HTC U Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

HTC U Play

HTC U Play
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    1920 x1080

  • 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

OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 428
Processor MediaTek Helio P10
Height (mm) 146
Width (mm) 72.9
Depth (mm) 8
Weight (g) 145
Battery size (mAh) 2,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 16
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes

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