HTC U Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

HTC U Play

HTC U Play
  • Display

    5.2 inches

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,500 mAh

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HTC's U Play provides a low-cost entry point into the world of HTC's take on Android, but beyond that, it's an unremarkable device.

HTC's phone output in 2017 was highlighted by the HTC U11, but before it got there, it launched an earlier set of premium-style phones in the form of the HTC U Ultra and the smaller and cheaper HTC U Play.


  • Liquid surface design looks great.
  • Lacks headphone socket.


  • Dual 16MP sensors.


  • Mid-level processor will provide mid-level performance.
  • Sense UI won't be to everyone's taste.

Battery life

  • 2,500mAh battery capacity isn't a lot.


  • The HTC U Play is only going to be worth it at a serious discount.

Pricing and availability

HTC U Play

HTC lower-cost U Ultra alternative

The HTC U Play has the style of the HTC U Ultra, without the hefty price tag. Buy one outright today.


  • The HTC U Play originally sold in Australia outright for $799.
  • The HTC U Play was also originally available on contract in Australia through Vodafone.

HTC U Play specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 428
Rear camera megapixels 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 16MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm
Weight 145g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor MediaTek Helio P10
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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