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HTC U11 Plus Review

Is U11 Plus going to be the magic wand for HTC?

Mobile Phone date May 16, 2018 Vikram Khajuria

MSRP $ 970.00

Pros

  • Excellent build
  • Impressive audio output
  • Stunning camera
  • Power packed battery

Cons

  • Lacks headphone jack
  • Slippery grip
  • Lack of punch on display

Rating

4.6

With so much of competition going on in the smartphone arena, a company requires to roll out something that can take on the likes of iPhone X and Galaxy S9. HTC is one company that is long trying its luck to make big in the smartphone market, but all of its devices are not able to click right. The new high-end offering, HTC U11 Plus is well accompanied by metal and glass and aims to grab what the company is missing since long. So, let's see how this device fares in terms of looks and specs.

HTC launched U11 Plus at the end of 2017 that came packed with a bigger screen, larger battery, an improved water resistance rating, and a trimmed design. Although, HTC should have come up with these specs at the first go. The device sports rounded corners, curved front and back edges, and an aluminum frame seemly crafted between two glass pieces. 

Snapdragon 835 processor has already proved its caliber in U11

BoomSound speakers and Edge Sense well compliments the audio output

 

At first look, the U11 Plus doesn't resemble a gigantic takeoff from the U11. The evident distinction between the two is that the U11 Plus is somewhat taller and more slender than its antecedent and has an altogether littler bezel. Though, the change is very negligible. Initially, the device may look super-washed and shiny, but in no time the back panel of the U11 Plus gets smudged with the fingerprint of your hands.

The HTC U11 Plus has got a 6-inch 1440 x 2880 LCD screen with an additional wide QHD display. Still, the vividness one expects from a flagship device was missing from it. To adjust the screen size, the fingerprint scanner is placed on the back panel of U11 Plus. The device has a more standard show which is not as energizing as compared to other smartphones of this class. By and large, the screen looks truly great, in spite of the fact that LCD isn't everybody's decision over AMOLED. 

Like U11, the plus model also inherited a Snapdragon 835 processor. As standard, the device comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of capacity, but in some countries, you can lay your hands on a higher variant that includes 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It even gets better with a microSD card slot in case you wish to expand the storage capacity.

With reference to the HTC U11 Plus back camera, the company has settled on the same 12Mp UltraPixel 3 camera as the U11 which was extremely inspiring. At the front, HTC has downed to 8MP from 16Mp camera from the earlier model. Still, front camera has an 85-degree field of view and supported by HDR Boost. The HTC U11 Plus has a great back camera, on the off chance that one that is somewhat sluggish to shoot. The two cameras are of an exclusive expectation and you'll get good selfies from the front camera first of all.

HTC has incorporated punchy BoomSound speakers and Edge Sense, which gives you a chance to launch an application by pressing the HTC U11 Plus' sides. After Apple pioneered the trend of removing 3.5mm jack from its device, it got well followed by HTC which removed the same from U11 Plus.

The battery remains one of the highlights of HTC U11 Plus. It performs pretty well, but if we compare it with other competitors then it lacks the firepower. The device is packed with a 3,930mAh battery, which appears to be about appropriate for the display size and resolution.

The Verdict

With any second thought, I would put HTC U11 Plus in the premium category due to its stunning features. However, HTC seems a bit late in launching such power-packed smartphone, but it’s always better late than never. The device packs more than bare essentials features like 128GB storage, effortless UI, brilliant camera, incredible audio output and much more. To some, the device may look big and heavy. The absence of headphone jack can also be taken into consideration. Yet, U11 Plus offers a hell lot of features.

Who doesn’t want to grab such a deal, especially when the smartphone is priced at the lesser price than many of its competitors?
 

Where to buy: MSRP $970.00

$669.00 Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ Buy Now

Vikram Khajuria

A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!

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