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HTC U11 Plus review: HTC is back, but is this slight upgrade worth the wait?

HTC U11 Life is now the latest addition to the growing list of Android One devices. My first time with this HTC device was encouraging, and I already consider it one of the most complete and compelling Android phones coming to the market this holiday season. In the last period, the company seems to be struggling with smartphone sales, so a comeback would be nice for it. Well, £699 should get you an U11 but even more so: the Plus has better sound (30 per cent louder, HTC says) and a much longer battery, with a 3930 mAh battery pack. It is probably the best smartphone HTC has ever delivered, and it really competes nicely with other flagships too. In fact, the HTC U11+ is about the same size as the original U11, only with a much bigger screen. The device will feature 6-inches QHD, with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and aspect ratio of 18:9.

However, while the U11 Plus has an LCD display, the OLED panel used in the Pixel 2 XL is the subject of complaints from critics and users alike. The U11 Life doesn't even come with a headphone jack adapter in the box!

While the differences on the outside are quite major, on the inside not much changed. Starting with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, a mid-tier processor.

That's backed up by either 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM with 128GB to play with. Both variants offer support for additional storage also. Due to our relationship with Google, there are obviously things that we know and don't know about them, but either way, we can't comment.

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Again, it's an understandable choice and the U11 Life appears to run pretty smoothly on the Android One system - see software below for details.

As far as optics are concerned, the HTC U11 Life houses a 16-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture and support for 4K video recording. The camera also has an aperture of f/1.7. The U11+ relies on a 3,930mAh battery for fuel. Unfortunately, the handset doesn't support wireless charging, which is a little disappointing.

HTC's U11 is a flagship smartphone with high-end specs and a shiny metallic body. The smartphone will reportedly cost around €800, which is definitely not a small price to pay for a smartphone, but for this price, it offers high-end specs and features.

The phone will only launch in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, but not in the U.S., and be available in a so-called "Ceramic Black" colour (which is not made out of actual ceramic) - the see-through version leaked yesterday does exist, but The Verge reports that the company hasn't decided whether to actually bring it to market yet.



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