HTC U Ultra Black 64GB @ Eglobal £201.75 with discount.
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HTC U Ultra Black 64GB @ Eglobal £201.75 with discount.

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Found 3rd FebEdited by:"steluca5"
The fact that this flopped at £700 has meant an amazing saving for anyone looking for a near flagship phone at a discounted price.

Camera comparable to the Pixel, Oreo confirmed. A lot of phone for the cash.

Code VALENTINES for this price, white phone around 2 quid more.

Warning - This is sold via eGlobal who a ton of people hate. I've personally never had an issue with them but you're about to see a ton of comments based on the seller.
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Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, Camera very nearly as good as pixel.I bought this from eglobal last sunday it arrived thursday morning,All the bad reviews are a year ago when it was far too expensive at over £600 at £200 its a real bargain.Anyone who would want use this for 7½ hours of video needs to get a life.
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Oh dual SIM too
Would this be an upgrade from a S7 edge?
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graham_boxing3 m ago

Would this be an upgrade from a S7 edge?


Erm, not really an upgrade, more like an interesting side step. I'd stick with the S7, i'd only go for this if you wanted the cool second screen and was on a budget.
According to Techradar:
dodgy fingerprint reader and no headphone jack.
The battery runs flat after 7½ hours of video
no wireless charging
poor camera

and with that level of discount, the company won't have any great commitment to the phone.
steluca55 m ago

Erm, not really an upgrade, more like an interesting side step. I'd stick …Erm, not really an upgrade, more like an interesting side step. I'd stick with the S7, i'd only go for this if you wanted the cool second screen and was on a budget.


S7 edge screen is cracked costs too much for new lcd, looking for something new and sell the S7 edge.
Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, Camera very nearly as good as pixel.I bought this from eglobal last sunday it arrived thursday morning,All the bad reviews are a year ago when it was far too expensive at over £600 at £200 its a real bargain.Anyone who would want use this for 7½ hours of video needs to get a life.
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den1692 m ago

Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, …Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, Camera very nearly as good as pixel.I bought this from eglobal last sunday it arrived thursday morning,All the bad reviews are a year ago when it was far too expensive at over £600 at £200 its a real bargain.Anyone who would want use this for 7½ hours of video needs to get a life.


Fully agree, it was reviewed badly (quite right) when it was £700 less than a year ago. But £200 is stunning.
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graham_boxing13 m ago

S7 edge screen is cracked costs too much for new lcd, looking for …S7 edge screen is cracked costs too much for new lcd, looking for something new and sell the S7 edge.


Might be worth it for you then.
den16957 m ago

Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, …Great phone youtube posts saying fingerprint scanner one of the best, Camera very nearly as good as pixel.I bought this from eglobal last sunday it arrived thursday morning,All the bad reviews are a year ago when it was far too expensive at over £600 at £200 its a real bargain.Anyone who would want use this for 7½ hours of video needs to get a life.


7 ½ hours
oh my
would never even buy anythnig from this horrid website even if they paid me
ismaildeals12326 m ago

oh mywould never even buy anythnig from this horrid website even if they …oh mywould never even buy anythnig from this horrid website even if they paid me


You mean the zero support, no warranty and import duties put you off ?
Quite right too.
Great deal but dodgy website, been messed around by them in the past. Would avoid.
sdog29 m ago

Great deal but dodgy website, been messed around by them in the past. …Great deal but dodgy website, been messed around by them in the past. Would avoid.

Please and some examples, I have never used the before but thinking about getting this phone
Thanks
Avoid this website!! I had bought a new HTC phone from them before Xmas... Arrived faulty... Sent it back asking for refund. Still waiting for my money back after having raised it with PayPal.
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I'm not defending the company because its clearly got some issues. But I've had three phones, never been charged fees, and never had to call a warranty. You're saving £70 on the Argos deal, so if warranty etc is important to you I'd do that. For me - I'd rather save the money.
Bought a £250 LG from then and had to get my credit card company to refund me.
I still have the phone and the damage was very minor so got a bargain in the end.
But would rather have not had the hassle of making the claim or dealing with these charlatans.
Edited by: "Agharta" 4th Feb
Prefered one from amazon.de for €249 with proper warranty, bought one back in december- stunning phablet, might be too big for someone though...
pete_l11 h, 6 m ago

According to Techradar:dodgy fingerprint reader and no headphone jack.The …According to Techradar:dodgy fingerprint reader and no headphone jack.The battery runs flat after 7½ hours of videono wireless chargingpoor cameraand with that level of discount, the company won't have any great commitment to the phone.


