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HTC U Play specs: 5.2-inch 1080p, MediaTek CPU, 16MP camera

The HTC U Play may retain the excellent external hardware of its larger sibling, but the internal specs are decidedly downmarket from the U Ultra. In order to cut down the price, the U Play moves to a MediaTek processor and in some cases 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also drops to a less-desirable 16MP camera, smaller battery and a 1080p display resolution. Here's the full slate of specs.

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
HTC Sense
Display5.2-inch Super LCD, 1920x1080
Gorilla Glass
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P10
ExpandablemicroSD card
Rear Camera16MP BSI f/2.0, OIS, PDAF
Dual-tone flash, 1080p video at 30fps
Front Camera16MP BSI f/2.0
UltraPixel mode, 1080p video
5V/2A speeds
Battery2500 mAh
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Water resistanceNo
SecurityOne-touch fingerprint sensor
Dimensions145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99 mm
Weight145 g
Colorsblue, black, pink, white

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • :))) Mediatek soc :)) WTF?? what a joke
  • Looks alright for a Samsung clone, but that processor is questionable, and that battery is downright unacceptable. If they're going to a sub-$200 price point, maybe the terrible battery life is a fair compromise. If they're asking more than $200 for this, sorry, it's just not going to happen.
  • It's HTC. They will try to sell it for over $400 and then look at each other not understanding why no one bought their excellent device.
  • OS is MM?? That's just weird is'n't it?
  • Apparently, there's a quirk thanks to that processor. It will come out soonish.
  • Soonish like the N for eu 10? Than that will be a long waiting haha
  • A dead on arrival phone from a company in their death throes...
  • That CPU and that battery???? Grrrrr. Battery is the main reason why I don't get a HTC device.
  • Blu is that you ...Seven-Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars and Ninety-Nine cents ...It's 04/01/17 already.....Whew! This year is gon by so fast..
  • At this point, it's idiotic to go with a Mediatek processor especially the P10 when it isn't compatible with Nougat yet. The performance of the P10 is also not any good. SD625 would've been the only good choice considering the measly battery.
  • Very bad Android version hope we get an update soon