HTC has been phenomenal in producing amazing smartphones. The best part about HTC’s smartphones is the fact that they all look attractive. Just like Apple, HTC has also got a fan following for itself. Almost all of their smartphones are well received by the market. The best part about their phones is that almost all of them look visually stunning. Recently, HTC launched its HTC Ocean Note (U Ultra) smartphone and users all over the world couldn’t be more excited. Not only this phone offers stylish exteriors but also comes with a unique secondary display. So, let’s see how this phone works in real life.
The HTC U Ultra is a very stylish smartphone. The smartphone boasts a liquid surface construction, which is made by combination of glass and metal fused together. The volume rocker and the power button is provided on the right edge of the phone, while the speaker is provided on the bottom edge of the phone. The phone also comes with a physical home button upon which is embedded the fingerprint sensor. The phone is launched in four color variants i.e. Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White and Sapphire Blue. Just like Apple’s Siri, the phone has its own virtual assistant called ‘Sense Companion’. Talking about the display that would be provided in the phone, the HTC U Ultra comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD primary display that provides a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. HTC has also added a 2 inch IPS LCD color secondary display that shows the shortcuts to your most frequently used contacts or apps. You would be able to switch apps, control music, or perform other minor task without having to open the entire main display on.
The phone features a 2.15 GHz Quad core processor that is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC chipset. The processor has the capability of providing a very good Android experience. An Adreno 530 GPU would also be provided in the phone. The high end Adreno GPU make sures that heavy games and videos perform superbly on the phone without any lag, stutter or frame drops. The phone runs on Android platform and features Android version 7.0 i.e. Nougat. The HTC Ocean Note (U Ultra) is comes with internal storage of 64GB and the internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB by using a microSD card. The phone also comes with 4GB of RAM, which seems to be enough to help run the phone smoothly. The phone supports dual SIM and also supports 4G/LTE networks.
HTC seems to be providing decent cameras too in the phone, as on the phone’s rear side, there is a 12MP AF and dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight camera. The camera features include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. Shooting modes should include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). HD video recording is done by the camera at frames like 1080p@30fps. The phone also comes with a 16MP Front Camera. With the camera provided in the phone, one can take amazing photographs. Not only the rear camera, but the 16MP selfie shooter too is able to capture amazing photographs. Also the high resolution front camera offers a much better experience at video calls. The loudspeaker provided in the phone gets sufficiently loud. The phone does not have a 3.5 mm jack and instead utilizes a USB Type-C port for audio connectivity. The phone come with the latest audio technology called U-Sonic. The technology is based on SONAR using which the phone delivers amazing sound, based on its user's listening pattern.
The phone comes with a battery capacity of 3000 mAh. The battery also supports quick charging (Quick Charge 3.0), which is great. We were able to run the phone for an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about connectivity options, the phone offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C reversible connector. The sensors that come in the phone include light, fingerprint, magnetometer, gyro, accelerometer, proximity and compass.