HTC U11 

price Rs. 51,900 onwards | launch Jun, 2017

excellence score

87.7

value for money score

68.5
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Phonecurry's 2-Minute Review

quick-read review written by the phonecurry editorial team, summarising opinion across 22 Expert Reviews

What we liked
  • Unique, beautiful "liquid surface design" - the phone has a glass and metal finish and the exoskeleton is mostly made up of glass - giving it stunning looks, that change colors depending on the viewing angle - the colour options are out of this world too - this is a phone unlike any other, and will certainly stand out - whether you appreciate it or not may be more of a personal preference
  • IP67 dust and water resistance
  • One of the major USPs is the way HTC designers have used the sensors on this device - you can literally squeeze this device to make do things like open the camera app, click a photo or a selfie, open Google assistant, pick up a call, change the music track etc - it's a pretty useful concept extending the standard gesture support on modern smartphones
  • Very good, sharp display (though the colors are not as vibrant as some of the competing flagships with AMOLED panels)
  • HTC's skin on top of Android is light and intuitive, works well, the RAM management system is very efficient, and there is next to no bloatware
  • The performance is top-notch and the HTC U11 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that's backed by 6GB RAM - giving it more than enough firepower to rival other flagships like Galaxy S8 or the iPhone
  • Top-notch high-quality camera with the Ultra Speed Auto Focus - images clicked turn out to be outstanding in all lighting conditions - on the whole, its comparable to the very best smartphone cameras like the Google Pixel, the iPhone, and the Galaxy S8 - and in some areas, like low light performance, even comes out ahead - in fact, it is rated as the top camera phone currently by DxOMark, a highly regarded camera test firm
  • Great quality video recording too, with the option for acoustic focus, which works like having a video recording equipment with a directional mic
  • The front camera is good too and capable of clicking 150-degree wide angle selfies
  • The BoomSound speakers sound nice and satisfying
  • HTC has also bundled this smartphone with very good quality U-Sonic headphones (USB-C based) that have noise cancelling
  • The battery easily lasts the day, and has a good battery management system, along with fast-charging support
  • On the whole, the HTC U11 ticks all the boxes of a top-end flagship - beauty, power and performance - putting it head to head with the likes of the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel - and it is certainly the best phone that has come out from HTC in years
What we didn't
  • Due to the use of glass, the phone attracts a lot of fingerprint smudges and it's impossible to have it with its clean look all the time, unless you use a case
  • Lacks the standard 3.5mm audio jack - although it does bundle a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter

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HTC U11 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super LCD 5
  • 3D Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetic Sensor
  • Sensor Hub
  • Edge Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)336 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)24.50 hrs
Dimensions
Weight169 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • HTC UltraPixel 3
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Autofocus
  • BSI Sensor
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Face Detection
  • Pro Mode
  • 32 Sec. Long Exposure
  • RAW Format Support
  • HDR Boost
  • Panorama
  • Hyperlapse
  • Slow Motion Video
  • Acoustic Focus
  • Video Pic
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • BSI Sensor
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Live Makeup
  • Auto Selfie
  • Voice Selfie
  • HDR Boost
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Chromecast Compatible
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • Always on Voice Commands
  • Motion Launch
  • Activity Tracking
  • Quiet Ring on Pickup
  • Pocket Mode
  • Flip to Mute
  • Edge Sense Gestures
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Calling
  • AirPlay
  • Miracast
  • HTC Connect

About HTC

Motorola
Headquaters Taiwan
Brand Perception
Very Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations