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HTC U11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 483 reviews of HTC U11. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The camera and performance also get good opinions. Many are critical about the connectivity and portability.

size, performance, camera, usability, design

portability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (tech.firstpost.com)

HTC U11 smartphone review: A sensible, everyday flagship with a great camera - Tech2

 

The company's latest flagship, the HTC U11, is now out and I'm happy to say, is competing with this year's flagships on a level playing field.

In a market flooded with phones, where flagships are few and far between and where gimmicks are perceived as the way forward, HTC has come up with a phone that is quiet, sensible, and gets the basics (except the vibration motor) right.

2017-07

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

HTC U11 review: The flagship with a squeezy edge

 

HTC U11 full review: HTC U11 is a stylish phone, also it is a flashy phone. This is a phone that feels so good you would want to squeeze it. From high-end gaming to simple multi-tasking and 4K video recording this is a phone that can do it all. It is a...

2017-07

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

HTC U11 Review

 

The HTC U11 is a great smartphone, but it misses out on some new technologies and more, against flagships like the Galaxy S8.

Extremely fast and smooth ; Great camera ; Rich audio experience

Battery life could have been better ; Edge Sense isn't very useful ; Design doesn't feel as premium as advertised ; Lacks future-facing tech, like HDR support

The HTC U11 is an extremely fast smartphone with a great camera. It's the best HTC fans can get right now, but it loses out in terms of premium feel and future-facing technology in the current flagship market. It's good, but not good enough.

2017-07

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

HTC U11 review

 

Squeeze-able sides shows HTC likes to live life on the Edge(Sense)

Gorgeous glass is a real attention-grabber ; Plenty of performance, but with great battery life ; Loudest smartphone speakers around, and noise-cancelling in-ears are a great bonus ; Camera quality is top-notch

Colours aside, design doesn't exactly stand out ; Camera can’t quite match rivals for speed ; No headphone jack is annoying, even with an adapter in the box

Unique features and a delectable design help the U11 stand out, but don’t quite do enough to usurp Samsung’s Galaxy S8 as the 2017 smartphone to beat

2017-06

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Expert review by : Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

HTC U11 review

 

A unique style and squeezable sides prove HTC still knows how to innovate.

Great camera ; Alexa support ; Slick performance ; Good battery life

No 3.5mm audio jack ; Bulky body

We’re conflicted on the HTC U11 design. The liquid glass finish is gorgeous and the build quality is generally high, but fingerprint smudges quickly spoil it. The U11 also feels big, with an average display that has too much border around it.

2017-09

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC U11 review: More than just gimmicks

 

We know it's shiny, but don't let its looks distract you. After a seriously underwhelming showing with the U Ultra, HTC refined its smartphone formula and pushed out the U11, a gimmick-laden flagship that's actually worth using. The pressure-sensitive...

Excellent cameras ; Lots of horsepower ; Multiple AI assistants to choose from ; Finally, a water-resistant HTC phone ; Edge Sense works

Glass design is slippery and fragile ; Battery life could be better ; No headphone jack ; The Sense interface is getting old

HTC didn't get everything right with the U11, but it nailed a whole lot more than I ever expected it to. That's a big deal. After the mess that was the U Ultra, I was honestly unsure whether the company would ever drag itself out of its doldrums. The...

2017-07

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

HTC U11

 

2017 has already been a fantastic year for phones, with the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Moto G5 all impressing. But now it's HTC's turn, and it's fair to say the Taiwanese company's taking things seriously.

2017-05

Expert review by : Luke Lancaster (cnet.com)

HTC U11 review

 

It's getting harder and harder to make an impression when it feels like every major phone manufacturer is gunning for the super-powered, top-tier flagship title. The HTC U11 ( $589.00 at Amazon.com ) has tried to get you to sit up and take notice with...

It’s a performance monster, it’s gorgeous front and back, it’s water-resistant, it’s big-screen. The HTC U11 ticks the boxes that matter.

The HTC U11’s squeezable sides feel more gimmicky than novel, as does HTC's virtual assistant. The stunning glass rear is prone to smudging, and the battery felt very thirsty.

You won’t be picking this one up for squeezable sides. You’ll be picking up the HTC U11 for the performance and the design.

2017-06

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

HTC U11 review: a colour changing phone you'll want to squeeze

 

HTC has gone back to its innovative roots with the HTC U11, and we love it

Slim, colourful design ; Squeezable edges ; Great camera

Not a standout display ; Camera slow ; Looks fragile

2017-06

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

HTC U11 review

 

Not the most innovative phone of 2017, but likely to be one of the best

Solid build ; Stunning screen ; Fast performance ; Great camera

No headphone jack ; Music could be more engaging ; Battery life ok at best

Not the most exciting or innovative new smartphone, but decent sound and video performance mean it's one of the best of 2017

2017-06

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3000 / 3930
Standby time (3G):192 / 350
Standby time (4G):216 / 350
Talk time (3G):21 / 24.5 / 25
Talk time (4G):22 / 24.5 / 25

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@120fps
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:BSI
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Amazing Silver / Brillant Black / Brilliant Black / Ice white / Sapphire Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Red / Silver / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67 / IP68
Protection features:Splash proof / Water resistant, Waterproof

Display

Display diagonal:13.2 / 14 / 15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 2560 x 1440 / 2880 x 1440
Display Type:LCD / SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:537
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Mobile networking

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) supported:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:N
Video compression formats:3GP,MKV,MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,TS,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Cleaning cloth:Y
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 508
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.45
Processor Model:630 / 835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1 / 8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal RAM:4
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:3 / 4 / 6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 8.1 / 8.5
Height :149.1 / 153.9 / 158.5
Weight:142 / 169 / 188
Width:72.9 / 74.9 / 75.9