked, S8+ with a custom kernel? You guys do realize this will be the first Sd835 device that will be able to take custom kernels(a full custom kernel at that). It's going to destroy the S8+ geek bench score that has a custom kernel. I expect the same to be done with the HTC and the score to be changed....

19. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

its easily a 9 phone with best audio, best camera, best battery life among 2017 flagships, with a 16:9 ratio non curved screen (I dont see 18:9 as a better aspect ratio by now, most videos are 16:9), great pixel like fast software, no USF 2.0 vs 2.1 cheating, DDR4X ram (not confrimed 100%).

69. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

This has to go as the most ridiculous review of all time. I don't usually comment but the review(cons) and score is so ridiculous that it forced me to comment

62. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

I'll be honest, I do agree that it looks somewhat dated. The m9 was garbage and honestly the m10 is what the m9 should have been and the u11 is what the m10 should have been. So in my eyes, htc is basically a year behind. I'm still getting one on one of my other lines though.

70. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

so they are a year behing with a phone that is clearly one of the best right now? right...

63. NoAllegiance unregistered

I mean, this phone scored less than HTC M8 and M9. Let that sink in. The LG V20, one of the most underrated smartphones of last year got an 8.

65. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The v20 got an 8? Lol, lmao PA!

123. Darckent

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

I've said it before phone arena are the worst tech sure around Dated design where was that when iPhone released the same design for the years in a row Big bezels again where was that in the iPhone reviews? HTC is still smaller than the big bezels iPhone and they never once mention how badly engineered the iPhone was I'm still wondering why people don't boycott this scam of a site

137. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

dont worry about the v20. those who know what a kick ass phone it is, bought it. I dont need pa to tell me what a monster it is. youtube. com/watch?v=_44iBjFqo8I

80. rakel.kiki83

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

Really? S8 has 3000 battery, don't lay to people.

101. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It was compared to the S8+ dude.

139. WGACA

Posts: 130; Member since: May 08, 2015

Depends how the battery life is tested. I watch a lot of YouTube and Netflix on my phone. I can tell you the S8 will beat the HTC 11 by mile in that department.

78. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I am expecting to see comments​ like this after seeing those cons and score given for a phone with excellent camera, audio output, excellent battery and snappy OS. almost everything needed for a phone to have.

82. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? Boring design? Too shiny. HTC edge sense is stupid/gimmicky. A 9 just because it has a nice camera?

89. aknotts66

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2017

Great Camera, Better performance that the S8 when both set to QHD, Better external speakers, no bloat, great battery life. Most important aspects are camera,battery, and performance.

109. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

how about.. a 9 for galaxy s8 because it has an extra useless screen??oh wait..not totally useless because u got more app icon in app drawer because of that... this phone is a lot better than the s8..camera,battery,performance.

88. aknotts66

Posts: 3; Member since: May 24, 2017

I agree. Phone Arena's final ratings are a joke. Great performance, great camera, great battery life = 8.2. The 3 pillars of a smartphone it nailed and phone arena gives it just a 8.2 lol. Phone Arena Grade = 7 meh of a website. lol.

134. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

ONLY iphone arena can turn edge sense into a CON....hahahaha this site and it writers is a f**king joke . "over engineering" ....Its CALLED INNOVATION if iPhone take this same s**t next year you writers will call the PHONE OF THE CENTURY ...HERE IS 9 ARTICLES TALKING ABOUT THE SAME s**t WE ALREADY COVERED...#sponsoredSheep IM DONE with this site

6. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

HTC U DEAD

24. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

No its iPhonearena

25. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

It deserves nothing more than what it got . Big bezels , no 3.5 mm . No resale value for sure. i sold my absolute mint condition htc 10 for 250$ after 6 months of use whereas my s7 edge with a couple of scuffs got me 450 $ after 8 months of use. HTC U is not even DOA .... Its DBA

57. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Where do you live where you could only sell a HTC 10 for only $250 after 6 months? In the US the unlocked ones are still consistently sold for 300-400 on Swappa and it's been a year since release.

94. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I live in Chicago , i put the ad up on craigslist . There was hardly any response to my ad and all low ball offers. I ended up selling it for 270 or so. Ill try swappa the next time.

73. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

STFU troll....lol

112. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

How is colombo? pooyath?

39. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Hahaha, so what HTC needs to do to get a 9+ rating from phonearena? Remove the noise canceling ear buds Disable the edge sense Disable 4 mics & 3d audio reording and use one or 2 normal mics like other oems :))) And why the heck have you compared it with s8+?? Isn't that phone almost 50% more expensive that u11?? Finally, go see vid comparisons of this 5.5 inch phone with a gs8 that has 5.8 inch on YouTube. You'll immidiately see that 16:9 is far better for audio and gaming, with no wasted black bars. S8 s screen looks dance only when no app is open and you are looking at wallpapers

41. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Correction: s8's screen looks nice..... :))
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