In late August last year HTC officially confirmed the Oreo update for the HTC U Ultra and it is finally here. The update is rolling out in Taiwan and India and Italy at the moment. The update brings the OS version up to 8.0 and the firmware is version 2.19.400.1.
Starting next week for its Green is Good promotion, HTC will be offering several discounts for its phones. You can get $100 off the HTC U11 and $300 off the HTC U Ultra. The deal starts October 2 and ends October 8.
If you own the HTC U Ultra, and aren't happy with the core set of features, then this custom ROM might be for you. It comes with dozens of features that you would typically see on LineageOS, but based on Sense 8 and Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Verge has published its review of the HTC U Ultra and states that there's little about the device that makes it feel like much of a flagship. The Verge also gave the device a rating of 6.5 out of 10, while stating the device has an "unwieldy size", "no headphone jack", and "display quality...
HTC has just announced the first OTA update for the HTC U Ultra that fixes some bugs to improve the user experience. The OTA update notification also says it preloads the HTC Sense Companion application as well.
PocketNow has published its full review of the HTC U Ultra and state that the device doesn't live on its own. Considering the lack of essential features for the price point, this is device can't be recommended to purchase.
Engadget just published their review of the HTC U Ultra, and they seemed to agree with most and blame HTC for making bad decisions with this device.
- Fantastic design
- Excellent build quality
- Mostly good performance
- Speaker setup works well
- Sense Companion is a good idea...
Android Authority has published its review of the HTC U Ultra and gave the device an 8.6 out of 10. The pros include a beautiful design and fluid performance. The cons include a small battery and lack of water resistance.
JerryRigEverything just did a teardown of the HTC U Ultra for anyone who needs to replace certain components in the future. During the teardown, we can also see that there was plenty of room for things like a 3.5mm port, and that HTC cut them simply to save money.
GSM Arena just published their review of the HTC U Ultra and they felt the second screen was under utilized. They weren't a fan of the price or the missing headphone port, and felt the battery capacity should have been larger.
Wondering how durable the HTC U Ultra really is? The phone has been subjected to the Jerry Rig Everything durability test, resulting in a cracked back panel. The phone didn't bend completely, but a few deep scratches on the glass back panel caused it to crack when put under pressure.
Someone has uploaded an entire teardown video of the HTC U Ultra so that we can get a look at what it takes to repair this device. With the back being made of glass, this does require a hot blow dryer or a heat gun and a pry tool.
We're seeing a lot of reviews of the HTC U Ultra claim the device isn't as good as it could be and Tim Schofield's review of the device agrees with the rest. He says performance in gaming is nice, the software is nice, but feels it is lacking certain features that could have easily fit in such a...