1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Fair points. For me, the pricing and the little battery considering the size of the phone is silly. You're right, the phone itself is nice. Those are my only gripes.

    Haha as soon as I saw that title, I had to watch his video. His and eztech321 (Zachary Anderson) rant was interesting.
    I watched the video and the U Ultra itself impressed me more than MKBHD's rant, honestly. The biggest feature the phone has isn't out yet in terms of HTC's take on a virtual assistant. Adding more driver support for the second screen can make it more useful.

    Phone looks gorgeous, as usual...HTC knows how to work with aluminum and will do just fine with glass. The U Ultra may not be HTC's 2017 flagship offering and until we know that for sure, i won't shat on it.
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    03-18-2017 12:22 PM
  2. Rose640's Avatar
    Actually, they've been pricing their phones a little cheaper at launch since the G4...
    True. But still, when a 750€ phone comes to my country, the re-sellers put at least a 850€ price tag on it.

    Certain versions of iPhone 7 (I'm guessing the 128GB one), costs just above 1000€. Not pleasant at all.
    03-18-2017 01:34 PM
  3. Rose640's Avatar
    When done correctly, white phones are gorgeous. The honor 8's best color is white.
    I don't know, I don't like them. Haven't really paid attention to the white one, but I'd like to have the blue one sometimes in the future.
    03-18-2017 01:37 PM
  4. Rose640's Avatar
    Yeah, not sure why they did that but yep the u ultra is a mess (of bad decisions).
    It gets worse after you see MKBHD's video.
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    03-18-2017 01:39 PM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    I think you're correct where the euro model will lack both. Normally i buy the international model for LG, but I'm watching this closely.
    Well the 750€ would be an insane price to pay then. I'm telling you, they're going to screw up these month and a half of advantage over Samsung.
    03-18-2017 01:41 PM
  6. Rose640's Avatar
    He's still an asshat because i don't want to hear whether he's watching or listening to. I see this happen on my local bus often enough...One day, a dude actually said "hey, you need some headphones" and handed the guy who was playing music though his phone real loud. That was classic.
    That was actually very polite of him, you wouldn't have a good time if you were to **** off someone in the lines I'm using here in Bosnia. It's fists or nothing. Or at least a few swears and name calling.

    We have the "trendy teens", the one that are hip, following the trends, I don't know what to call them. Anyway, they listen to this cancerogenic music that is, obviously, a thing here, and the worst part about it is that they have Bluetooth speakers, so they actually manage to annoy the whole 50 people in the bus.
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    03-18-2017 01:51 PM
  7. Rose640's Avatar
    I'll disagree...The U Ultra isn't that bad...I agree the price tag doesn't justify what it's offering, but people are dumping on the phone too much.

    I see MKBHD found some spine and shat on a phone for once. But i still thought it was unnecessary.
    I liked the phone from the first time I saw it in Fisher's video. It's not a bad phone, I agree, but it lacks too much and packs too many weird decisions. Like, why not a bigger battery or what's the reason behind taking the 3.5mm jack.

    Neverthelese, it's still one of the prettiest phones I've seen.
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    03-18-2017 01:55 PM
  8. Rose640's Avatar
    Fair points. For me, the pricing and the little battery considering the size of the phone is silly. You're right, the phone itself is nice. Those are my only gripes.

    Haha as soon as I saw that title, I had to watch his video. His and eztech321 (Zachary Anderson) rant was interesting.
    Haven't seen that one. I'll have to check it out.
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    03-18-2017 01:56 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That was actually very polite of him, you wouldn't have a good time if you were to **** off someone in the lines I'm using here in Bosnia. It's fists or nothing. Or at least a few swears and name calling.

    We have the "trendy teens", the one that are hip, following the trends, I don't know what to call them. Anyway, they listen to this cancerogenic music that is, obviously, a thing here, and the worst part about it is that they have Bluetooth speakers, so they actually manage to annoy the whole 50 people in the bus.
    He's still an asshat to me. An unaware one, but one nonetheless. I knocked his phone charger out of the plug a few times between us by accident, so everything balanced itself out. Lol.

    Outside of that, the trip back was uneventful. Headed back out in this sloppy NYC weather for a bottle of cheap white wine and some eats.
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    03-18-2017 02:53 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well the 750€ would be an insane price to pay then. I'm telling you, they're going to screw up these month and a half of advantage over Samsung.
    It's been years since HTC and Sony priced a phone appropriately. That ship has sailed.

