Ring in a New Year With a New Phone From Sprint | Giveaway

Let’s ring in the holidays right – by celebrating you guys with a free device, compliments of Sprint.

Mysterious Ramblings is proud to announce that our friends over at Sprint sent us the Essential and HTC U11 as the giveaway phones!

Check out the phones and their specs below!


Presenting a simple phone crafted with titanium. The stunning edge-to-edge full display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Accessories click right to your device with a future-proof magnetic connector. Built to evolve with you, a device that resists scratches, dents, and bending.

Feature list

A titanium body, ceramic back and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 means your phone is safe without a case.

  • Edge-to-edge Full Display that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
  • Future-proof magnetic connector – simply click on an accessory.
  • Front-facing camera with 4K video and 8MP still photos.


  • Battery information : 3040 mAh Li-ion Battery (embedded)
  • Bluetooth profiles : 5.0 LE: A2DP, HFP 2.0, AVRCP, PBAB
  • Dimensions : 5.57″ x 2.8″ x .31″
  • Display : 5.71″ QHD (2560 x 1312)
  • Keyboard : Capacitive Touch
  • Memory : 4GB RAM/128GB ROM
  • Operating system : Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 w/ Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
  • Talk time : Up to 23 hours
  • Weight : 6.53 oz

What’s in the box?

  • USB Fast Charger with USB 3.0 Cable
  • Headphone Adapter
  • SIM Tool


Sleek, slim, pioneering. The HTC U11’s Edge Sense technology ushers in a new age of phone interactions.

Feature list

  • Sleek curved glass design wrapped around a rigid metal frame with quick touch fingerprint scanner.
  • Edge Sense provides a brand new way to interact with your phone. Open and interact with your favorite features with just a squeeze.
  • Usonic earbuds personalize sound output to your ears and features active noise cancellation.
  • 16MP high resolution front-facing camera with UltraPixel™ light sensitivity for great low-light selfies.
  • 12MP UltraPixel™ rear-facing camera with HDR Boost, Dual-Pixel UltraSpeed Autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization.
  • High resolution 4k video and 4-way microphones for directional and 360° high resolution audio recording.
  • HTC sense companion is AI that learns from your daily usage and provides meaningful recommendations.
  • Sprint Exclusive: HPUE – extends Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage providing broader data coverage for faster data speeds in more places.


  • Battery information : 3,000 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Bluetooth profiles : Bluetooth 4.2: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP, MAP, OPP, HID, PAN, HOGP
  • Dimensions : 6.09″ x 2.99″ x 0.31″
  • Display : 5.5″ Quad HD + Super LCD5 Gorilla Glass 5 Display (2560 x 1440)
  • Keyboard : Capacitive Touch
  • Memory : 64GB ROM / 4GB RAM *MicroSD card slot supports up to 2TB (not included)
  • Operating system : Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core (2.5 GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad)
  • Talk time : Up to 24.5 hours
  • Weight : 5.96 oz

What’s in the box?

  • USonic adaptive earbuds
  • Quick Charge 3.0 charger with USB cable
  • Clear case
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

NOW ON TO THE GIVEAWAY!!! It’s the best part, yeah? Woot Woot!

One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive 1 of 2 phones mentioned in this giveaway (Essential/HTC U11) randomly. Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 12/08/17-01/07/18 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Mysterious Ramblings is not responsible if you cannot use Sprint in your area, please check coverage before entering. NOTE: I will validate each entry before selecting a winner. All phone are deactivated and are ready to be activated on the Unlimited Sprint network.

Sprint Holiday Giveaway

Author: Kristin

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I am a single mom to 6 children – three teens & three under 10. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, graduated high school in St. Louis in 1998 (that should tell you how old I am!).

I consider myself an ambivert… Ambiverts are people who don’t really prefer one way of functioning over another. In other words, you could say they’re the neutral, middle-ground hippies. They’re equally comfortable in situations where the introvert feels most at home and situations where the extrovert is having a good time. …so yeah, I can be both and feel comfortable in any setting I am put in. Except, I would rather text or email rather than talk on the phone, haha!

I have been blogging and reviewing off and on for several years; it all started when I won a giveaway for a book – hooked ever since. What can you expect from me? Family friendly recipes, household items and decor, makeup and beauty reviews, and giveaways!

71 thoughts on “Ring in a New Year With a New Phone From Sprint | Giveaway

  1. I would love either phone, but if I had to pick, I would take the Essential phone because the screen is slightly larger.

  2. I finally broke down and got the cheapest smart phone I could find. (I didn’t have one at all before.) But I have found that I have a shockingly small amount of memory! I actually NEED a major upgrade! Either of these would be magnificent! If I had to chose (Not really understanding all the information given about the phones), I’d pick the Essential, due to the gorilla glass that “resists scratches, dents, and bending.”

  3. I would like to try the HTC U11 because it looks like a great sleek phone. I’m loving that color and it seems great to use. It really is time for me to upgrade anyway and that seems perfect!

  4. I’d prefer the HTC U11 because it has better photo specs but I would be happy with either. My current phone is not even a smartphone.

  5. I think the new feature of “Edge Sense” on the HTC sounds absolutely amazing! I have had 2 HTC phones in the past and I really like them!

  6. I would love the HTC U11 – mostly the camera features such as the Ultra Pixel light sensitivity. We love taking pictures during the early morning or dusk hours.

  7. Either would work for me. I like the design of the HTC UII, but I do a lot of contests so I need a phone with a lot of room to download apps, etc., so I think I’d take the ‘Essential’ because of the 128GB ROM.

  8. Both phones are great but I think I would choose the HTC U11. It weighs less, appears to have a slightly better battery life, and I believe the HTC U11 would take great photos.

  9. I would choose the Essential because it seems like it does all that I need a phone to do, with a nice sturdy Gorilla glass, so should be durable and the edge to edge screen is great too.

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