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HTC U11 Life

Specifications

HTC U11 Life
HTC U11 Life (U Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, SLCD, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 2 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1700/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B20/​B28/​/​B38/​B40/​B66), 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)
Battery
9.88 Wh, 2600 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.0, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, U-Sonic earphones, SIM tool, Android One, 24 Months Warranty, band width (download/upload): 600 Mbps/​75 Mbps (LTE); SAR value: 0.283 W/​kg (head), 0.932 W/​kg (body); IP67 certified, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, pressure-sensitive frame, fanless
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 79 g ( = 2.79 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
349 Euros (~$426) Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.95% - good
Average of 39 scores (from 71 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 79%, features: 80%, display: 81% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the HTC U11 Life

84.9% HTC U11 Life Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Ensured updates. If it were not for the touch-sensitive sides and Android One which ensures operating system updates for two years, the HTC U11 Life would be a mid-range device like many others. Does this make it a very special smartphone?
70% HTC U11 Life review: Stock Android with a so-so camera
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The U11 Life is a solid stock Android experience that’s easy to recommend if you can’t stand all the other options or are particularly drawn in by the design and waterproofing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
HTC U11 Life — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The one drawback on the HTC U11 Life is the price. At $599 it’s still a great deal though, especially if you’re mainly looking at the software side of the equation. The camera isn’t quite up to the Pixel 2 – nor should it be expected to at this price – but the phone may do better at the $549 or even $499 price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2018
HTC U11 life – I’m your best squeeze
Source: Gadgetguy English
HTC has released the HTC U11 life – and it carries the companies squeeze ‘edge sense’ into a mid-range phone at A$599.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2018
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: 02/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% The HTC U11 Life is a great midrange smartphone facing tough competition
Source: Mobile Syrup English
HTC U11 Life is a great mid-range smartphone compared to others in its price bracket, with a noteworthy camera and processing experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
HTC U11 Life: Google tries to tame the midmarket
Source: Reg Hardware English
Android One is a decent attempt to make the world more secure, but phones are going to need to offer value and more sizzle if buyers are lured away from those better value alternatives that never get updated. And Huawei, I'm looking at you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/20/2017
60% HTC U11 Life
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The U11 Life is by no means a bad phone, and it’s a shame that a few software oddities completely ruin the experience. In every other way, it’s a decent piece of kit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% HTC U11 Life review
Source: GSM Arena English
The HTC U11 Life combines some of the best features of the U11 and Android One series. It has a standout design, unmatched squeeze gestures and great battery life on top of a great screen and reasonably good performance. Not least, the two cameras, front and rear, are well above average too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
80% HTC U11 Life (with HTC Sense) review
Source: Android Authority English
And so, there you have it – the HTC U11 Life. It should be obvious that this package is not going to please the power users or the spec hungry, but I can personally tell you that using this as my daily hasn’t brought any major problems. My scores are just a bit below Kris Carlon’s review of the Android One edition, which is mainly due to my more critical view of the camera and the fact that HTC Sense, while spartan, is not as smooth or snappy as the ultra-minimalistic Android One software. But no matter which one you can pick (if you even have the choice), the main story here is the phone’s value for the money. HTC has simply made a midrange version of their flagship device that shouldn’t actually make anyone feel like they’re missing out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
60% HTC U11 Life review: You can do better
Source: Techno Buffalo English
It’s not a bad phone, per se. You just find something much better while saving money or spending a little bit more. So, to be clear, the U11 Life isn’t worth your attention. If you’re loyal to HTC, go for the high-end U11.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% HTC U11 Life review
Source: Techradar English
The HTC U11 Life is a smart trimming down of the HTC U11 that gets you most of the highlights at a lower price, but other phones offer more for a similar amount of money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
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: The ups and downs of Life
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the HTC U11 Life is a logical mid-level reflection of its already very capable flagship bigger brother. It's more attractive than some of its nearest competition, such as the Moto X4, while offering dust and water-resistance that few others can at this price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC U11 Life review
Source: Stuff TV English
An affordable way to get stock Android 8, with a capable camera and great design to boot - although battery life could be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% HTC U11 Life (Android One) review
Source: Android Authority English
As much as I know the U11 Life is far from the perfect mid-range phone for everyone, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with it and will be sad to see it go. I opened this review with a reference to the Pixel 2, and I’ll end it with a reference to a device I also came to love, warts and all: the Nexus 5. In some ways the U11 Life feels like the Nexus 5: it has its flaws, but if you’re willing to accept them, you’re in for a real treat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 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

