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HTC U11 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 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. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The camera and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity.

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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 (

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 : Andrew Williams (

HTC U11 Life review


Because in life we can't all spend $500/£500+ on a phone

Great camera HDR ; Good screen ; Clean Android software

Mediocre battery life ; Plastic shell ; No headphone jack

The HTC U11 Life is a smart trimming down of the HTC U11 that gets you most of the highlights at a lower price, but other phones offer more for a similar amount of money.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

HTC U11 Life review


HTC's new phone is like a U11 Mini with Android One making it a simple and solid mid-range phone. There's tough competition from some rivals though.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

HTC U11 Life


HTC U11 Life review: Can HTC's Android One effort be the Android budget champion?

Decent battery life ; Screen is mostly good

Terrible software ; Irritating notification light

The U11 Life is a decent mid-range handset let down by software issues

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Orlin Milinov (

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 : Christopher Minasians (

HTC U11 Life review: HTC’s flashy Android One smartphone


The HTC U11 Life offers a stripped down, cheaper alternative to the U11, but at £349 it's far too expensive

Luscious design ; Phenomenal selfie camera ; Android One experience

No 3.5mm headphone jack ; Lackluster performance ; Too expensive

In the end, though, it just misses out on a recommendation and that’s all down to the strength of the competition at this price. The Honor 9, for instance, will cost you only £30 more and beats it for all-round performance, while the Motorola Z2 Play...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (

HTC U11 Life review


Android One arrives in style

Great mid-range screen ; Decent camera ; Stock OS

Mediocre battery life ; No headphone jack ; Expensive for Android One

An affordable way to get stock Android 8, with a capable camera and great design to boot - although battery life could be better

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (

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 : Ajay Kumar (

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 (

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 will play...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2600

Call management

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


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Colour of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67


Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


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


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


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

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Model:630


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8


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


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :149.1