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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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The camera and performance are also appreciated, whereas 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 : 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.

Sep, 2017

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...

Jul, 2017

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.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

HTC U11 review: A powerful Android phone that knows how to have fun

 

The HTC U11 fixes many of the U Ultra's problems, and adds a killer chip, a great camera, and a super-fun gimmick.

Fixes most of the U Ultra's problems. ; Edge Sense is a fun way to launch apps. ; Incredibly fast with a great camera.

Battery life is only OK. ; No headphone jack.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

HTC U11 review: feeling the squeeze

 

A silly gimmick doesn't get in the way of the U11's strengths

Gorgeous design ; Impeccable fit and finish ; Blistering performance

Lack of a headphone jack is a nuisance ; Squeeze feature is a complete gimmick ; Not offered by 3 of the 4 major US carriers

The U11 is priced right in the premium sector, where companies do differentiate with useful and innovative ideas. It doesn’t have many of the forward-looking features of its competition, but at its base it is a very good smartphone in a very pretty...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

HTC U11

 

The HTC U11 for Sprint is the best music phone around, and its unusual squeeze sensor is a fun new way to interact with a mobile device.

Excellent audio quality. Useful squeeze sensor. Gigabit LTE. Fast processor. Alexa compatible.

Camera doesn't measure up to its marketing. No headphone jack. Back panel attracts fingerprints.

HTC has spun out a confusing and unconvincing set of phones so far this year. Seeing the U11, clearly HTC's flagship, I wonder why the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play came out at all—although they didn't fully come out in the US, with neither phone getting...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

HTC U11 Smartphone Review

 

Full steam ahead. HTC attempts to mix it up at the top with the new flagship smartphone U11. The company incorporates lots of high tech into an extraordinary case which not only looks different, but also features a unique and pressure-sensitive frame...

unusual range of colors ; fast Snapdragon processor ; UFS 2.1 storage ; great camera ; accurate GPS ; good display ; storage is expandable ; Gigabit-LTE ; fast USB port with video out ; great headset ; IP certified

SoC throttling under load ; microSD slot is just average ; doesn't support aptX ; not all functions available when recording video

Despite the fact that HTC didn't modify the design too much, the U11 looks distinctly different than the HTC 10 and other competitors thanks to different materials and the extraordinary color choices. From a technical standpoint, the smartphone is at...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC U11 Review: You won’t buy this, but you should

 

HTC learned the hard way that, in the cutthroat smartphone industry, you need to bring your A-game each and every time. Make a misstep and, though recovery isn't impossible, it'll cost you dearly - cash that HTC just doesn't have to splash around. The...

Beautiful design ; Swift, smooth performance ; Excellent camera ; Battery life impresses

Only in Sprint stores ; No headphone jack ; Wireless charging is MIA

The HTC U11 is a seriously good phone. HTC has combined beautiful design, superlative build quality, thoughtful features, and a restrained customization of Android. Problem is, I suspect few will ever actually see one. It’s fair to say that HTC is...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sprint HTC U11 premium smartphone

 

Sprint HTC U11 HPUE-enabled smartphone : HTC U11 is the world's first smartphone with squeeze interaction. Sprint is the exclusive carrier launch partner for HTC U11. HTC U11 is the first smartphone to be commercially released worldwide that is...

HTC U11 is an HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphone. HPUE makes the Sprint network experience even better with increased coverage, more capacity and faster speeds on capable devices.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

HTC video shows U 11 Edge Sense

 

HTC U 11 promotion video leaked : On May 16, 2017, HTC will introduce its new premium smartphone. It will be the third smartphone in the new U-line, the phone will succeed the one-year-old HTC 10 and according to the latest information it will get the...

The HTC 10 belongs to the best smartphone cameras, the camera application of the HTC U 11 will be further improved. The 12 megapixel rear-camera comes with additional photo features like High Dynamic Range+ and Smart Video Zoom. At the front you will...

Apr, 2017

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
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 2
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 color:Amazing Silver / Brillant Black / Brilliant Black / Ice White / Sapphire Blue
Color 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:5.2 / 5.5 / 6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
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
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

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:0.311 / 0.319 / 0.335
Height:5.87 / 6.06 / 6.24
Weight:5.01 / 5.96 / 6.63
Width:2.87 / 2.95 / 2.99
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