HTC has launched a new smartphone in its U series – HTC U11. This Android device was announced in May 2017, and is manufactured and sold by HTC. Also known as Squeezable phone, it comes with Edge Sense features that allows users squeeze their smartphone to set specific commands and functions. Squeeze feature helps you open an email app, a camera app, take a picture, open a game or activate voice assistance. Users can easily customize their squeeze gesture for any action.
HTC U11 has 5.50 inch touchscreen display and 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Additionally, it has 12 ultrapixel primary camera, whereas 16 megapixel secondary or selfie camera. This device comes with several color options, including Brilliant Black, Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Ice White, Solar Red. It runs Android 7.1, and has dual SIM that accepts Nano-SIM.
For connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. On the other hand, it has several sensors, including Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor and Gyroscope. Also, it is powered by 3000Ah non removable battery. When it comes to storage, this handset comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2000GB using a MicroSD card.
Why Should Buy HTC U11?
Still in a doubt? Let’s check out how HTC U11 is better than HTC 10 & U11 Life:
Like U Ultra & U Play, this HTC’s model comes with 3D Liquid Surface design. The dimensions are 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm, 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution display and 169g weight. On the other hand, the dimensions and weight of HTC 10 and U11 Life are 145.9 x 71.9 x 9mm and 149 x 72.9 x 8.1 and 161g and 142g respectively. Hence, U11 is bigger, larger and heavier. Also, it is using Super LCD 5 display along with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top of the screen.
What’s more, the screen size of U11 is 5.50 inches, whereas HTC 10 has 5.20 inches and U11 Life has 5.20 inches. U11 and HTC 10 share same resolution, i.e., 1440 x 2560 pixels, whereas U11 Life has 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
U11 has 12 ultrapixel rear camera along with UltraSpeed Autofocus, 1.4μm pixel size, 4k recording, 3D audio, Acoustic Focus, Hi-Res audio, BSI sensor and OIS. It comes with ƒ/1.7 aperture and Dual LED flash on board. HTC’s smartphone also supports a Pro mode and RAW format.
The best feature of this device is its front camera that comes with 16 megapixel along with BSI sensor, auto selfie, live make-up, voice selfie and HDR boost. Also, it supports 1080 video recording. If we talk about HTC 10, it also has 12 ultrapixel rear camera, but 5 megapixel secondary or front camera. On the other hand, HTC U11 Life comes with 16 megapixel rear camera as well as 16 megapixel front camera.
HTC U11 supports Android 7.1 Nougat along with HTC Sense UI. Users will get Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Baidu Duer (China only) with this handset. It also has HTC Sense Companion that allows users to make personalized suggestions based on their location.
When it comes to processor, U11 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, whereas HTC 10 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and U11 Life has Qualcomm Snapdragon 630.
HTC U11 comes with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of internal storage. If we talk about HTC 10 and U11 Life, you will get 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage respectively. The good news is all these models support expandable storage type. You can expand the storage up to 2000GB using MicroSD.
Battery & Performance
HTC U11 offers 3000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 and Type-C charging port. Enjoy 24.5 hours talk time along with 3G/4G on this handset. You will get the same battery life with HTC 10. Even, the battery life of both models is better than HTC U11 Life as it comes with 2600mAh non removable battery.
HTC U11 has the capability to support Cat 15 LTE along with download speeds up to 800Mbps. When it comes to audio quality, it offers Active Noise Cancellation and HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition.
This model has different types of sensors, including Compass / Magnetometer sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. HTC 10 and U11 Life also support same sensors, but U11 Life is missing Compass / Magnetometer.
U11 and HTC 10 come with several connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC. On the other hand, U11 Life has no NFC and Infrared. As we say earlier, HTC U11 is a dual SIM smartphone, but the other two models support single SIM only.
HTC U11 is slightly bigger and heavier than HTC 10 and U11 Life, hence it delivers amazing watching and gaming experience. It comes with amazing camera quality, especially selfie camera that allows you to click beautiful pictures with your loved ones. Also, you will get better internal storage so that you can easily store videos, images, documents and a lot more. What’s make this smartphone different from others is an Edge Sense feature through which you can squeeze your smartphone. Buying this phone is the best decision as you will get amazing features and specifications within your budget.