HTC U Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.2 inches

Display size

32GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

2,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
428 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm
Weight
145g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MediaTek Helio P10
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$799
Launch date2017-03
HTC U Play

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.

Design

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

  • Dual 16MP sensors.

Performance

  • 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.

Verdict

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

Pricing and availability

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HTC U Play specs

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
428 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm
Weight
145g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 6

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MediaTek Helio P10
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 7
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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