Weekly poll: can the HTC U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro win over a new generation of customers?

21 June 2020
Two mid-rangers, one large and with 5G, the other reasonably priced. Is this the dying gasp of an old tech giant or the first step to reclaiming the throne?

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  • Black Mamba

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2020Your needs do not reflect on what someone else needs. T... moreLol where did you get the link that SD865 costs 160 dollars without licensing fees?

  • Anonymous

AlienKiss, 22 Jun 2020Hry, I'm not forcing you to buy only high-end flagships, al... moreYes, a 2017 flagship is better than most current midranges.

But almost all of them are not already supported.
If they break, it may be huge chance components will not be find to fix the device.
Old phones are not worth it buying today.

  • AlienKiss

Akinaro, 22 Jun 2020Eh... its like hearing kid saying that every PC need latest... moreHry, I'm not forcing you to buy only high-end flagships, all I'm saying is that a 3 year old high-end flagship is BETTER than the latest and greatest midrange phones.
That's all! If you are satisfied with inferior products, that's your preference..
Meanwhile, I do everything on my phone, except for photoshop. I even write scripts and programming on my phone.
I can't recall the last time I turned on the computer because of this.
Like I said, only high-end flagships for me.
Also, those numbers have NOTHING to do with benchmarking. Those numbers are based on what components the phones have.
This is why after one year of use, everyone wants to upgrade their midrange phone to a better one, while flagship owners don't even bother because their phones are still working flawlessly.
And if you're smart enough, root the phone and get the latest Android on any flagship, even after the phone isn't supported anymore by software updates.
Why don't you buy a low-end phone then? Those can call/send sms/ play yt videos also.
You have no logic..

  • Anonymous

For 5g midranger, lg velvet and moto edge are the best for me, especially the design

AlienKiss, 21 Jun 2020Sorry, but I completely disagree with you.. A 3 year old h... moreEh... its like hearing kid saying that every PC need latest Graphic card... when do you realize that more than half of people use their phones JUST for social media apps, calls and messages... They never gonna play any games, they never gonna use heavy apps. they ESPECIALLY dont care about some random numbers in benchmarks.
Go outside and see what people do with their phones... just because you and your surrounding droll over numbers doesnt mean that rest of the world do that. People want nice camera, nice screen, good battery and fast browser. and they get that from any medium-high device today.

If we fallow your reasoning car makers should ONLY use v12 engines, carbonfiber body, ceramic breaks and sport suspensions.... In real world no one want that, they want comfy car that move them from point A to point B. The end...

Also do one small look on sales and you will know that most of people dont care about flagships, they just want working device that they replace after 1-3 years.

  • Anonymous

HTC needs great marketer

Yes if the price is right

why compete in a crowded large screen market?
just make good compact phones, it will sell.
Look, there's no proper competitor for iPhone SE. New xperias? too tall. S20? not compact. S10e? not sold anymore.

I am happy to see HTC do this. Its a perfectly capable quality chipset, great battery etc etc.
When our business had the HTC One A9, that was a classy unit going strong for 5 years I still have one in the drawer and this new phone is better than those. its a sensible re-entry. I have pixel now but thrilled to see HTC, We need that market diversity. Welcome back.. get your pricing and marketing right and now grow..:-)

πŸ€”... I think only HTC enthusiast will buy this device. Us in the States don't have the opportunity just yet to acquire a new HTC device and since I'm a flagship consumer I prefer a HTC U13+ or whatever name the newest flagship HTC that would work on the Sprint network or be on both Sprint and T-mobile like my wife and sons newly purchased Samsung U20G's just yesterday

#TeamHTC in the Building πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ˜ŽπŸ’―

Price is still way too high. They'll never learn their lesson. HTC should just stop wasting precious resources and lay off their whole smartphone design team. There's literally no point in keeping their smartphone division alive anymore. JUST GET OUT OF HERE AND DIE!

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 21 Jun 2020Well, they should've seen it coming from the moment they ge... moreYour needs do not reflect on what someone else needs.

Tons of people use phone for basic tasks like calls, casual photos, messages, email, social media and youtube. Main reason besides price, midranges/low ends sell much more than flagships.
These ppl do not need Snapdragon 865/12GB. Not everybody will treat their phones as PlayStation.

Sanpdragon 865 alone cost $160 (hardware, no licensing included) . This is the price of many simple phones that can easily satisfy millions of people.

Midranges with SD8xx also called "flagship killer" have never been popular. They sell less than midranges of same price, also less than flagships of premium price from Samsung/Huawei.

Proof is fact phone like Mi Note 10 is better seller than Pocophone, despite the higher price and weaker cpu.

Do not forget that 636/660 beat 805/808/810.
While 665/670/675/690/710/712/720/730/765/768 all beat 820/821. Some of them can beat 835.
The upcoming 770 can beat 855+ .....


These Android brands don't get it - we buyers don't need new shiny hardware and phone cameras every year. We need an Android phone vendor who will commit to SOFTWARE UPDATES FOR AT LEAST THREE (3) SOLID YEARS.

Question: if you are forced to buy either a Nokia 8.3, LG Velvet or HTC U20 5G which will you buy and why

Anonymous, 21 Jun 2020Hey guys, your new poll says VPN voting is not allowed even... moreIf you're using Opera on a mobile device, try turning off the data saver.

Even if they price it right they won't sell much

  • Love the Community

SShreyas, 21 Jun 2020So, you basically want 5 years of monthly service from the ... moreWell, they should've seen it coming from the moment they get the license to use Android OS. My only main points is that companies especially Qualcomm should stop making low end and midrange which are just burner/fodder. They should only make flagships and nothing more. These people need to git gud with their money management if they want a flagship every year. These "poor" people deserved something expensive that is built and secure to last a long time.

  • Anonymous

Hey guys, your new poll says VPN voting is not allowed even though I am not using any. I browse on opera mini. Any help?

Love the Community, 21 Jun 2020Android makers should learn a lot of Apple. Particularly... moreSo, you basically want 5 years of monthly service from the manufacturer at 1/10th of the price of Apple?
It's laughable, nothing else.

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 21 Jun 2020Android makers should learn a lot of Apple. Particularly... moreSpot on!