HTC U Ultra

HTC U Ultra
70

Engadget Review

HTC’s new U Ultra smartphone oozes style, and for the most part it’s a very speedy, very well built flagship. That said, the company made some puzzling decisions here. This is a big phone with a big screen, but HTC fitted it with a relatively small 3,000mAh battery. The secondary screen above the main display falls short of being useful. The 12-megapixel camera can be quite good at times, but it’s easily outclassed by rival devices. The kicker is how much it costs: We’re being asked to pay $750 for a device that, in many ways, doesn’t feel completely thought through. It’s clear HTC paid close attention to the U Ultra’s fit and finish -- we just wish the rest of the phone were subject to the same level of scrutiny.

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HTC U Ultra review: Bad decisions in a beautiful body
Great design alone can't make this phone a winner.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoMarch 24, 2017

Pros

  • Fantastic design
  • Excellent build quality
  • Mostly good performance
  • Speaker setup works well
  • Sense Companion is a good idea

Cons

  • The glass body scratches easily
  • Not water- or dust-resistant
  • Expensive for what you actually get
  • Second screen doesn’t do much
  • Small battery
  • Relatively mediocre camera
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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
SCREEN SIZE
5.722
INTERNAL MEMORY
641
CAMERA
Yes

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