Launched as second flagship for the year 2017, HTC U11 is an unconquerable smartphone of the year. It has many advanced features than its predecessor HTC U Ultra; the first flagship from HTC. The phone measures 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 and has a weight of 169 g. This means, it is slightly lighter than the first one. The phone has glossy and premium look with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back. The phone gives quick access to most used apps with 5.5 inch display. What is more, it has IP67 rating that means it is water proof and dust resistant. Plus, the device comes in five shades –brilliant black, amazing silver, sapphire blue, and ice white and solar red. Another key feature of the phone is that it runs on the latest Android 7.1 nougat while its counterpart HTC U Ultra has an operating system of Android 7 nougat – this makes the phone to offer seamless user experience. The key attraction in the phone is that it features top-notch camera and incredibly sharp quad HD screen.
Wonderful Quad HD Display and Super Slim Design
With a super LCD 5 capacitive touch screen, its display panel is of 5.5 inches which you can consider as top-notch screen. The model features an advanced QHD resolution with 1440 by 2560 pixel that means the icons and text on the screen will be uniformly sharper. With this resolution, its display supports sixteen million colors; increasing the viewing experience of one and all. However, the maximum brightness of the screen is not as high as that of Samsung Galaxy S8. This makes the screen fairly bright and prevents seamless viewing in direct sunlight or very bright indoor areas. All the most, this flagship phone from HTC is the first choice for those who are looking for a big mobile screen.
This sleek phone is circular at the back and has streamlined shape to avoid fluid friction. However, its giant black edge around the screen gives it a retro look that is a little annoyance with the design as compared to Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 which look stunning.
Performance that Comes Equipped with Advanced Software
With a faster and more efficient snapdragon 835 processor, this smartphone is sure to increase in demand amongst youths. Talking about its specifications, this device offers 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB in built storage capacity to users. Also, the handset comes with micro SD card slot to enable users to expand their external storage by 256 GB. On the other hand, its predecessor, HTC U Ultra hardly manages to secure snapdragon 821 processor. This slows down the phone’s performance; inhibiting it from carrying out more number of tasks at a given time. So, people who are on the go must adhere to this phone for its flawless functionality. However, this handset scores 4 points synthetic benchmark and 4 points Geekbench that is slightly lower than Samsung Galaxy S8.
This device has Android 7.1 nougat software. Again, today’s smartphones are considered next to hand handle computers and used to do multiple tasks on the go. To facilitate this, Smartphone comes equipped with advanced software.
State of the art Camera to Capture Moments Forever
With 12 megapixel dual pixel sensor, this device is meant to capture shots even at low lighting conditions. Its f/1.7 aperture enables the device to produce images that are as vibrant and colorful as the real one. With an added 4k video facility, its main snapper enables users to capture a perfect picture via using its wide ranging camera features such as phase detection auto focus, optical image stabilization and dual LED flash.
For taking selfies, the device comes packed with 16 MP front camera that also facilitates video calling to friends and family. Additional attributes of selfie camera are auto HDR, face detection, geo tagging, touch focus, and panorama that help in making photography a fun. The device is also equipped with dual pixel technology to ensure fast focus time. All in all, the camera quality of this handset is actually good that competes with Huawei P10, BlackBerry KEYone and in some areas – the Google Pixel.
Boasts of a Large & Powerful 3000 mAh Battery & Many Special Features
The HTC U11 comes packed with a 3000 mAh battery. This is a non removable, Li Ion battery that delivers a talk time up to 24 hours and 30 minutes on 3 G network. Its stand by time on the same network is 336 hours. Meanwhile, if you are more concerned on battery power Galaxy S6 and Xiaomi Mi 6 could be better choice for the same. In fact, Galaxy S6 from Samsung supports Qi wireless charging enabling its users to quickly charge their phones.
This offers the whole new way for users to interact with their device. It comes with a bunch of sensors embedded in its frame, allowing you to launch a certain app via tapping it on the edges. This means that phone is far ahead of its predecessors when coming to this feature. Adding to that, this device comes with a virtual sensor on board. This is equipped with three virtual assistance options including its own sense companion. The other two are Google Assistance and Amazon Alexa.
Specifications in short
Areas where This Phone lacks in:
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2g||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1|
|3g||HSDPA 850 / 2100|
|4g||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800) 41(2500)|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Platform||Cpu||Octa-Core 2.45 Ghz|
|Memory||Internal||128G and 6GB RAM|