Thank goodness HTC is still with us, for I haven’t enjoyed using an Android more all year than its flagship U11. This was a surprise. But I used one for three weeks as a primary phone, and this is what I found.
From the front the U11 boasts a fairly generic, staid design that doesn’t hint at its two gimmicks. If “this year’s look” for flagships takes its cue from a narrow, elongated 18:9 display, this is 16:9 old school. From the spec sheet it looks generic flagship too. And the gimmicks, I’ll be frank, I could take or leave. So why, you’re wondering, the enthusiasm?
I’ll deal with the much-touted gimmicks first. The U11 has a quite startling two-tone or “3D” glass [...]
The HTC U11 is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s flagship for 2017 and comes in a range of colors, but what if there was an edition that took on the colors of a popular superhero? An… Iron Man Edition? Well, it might look a little like the Solar Red HTC U11.
Back when the HTC U11 was announced in Taiwan, I went up close and personal with all the colors and while all look amazing in their own way, the one that stood out the most was the unique Solar Red. The best colors are usually worth the wait and the Solar Red edition only made it to market a few weeks ago.
Red smartphones aren’t new but the unique [...]