HTC U Ultra smartphone was launched in January 2017. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440×2560.I t is powered by 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2000GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC U Ultra packs a 12-Ultrapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The HTC U Ultra runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 170.00 grams. It is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
- Screen Size:- 5.7″ Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
- Resolution:- 1440 x 2560 pixels (~513 ppi pixel density)
- Protection:- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (64 GB version)
Sapphire crystal glass (128 GB version)
- Secondary Screen:- 2.05″ with resolution 160×1040
- CPU:- Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Quad Core
- GPU:- Adreno 530
- Internal Storage:- 64/128 GB
- Memory RAM:- 4GB
- External Storage:- Available (expandable upto 256GB)
- Primary Camera:- 12 UltraPixel, f/1.8 with dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Secondary Camera:- 16 MP
- Sensors:- Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- USB:- v3.1 Type-C 1.0
- The glossy back of the phone which almost looks like a mirror looks stunning with the combination of blue colour.
- The screen is perfect for a large size screen lover.
- Android Nougat alongwith Sense UI blends perfectly providing the user with performance as well as customization.
- The dual speakers with BoomSound aren’t that loud but are quite great for a silent room.
- The Secondary display just like the LG V20 complements the overall design of the phone.
- After taking into consideration the size and thickness of the phone it seems HTC performed poorly on the use of available space inside the phone.
- Battery performance is likely poor because of a large display packed with only 3000mAh battery.
- No. 3.5mm jack. Well we can understand in case of iPhone that due to their compact and handy design they decided to sacrifice the legendary 3.5mm audio jack. But in this case its purely baseless in such a phone which wasn’t designed while keeping compactness and slimness in mind.
- Camera is pretty decent but seems like HTC isn’t taking care for improving low-light performance.
- Waterproofing isn’t present in this phone.
The Final Note: According to me the HTC U Ultra doesn’t seem like a bang for the bucks device. In the words of MKBHD “Seems like a poor use of space”.
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