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HTC U Play (2017) review

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
Mali-T860 MP2
3 GB / 32 GB
5.2 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

HTC announced the launch of the U Play smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the HTC U Play phone with 5.2 inches display, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The HTC U Play comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2500 mAh, non-removable battery.

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HTC U Play specifications

BrandHTC
NameU Play
ModelUPLAY
Release date2017

Body

The weight of HTC U Play is about 5.11 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches).

Weight5.11 oz
Dimensions5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack, blue, pink, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The HTC U Play comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCMediatek Helio P10 MT6755
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T860 MP2

Display

The size of U Play screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.2 inches Super LCD display of HTC U Play with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper LCD
Screen size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of HTC U Play (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the U Play is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of U Play has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera16 MP
Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The HTC U Play supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The U Play comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The U Play phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphoneno

Battery

The Li-Po 2500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of U Play isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 2500 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The U Play phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This HTC phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of HTC U Play phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass, Dual SIM, Fast charging
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the HTC U Play, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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