HTC U Play

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Announced:
Jan 12, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 1, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

428 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

70.01 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

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 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black, Pink, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Mali-T860 MP2

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Available to use:

22.8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat), HTC Sense UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

2500 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes

Talk time (3G):

15.21 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.8 days (428 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Talk time (4G):

15 hours

Stand-by time (4G):

17.8 days (428 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 440

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

HTC U Play 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Available to use:

51.5 GB

HTC U Play Dual

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

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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