Kamera-Referenz in der Mittelklasse?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2018
75% Oreo an Bord, Android P und Q im Blick
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Dreimal top und dreimal flop
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% HTC U11
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 91% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
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 life und HTC U11 Plus
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2017
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
71% Análisis del HTC U11 Life, un Android One que se queda corto
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 71%
6% HTC U11 Life, análisis: estrujando al máximo los bordes y la experiencia Android One
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 6% performance: 75% display: 82% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Características del HTC U11 Life
Source: Sin Celular Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size and light weight; elegant design; excellent selfie camera. Negative: Short battery life; poor main camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2017
81% Recensione HTC U11 Life: Android One sofisticato
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% features: 86% display: 78% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 88%
80% HTC U11 Life recensione: un riflesso del Pixel 2
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%
83% Recensione HTC U11 life
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
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
70% HTC U11 Life: vies van buiten, schoon van binnen
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review HTC U11 life: focus op software met Android One is stap in de goede richting
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good performance; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2017
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
70% Test Htc U11 Life : Un Google Pixel 2 Moins Cher... Mais Encore Trop Cher
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Test du HTC U11 Life : un Pixel 2 low-cost
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
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
80% Recenzja HTC U11 Life, czyli Android One od Tajwańczyków
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
Test, recenzja, opinia – HTC U11 Life – Oto klasa średniopółkowego i superszybkiego smartfonu z Android One!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; waterproof; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2018
HTC U11 life: atrakcyjny pozorant, który udaje flagowiec
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2017
Recenzja HTC U11 Life. Piękność z czystym Androidem.
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; support waterproof; nice display; good speakers; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; poor cameras; no dual SIM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2017
Trên tay U11 Life: Chiếc smartphone tầm trung đáng mua nhất của HTC
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2017
90% Test HTC U11 Life
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% HTC U11 Life test – en vild lille kriger
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
HTC U11 Life cu Android One review
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice display; good price; large battery capacity. Negative: Low performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2017

Comment

Model:

HTC U11 Life with Android One is the next best thing. It’s one of the “mid-range Pixel” made under the auspices of the Android One program. There’s a lot to like about the U11 Life. At half the price of the HTC U11 or Pixel 2 but with a lot of similar perks, the U11 Life Android One looks great on paper. It runs a stock+ version of Android Oreo, augmented by a full-fledged version of HTC Edge Sense and HTC USonic audio tuning. It comes with guaranteed OS updates for two years and security patches for three via Google’s Android One program. Rather than Gorilla Glass wrapped around an aluminum frame like the U11, the U11 Life puts a Gorilla Glass front on top of a polycarbonate frame with an acrylic back panel. Changes in material choice are pretty standard in a mid-range phone. For this phone, it is changed to plastic. It sounds hollow, is very light and scratches much easier than a glass-backed phone. However, the HTC U11 Life has basically the same bezel situation as the flagship U11. The U11 Life uses its large bottom bezel to house capacitive navigation buttons and a solid-state fingerprint scanner. The navigation buttons work fine and can be constantly illuminated or switched off entirely. It’s a bit of a shame HTC didn’t offer on-screen navigation buttons as an option. The fingerprint scanner is reliable.

There’s a microSD card slot in the nano-SIM tray on the top edge of the phone, which lets you expand the 32 or 64GB of built-in storage. Those versions come with 3 and 4 GB of RAM respectively, with the 4GB/64GB version being an online exclusive available only via HTC.com. The mid-range Snapdragon 630 chipset lies at the heart of the U11 Life. While it might have been nicer to see a 660, the 630 is still used to good effect. With its IP67 rating, the U11 Life can withstand submersion in a meter of freshwater for up to a half hour, which is a nice addition to a mid-range phone. Like other U11 models before it, the Life doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The U11 Life also supports always-listening hotword detection, NFC, VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling, and Cat. 11 download speeds of up to 600 Mbits/s and uploads of up to 75 Mbits/s. The 5.2-inch Full HD display on the HTC U11 Life was a very nice surprise. The Super LCD panel offers rich colors, good dynamic range, stable viewing angles, decent if not exceptional outdoor visibility (in excess of 500 nits). HTC’s Edge Sense is a particularly nice addition to the U11 Life. Despite the Android One software experience, HTC managed to get a fully functional version of its squeezable frame technology on board. The HTC U11 Life runs Android Oreo out of the box, with a guaranteed update to Android P and Android Q thanks to Android One. Android One devices are also assured security patches for three years, putting a very healthy shelf life on a mid-range phone.

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".  Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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).


75.95%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-11-10)