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Gadget Reviewed: HTC U11+
The HTC U11+ is the latest Smartphone from HTC.
Last year HTC came out with the HTC U11. The newest version HTC U11+ is priced at Rs.56990/- and is on par with the high end phones of Apple, Samsung and Google’s Pixel versions.
Review of the HTC U11+
The HTC U11+ has a big screen which is a 6 inch quad HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen. As compared to the HTC U11, the HTC U11+ has a bigger screen as well as a taller aspect ratio. The resolution of the HTC U11+ makes the resolution sharp. Most of the top of the high end devices use AMOLED or P-OLED screens, while the HTC U11+ comes with a Super LCD6 screen which is not as capable as those that have the OLED screens on their devices.
The screen though is bright and its peak brightness is higher than the AMOLED screen devices. The quad HD resolution used in the HTC U11+ ensures sharpness on the screen and the colors are fairly sharp as well.
The HTC U11+ is not very compact. It is large and feels a bit bulky due to its metal frame and a glass plate at the back. The HTC U11+ is IP68 certified making it dust and water resistant. It comes with a USB Type-C port at the bottom, hybrid SIM slot at the top, and on the right are the power and volume buttons.
The HTC U11+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, together with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The device has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, VoLTE on 4Gand a 3,930mAh battery which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and a compatible charger which is included in the box. It takes about 90 minutes to attain full battery charge of the HTC U11+. The phone runs on Android Oreo and has the HTC’s Sense 9.0 UI. Although there is no provision for a 3.5mm jack, a USB Type-C active noise cancelling headphones has been included in the box.
Since the HTC U11+ is equipped with the top end hardware and software, you will not face any performance issues. The U11+ is tuned for enhanced performance and does not have any stability issues as it comes with the HTC Sense UI. The 6GB of RAM ensures that the device will function smoothly especially in multi tasking and quick resumption of apps that are running in the background. The hardware and software used in the U11+ gives a high level of performance which is on par with the other premium devices that run on Android.
With regards to the security features, the U11+ does not have the iris scan or the Face ID for unlocking the phone. The finger print scanner which is positioned on the rear end is quick and accurate.
The U11+ gives a full day usage and keeps up to the power needs of the phone and its 6 inch QHD+ LCD screen.
The HTC U11+ has a single camera which takes the regular pictures and videos. It comes with a 12 megapixel f/1.7 aperture camera with 1.4 micron pixels at the rear and an 8 megapixel front camera. Videos can be recorded up to 4K resolution, as well as up to 120fps slow motion video and 60fps smooth recording at full HD resolution. Photography on the U11+ is good with the pictures sharp, detailed and excellent in all conditions.
Considering the top level performance, a user friendly interface and an excellent camera, the Rs.56990/- pricing for the HTC U11+ is justified to some extent.