HTC has recently launched HTC U Ultra. We would you reviewing that today.
- Screen size: 5.7-inches + 2.05-inches
- Screen resolution: WQHD (2560×1440) + 160×1040
- Weight: 170 grams
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat w/ HTC Sense
- Rear Camera: 12-megapixels
- Front camera: 16-megapixels
- Processor: 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 64GB, Expandable via microSD up to 2TB
- 4G LTE: Yes
- Bonus features: HTC Sense Companion, fingerprint sensor, 3D audio recording, Hi-Res audio support, HTC USonic headphones, case
It has a pillowed glass front and a rounded metal frame and a gently covered glass back. Despite its size it’s comfortable to hold with one or both hand. HTC U ultra does not carry a headphone jack and has a USB-C. The metal hardware controls gives the U Ultra a technique called Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition to the phone’s glass back.
Screen and media
It has larger bezels than any other phone available in the market. The Super LCD 5 WQHD panel employed by the Ultra is nothing short at any angle. Its size, vivacity and exceptional viewing angles and general high fidelity mark it as one of the best smartphone screens on the market. Its screen size is 5.7 inches with a smaller secondary 2.05-inch display high up on the right side of the phone’s front next to the front-facing camera. It serves multiple purpose, relaying pertinent notifications, reminders, offering media controls or app shortcuts.
It is powered with Android 7.0 handset with HTC sense overlay which is also called HTC sense companion. Android Nougat gives multitasking in split screen
Early rumors were that it will carry Snapdragon 835 processor but it has much better processor Snapdragon 821 with 4GB RAM. The internal memory is 64GB with microSD card which is expandable upto 2TB. It consists of 3000 mAh battery and fast charging capability with the Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0 technology over USB-C which charges it in 40 minutes to 100%
It has a hybrid autofocus arrangement, OIS, a sapphire lens and a wide f/1.8 aperture on its primary 12-megapixel camera. It shoots HDR by default and the front selfie cam is 16 megapixel
- Stunning display
- Good performance
- Attractive design
- Strong audio capabilities
- Decent cameras
- Second screen lacks purpose
- No HTC Sense Companion at launch
- Needs one-handed mode
- Battery could be bigger
- Fingerprint magnet
HTC U Ultra looks extremely good with great performance and storage with all latest features. It lacks HTC Sense and it is expensive. Its not flagship phone but its pretty okay phone but I do not recommend it because other good choices available at this price.
Written By Imran Zaheer