Specs summary

Screen
5.2"

The HTC U11 Life's screen is 5.2 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2600 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are minutes (2G), 1260 minutes (3G).



If you need an inexpensive device that hits way above its weight class, the U11 Life is a lively option.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 


You get a feel of flagship features, but have to take a couple compromises at this price point.

- Andrew Martonik , Android Central 

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

A decent mid-range handset let down by software issues

from TrustedReviews

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.

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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.

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GSMArena

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.

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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.

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TechRadar

A great phone in many respects

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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.

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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.

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Tech Advisor

A simple and solid mid-range phone

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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.

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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.

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Pocket-lint

The ups and downs of Life

from Pocket-lint

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 deliver at this price point.

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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 deliver at this price point.

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Android Central

Keep it simple

from Android Central

The HTC U11 Life isn't the most exciting Android phone out there right now, but it does represent a great case for Android One in the West, and how HTC can create great mid-tier devices that make sense around the £350 price point.

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The HTC U11 Life isn't the most exciting Android phone out there right now, but it does represent a great case for Android One in the West, and how HTC can create great mid-tier devices that make sense around the £350 price point.

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Android Authority

The mid-range Pixel 2

from Android Authority

The HTC U11 Life Android One is like a mid-range Pixel 2, made by the same company and with a very similar software experience, but coming in at half the price. While it has a lot going for it, there are a few things to consider that may negatively affect its widespread appeal.

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The HTC U11 Life Android One is like a mid-range Pixel 2, made by the same company and with a very similar software experience, but coming in at half the price. While it has a lot going for it, there are a few things to consider that may negatively affect its widespread appeal.

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Recombu

Familiar face, new talents

from Recombu

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.

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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.

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Phone Scoop

A mid-range handset disguised as a flagship smartphone

from Phone Scoop

The HTC U11 Life looks and mostly performs like a flagship smartphone, at half the cost. HTC did a great job designing an attractive, affordable handset that comes across as a high-end piece of hardware.

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The HTC U11 Life looks and mostly performs like a flagship smartphone, at half the cost. HTC did a great job designing an attractive, affordable handset that comes across as a high-end piece of hardware.

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Recombu

The numbers don't add up

from Recombu

For a mid-range device, there’s no denying that HTC U11 Life’s camera experience is a marked improvement on its doppelgänger from the start of the year, the HTC U Play, but that all-important DxO Mark score doesn’t seem to correlate with the praise the flagship U11’s camera yielded.

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For a mid-range device, there’s no denying that HTC U11 Life’s camera experience is a marked improvement on its doppelgänger from the start of the year, the HTC U Play, but that all-important DxO Mark score doesn’t seem to correlate with the praise the flagship U11’s camera yielded.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 2, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 300 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time 505 minutes
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1260 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 142 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 424 pixels
Size 5.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, MKV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
F2.0 aperture, Selfie Panorama
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments

64 GB storage variant comes with 4 GB of RAM.

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