04-23-2017 03:54 PM
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  1. cert15z's Avatar
    Is this something you can buy of Amazon or it needs to be this particular one. I assume any USB C to 3.5 mm Jack should be fine and I rather buy from Amazon with fast prime shipping than direct from HTC.
    I ordered this one form HTC. It was under the Ultra accessories section. I don't know if any other will work. I am actually waiting for my Ultra to come Monday to make sure this one works.
    03-11-2017 06:27 PM
  2. zipro's Avatar
    I ordered this one form HTC. It was under the Ultra accessories section. I don't know if any other will work. I am actually waiting for my Ultra to come Monday to make sure this one works.
    If it works, would you be willing to buy one and forward it to me in Switzerland if I PayPal you the amount in advance? I'm kind of bummed (and desperate) because HTC doesn't offer an adapter in Europe and third party ones don't seem to work. Also, sorry for asking you so bluntly :-/
    03-12-2017 03:37 AM
  3. cert15z's Avatar
    If it works, would you be willing to buy one and forward it to me in Switzerland if I PayPal you the amount in advance? I'm kind of bummed (and desperate) because HTC doesn't offer an adapter in Europe and third party ones don't seem to work. Also, sorry for asking you so bluntly :-/
    Yes I will. I will let you know if it works tomorrow.
    03-12-2017 08:49 AM
  4. zipro's Avatar
    Yes I will. I will let you know if it works tomorrow.
    Thank you!

    More reviews in now - largely confirm my impression: battery life is fine. Light bleed seems to be present on all of them and seems to have to do with the secondary screen construction. To be honest, it's a very minor issue (and I'm quite fussy with my screens) and compared to the very often present color casts and tint issues on AMOLED screens, it's nothing.

    Other observations: it's fast, fast, fast. Very much like the Pixel - absolutely no lag whatsoever, extremely fast app open time and excellent memory management.

    Also, Google Assistant now working like a charm, I can even control my Samsung Smartthings devices with it.
    Alex_Hong likes this.
    03-13-2017 04:11 PM
  5. cert15z's Avatar
    If it works, would you be willing to buy one and forward it to me in Switzerland if I PayPal you the amount in advance? I'm kind of bummed (and desperate) because HTC doesn't offer an adapter in Europe and third party ones don't seem to work. Also, sorry for asking you so bluntly :-/
    I got my phone today. This adapter work great. When I plugged the adapter into the phone, it immediately gave an update message. After the update, I got another message letting me know that the adapter is using the phone as an power supply.
    Attached Thumbnails My Review on the HTC U Ultra-screenshot_20170313-160619.jpg  
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    03-13-2017 04:17 PM
  6. Charles Collins's Avatar
    All fair points made. I love my Ultra though. By all reasonable measurements this isn't a phone I should love but (for me) it is the story of the sum exceeding the parts. I've sold my OP 3T and my Mate 9 is for sale; that's how much I like my Ultra.

    The battery is and always will be a concern. Perhaps One will finally allow Android to challenge iOS in lingetivity but until then my iPhone 7 Plus will remain the only device I own that doesn't make me battery anxious.

    My only other concern is updates, already I'd want a newer security patch as I'm still on January.
    03-31-2017 09:48 AM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Glad the camera is functioning well, and that users are enjoying it! I've always had a soft spot for HTC.
    04-21-2017 05:15 PM
  8. petvas72's Avatar
    I got the Ultra yesterday and I am still in the honeymoon phase with it, but here are my first thoughts:

    What I like:

    • The design is amazing. I have the black version and it is absolutely stunning. Fingerprints are not an issue and the device feels great in the hand. Much better than the HTC 10
    • The second display is not a gimmick. It is very useful for notifications, and for quick shortcuts to contacts and apps. I use it a lot in these two days. Of course, important is to see what happens with usage when the novelty wears off. I really like it so far
    • The fingerprint sensor works very well, better than on the HTC 10
    • Battery life: The press has been complaining about the 3000mAh battery of the Ultra, but it lasts the whole day with no issues. It is interesting that the same press doesn't have a problem with the Samsung S8 and its battery capacity..I wonder why is this happening (bias or money from Samsung)
    • Audio quality is great. The speakers are really good and the sound through the usb-c speakers very very good
    • The camera is great, better than on the HTC 10.
    • The UI: Typical Sense, very fluid
    • The display is amazing. Very good brightness and sunlight visibility


    What I don't like:
    • The device is very big. 90% of the time I don't mind that, but some people might have issues with the size of the device.
    • The capacitive buttons could be placed better, more central.
    • The Sense companion is useless so far. That might change in the future, but I wouldn't keep my hopes up. We will see.


    Overall, this is a top device and the press is just flat out lying about it. I understand that HTC doesn't have the marketing power of Apple or Samsung, but the press should try to be more objective. I watched the review video of the S8+ from Android Central and I was really mad. It was like a marketing pitch from Samsung. I wonder why this is happening..
    Android Central and other members of the press are not treating all manufacturers in the same way.

    Let me give you some examples:
    The S8 has a small battery for its display size? No problem. It is a Samsung device so this regression is not important.
    The HTC U Ultra has a small battery? All hell breaks loose. HTC didn't deliver

    The S8 hat a badly positioned fingerprint sensor? It's ok, don't worry. It's a non issue..If other OEMs did that, the press would punish them hard.

    The S8 has an Edge display which causes a lot of trouble because people might accidentally press the sides/edges of it.
    The S8 has a UI which drops frames and is not as fluid as the Pixel or other devices (just read Ars Technicas review).

    Why Android Central? I understand that you are a company that needs to make money, but you should be more objective.
    No device is perfect, but when you present the same topic differently, depending on the device you are testing. Very sad.

