The new HTC U11+ is a high-end Android 8.0 phone with top-of-the-line specs and outstanding design features. It also happens to be the company’s first phone with a taller, 18:9 display capable of displaying HDR10 content. Further perks include water resistance, a huge battery, and a pair of active noise-cancelling earphones in the box. All of that is topped by a fast, Snapdragon 835 chip and plenty of memory tucked inside a highly reflective body made of glass and metal. For those who find the idea neat, a variant of the phone with a translucent back plate is also available.HTC U11+ unboxing.
HTC U11+ Plus Display
the HTC U11+ has a taller display than the U11, thus filling more of its front side with screen space. The U11+ is only marginally taller as a result, but offers a screen that’s half an inch larger in diagonal. And if all this sound familiar to you, it’s because a number of other companies have already done the same. LG, Samsung, Google, and Apple all offer phones with screens “taller” than the traditional 16:9 ratio. The benefit? Well, having a huge display surrounded by minimal bezels not only makes a phone look pretty cool, but could also potentially allow more content to fit on the screen.
HTC U11+ Plus Battery
We’ve inevitably come to the point where raw hardware specs need to be highlighted. These include a Snapdragon 835 system chip and two memory configurations – 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 6GB/128GB of the stuff. Needless to say, we expect this phone to handle any task with ease. For those who need extra storage, a microSD card slot is available. Power is provided by a hefty 3,930mAh battery, which is a greater energy reserve than what most phones of this caliber have.HTC U11+ Plus review
HTC U11+ Plus Camera
the improvements might come as a result of software enhancements, as the 12MP single main camera – with OIS, F1.7 aperture, and 1.4um pixels – appears to be identical on a hardware level. At the front is a new 8MP selfie camera that can pull off some nifty HDR tricks without lag.HTC U11+ Plus specs
HTC U11+ Plus Price
The HTC U11+ is going to cost £699 in UK and 799 euro across Europe. Pre-orders begin on November 20 at HTC’s web site.
Samsung Galaxy Note FE
The refurbished Galaxy Note7 or Note FE is reported to come with a slightly smaller battery size, possibly down to 3,200 from 3,500 mAh, which will avoid the cell compression problem. The downside here, of course, is that this means less battery life, which isn’t ideal if you’re a power user and that’s exactly the sort of customer the Note series aims to please.
There’s also the age of the hardware to consider too. The Note 7 will be around 10 months old by the time it reappears as the FE, and in that time 2017’s flagship devices have surpassed the Note 7’s performance. That being said, the Exynos 8890 is still a solid performer, and the phone’s QHD AMOLED panel, 12 megapixel rear camera, 4 GB RAM / 64 GB flash memory combination, and IP68 water resistance rating, among other features, are still very competitive.