1. Andrew_404's Avatar
    Hi everyone. I'm an avid fan and a daily user of the Honor 8. No real complaints but I have an itch to upgrade. I'm very impressed with the reviews and specs on the HTC U11. It's a little tad expensive but is it worth $600? The Honor 9 also looks good on paper and I bet the US price range would fall in the $450 - $499 range. Problem is, when if ever will the North America market have access to the Honor 9?
    07-04-2017 04:10 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I'd go U11 every day of the week between those two.
    07-04-2017 05:04 PM
  3. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Are you in the US? If so, the Honor 9 released elsewhere will not be fully compatible with US GSM/CDMA networks.

    U11 on the other hand is compatible with US networks.
    07-04-2017 05:33 PM
  4. Andrew_404's Avatar
    Are you in the US? If so, the Honor 9 released elsewhere will not be fully compatible with US GSM/CDMA networks.

    U11 on the other hand is compatible with US networks.
    Yes I'm in the States.
    07-04-2017 05:49 PM
  5. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Yes I'm in the States.
    Then, yes, without any doubt, U11 is the phone you want to get!
    07-04-2017 07:12 PM
  6. Andrew_404's Avatar
    Then, yes, without any doubt, U11 is the phone you want to get!
    Thank you.
    07-04-2017 07:41 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    It is definitely a difficult choice. I too love my 8 and am thinking of the 11. I think that if you're itching for something new and a new experience to boot, try the U11. You can always return it if you don't like it! If you really enjoy your Honor experience and love EMUI, perhaps sticking with Honor is your better option. You can't go wrong either way!
    07-04-2017 09:08 PM
  8. Andrew_404's Avatar
    It is definitely a difficult choice. I too love my 8 and am thinking of the 11. I think that if you're itching for something new and a new experience to boot, try the U11. You can always return it if you don't like it! If you really enjoy your Honor experience and love EMUI, perhaps sticking with Honor is your better option. You can't go wrong either way!
    Morty2264. I went for it. I bought the U11 red color so I'm excited. Thank you for your input.
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    07-04-2017 09:32 PM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Morty2264. I went for it. I bought the U11 red color so I'm excited. Thank you for your input.
    So glad you went for it! Let us know how you like it when it arrives!
    07-04-2017 09:44 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    U11 is a great phone for sure. Honor 9 has a big question mark as there's no official USA release date or pricing. If I were looking for something today then between a phone that I can buy now and a phone that i might be able to buy sometime in the future for an unknown price....

    I would pick the known anytime.
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    07-05-2017 12:39 PM
  11. krazyatom's Avatar
    Honor 9 is probably better bang for bucks. I hope it's$399 when it's released.
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    07-12-2017 07:36 PM
  12. laytoncy's Avatar
    Agreed. I'm hoping for sub $400 price as well.
    07-13-2017 06:51 AM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    Honor 9 is probably better bang for bucks. I hope it's$399 when it's released.
    Let's hope the price is that good!
    krazyatom likes this.
    07-13-2017 08:58 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Agreed. I'm hoping for sub $400 price as well.
    I think that a sub $400 price is likely if its released unlocked like the honor 8. The Honor 8 didn't sell well, so raising the price on the Honor 9 would be a bad move, IMO.
    07-13-2017 09:15 AM
  15. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Honor 9 is probably better bang for bucks. I hope it's$399 when it's released.
    This is all speculation at the moment as we don't have the phone released for the US. Even if you import this phone over to US, as the OP wants, it won't work well with the cellular networks here due to lack of many key bands. So, the price tag, whatever that may be, is an expensive risky purchase at the moment.
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    07-13-2017 10:46 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    This is all speculation at the moment as we don't have the phone released for the US. Even if you import this phone over to US, as the OP wants, it won't work well with the cellular networks here due to lack of many key bands. So, the price tag, whatever that may be, is an expensive risky purchase at the moment.
    Not to mention warranty. I learned my lesson the hard way when i got the international unlocked lg g4 which bootlooped and LG USA wouldn't warranty it due to it not being a USA spec phone... Despite it supporting USA LTE.
    07-13-2017 12:35 PM
  17. krazyatom's Avatar
    I think it will be. Their Kirin 950/960 phones were active since 2016 so if they release honor 9 later this year with Kirin 960, that almost 2 years old chip!
    07-13-2017 03:00 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    I think it will be. Their Kirin 950/960 phones were active since 2016 so if they release honor 9 later this year with Kirin 960, that almost 2 years old chip!
    It is also on 16nm fab which is significantly worse than the 10nm that Qualcomm is using in the s835.
    krazyatom likes this.
    07-13-2017 06:09 PM

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