HTC U Play
This is the smaller, not lite, version of the HTC U ultra. Both the HTC U Play and ultra features the same looks, the difference is in the internals. This I an overview of the HTC U play, a smartphone that packs too much in too little.
Design and Build
Design-wise, HTC did do a good job with the U play’s design. From a personal point of view, the HTC U series are top five in my list of the most beautiful of smartphones is 2017, and 2016 too. Has a glass back plate that really makes it. With its liquid glass finish and scratch resistant protection, the U play does look gorgeous. It is one of those phones that just begs you to pick them up any time you see them. Its face features a home key that also serves as a fingerprint sensor which is pretty fast in unlocking the U play. On both sides besides it are the recent and back capacitive touch keys. The U play stands at 146mm tall, 72.9mm wide and 8 mm thick. It is compact and fits well in the hand.
The play has a 5.2 inch Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with a 68.7% screen-to-body ratio. The small s-t-b ratio makes room for the second display. It does support multi touch and had a 1080 x 1920 pixels (428 ppi pixel density) resolution. Unlike the U Ultra, the play does not have a secondary display. Its display is sharp and allow for clear visibility in bright conditions like direct sunlight.
Here, HTC U play gives it a good shot. It has a 16 MP (unlike the U Ultra’s 13 MP) primary camera with full manual mode, 3D audio effect in video recording (this feature will wow the HTC U play-users). It also features a 16 MP Selfie camera with seven different modes to choose from. Both cameras feature auto –focus, geo tagging, panorama and all those goodies you would expect from a flagship phone’s camera.
The flash on the primary camera is dual LED with laser & phase detection autofocus.
Video recording stands at 2160p@30fps.
The HTC U play’s cameras did impress me. I’ll give HTC a thumbs up here. And I am happy with how HTC chose not to sacrifice camera quality by downgrading it with the HTC U play.
Performance and Memory.
This is where the HTC Ultra beats the HTC U play. The U play comes with a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.1 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. Assuming that the U play isn’t a power house is wrong. This phone runs seamlessly and perfectly, it is a flagship and no manufactures ever do any experiments with processing features of their main devices.
The U play comes in two different version, 32 GB, 3 RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM. The internal memory can be expanded up to 256 GB using an external SD card.
Battery life is descent. It packs a 2500mAh battery that is user non removable.
It should last you a full day of moderate use. Supports quick charging.
Connectivity, Sound and network
Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and comes with 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector which serves in place of the absent 3.5mm jack by delegating its functions to the usb port, the result is a fine sound output on head phones or normal earpieces, especially those supplied by HTC with the U Play. Noise cancelation with the Play is good since there is a dedicated mic for that same purpose.
Network: supports GSM 2G, HSPA 3G and LTE 4G networks with Dual sim support and dual standby.
The HTC U play is a good small size HTC phone. It nails on the areas we expect like looks and camera performance and has a good build and.
Check out HTC U play official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Cd6Odp8LM
Official website: http://www.htc.com/uk/smartphones/htc-u-play/