Over the past several years, Taiwan-based HTC has been a highly prolific company when it comes to releasing Android smartphones. While HTC recently pledged to cut down on the number of new smartphones it will release in 2017 compared to previous years, it has already launched a number of new models so far this year, with perhaps more to come before 2017 ends.
Since HTC has so many current and older smartphones to purchase, we decided to take a look at the best ones you can buy right now. We are breaking them down in three catagories: Flagship, Mid-Range and Budget. As you can see, there are no shortages of HTC phones to choose from at any price point you can [...]
The US version of the HTC U11 packs 64 GB of storage, which, when combined with the microSD card slot, does not leave most owners wanting for more. We did note that other markets got a version of HTC’s 2017 flagship with double the storage, a version that will make its way to the US after all.
As a refresher, the U11 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, the octa-core Snapdragon 835, a 16 MP selfie sensor, a 12 MP main camera that currently has the highest DxOMark score among all current smartphones, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone might not feature a similar look on the front that helped the LG G6 and pair of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones grab headlines, but the U11 [...]
HTC has had a rough few years.
Back in the days of the HTC One, the company’s hardware was class-leading. No other manufacturer had made a phone quite like the HTC One, with a unibody aluminum design that looked just as great as it felt. The new Boomsound speakers blew away every hint of competition on the market, as no one had really seen dual speakers quite like this before. Though the company opted to iterate on this design for another three generations, other manufacturers began to catch up. Samsung moved from a plastic-y, cheap-feeling set of flagships to the all-glass unibody designs we see today. Even smaller brands like ZTE and Huawei started producing [...]
Whether you’re a power user, enthusiast, or a mainstream consumer, there’s a strong chance that the Android phone in your pocket is one of the last couple generations of Samsung, LG, HTC, or Sony flagships. In fact, statistics indicate that there’s more than a one-in-five chance that any smartphone user — whether he or she is using Android, iOS, or Windows Phone — owns a Samsung Android phone. So clearly, the Android smartphone market is dominated by flagships produced by the companies I mentioned above and a small number of others you might expect.
But there’s a new trend we’ve been seeing over the past couple years. We can now find flagship-level quality in mid-range [...]