HTC U11 – The New Flagship Killer In Town

HTC Strikes a Home Run this time. Brilliantly designed and Squeezy!

Introduction

HTC has tried and tested everything to survive in the flagship space but with U11 it makes a huge comeback to take the top. HTC U11 looks classy and stylish in all regards with superior build quality.  With a stellar camera and the new Edge sense thrown in, HTC U11 offers a truly compelling package. HTC has worked really hard to deliver a flagship unlike any other. However, the device does have a few drawbacks. The metal and glass finish makes the device extremely slippery and prone to accidental damage. While it runs the latest Android OS coupled with 4GB RAM on Snapdragon 835, HTC U11 sports a hybrid DUAL SIM. Meaning, you won’t be able to use your second SIM with External SD; something which should have been avoided.

Sneak Peek

HTC U11 is a premium flagship offering top of the line specs. HTC U11 excels in design and offers breakthrough performance with Snapdragon 835 processor backed with seemingly efficient Android 8.0 operating system.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Amazing Build Quality & Design Specification

Aesthetic Display

Stellar Audio Output

Fully Water Resistant

Multiple Assistant

Intuitive Edge Sense

 

Headphone Jack Missing

Hybrid Dual Sim Support

Slippery as Hell

 

 

 

SQUEEZE TO ROCK!

SQUEEZE YOUR PHONE TO MAKE IT DO WHAT YOU WANT.

HTC U11 features an all-new Edge Sense technology, a touch-sensitive panel embedded on either sides of the bottom. Squeezing this panel with your hand depending on the sensitivity will perform various actions just as easily. So now you can squeeze to make a call, set alarm or even trigger Google Assistant. Varying on the sensitivity, HTC U11 can perform a set of pre-defined actions. While the technology seems to run sometimes, the squeeze triggers automatically even if the phone is in your pocket. So it is safe to assume that there is still room for improvement.

SHUTTER SHUTTER!

THE CAMERA MAKES YOU CLICK.

HTC U11 is all awesome but the biggest thing to note is the camera it sports. The rear camera on U11 is 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture coupled with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). But for the better part, it sports a UltraPixel 3 sensor which makes HTC U11’s camera highest DXO mark rated. The U11 camera stands up to the hype and captures some of the best pictures. The camera on HTC U11 highlights amazing details and is extremely sharp. It performs amazingly in the low-light photography department and is a visual treat for anyone.

BE AN AUDIOPHILE!

MUSIC PLAYED WITH SUBTLE BASS

HTC U11 decided to go the Apple way by ditching the audio jack but has excellently compensated it by making the audio sound more appealing and powerful on the USB Type-C port. HTC U11 includes USonic earbuds in the box and are definitely the best sounding earphones in the market. They feature active noise cancellation and tune the audio depending on the ear structure. And if you are a dedicated fan of 3.5mm jack HTC U11 packs an in-box 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter. Using the adapter will drive impended sound through your headphones, making the sound quality an amazing experience.

SPLASH IT!

WHEN YOUR PHONE IS WATERPROOF

HTC U11 has finally done what fans have been waiting for, an IP67 rating making the device water and scratch resistant. It is a major upgrade from IP53 rating HTC has for its predecessors. With U11 HTC has finally managed to catch up to steep competition in the smartphone market.

Some Best Features of HTC U11: 

·The all new technology EdgeSense will make your phone obey your commands with a squeeze.
·The built quality is superior and feels like a premium experience.
·The 24-bit/192kHz audio coupled with stereo speakers makes HTC U11 a sound-worthy experience.
·The 12MP with an f/1.7 and OIS clicks some of the best pictures one can think of.

Tech Specs

GENERAL

   
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.90 x 75.90 x 7.90
Weight (g) 169.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Amazing Silver, Brilliant Black
   

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 2.45GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000

CAMERA

Rear camera 12-Ultrapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1
Skin Sense 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Conclusion

U11 is touted a major comeback for HTC as they bring freshly developed Edge sense and highest rated DXO mark camera to a smartphone. HTC U11 offers stellar display and elegantly fantastic design, with premium build quality. In terms of battery, U11 lasts out an entire day, a feature which is always welcomed. Overall, HTC U11 offers everything a flagship manufacturer does at not an affordable but a little expensive price. But for its worth, HTC U11 is a best buy if you are one of those flagship fanatics.

Srishti

Gad-fy belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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