I have this one and I am really happy with it.

- Fingerprint is pretty accurate, maybe the techradar reviewer was eating a pile of m&s while testing the phone.
- Wireless charging, does it matter anymore? According to Google, NO.
- 8 hours watching videos??? I have tv, a job, a life so no chance to do that. Anyway, I am sure that putting the right settings and changing to MX player you will get more than that.
- Camera is great, daylight and nightlight you will get awsone snaps. As the phone share almost the same specs that the first Google Pixels, you can install the Google camera app from Xdevelopers and enjoy the portrait mode with the same results, just follow their instructions.

My advice is buy it, but better from trusted sellers amazon, HTC, Argos...
tyr6 h, 47 m ago

Prefered one from amazon.de for €249 with proper warranty, bought one back …Prefered one from amazon.de for €249 with proper warranty, bought one back in december- stunning phablet, might be too big for someone though...


Though it still only scored 3½ stars. With only half the reviews for 5 stars.
When you look at the 4-star reviews there, they mention poor battery life and an "average" camera.
It would seem that the criticisms leveled by other reviewers stand, and not just because of the earlier high price.
steluca59 h, 12 m ago

I'm not defending the company because its clearly got some issues. But …I'm not defending the company because its clearly got some issues. But I've had three phones, never been charged fees, and never had to call a warranty. You're saving £70 on the Argos deal, so if warranty etc is important to you I'd do that. For me - I'd rather save the money.


I would agree. I bought HTC U Ultra from eglobalcentral couple of weeks ago (when it was 220 pounds) and it arrived brand new, unopened and sealed. It had a EU plug (i think this version meant for sales in India) but they also sent a UK adapter. The phone is great now I have used it for a week or so. Got 3 firmware updates since and now the android security updates are as latest as of Oct 2017.

I have also registered the phone on my mobile phone insurance (provided by my Nationwide flexplus account) and I am fully covered in case of any faults in the future. Also my friend recently had an experience of returning the phone with e-global and he was provided an RMA with no hassles (they only asked him to bear return postage). Overall very impressed with this bargain purchase and people who are looking at saving 70 pounds can take the plunge i guess.
Got this (blue) last month from eglobal, had no bother getting it, had no problems with it so far. Phonewise, cant complain, its brilliant .. but be prepared for the near 2gb updates that basicall fix everything, just takes a bit of time. No sign of Oreo yet, but its imminent apparently.
Nice phone crippled with a stupid 3000MaH battery.
Uridium3 h, 42 m ago

Nice phone crippled with a stupid 3000MaH battery.


Have you got one,I don't play games on these i have a pc sony playstation tablet etc.But i do use whatsapp facebook and browsing the web and after a day doing this still had 50% battery left.
urinthematrix14 h, 59 m ago

Please and some examples, I have never used the before but thinking about …Please and some examples, I have never used the before but thinking about getting this phoneThanks


Tried to buy a camera, 2 weeks later still hadn't even dispatched despite estimating a few days. Customer services is non existent so had to cancel through my bank.
Uridium6 h, 21 m ago

Nice phone crippled with a stupid 3000MaH battery.



quite surprised how long at lasts to be honest
Just smashed my redmi note 4 and needed a replacement. I went for this and hoping it will arrive and will be brand new. I have insurance with my bank but hopefully won't need to use it.
Also paid with a credit card in case something goes wrong with eglobal central.
Edited by: "mr.zoli" 4th Feb
mr.zoli18 m ago

Just smashed my redmi note 4 and needed a replacement. I went for this and …Just smashed my redmi note 4 and needed a replacement. I went for this and hoping it will arrive and will be brand new. I have insurance with my bank but hopefully won't need to use it. Also paid with a credit card in case something goes wrong with eglobal central.


