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HTC U11 Life

Specifications

HTC U11 Life
HTC U11 Life (U Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 424 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: undefined, NFC, Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 149.1 x 72.9 ( = 0.32 x 5.87 x 2.87 in)
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 76.69% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 84% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HTC U11 Life

80% HTC U11 Life review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the HTC U11 Life is a solid mid-range phone. Design and specs are largely decent for the price – especially getting 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM as standard. Meanwhile Android One keeps software clean and simple if that's what you're after. This, and Edge Sense, are the main reasons to buy this phone over rivals but there's strong competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC U11 Life Review: Familiar Face, New Talents
Source: Recombu English
The HTC U11 Life does a respectable job of emulating its flagship forerunner, making good on the promise of hitting the majority of the standard U11’s key selling points whilst also sporting some obvious cutbacks that don't undermine the overall experience on offer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC U11 life Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The HTC U11 life is a good-looking Android phone that is very light, compact and has the squeeze action, just like the new Google Pixel 2 high-end phone. These are all excellent reasons to consider or buy one — and don’t forget the excellent selfie photo quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC U11 Life hands-on: Don’t dismiss this phone too quickly
Source: Android Authority English
In the few days that I’ve used the HTC U11 Life as my daily driver thus far, I’ve been a bit surprised at how easily it has handled my everyday tasks and usage. It would be easy to just dismiss it as a lesser version of a sought-after flagship phone. But real world experience with the U11 Life has me thinking a bit harder. And for that reason, we will bring you our full review in the coming days, after we assess the question: Can a near-flagship experience be achieved in a phone that is $349? Stay tuned to find out here at Android Authority and let us know what you think of the HTC U11 Life and the other new phone in the series, the U11 Plus!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2017
HTC U11 Life hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For £349, the HTC U11 Life seems like a decent little phone. It’s made even more interesting by the stock Android software and promise of future updates.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Hands-on: HTC U11 Life review
Source: PC Advisor English
Our first impressions of the HTC U11 Life are pretty good. This is effectively a U11 Mini with features like Edge Sense and waterproofing in a smaller and cheaper design. Android One is also a lure if you like things clean and simple. Check back for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
80% HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class
Source: PC World English
But if your network is compliant and you’re on a relatively tight budget, the U11 Life is definitely worthy of your consideration. HTC has done a nice job of bringing premium phone features to a mid-range handset, and it’s a smart direction for the company. Assuming Google is going to focus all of HTC’s top-tier innovation on future Pixels, phones like the U11 Life could actually prove more successful for the HTC brand than its recent flagships.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC U11 Life
Source: PC Mag English
The unlocked U11 Life takes its design cues and many features from HTC's flagship phone and offers them for a midrange price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: HTC U11 Life review
Source: Techradar English
The HTC U11 Life brings together a solid set of features at an accessible price point, making it a highly attractive mid-range handset - but is it enough?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
73% HTC U11 Life review:
Source: CNet English
HTC's U11 Life is a decent midrange phone, but the Moto G5 Plus shoots better photos for a little less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
HTC U11 Life review: The U11's affordable cousin is one of the best mid-rangers
Source: Zdnet.com English
To be honest, there is very little compromise in using the HTC U11 Life compared to the HTC U11 and I didn't really miss the U11 with the U11 Life in hand. Most of the time we see mid-rangers give up NFC, provide average cameras, or reduce the overall experience in some manner. I don't see that in the HTC U11 Life and it will be interesting to see if it appeals to the masses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 Life hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
You're getting a solid screen, waterproofing, better audio out of the box and one solid camera (if not quite Pixel-great). It seems that HTC got quite a lot right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
60% HTC U11 Life Review: A Lot of Promise, Too Many Compromises
Source: Tom's Guide English
Like so many other phones at the sub-$400 mark, there's a lot to like in the U11 Life. The screen is sublime, the camera is strong and the performance is dependable. To sweeten the deal, the U11 Life even comes with a free pair of USB-C headphones in the box.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
77% HTC U11 life Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Our first impression of the U11 life wasn't great: the phone felt too light and plasticky, and it seemed to be trying too hard to convey the gravitas of its flagship cousin. But performance didn't leave us with any complaints, battery life was totally adequate, and the camera pulled off some nice shots despite having meager-sounding hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
HTC U11 Life initial review: It's a U11 Jim, but not as we know it
Source: Pocket Lint English
The HTC U11 Life is interesting in a number of ways. Its position as an Android One device makes it rather unique and there's certainly going to be some appeal among those looking for a pure Android handset. It's likely to be compared to the cheaper Moto G5 Plus, but there's enough here to make this phone appealing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class
Source: Good Gear Guide English
But if your network is compliant and you’re on a relatively tight budget, the U11 Life is definitely worthy of your consideration. HTC has done a nice job of bringing premium phone features to a mid-range handset, and it’s a smart direction for the company. Assuming Google is going to focus all of HTC’s top-tier innovation on future Pixels, phones like the U11 Life could actually prove more successful for the HTC brand than its recent flagships.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 Life review: High style at a low price, with compromises
Source: Android Central English
HTC executed pretty well on its goal of brining the U11 design down to a much lower price point, and also kept many of the hardware features that you don't typically see down here. It's an attractive phone with a nice spec sheet, good screen and an average pair of cameras to round it out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
80% HTC U11 Life review: A mid-range phone that punches above its class
Source: Greenbot English
So don’t think of the U11 Life as a cheap phone. Think of it as a new class of low-priced feature phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HTC U11 life Review: Squeezable style on a budget
Source: Slashgear English
Instead, it’s a phone that ticks all the necessary boxes: the trifecta of price, design, and specification that HTC tells me was its focus from the start. T-Mobile’s $300 sticker makes a strongly compelling case, and I prefer the U11 life to Motorola’s Moto X4. That may not make for the most exciting handset, but it’s refreshing in the midrange all the same.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Der Zwilling des Pixel 2
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Top-Handy mit Android One!
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2017
das HTC U11 life im Alltag
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2017
Android One erstmals in der Mittelklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
82% Das Drück-mich-Smartphone mit purem Android
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 84% mobility: 80%
Mittelklasse-Phone mit Update-Garantie
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2017
Android-One-Handy
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2017
HTC U11+
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Test, Ausstattung, Preis, Release
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 Life
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 Life
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 life und HTC U11 Plus
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
75% RECENSIONE HTC U11 Life, il primo con Android One e Oreo
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Htc U11 Life Hands-On: Il Primo Di Fascia Media Con Android Oreo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Great built quality; decent performance; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
HTC U11 life review
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Decent speakers; nice cameras; beautiful design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2017
Prise En Main Du Htc U11 Life : Le Premier Milieu De Gamme Sous Android Oreo
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 508: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 630 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. According to Qualcomm "up to 30% faster graphics rendering than previous designs".  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
630: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 508 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.142 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


HTC:

High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile phones and other electronic products. In 2012, HTC stopped producing tablets under their own name. In 2012-2013, they faced heavy sales declines. Since then, the company is medium-sized in the smartphone sector. There are numerous reviews on HTC Smartphones (as of 2016).


76.69%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-11-10)