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HTC U Play

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • High-resolution camera (16 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The HTC U Play is a stylish mid-range Android phone made to impress with design and functionality. Its front and back are made of single glass sheets, with a metal frame bringing the exterior together. Another key selling point is the built-in HTC Sense Companion - an AI assistant developed to provide tips, suggestions, and alerts proactively. That is paired with two always-on microphones, allowing the HTC U Play to respond to voice commands. One downside: there's no headphone jack on the U Play. Instead, it employs USB-C earphones that can adapt to the user's ear structure using ultrasonic technology.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (7.0), HTC Sense UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.11 oz (145 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Black, Pink, Blue, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 428 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 70.01 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup16 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 28 mm
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection, Laser), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 16 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-T860 MP2
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 22.8 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 15.21 hours
      the average is 18 h (1065 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.8 days (428 hours)
      the average is 23 days (548 h)
  • Talk time (4G):
    • 15 hours
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 17.8 days (428 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)

Multimediabenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 40
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Jan 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 440

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HTC U Play 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 51.5 GB

HTC U Play Dual

Differences from the main variant:

  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots, Shared with microSD

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