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HTC U Ultra / HTC Ocean Note

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of HTC U Ultra / HTC Ocean Note. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and price. The performance and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

size, screen, performance, price, camera

battery, portability, connectivity, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U Ultra / HTC Ocean Note is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

HTC U Ultra review

 

HTC pours lots of innovation into the U Ultra, but it's just not enough to beat the competition.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC U Ultra review: Bad decisions in a beautiful body

 

HTC's new U Ultra smartphone oozes style, and for the most part it's a very speedy, very well built flagship. That said, the company made some puzzling decisions here. This is a big phone with a big screen, but HTC fitted it with a relatively small...

Fantastic design ; Excellent build quality ; Mostly good performance ; Speaker setup works well ; Sense Companion is a good idea

The glass body scratches easily ; Not water- or dust-resistant ; Expensive for what you actually get ; Second screen doesn’t do much ; Small battery ; Relatively mediocre camera

I can't stress this enough: The HTC U Ultra is not a bad device. It's beautiful, well-built and plays home to a lot of good ideas. I think HTC was right to build a big phone, and the way it wants to subtly integrate an AI assistant into that second...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

HTC U Ultra review: Gorgeous big phone costs too damn much

 

Don't be fooled: This isn't a flagship phone, it just has a flagship price.

The HTC U Ultra has a sharp design, crisp display and loud speakers. A secondary display gives quick access to notifications and app shortcuts.

The phone's premium price and large size make unsuitable for most people. There's also no headphone jack, it isn't water-resistant and its battery life is poor.

The U Ultra is missing too many flagship features to justify its high price.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

HTC U Ultra

 

The HTC U Ultra is an eye-catching unlocked phablet with powerful hardware and some unique features, but it's expensive and feels a bit half-baked.

Eye-catching design. Fast performance. Sharp display with useful notification panel. Included USB-C earphones for personalized audio profile. High-quality audio recording.

Reflective body is prone to fingerprints. Lackluster camera performance. No standard headphone jack. Proprietary audio adapter not included. Sense Companion isn't ready yet.

The HTC U Ultra is a gorgeous phone with powerful hardware and some unique features. But it doesn't feel finished. It doesn't ship with a headphone adapter, HTC's Sense Companion isn't ready yet, and camera performance clearly needs some fine-tuning....

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC U Ultra Review: Flawed Beauty

 

The fans won't want to hear it, but HTC has made a misstep with the HTC U Ultra. Flagship follow-up to last year's HTC 10, it promises high-style and plenty of functionality to go with its premium $749 price tag, and there's no denying that its...

Beautiful design ; Great display ; Solid performance

No waterproofing and easily scratched ; Battery is smaller than it should be ; Camera only average ; No headphone jack

It may not sound like it right now, I concede, but I do consider myself an HTC fan. Like many who have been following the smartphone space as we currently know it since pretty much its inception, HTC earned itself a special place with clever,...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

 

The comeback? The U Ultra flagship smartphone is to pave the way for HTC's desperately needed comeback. This might even be successful with an intelligent assistant, high-quality audio technology, and a second screen. However, some test results rouse...

very classy casing ; high-resolution second screen ; preloaded personal assistant ; lush memory configuration ; good camera photos ; quick charge function ; high-quality headset included ; high-resolution, viewing angle stable panel ; low temperature...

pressure sensitive rear ; fingerprint magnet ; mediocre speaker ; no 3.5-mm audio jack ; comparatively slow WiFi ; slightly inaccurate GPS ; screen's high color shifts ; high power consumption

In terms of design, HTC delivers a superb device with its U Ultra: The shimmering rear is definitely an eye-catcher. The handset can also score in many other aspects: The included high-end headset is pleasing, the lush memory configuration is a bonus...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

HTC U Ultra smartphone

 

HTC U Ultra Android smartphone : In January 2017 HTC launched the U Ultra premium smartphone. Since the beginning of this month the smartphone is hitting the shelves all across the world. The stylish HTC U Ultra introduces a new liquid surface that...

HTC U Ultra has four high-sensitivity omnidirectional mics that capture positional sound in your video and audio recordings. Which means you can record sound in 360 degrees for immersive 3D audio that’s just like being there. It’s the future of sound...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

HTC U Ultra Review

 

Sometimes smartphone manufacturers keeptheir lineups simple: a clear flagship (maybe in a couple sizeoptions), then possibly a spread of mid-rangers, and maybe even asuper-budget model. And while all those phones can be veryinteresting for their own...

Eye-catching mirror-finish design ; Good performance, adequate RAM, and tons of storage ; Dependable camera, front and back ; Both speakers and included earbuds sound really nice

Price, price, price ; Confoundingly small battery ; Software features aren't the value-add HTC needs ; No analog headphone adapter

For as many steps as HTC takes in the right direction, it can't help but shoot itself in the foot with a few big goof-ups. The U Ultra is a relatively attractive handset that comes with a nice assortment of extras (like that case and the really...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

HTC U Ultra review: This gorgeous device is just too big, shiny and expensive

 

I posted my detailed first impressions of the HTC U Ultra last week and have visited the HTC website several times thinking I might order one for myself before returning this evaluation unit.

Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back ; High quality design, fit, and finish ; Vibrant HTC BoomSound speakers ; Included good quality earbuds ; Four mics for high quality video recording

One of the largest modern flagships ; Terrible fingerprint magnet on back ; Lacking a headphone jack or included audio adapter ; No water resistance ; Average battery life

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

First look: HTC U Ultra delivers gorgeous hardware, secondary display, advanced audio, UltraPixel cameras

 

HTC's latest flagship, now shipping to some pre-order customers, is better than I expected, bringing the best of HTC into a single -- and quite large -- device.

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