HTC today launched the U Play after launching the U Ultra. This new mid-range device from HTC comes with a 5.2 inch full HD display and features a new Sense Companion AI feature. It is still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI on top. However, you can expect HTC to update the device to Android 7.0 Nougat in the near future.
HTC U Play Pros
- 5.2 inch full HD display
- 3 GB / 4 GB RAM, 32 GB/64 GB internal storage, microSD card support
- 16 MP f/2.0 rear camera, OIS, PDAF
- 16 MP f/2.0 front camera
HTC U Play Cons
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 2500 mAh battery
- Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor
- Hybrid dual SIM card slot
HTC U Play Specifications
|Key Specs||HTC U Play|
|Display||5.2 inch Super LCD Full HD display|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10|
4 x 2.0 GHz
4 x 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53 cores
|Memory||3 GB / 4 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB / 64 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 256 GB, hybrid slot|
|Primary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash, PDAF, OIS|
|Video recording||1080p @ 30fps|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM, nano SIM, hybrid slot|
|Dimensions||146 x 72.9 x 8 mm|
Question: Does the HTC U Play have dual SIM Slots?
Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, both support nano SIM cards.
Question: Does the HTC U Play have microSD expansion option?
Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 256 GB.
Question: What are the color options?
Answer: The device will be available in Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White and Sapphire Blue color options.
Question: Does the HTC U Play have the 3.5mm headphone jack?
Answer: No, the device does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack.
Question: What sensors does the device come with?
Answer: The HTC U Play comes with fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
Question: What are the dimensions?
Answer: 146 x 72.9 x 8 mm.
Question: What is the SoC used in the HTC U Play?
Answer: The HTC U Play comes with Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 SoC with an octa-core processor and Mali-T860MP2 GPU.
Question: How is the display of the HTC U Play?
Answer: The HTC U Play comes with a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Super LCD display. It has a pixel density of ~428 PPI and has a 68.7% screen to body ratio.
Question: Does the HTC U Play support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?
Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense UI on top.
Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?
Answer: The device comes with capacitive touch buttons.
Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.
Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on HTC U Play?
Answer: No, the device can play videos only up to full HD 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels).
Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the HTC U Play?
Answer: Yes, fast charging is supported on the device.
Question: Does it support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.
Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?
Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.
Question: Is it waterproof?
Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.
Question: Does it have NFC?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with NFC support.
Question: How good is the camera quality of the HTC U Play?
Answer: It comes with a 16 MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, Optical Image Stabilisation, Phase Detection Autofocus and dual tone dual LED flash. It also comes with features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.
On the front, the device features a 16 MP f/2.0 camera for selfies and video calling.
Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with OIS in the rear camera.
Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the HTC U Play?
Answer: No, the device does not come with a dedicated camera shutter button.
Question: What is the weight of the HTC U Play?
Answer: The device weighs 145 grams.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?
Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.
Question: Can it be connected to a Bluetooth headset?
Answer: Yes, the device can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?
Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.
The HTC U Play is a decently specced device, but the now-outdated Mediatek Helio P10 processor is disappointing to see in a mid-ranger from the company. With Snapdragon 650 range offering great performance at a very decent price, it would have been a much better choice for HTC. The device also runs on the more than a year old Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.