    Anyway, the HTC U Ultra is a great flagship and it deserves much better sales..
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    04-22-2017 07:56 AM
  9. Dogmann's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I had my M8 for a little over 3 years and loved it but decided I wanted a new phone and at first was drawn to the Pixel XL but there was something that just didn't feel right about it to me really not sure what it was but it was there. Also I really don't like AMOLED screens despite what the majority seem to feel so that was another thing that drew me to the U Ultra. I also have no light bleed anywhere on the screen and have to say I have mine on full brightness nearly all of the time and tend to use dark wallpapers so if it was there it would of shown up by now and the screen is absolutely brilliant being bright and clear. I managed to get an awesome deal on a 2 day old Black U Ultra although I think I would of still got one even if I had to pay full price to me HTC just build awesome phones and this one doesn't disappoint on build quality. I am finding the 2nd display to be really useful and a good addition and also don't get all the negative reviews and general hate that so many are giving for this phone. I chose this over any of the other so called flagship phones and have no regrets at all and seriously don't get all the fuss made about only having a Snapdragon 821 as I really think the differences between it and the 835 are going to be so slight as to not really be worth worrying about. Same goes for the battery size non issue IMO as I'm sure everyone would be complaining about how much heavier the phone would be with a larger battery and the fact it has fast charging sort of negates this issue to IMO plus it easily lasts me a day anyway. So despite what so many claim I actually think the U Ultra is a great flagship smartphone/phablet and can and will hold its own against the usual suspects but of course others are free to disagree.

    Marc
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    04-23-2017 10:16 AM
  10. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I got the Ultra yesterday and I am still in the honeymoon phase with it, but here are my first thoughts:

    What I like:

    • The design is amazing. I have the black version and it is absolutely stunning. Fingerprints are not an issue and the device feels great in the hand. Much better than the HTC 10
    • The second display is not a gimmick. It is very useful for notifications, and for quick shortcuts to contacts and apps. I use it a lot in these two days. Of course, important is to see what happens with usage when the novelty wears off. I really like it so far
    • The fingerprint sensor works very well, better than on the HTC 10
    • Battery life: The press has been complaining about the 3000mAh battery of the Ultra, but it lasts the whole day with no issues. It is interesting that the same press doesn't have a problem with the Samsung S8 and its battery capacity..I wonder why is this happening (bias or money from Samsung)
    • Audio quality is great. The speakers are really good and the sound through the usb-c speakers very very good
    • The camera is great, better than on the HTC 10.
    • The UI: Typical Sense, very fluid
    • The display is amazing. Very good brightness and sunlight visibility


    What I don't like:
    • The device is very big. 90% of the time I don't mind that, but some people might have issues with the size of the device.
    • The capacitive buttons could be placed better, more central.
    • The Sense companion is useless so far. That might change in the future, but I wouldn't keep my hopes up. We will see.


    Overall, this is a top device and the press is just flat out lying about it. I understand that HTC doesn't have the marketing power of Apple or Samsung, but the press should try to be more objective. I watched the review video of the S8+ from Android Central and I was really mad. It was like a marketing pitch from Samsung. I wonder why this is happening..
    Android Central and other members of the press are not treating all manufacturers in the same way.

    Let me give you some examples:
    The S8 has a small battery for its display size? No problem. It is a Samsung device so this regression is not important.
    The HTC U Ultra has a small battery? All hell breaks loose. HTC didn't deliver

    The S8 hat a badly positioned fingerprint sensor? It's ok, don't worry. It's a non issue..If other OEMs did that, the press would punish them hard.

    The S8 has an Edge display which causes a lot of trouble because people might accidentally press the sides/edges of it.
    The S8 has a UI which drops frames and is not as fluid as the Pixel or other devices (just read Ars Technicas review).

    Why Android Central? I understand that you are a company that needs to make money, but you should be more objective.
    No device is perfect, but when you present the same topic differently, depending on the device you are testing. Very sad.

    Anyway, the HTC U Ultra is a great flagship and it deserves much better sales..
    Thanks for this.

    What do you mean by USB C speaker?? Is it not the same speaker setup as in the 10?

    Is audio as good or better than on the 10, both through headphones and through the speakers?

    How do you compare the Ultra to the current hype jobs overall?

    Also, what is Sense Companion?
    04-23-2017 10:58 AM
  11. petvas72's Avatar
    I meant USB-C earphones and not speakers.
    I think that the Ultra is a bit louder but I would say that both devices deliver a very good audio experience.
    Sense Companion is HTC's AI, like Google Assistant, but it works by making suggestion according to your lifestyle (apparently). I am not getting a lot of value from Sense Companion for the moment, but I don't mind since all AI are not very useful..
    The Ultra is a top device and if this were a Samsung device everyone would rave about it. The press concentrates on things that are not really important. The press is forgetting the value of a really fluid user experience, a great design and overall package.
    04-23-2017 03:03 PM
  12. Eggmundo's Avatar
    I meant USB-C earphones and not speakers.
    I think that the Ultra is a bit louder but I would say that both devices deliver a very good audio experience.
    Sense Companion is HTC's AI, like Google Assistant, but it works by making suggestion according to your lifestyle (apparently). I am not getting a lot of value from Sense Companion for the moment, but I don't mind since all AI are not very useful..
    The Ultra is a top device and if this were a Samsung device everyone would rave about it. The press concentrates on things that are not really important. The press is forgetting the value of a really fluid user experience, a great design and overall package.
    I agree completely with your last sentence.

    It's as if it's a crime to make a smooth, tasteful and well thought out experience, gimmick free.
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    04-23-2017 03:54 PM
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