HTC U11 Plus 

price₹ 56,990 onwards

launchFeb, 2018

76.0

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54.3

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Design

  • 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 (except its own sibling HTC U11), and will certainly stand out - whether you appreciate it or not may be more of a personal preference
  • High quality build
  • Upgraded IP68 dust and water resistance
  • 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

Display

  • Very good, sharp display (though the colors are not as vibrant as some of the competing flagships with AMOLED panels)
  • The display is also edge-to-edge, and larger at 6 inches now, bringing the phone at par with modern bezel less display trend

Software

  • 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
  • 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 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

Performance

  • The performance is top-notch and the HTC U11 Plus 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

Camera

  • Top-notch high-quality camera with the Ultra Speed Auto Focus - images clicked turn out to be outstanding in all lighting conditions
  • 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 (it is downgraded to 8 MP now from 16MP earlier on the HTC U11, but that doesn't really make any real life difference)
  • Its only a notch behind the best Android camera phone currently - the Google Pixel 2

Audio

  • 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
  • Lacks the standard 3.5mm audio jack - although it does bundle a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter

Battery

  • The battery easily lasts the day (and in fact has a bit more juice now, compared to the HTC U11) and has a good battery management system, along with fast-charging support

More

  • On the whole, the HTC U11 ticks all the boxes of a top-end flagship - beauty, power and performance - and brings it more up-to-date with the new bezel-less design
  • While the upgrade of the display to bezel-less is nice, in some other areas, the U11 Plus is now a shade behind the other recently launched flagships - for instance, it lacks Portrait Mode, a cool feature available in most flagships, the display legibility outdoors is not the best, and while the battery life is good, but not the best-in-class - in short, its a very good phone, but it's not path breaking like the HTC U11 was at the time it was launched

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HTC U11 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2880 pixels (~ 537 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Super LCD6
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, 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 835Ranked #8 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity3930 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)25.00 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight188 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.7 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Video HDR
  • Stereo Sound Rec.
  • Slow Motion Video (1080p @120fps)
  • HDR Boost
  • Panorama
  • Hyperlapse
  • 3D Audio and Acoustic Focus recording with 4 microphones
  • Video Pic
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 85-degree Wide Angle Lens
  • BSI Sensor
  • Live Make-up
  • Auto Selfie
  • Voice Selfie
  • Self Timer
  • HDR Boost
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Full HD Video Rec.
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
More
  • HTC BoomSound
  • Hi-Res Audio Certified
  • MU-MIMO
  • AirPlay
  • Miracast

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