HTC U11 Review Pros and Cons: Best Rated Camera Phone in DxO Mark

Review of HTC U11 at a Glance:-

HTC launches its flagship phone for 2017 with some innovative features. Meet HTC U11 which is live now with multiple stunning features but we are here to point out Advantages and Disadvantages, the key specs it is offering are 5.5 inches Super LCD5 2K Display, Android v7.1 Nougat OS, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Processor, 12 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary Camera, 64/128 GB Internal Storage | 2 TB Sd Card support, 4/6 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery.

Diamond-like refractive design
The company redesigned the phone's look by blending glass with metal in such a way that refracts light in a specific way which is technically called “Liquid Surface”. The metallic frame is sandwiched by 3D Glass feels unique and premium. The Volume rockers and Power key located on the right edge while bottom housing a USB Type-C slot and speaker. There are stereo speakers one in top another in bottom which makes the loud and a clear voice output. We are happy to see IP67 certified water & dust resistant body, it can survive in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Few people don't like both sided glass covered body so it should be noted that phone is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 
Neat & Clean Display
HTC offering a clean and vivid 5.5 inches Super LCD5 touchscreen with the resolutions of 1440 x 2560 pixels having 534 ppi of pixel density, we think this display configuration is enough for an immersive viewing experience. The viewing experience did not turn down even in different angles, it also offers a great legibility outside in direct sunlight conditions. Overall the impression of the display is very positive and you will be thrilled in watching Full HD/ 4K Videos or Heavy Graphical games. 

Highest Rated Camera
Camera is key point for selling a smartphone in highly competitive market, Here in this Gadget Company offering a 12 MP Primary camera with Dual-Pixel Diode Technology and UltraSpeed Autofocus which helps in taking photos within fraction of second, it is also featuring optical and electronic stabilization system for steady photographs that is capable of stabilising even moving object. With f1.7 aperture lens phone is a good performer even in the places where there is insufficient lighting. Its Camera is also featuring "Auto HDR Boost" offering all the benefits of HDR even in normal shots without any lag. As on May 2017 HTC U11 is highest rated smartphone for the camera in DxO mark. Companies intuitive "Edge Sense" feature actually is a pressure sensor on either left/right sides of the phone can be used to perform different tasks even for taking photographs. It also has whopping 16 MP secondary camera for taking selfies that have equally powerful HDR Boost and noise reduction as the Primary camera. Photography enthusiastic people definitely will be pleased with its camera. 
Powerful performance
The Performance of Smartphone is mostly depended on the processor and this mobile has a Best processor of 2017- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with Eight core where 4 core are clocked at 2.45 GHz for the heavy task while other four cores are clocked at 1.9 GHz for moderate level tasks. This chipset is based on 10-nanometer design and also 35% smaller and 25% more power efficient. It has download speeds up to one Gb/second which is 10X faster than first-generation 4G modems. The Adreno 540 GPU Delivers up to 25% faster graphics rendering. Overall this CPU is most efficient which uses minimum power and performs best. This handset also has 6 GB RAM along with high-end chipset so be ready for extraordinary performance. 

What's New
HTC integrated four microphones in this phone so it can record the optimum sound coming from any direction. Even you can zoom in on the video to a particular target to amplify their specific sounds. The Stereo speakers of the phone design to deliver 100% more loudness and 150% improvement in Dynamic Range Audio. It also has the latest version of HTC USonic combines active noise cancellation with the ability to tune audio to another level of hearing experience. The Edge Sense feature of smartphone enables in to perform few crucial tasks without touching the display. Edge sense can be helpful while taking pictures underwater. 

Battery Capacity and Backup
Like most of the Flagship smartphone, its battery capacity is also limited to 3000 mAh. But as we already told that Snapdragon 835 is 25% more power efficient than the previous generation so here it can easily offer a full day battery backup for an average heavy user. as according to official HTC website this handset can provide 24:30 hours Talktime over the 3G network and Up to 336 hours of standby. 

Specification of HTC U11:-

  • OS- Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Quad-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1440 x 2560 pixels | 534 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 16 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm | 169 grams Weight | Colour- Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White and Solar Red
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | No Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64/128 GB Internal | 2 TB External | 4/6 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of HTC U11:-

  • Highest rated Smartphone Camera (in DxO mark) offers crisp photography even in poor light conditions.
  • Charismatic Liquid Surface design blending metal with 3D Glass. 
  • IP67 certified water & dust resistant to 1 meter water depth for 30 minutes.
  • An innovative "Edge sense" to perform many tasks with ease just by pressing the edges. 
  • The phone has Loud & crisp speakers and 4 mics to record very clean distortion free 3D Sound. 
  • It also supports Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). 

Cons of HTC U11:-

  • Just like iPhone this company removed 3.5 mm Headphone jack.
  • Because of Glass built phone is more prone to accidental damage. 
  • FM Radio is not supported by the phone without internet connection. 
  • The 3000 mAh Battery is Non-removable.
  • Hybrid Dual SIM support (Can't use SIM 2 with SD card).

Why to buy and Final words about HTC U11:-

HTC is one of the top 5 Smartphone manufacturers across the globe, HTC U11 is a masterpiece which features nearly all the expected features in a very compact package. It has a great Liquid surface design which refracts a light in a pleasant way, Camera is also amazing which topped in DxO mark rating, the Snapdragon 835 coupled with 6 GB RAM ensures the smooth and lag free tasking, everything is quite perfect however some people may be disappointed with absence of 3.5 mm audio jack but there is USB Type-C to 3.5 mm connector provided in the box. If you are still not clear about this phone you can also have a look over Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Xperia XZ Premium


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