    HTC is in a weird spot because they do that have much of a window to launch their offering and the fact Samsung grabbed the first batches of S835s didn't help matters.

    I liked the 10 and would honestly have (and still would) own one...But the price is too expensive and the battery life is too average for my tastes. Feel in hand was great though...

    At this point, the G6 offers a better fit for me than the 10 and there isn't much in the 10 that would make me choose it over the honor 8.
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    03-18-2017 04:36 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Pixel has been arranged for libra89.
    03-18-2017 04:46 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Pixel has been arranged for libra89.
    Thank you very much! I would have never thought that I could get my hands on a Pixel!

    So excited!
    03-18-2017 05:26 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Thank you very much! I would have never thought that I could get my hands on a Pixel!

    So excited!
    Sounds like it is in your wheelhouse. Let us know what you think.
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    03-18-2017 05:30 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Sounds like it is in your wheelhouse. Let us know what you think.
    I will for sure. That has made my four day week ahead even better!
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    03-18-2017 05:36 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I will for sure. That has made my four day week ahead even better!
    Pixel is a nice phone. Just lacks the right price for device ratio for me.
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    03-18-2017 05:51 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    Pixel is a nice phone. Just lacks the right price for device ratio for me.
    I can understand and agree with that. Personally indifferent about it not being waterproof, but it is quite high. 99 really made the best deal possible for me.

    Without it, not sure what I would do, aside from always looking at other phones and hoping that there will be a smaller phone released.
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    03-18-2017 06:36 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I can understand and agree with that. Personally indifferent about it not being waterproof, but it is quite high. 99 really made the best deal possible for me.

    Without it, not sure what I would do, aside from always looking at other phones and hoping that there will be a smaller phone released.
    The IP53 rating doesn't bother me. What bothered me was based on my usage I'd need more storage space than 32GB, which price wise doesn't line up for me.

    Otherwise, a really good phone.
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    03-18-2017 06:59 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    The IP53 rating doesn't bother me. What bothered me was based on my usage I'd need more storage space than 32GB, which price wise doesn't line up for me.

    Otherwise, a really good phone.
    Ooh okay, I get where you are coming from. I think I recall you saying that you would only get a 16gb SE and not use it much because of storage.

    32gb is perfect for me, actually 16gb is fine too but I don't mind having storage that would take forever for me to fill up (if ever).
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    03-18-2017 07:32 PM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    Pixel is a nice phone. Just lacks the right price for device ratio for me.
    I believe the price was right for the deal with libra89.
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    03-18-2017 08:26 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I believe the price was right for the deal with libra89.
    I'm sure it was.
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    03-18-2017 08:30 PM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    He's still an asshat to me. An unaware one, but one nonetheless. I knocked his phone charger out of the plug a few times between us by accident, so everything balanced itself out. Lol.

    Outside of that, the trip back was uneventful. Headed back out in this sloppy NYC weather for a bottle of cheap white wine and some eats.
    Karma did it's job :D.
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    03-19-2017 03:41 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    My leg is killing me. It's quite sore. Woke up at 3AM to take some Tylenol. Now I can't fall asleep.
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    03-19-2017 03:42 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    I am all caught up with the news and my Twitter TL.
    03-19-2017 03:43 AM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    I will for sure. That has made my four day week ahead even better!
    I wish I had a four day work week ahead! Gotta go dumpster diving on Monday for the lawyers...
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    03-19-2017 03:45 AM
  25. Rose640's Avatar
    It's been years since HTC and Sony priced a phone appropriately. That ship has sailed.

    HTC is in a weird spot because they do that have much of a window to launch their offering and the fact Samsung grabbed the first batches of S835s didn't help matters.

    I liked the 10 and would honestly have (and still would) own one...But the price is too expensive and the battery life is too average for my tastes. Feel in hand was great though...

    At this point, the G6 offers a better fit for me than the 10 and there isn't much in the 10 that would make me choose it over the honor 8.
    Huawei kind of let me down. The phone's great and all that with it's top notch specs, but I was left disappointed when I found out all they did was recycling the old, P9 design. That's one of the reasons I wasn't a huge fan of S7.
    03-19-2017 03:45 AM
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