HTC U Ultra review: All that glitters

20 March 2017
The One couldn’t reinstate HTC as the King of Android, can U? The HTC U Ultra sets off on a new path of design but stays on the familiar footing of high-caliber camera and audio. A Dual Display makes a surprise appearance as the stalwart headphone jack is left behind.

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  • Anonymous
  • YQL
  • 03 Jun 2022

My htc u ultra have a technical problem in connection with slow battery charge for a long the system is not working ,this mobile parts are unavailable at any shop,how I will solve this problem.?

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    • Anonymous
    • G6n
    • 06 Sep 2021

    only i use it in a year then suddenly not working, not charging battery and only on then off..nobody can repair..

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      • Amirkian1989
      • a3@
      • 31 Aug 2021

      After ten years with HTC, I was very upset, after buying the U Ultra, the phone burned and no one could repair it, and this happened on its own.

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        • Amir
        • a3@
        • 31 Aug 2021

        GL, 31 Mar 2021I am very disappointed with HCT Ultra. Because I was looki... moreIt is a dual card

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          • Marc
          • teX
          • 16 May 2021

          I have been using HTC U Ultra since September 2027, and it's still great. The cameras are awesome and photos are outstanding with vibrant colours (saturated like Samsung) and good contrast. I'm still happy 3 years and 7 months later.

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            • GL
            • x3G
            • 31 Mar 2021

            I am very disappointed with HCT Ultra. Because I was looking for a phone with dual sim.

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              • Cee
              • XIa
              • 31 Mar 2021

              What can make my htc u ultra phone message refuse to open?

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                • Jetze
                • S3%
                • 31 Jul 2019

                KKV, 11 Feb 2019Does HTC U Ultra still makes sense to buy now? If yes, Why?... moreIt is sooo cheap now. I boight it for 188€!!!

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                  • KKV
                  • hc%
                  • 11 Feb 2019

                  Does HTC U Ultra still makes sense to buy now? If yes, Why? If no, pls suggest some good phone under 25k. Preference priority is
                  3. hardware & performance.
                  4, rest (3.5mm jack, flash charge, notch, etc.)

                    I am an avid hTC user since long. My first one was htc wildfire then i bought a htc evo 3D. Recently my wife had two htcs. One M8 and now she is using U Ultra. To me all are awesome phones. The M8 had very short battery life but other than that it was a very good phone. U Ultra is an awesome phone: excellent display, good battery life, great photos and smooth software. Audio is super with headphones. Within my experience i have always found hTC phones to be reliable.

                    What would you expect from a phone? Should it cook for you? Do your laundry?

                      anonymous, 08 Apr 2017The only HTC phone I ever owned was the desire HD some year... moreSo how did it go? Is the phone to your liking?

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                        • kapjap
                        • K2F
                        • 19 Apr 2018

                        htc phn is good

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                          • anonymous
                          • 0xp
                          • 08 Apr 2017

                          The only HTC phone I ever owned was the desire HD some years ago. I remember that it stayed longest time with me as it was so good. I decided to give it a try again with the u Ultra coming from a mate 9. First of all the phone is big just as big as the Mate 9 which has a 5.9 Inch screen. But the design , especially the blue model, is soooo attractive. Mate 9 looks very boring next to it. As I like big phones I have no problem with the size. The included transparent back case gives you a perfect grip without ever getting slippery. The Screen, a super lcd 5, is simply georgious.
                          I tried the camera, front and back, and was very impressed by the Quality. It can compete with the highest Players like Pixel xl in the market. Audio is also very good although HTC could have included a usb c 3.5 Adapter. "Hey HTC, take note of this!" The phone is very smooth and I have to praise the smoothness and touch sensitivity of the Fingerprint Reader. You can also close any app by simply touching (not pressing) the button very lightly. It is Ultra smooth. The second display shows me the weather hourly which I like. But you can also choose something else to Display. The phone is close to stock Android. I can't say much yet about the battery, but so far it looks that it will comfortably last at least a day. Will give you a feedback in about 2 weeks. Out of the box the phone received more than one update. I hope this short review will be helpful in case you consider buying this phone.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • Ia7
                            • 27 Mar 2017

                            Replicant Jason, 24 Mar 2017The endurance of the U Ultra is significantly better than t... moreyes more efficient

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                              • A Note 4 user
                              • Bbx
                              • 26 Mar 2017

                              As it looks not very attractive and enormously overpriced, i thought it's not worth it even to comment on this device, but one thing actually makes me wonder:
                              Why the upload speed is just 50 mbit?
                              this makes it poorly suitable as a mobile modem for productivity scenarios...
                              On my Note 4 (also with 50 mbit), the maximum upload that i've seen is 40-44 mbit (in the real life), which results in 30 minutes waiting time to upload 8GB file. And Note 4 is a 2014 device.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • nmM
                                • 25 Mar 2017

                                Kill-ero, 22 Mar 2017Well said, If people haven't used HTC they don't have the r... moreI owned the One M8 for more than a year and so far my only phone (along with some Nokias) that I ended up regretting the purchase. Highly overpriced for what the camera offered, extremely bad screen-to-body -ratio and the speakers sounded as flat and dull as every phone speaker out there - so I stopped caring about the speakers when purchasing a new phone after this.

                                Only things I was happy about it were the flawless audio quality on headphones and software, which worked well. The phone was built decently too, even though they forgot about protecting rear camera lens and so it started to scratch ridiculously fast.

                                It was also my hardest phone ever to resell, took over a month to even get a offer to buy (about 250 euros was the price for 1 year old M8, I paid almost 800 euros). Never ever HTC again. Before the M8, I had another HTC and that was okay, but nothing special. For me, there are simply no reasons to consider their phones anymore, two different models were more than enough to convince me.

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                                  • AnonD-569198
                                  • YdR
                                  • 25 Mar 2017

                                  HTC has managed to beat Google when it comes to overpricing a phone.

                                    Why don't you guys include the HTC 10 antutu score in the rankings?

                                      The endurance of the U Ultra is significantly better than the 10 even though it's got a bigger display with a higher brightness output...The 821 is that much more efficient?

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                                        • AnonD-655388
                                        • fsT
                                        • 24 Mar 2017

                                        HTC phones are the best I love HTC and nothing will change my mind,the u ultra is the most fastest and smooth phone I have ever seen