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HTC U Ultra / HTC Ocean Note

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of HTC U Ultra / HTC Ocean Note. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

size, performance, screen, design, camera

price, 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

With HTC's latest phone, beauty is only skin deep

 

HTC goes glossy with new U Ultra dual-screen smartphone featuring Sense Companion AI. We go hands-on with the Android Nougat phablet.

HTC has confused me with this phone. The HTC 10 fixed the problems of the One M9 but the U Ultra is a Frankenstein device. When a phone gives a better impression powered off than on, you know you’re in trouble. It’s not a bad phone full stop, but it...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

HTC U Ultra

 

The U Ultra is the latest phablet from HTC. It aims to entice buyers away from the Huawei P10 Plus, and to fill the gap left by the Galaxy Note 7, by offering users a variety of unusual features.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC U Ultra review

 

This all-glass smartphone is seriously pretty. Just don't drop it

Glass design is a stunning ; Two-screen setup impresses ; Battery life is good

No dual cameras ; No headphone socket ; Sense Companion is confusing

HTC’s glass smartphone is a stunner to look at and almost as lovely to live with

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Betteridge (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC U review: Hands on with HTC's new AI-laden flagship phone

 

HTC's latest phones, the U series, are about much more than just a new design

Will this be enough to make the HTC U one of our favourite smartphones in 2017? We’ll be able to say for sure once we’ve had one long enough to run battery and performance tests, but the early indications are that, once again, it’s a more than credible...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

HTC U Ultra Review: In Depth

 

HTC U Ultra Review: If you're after a supersized, super-powerful smartphone, you might want to consider the new HTC U Ultra. Here's our in-depth review.

Stunning display ; Good performance ; Attractive design ; Strong audio capabilities ; Decent cameras

Second screen lacks purpose ; No HTC Sense Companion at launch ; Needs one-handed mode ; Battery could be bigger ; Fingerprint magnet

At a glance, the tick list of the HTC U Ultra looks extremely promising. You can expect great performance with plenty of storage, it’s an audiovisual treat for both capturing and enjoying media, and has some standout design elements, but despite all of...

Feb, 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: Nigel Chen (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: HTC U Ultra and U Play February 16th, 2017 | by Nigel Chen Cellphones 1 The HTC U Ultra in Sapphire Blue, and the HTC U Play in Ice White. P

 

The U Ultra is HTC's flagship phone for 2017, whereas the U Play is a more affordable mid-tier offering that promises the same premium feel as the U Ultra.

Feb, 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: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

HTC U Ultra review: disappointment by a thousand cuts

 

In a season filled with almost endless smartphone hype and announcements, you'd be forgiven if you missed that HTC, once a major player in the Android world, announced and released a new, high-end...

Snappy performance ; Good battery life ; Good camera ; Eye-catching finish

Unwieldy size ; Second display is a gimmick ; No headphone jack ; Display quality issues ; No water resistance

HTC’s oversized flagship is full of recycled ideas and poor execution

Apr, 2017

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Standby time (3G):312
Standby time (4G):312
Talk time (3G):26
Talk time (4G):16 / 26

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p, 2160p / 720p,1080p / 720p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink gold / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:14.5
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:513
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:Y
Second display resolution:160 x 1040
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Video compression formats:3GP, MKV, MP4 / 3GP,MKV,MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM / 3GP,MKV,MP4,TS,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, File manager, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15
Processor Model:821

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99
Height :162.4 / 162.5
Weight:170
Width:79.8