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HTC U11 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of HTC U11 Life. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U11 Life is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

HTC U11 Life Smartphone Review

 

Ensured updates. If it were not for the touch-sensitive sides and Android One which ensures operating system updates for two years, the HTC U11 Life would be a mid-range device like many others. Does this make it a very special smartphone?

ensured software updates ; great earphones included ; good battery life ; limited power consumption ; hardly warms up ; certified for Hi-Res audio ; IP67 protection ; clean operating system ; NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 ; many LTE bands ; fast mobile Internet

Edge Sense accidentally activated ; susceptible to dust and fingerprints ; quite slow GPS ; very limited speaker ; audio output only via USB-C ; display has a blue tint

There are still a few things about the HTC U11 Life which make the smartphone stand out among the comparison devices. Again and again, we need to point out HTC's inventive spirit and absolute will of innovation, whose actual result are now also...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Orlin Milinov (gsmarena.com)

HTC U11 Life review

 

The Android One partnership has been keeping us busy lately. It was Xiaomi that kicked off the midrange One devices, Moto joined with the X4 and now the HTC U11 Life is hot on their heels. Trendy design, a big and high-res screen, a reliable processor...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

HTC U11 Life

 

The unlocked U11 Life takes its design cues and many features from HTC's flagship phone and offers them for a midrange price.

Solid performance. Unique squeeze sensor. Multiple built-in voice assistants. Waterproof. Solid bundled earphones.

Average battery life. No headphone jack.

For $349 unlocked, the U11 Life is a solid midrange phone that offers many of the same features as the flagship U11 for a much more affordable price. It's a good choice for audiophiles and HTC aficionados. But for $50 more, the Motorola Moto X4 has a...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class

 

HTC's U11 Life has the features of a premium phone but costs half as much.

Good price point for the features. ; Excellent audio through the bundled USB-C headphones. ; Edge Sense way more fun than Active Edge on the Pixel 2.

Battery is a bit on the small side. ; No headphone jack. ; Camera can be slow to focus, especially in low-light situations.

Right off the bat, if you’re a Verizon or Sprint customer, you can forget about the U11 Life unless you want to switch carriers. The phone is launching as a T-Mobile exclusive, though HTC told me that unlocked handsets bought through HTC.com will play...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

HTC U11 Life review

 

You'll love HTC's U11 Life before you even realize it's a bargain.

Affordable ; Good design ; Bluetooth 5, NFC ; Solid performance ; IP67 water-resistance

No headphone jack ; Camera has slight shutter lag ; Battery could be better

HTC’s U11 Life will catch your eyes with its sapphire gleam, and your wallet will thank you. It offers great performance and water resistance, though the battery is average and the camera is hindered by shutter lag.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC U11 Life review

 

The HTC U11 ( $587.97 at Amazon.com ) Life is caught right in the middle of being a great deal and not quite worth your time. For a fraction of the price of the full-size and fully-powered U11 , the smaller U11 Life has the same supple look in a...

The HTC U11 Life is like a cheaper Pixel 2 with its squeezable sides. It's attractive, affordable, fully water-resistant and has decent midrange specs.

Camera quality is hit or miss and battery life is on the short side.

HTC's U11 Life is a decent midrange phone, but the Moto G5 Plus shoots better photos for a little less.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC U11 life Review: Squeezable style on a budget

 

It's a sad fact of cellular life that there's something about "lite" versions of flagship smartphones which is invariably disappointing. Trying to take what makes a flagship phone special, and distill down from it those core competencies and emotional...

As handsome as U11 and less fragile ; Performance kept up with a packed day ; Bundled USonic headphones are more than most offer ; Camera is solid if given plenty of light ; T-Mobile's $300 price is highly competitive

Low-light photography isn't much to write home about ; No 3.5mm headphone jack ; No voice-trigger for Alexa

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

HTC U11 Life review: The U11's affordable cousin is one of the best mid-rangers

 

The HTC U11 is fantastic so releasing a less expensive version that checks all of the key boxes makes sense. The HTC U11 Life is one of the best in a growing sub-$400 mid-range smartphone market that challenges today's flagships priced at least twice...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Stephen Schenck (phonearena.com)

HTC U11 life Review

 

HTC introduces the U11 Life, a device that aims to deliver some of the same features and design elements as this year's earlier U11, while doing so for half the price. What kind of trade-offs are we in store for?

Versatile camera ; Edge Sense fully intact ; Nice-sounding earbuds ; Day-long battery life

Lightweight and plastic-feeling ; No analog headphone (jack nor adapter)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Luis Ortega (androidpit.com)

HTC U11 Life review: basically a low-cost Pixel 2

 

It's been several months since Google has mentioned anything regarding HTC, but fortunately for you fans out there, this doesn't mean you won't be seeing new smartphones. The HTC U11 Plus and the HTC U11 Life are being released, each with their own...

Android One ; Performance ; Good screen ; Battery life ; Edge sense feature

Easily scratched ; Large bezels ; Price ; No headphone jack

The HTC U11 Life is excellent for mid-range phone, and although it’s not perfect, I was impressed by the fact it will have updates for at least two years due to being part of the Android One initiative. Edge Sense is also a cool, and different feature...

Jan, 2018
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600

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 aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Messaging

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

Navigation

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

Networking

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

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor model:630

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.319
Height:5.87
Weight:5.01
Width:2.87