We tested many HTC smartphones – none of them impressed me as the HTC U11. This is one of the few phones on the market that I would actually like to buy.
The last HTC smartphone that was in my memory for longer was the amazing One M7. Since then, I was not on the road with HTC. This was not a result of prejudice or aversion, but lack of understanding for the way the Taiwanese were pursuing a way to overcome the crisis. Recently, I even got the idea that the Taiwanese giant will never show a device that I can honestly like. Fortunately, I made a mistake. When I wrote the test, the HTC U11 came to me that I appreciated this smartphone much more than I expected. The good sale of the phone and the associated improvement in financial situation HTC shows that not only I was convinced to U11. What is the secret of success of this model?Let's start with the design. If you've read my smartphone tests you sure know well that I'm not a fan of glass devices. For various reasons: from low endurance to starting to tend to collecting dirt ending. However, I know that for the HTC U11 I could make an exception . No other, well known phone does not look so beautiful in the light and does not attract so much glare. After many years of metal carving, HTC decided to enter the virgin land by developing a liquid design , modeled on preserving water. The crystalline surface of the phone reflects light, and multi-layer glass makes the casing change color according to the angle of view. My favorite color version is Solar Red, which under the sunlight becomes orange or pink. It looks phenomenal – unless the obstacle does not become dirt. However, it is simple medicine – just phone … wash. Sounds absurd? Just for the looks. The HTC U11 is a dust and water resistant smartphone that complies with IP67. This means that we can not only drench it, but also bathe in fresh water to a depth of 1 meter. This has many positive sides, because it allows us to even shoot underwater or in the rain. This is important because the photos of the HTC U11 are gorgeous. HTC smartphones have always had good cameras, but to top it in my opinion, they were a bit lacking. Recently the manufacturer has managed to close this gap, and the HTC U11 fully deserves to be named one of the best photomarkets on the market. What is important, says not only DxOMark ranking , where HTC U11 is currently the leader, but also my experience with this smartphone. This is one of the reasons why I put my equipment on my list of best photo phones. The 12 megapixel camera of the HTC U11 has some strengths, but my favorite is the incredibly fast autofocus and natural color reproduction that lets you see the world as it really is. What is important, good quality pictures can be obtained in any lighting conditions, and this is an invaluable thing in smartphones that are with us always and everywhere. HTC has also made it possible for us to make a photo in a completely new but very practical way. Presenting the HTC U11 The Taiwanese have embraced the introduction of a new way of interacting with the smartphone – by squeezing. There are special sensors hidden in the side edges of the housing that detect the force of the grip . This way we can not only take a photo, but also switch camera, open the message or launch a pre-selected application. The manufacturer is constantly working on developing this functionality, and this is a good sign for the future. In short, Edge Sense is a cool option. I admit, however, that I myself fell in love with audio. As soon as I digested the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack I began to appreciate the music capabilities of the HTC U11. The USonic earphones with active noise reduction and adaptive sound, which are included as a gift set for sale, are a big hit. It's hard to underestimate this bonus, especially when it delivers great quality music that we can enjoy without compromising on the environment. The icing on the cake are the great BoomSound speakers . The HTC U11 is a great device, but after all, there are more smartphones on the market – the most interesting ones are our TOP-10 best phones. So why did I particularly like the HTC U11? It's hard to put it into words, but this phone has something "in it" that makes me exceptionally good at using it. Sure, it's not an ideal, but such a smartphone is not and will never be. I did not think that I would wait, but this HTC flagship has practically no flaws. To be honest, I did not expect that his testing would make me so much fun. It was U11 that made HTC give another chance . And I do not think I regret it. This article was written in cooperation with HTC