HTC U11, The World’s First Squeezable Phone Launched in India – Specs, Price, Alternatives & More
A phone which took four years to be a made – The HTC U11 boasts in the latest Edge Sense Technology which allows you to launch apps and do more by just squeezing the phone.
It mind sound weird, but this is the next-gen technology brought in for the first time exclusively by HTC. Squeeze your phone and get your work done!
HTC has been teasing the fans in India for a while with the Squeezable phone and finally today they launched it in the Indian subcontinent (Sadly, a month after the global launch).
HTC U11 Specs and Features at a Glance
HTC maintained the premium price tag of their hit U series and priced the HTC U11 at Rs 51,990 in India.
- Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box
- 5.5 inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top
- 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage
- Expandable memory via external microSD card (up to 2TB)
- 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel and 4K video recording
- 16-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor
- 3000mAh battery
- Quick Charge 3.0 support
The device boasts an awesome built quality with some stellar specs and packs in best rated best smartphone camera. Find out what makes HTC U11 one of the best smartphones of 2017 –
With a solid built quality, the device has full metal and glass body with rounded corners and curved edges on both sides.
HTC chose to go with 5.5 inch Quad HD Super LCD display, and the quality of the display is fantastic. It’s sharp, crisp, vibrant and has some excellent viewing angles.
With Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood and backed by 6GB of RAM the device is lightning fast and smooth. The device can run almost everything you throw at it including high-end games and apps. It had no issues whatsoever. Multi-tasking was quick and the RAM management was quite impressive.
The U11 in India will come with 128GB of inbuilt storage, which you can further be expanded up to 2TB via an external microSD card. With 6GB of RAM, the device runs buttery smooth. The U11 doesn’t have a headphone jack, but audio output via the USB Type-C port is sensational.
The device will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with HTC’s personal UI Sense on top. Though the biggest standout feature of the HTC U11 is the latest Edge Sense Technology. Just squeeze your device and you can get straight access to the camera, Google Assistant much more. Though you might find it weird to do, surprisingly it’s intuitive and the feature works extremely well.
The HTC U11 features the highest DxOMark score Camera of all time, which even outranked the Pixel and Galaxy S8. The rear camera has a 12 MP UltraPixel 3 Sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization. The camera is impressive, and you will find plenty of detail in each of the shots with proper color reproduction and vibrancy. The front boasts a 16MP shooter which take decent shots.
Surprisingly, at 3000 mAh, the battery seems to be slightly under-powered. The HTC phones are already known to have battery issues. The company would have done well if they could have added another 500 mAh!
Best Alternatives to HTC U11
HTC comes with a price tag of Rs. 51,990 and features a list of some very good specs. It may be the first squeezable phone in the world, but there a bunch of other better alternatives you can opt for –
- OnePlus 5
- Google Pixel
- Galaxy S8
- LG G6
- Mi 6
- iPhone 7 Plus