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HTC U11 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of HTC U11 Life. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good comments, but many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U11 Life is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

HTC U11 Life review

 

Because in life we can't all spend $500/£500+ on a phone

Great camera HDR ; Good screen ; Clean Android software

Mediocre battery life ; Plastic shell ; No headphone jack

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.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC U11 Life review

 

HTC's new phone is like a U11 Mini with Android One making it a simple and solid mid-range phone. There's tough competition from some rivals though.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

HTC U11 Life

 

HTC U11 Life review: Can HTC's Android One effort be the Android budget champion?

Decent battery life ; Screen is mostly good

Terrible software ; Irritating notification light

The U11 Life is a decent mid-range handset let down by software issues

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC U11 Life review: HTC’s flashy Android One smartphone

 

The HTC U11 Life offers a stripped down, cheaper alternative to the U11, but at £349 it's far too expensive

Luscious design ; Phenomenal selfie camera ; Android One experience

No 3.5mm headphone jack ; Lackluster performance ; Too expensive

In the end, though, it just misses out on a recommendation and that’s all down to the strength of the competition at this price. The Honor 9, for instance, will cost you only £30 more and beats it for all-round performance, while the Motorola Z2 Play...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC U11 Life review

 

Android One arrives in style

Great mid-range screen ; Decent camera ; Stock OS

Mediocre battery life ; No headphone jack ; Expensive for Android One

An affordable way to get stock Android 8, with a capable camera and great design to boot - although battery life could be better

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

HTC U11 Life review

 

The HTC U11 Life is caught right in the middle of being a great deal and not quite worth your time. For a fraction of the price of the full-size and fully-powered U11 , the smaller U11 Life has the same supple look in a beautiful blue body and the same...

The HTC U11 Life is like a cheaper Pixel 2 with its squeezable sides. It's attractive, affordable, fully water-resistant and has decent midrange specs.

Camera quality is hit or miss and battery life is on the short side.

HTC's U11 Life is a decent midrange phone, but the Moto G5 Plus shoots better photos for a little less.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

HTC U11 Life Review: Familiar Face, New Talents

 

HTC U11 Life review: If you're at all familiar with the forgettable and underwhelming HTC U Play from the start of 2017 then you'll instantly recognise the new U11 Life. It looks like the same phone…

Premium features, mid-range price ; Eye-catching design ; Android One benefits

Weak gaming performance ; Average cameras ; Small battery

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...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

HTC U11 Life review: Hands-on with HTC’s budget squeeze

 

A budget phone with elements of the high-end – HTC could be onto a winner with its latest handset

The one thing I haven’t covered so far is the price. It's a highly reasonable £349 but, at that price, there is some pretty strong competition. Phones like the Honor 9, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play and the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) all offer strong...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

HTC U11 Life Smartphone Review

 

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?

ensured software updates ; great earphones included ; good battery life ; limited power consumption ; hardly warms up ; certified for Hi-Res audio ; IP67 protection ; clean operating system ; NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 ; many LTE bands ; fast mobile Internet

Edge Sense accidentally activated ; susceptible to dust and fingerprints ; quite slow GPS ; very limited speaker ; audio output only via USB-C ; display has a blue tint

There are still a few things about the HTC U11 Life which make the smartphone stand out among the comparison devices. Again and again, we need to point out HTC's inventive spirit and absolute will of innovation, whose actual result are now also...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Orlin Milinov (gsmarena.com)

HTC U11 Life review

 

The Android One partnership has been keeping us busy lately. It was Xiaomi that kicked off the midrange One devices, Moto joined with the X4 and now the HTC U11 Life is hot on their heels. Trendy design, a big and high-res screen, a reliable processor...

Dec, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Model:630

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.1
Height :149.1
Weight:142
Width:72.9