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HTC U11 Life

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INTRODUCTION

HTC U11 Life
HTC U11 Life

HTC has unveiled its premium smartphone U11 Life which is the successor of HTC U11. This smartphone was launched on November 2. The smartphone is exclusively designed for photography lovers as it is comes with feature-enrich 16MP camera in the rear as well as on the front side.

The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and hosts Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. The device is enabled to offer quick charging feature and few more exciting specifications of premium value. HTC has experimented with the colors and this time we can see five unique colors like Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Amazing Silver and Solar Red. HTC would target the premium segment for its upcoming U11 Life.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

HTC U11 Life Design and Display
HTC U11 Life Design & Build

HTC’s U11 Life is similar in design when compared to HTC U11. The device has a metal unibody which is dust resistant and splash resistant and is certified with IP67 for the same. It has a primary camera with flash on the rear side and secondary camera placed on the front side. It also sports a front-facing home button which is again expected to serve as a fingerprint reader to unlock the screen. Overall the appearance of the phone is decent and the metallic body gives it a premium appearance.

HTC U11 Life boasts a 5.2-inches full HD IPS display which would produce life-like decent pictures that are bright and offers enough legibility even when kept under direct sunlight. Unfortunately, the screen is not protected by Corning Gorilla glass.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

HTC U11 Life Performance
HTC U11 Life Performance

The upcoming HTC U11 Life sports a Snapdragon 835 processor. It has octa-core processor of Qualcomm MSM8956 which is again quite powerful to execute programs efficiently. The eight core processor is actually a combination of dual quad core processors i.e., 2.2 GHz, Quad core, and 1.84 GHz, Quad core, of Kryo 260 respectively. The phone also hosts Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB RAM. The Snapdragon 835 and huge RAM are combined to provide smooth lag-free performance even when during multi-tasking.

The device comes with dual SIM slot and both of them support 4G connectivity along with VoLTE and EDGE. The phone also has a vast internal memory of 32GB which is further expandable up to 128GB via Micro SD card. The primary memory space is spacious enough to store your apps and data.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

HTC U11 Life Camera
HTC U11 Life Camera

If you are a passionate about photography and are looking for a compact camera in your phone that can be carried easily, then HTC has the best to offer. The U11 Life will sport primary camera of 16MP with LED flash. The front camera is again 16MP without flash to click beautiful selfies and clear video calling. The image resolution of the rear camera is of 4616x3464 pixels and is expected to be enabled with features like autofocus, digital zoom, auto flash, touch to focus, face detection, etc. The primary camera can perform well even in low lighting conditions due to the presence of flash.

The primary and secondary cameras are expected to perform video recording and the capturing will be 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.

HTC U11 Life is embedded with a loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone can play different formats of audio and videos, the information of which is not confirmed. It also has a FM Radio.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The battery capacity of U11 Life is only 2600 mAh. It is non-removable from Li-Ion. But HTC has embedded the Turbo Charge feature to support quick charging anytime.

The U11 Life is expected to have various connectivity options. The phone is enabled with dual SIM that can support connectivity of 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3); 3G Bands: UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz; 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz. Both the slots are also enabled to provide GPRS and EDGE connectivity.

The device may also support wireless connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.2, Wifi with Hotspot, GPS, NFC, etc. Among the wired options, the phone would host USB Type C and few others.

Along with the fingerprint sensor, U11 Life carries four other sensors viz., Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light.

PROS AND CONS

HTC U11 Life is a premium phone which is quite similar to its predecessor and boasts with more advanced and high-end features to provide best user satisfaction.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • High-end processor with Snapdragon 835
  • Huge RAM of 4GB
  • High resolution cameras
  • Turbocharge feature
  • Splash proof & dustproof unibody
  • 5.2-inch full HD IPS display
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • There are limited sensors and few more can be embedded
  • The internal memory can be improved
  • Camera features and video resolution can be improved
  • A better, more powerful battery is needed

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It also supports 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques Is the phone support Dual-SIM?
  • img-ans Yes, it supports Dual-SIM.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options in the device are Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, Mobile hotspot, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Voice navigation Other: NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou and VoLTE support.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans The U11 Life has a 5.2-inch Full HD display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with wide bezels present on the top and bottom.
  • img-ques What are the camera specifications?
  • img-ans The rear camera features an 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture with LED flash, autofocus, and can record 4K video recording. On the front it features an 16MP with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
  • img-ques Which processor is used in the device?
  • img-ans The SoC is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core processor at a CPU speed of 2.2GHz with Adreno 508 GPU.
  • img-ques How many sensors are available?
  • img-ans The sensors in the device include: Edge sense, ambient light, proximity, motion G, gyro, compass, magnetic and sensor hub.
  • img-ques Does it have a fingerprint sensor?
  • img-ans Yes, it has a fingerprint scanner.
  • img-ques Does it have 3.5mm headphone jack?
  • img-ans No. there is no 3.5mm audio jack available but comes with the HTC's uSonic earbuds.
  • img-ques How much the battery capacity?
  • img-ans The device is packed with a a Non-removable battery of 2600 mAh capacity, with fast-charging support. The talktime on 3G/4G network is up to 21/22 Hours respectively and standby time on 3G/4G network is up to 8/9 Days.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The body dimensions of HTC U11 Life: 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1 mm.
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans The device weighs about 142 g.
  • img-ques When is the device launched?
  • img-ans The HTC U11 Life was released on November 2.
  • img-ques How much the device costs?
  • img-ans It is a mid-range smartphone and costs around 1299 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans Coming to the OS, the device is launched in two versions: Android One that comes with latest Android v8.0 Oreo pre-installed which also offers stock Android experience while the other variant runs on the Android v7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed with company’s Sense UI(user interface). Yes, it is upgradable to Android v8.0 Oreo.
  • img-ques Does it have water and dust resistant feature?
  • img-ans The device is water and dust resistant with IP67 certification.
  • img-ques How much memory does the device have?
  • img-ans The low variants packs up with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot to expand memory up to 2TB..
  • img-ques Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans There are 2 memory variants to choose: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans The phone will be available in three colour options: Black, Blue and White.