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HTC U11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of HTC U11. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The sound and camera are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

performance, camera, sound, design, durability

screen, battery, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC U11 review

 

A unique phone with great audio performance

Great camera ; Excellent audio performance ; Impressive two-tone coloring

Edge Sense is half-baked ; Screen slightly dim ; Camera shutter speed slow

The HTC U11 is a wildly impressive phone - in a sea of wildly impressive phones. The core abilities will wow any HTC fan, but the squeezable sides really fail to impress.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (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

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 has tried to get you to sit up and take notice with features like squeezable...

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: Luke Lancaster (cnet.co.uk)

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 has tried to get you to sit up and take notice with features like squeezable...

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

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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.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC U11 review: Solar red version now available in UK

 

HTC's U11 is a welcome return to form for HTC, but is it enough to overhaul the Google Pixel XL or the Samsung Galaxy S8?

Superb camera ; Gorgeous design ; Expandable storage

Almost as expensive as Galaxy S8 ; Screen is only okay ; Edge sense isn't all that useful

However, these are small things I’d be perfectly prepared to live with. The HTC U11 is right up there with the very best smartphones around; it’s a phone that should put HTC right back on the map.

Jun, 2017

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

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

We get squeezy with the HTC U11

 

An in-depth review of HTC's new U11 flagship phone for 2017. Take a look at its ever changing colour and find out why you can squeeze it.

There's a lot to like about the HTC U11 and while it certainly has flagship level specs, it's hard to differentiate in the market against the likes of Samsung and LG. The glossy and colourful design is fresh but won't be for everyone, even though we're...

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: 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...

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Standby time (3G):350
Standby time (4G):350
Talk time (3G):24.5
Talk time (4G):24.5

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
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
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
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Splash proof

Display

Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:LCD
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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
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
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
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

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
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
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:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.45
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9
Height :153.9
Weight:169
Width:75.9