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.
- 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
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.2 inches|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||428|
|Rear camera megapixels||16MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Front camera megapixels||16MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Dimensions||146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm|
|Network category speed||Category 6|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P10|
|Operating system||Android 7|
|External storage support||Up to 2TB|
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