Is that the solution when buying from these sorts of companies? Using a credit card?
I know that's a standard practice when looking for extra protection but never sure how it applies to the less scrupulous companies.
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uptwisting7 m ago

Is that the solution when buying from these sorts of companies? Using a …Is that the solution when buying from these sorts of companies? Using a credit card? I know that's a standard practice when looking for extra protection but never sure how it applies to the less scrupulous companies.


Most credit cards offer protection as standard yes, so you can claim through them if it all goes wrong. But I doubt you'll need it.
steluca552 m ago

Most credit cards offer protection as standard yes, so you can claim …Most credit cards offer protection as standard yes, so you can claim through them if it all goes wrong. But I doubt you'll need it.


Sorry for the stupid question, but with the customs charge potential is it there any need to have 'Insured Economy Express Shipping', or just go with the free one as it's with a credit card anyway?

No worries. Cheers for responding and the OP. I went for it anyway. Used my credit card so hopefully my third ever purchase from foreign sellers works out for me.
Desperately needed a new phone and this seems to be a good choice, even if it's bloody huge!

Also thanks to the other posters for giving their experiences.
Edited by: "uptwisting" 4th Feb
zoopakev4 h, 12 m ago

quite surprised how long at lasts to be honest


So just think how good the battery life would be if they'd fitted a decent sized battery....
den1696 h, 51 m ago

Have you got one,I don't play games on these i have a pc sony playstation …Have you got one,I don't play games on these i have a pc sony playstation tablet etc.But i do use whatsapp facebook and browsing the web and after a day doing this still had 50% battery left.


No I don't have one. I currently have a Lenovo P2 with 5100Mah (this often finishes a 2nd day with close to 50% battery left) and a Maze Alpha 4000Mah (this usually dies at the end of a 2nd day)

I just think that phone manufacturers need to wake up and see that quad HD screens and top of the range CPU bumps aren't where they should be focussing, in the real world a good battery life is very important to a lot of consumers...it seems that only the less well known Chinese phone brands seem to have realised this though. Xiaomi, Huewei, Oppo, Elephone, Ulephone, doogee etc... all offer phones with good batteries but unless you want to import from china many are hard to get hold of.

The Lenovo P2 is a prime example....midrange spec, massive battery and sensible pricing saw this become a runaway hit for 3 mobile last year, they couldn't get stock fast enough.

I'm hoping for good follow up from Lenovo with a similar spec P3 and hopefully a UK retailer will sell it...
I had an htc one m7 and I loved it! The battery got worse over 2 years but I realised it was in warrantee and they fired a new battery and motherboard and camera (!) The was a known fault with m7 cameras turning photos purple.

It was the most tidy android interface I've used. It was easily my favourite but it wasn't easy to use compared to a Samsung for example. And for that reason I have been using Samsung's since.
Things looked clean and well designed but they were not easy to use at a glance
What would be the best way of paying for this, Paypal or by Credit Card?


Not that I expect problems but have avoided this company so far because of negative things posted previously.



That said this is a heck of a phone for £200 so thinking it might be worth a punt.
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Midge49 m ago

What would be the best way of paying for this, Paypal or by Credit …What would be the best way of paying for this, Paypal or by Credit Card?Not that I expect problems but have avoided this company so far because of negative things posted previously.That said this is a heck of a phone for £200 so thinking it might be worth a punt.


Either should have it's own merits. Both ways seem like you'll have protection.
Midge1 h, 2 m ago

What would be the best way of paying for this, Paypal or by Credit …What would be the best way of paying for this, Paypal or by Credit Card?Not that I expect problems but have avoided this company so far because of negative things posted previously.That said this is a heck of a phone for £200 so thinking it might be worth a punt.

I had some problems with a Hong Kong based seller on ebay. Paid with paypal linked to a credit card. Paypal wont do anything after 180 days, but the card company refunded the purchace. So just make sure when you pay with paypal it links to a credit card.
Thanks Guys.
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Midge6 h, 5 m ago

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I'm sure you won't regret it,Its a lovely phone.
Ordered. Thanks!!
Gone for it. CHeers OP (i hope)
Midge11 h, 4 m ago

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If you don't mind me asking, did you end up paying with credit card or PayPal
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