HTC was too quiet in the beginning of the year when all the other companies were busy announcing their launches for first and second quarter of the year. But, now the company has made a solid entry with the HTC U11 and is receiving high appreciation for its looks and performance, both. HTC U11 was announced in May 2017 and was released in June 2017. This dual SIM smartphone is easily available in your nearest stores and online sites too.
With dimensions of 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm, this handset is a little heavy in weight at 169 gms. The handset comes with IP68 certification for being dust & water resistant (up to one metre for thirty minutes). The 5.5 inches super LCD 5 capacitive touch screen comes with corning Gorilla glass 5 protection. The screen to body ratio is 71.4 % while the screen resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels which sums up to 534 ppi approximately. The design is available in many colour variants like sapphire blue, solar red, amazing silver, ice white and brilliant black.
With the 2.35 GHz octa- core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the smartphone becomes a great performer. The Adreno 540 GPU and operating system of Android v7.1.1 Nougat type makes it a powerful combination to attract the buyers. Apart from the multitasking, there will be lag free processing of gaming applications also. As per the configuration, there are two variants available. One with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory while another with 6 GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. One good thing about the memory specification is that there is an expansion option up to 256 GB via a microSD card (uses the second SIM card slot). The other features include 100 GB cloud storage in Google drive, document editor and photo/ video editor.
The primary camera comes with 12 MP resolution with dual LED flash. It comes with features like phase detection autofocus, geo tagging, OIS, touch focus, HDR, panorama and face detection. The secondary lens comes with 16 MP to give the user an ultimate experience of video calling and selfies. A good quality dual loudspeaker makes the multimedia section too good. The alert types will include vibration mode, MP3 and WAV ringtones. The 3.5 mm head jack is not available in this smartphone. The range of sensors includes front- mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
A non removable, Li-ion type of battery comes with the capacity of 3000 mAh. The battery can survive up to 336 hours in standby and 24 hours of talk time (3G). The quick charging facilitation is also there for the battery. There are many connectivity options like Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Wi-Fi direct, hotspot, Bluetooth (v4.2, A2DP), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), NFC and USB type-C 1.0 reversible connector. There is no support of JAVA available in this smartphone. For messaging, various options like SMS, MMS, Push- mail, IM and email are available. The network connectivity of the smartphone includes both 3G and 4G.
We know that every handset cannot be perfect. Depending on our requirements and desire, the handset becomes good or average for us. Keeping this in mind, we are giving you the advantages and disadvantages of new HTC U11 below. So, go through it before you make your mind to grab one of its colour variants for yourself.WHAT WE LIKED