HTC is continuing the U11 brand with the new lower-end U11 Life, but it sure isn't re-using any of the flagship's components. With a launch price of $349, the HTC U11 Life is constrained quite a bit in its specs, meaning we're looking at a few corners shaved here and there — but there are a few other additions that are nice to see in an inexpensive device.
Here's the full spec sheet for the HTC U11 Life.
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (North America)|
Android 8.0 with Android One (Global)
|Display||5.2-inch SuperLCD, 1920x1080|
Gorilla Glass 3
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 630|
|RAM||3GB (North America)|
4GB (Global, some regions)
|Storage||32GB (North America)|
64GB (Global, some regions)
|Expandable||microSDXC up to 2TB|
|Rear camera||16MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor, PDAF|
HDR, Pro mode, 4K video, hyperlapse
|Front camera||16MP, f/2.0, BSI sensor|
HDR, 1080p video
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 5.0|
Cat 9 LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling (where supported)
|Network (U.S.)||LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/28/66|
HSPA 850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz
|Location||GPS + AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Sensors||Edge sense, ambient light, proximity, motion G, gyro, compass, magnetic, sensor hub|
USB-C USonic earbuds
|Water resistance||IP67 rating|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|Dimensions||149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1 mm|
|Colors||Blue (North America)|
Black, white (Global)
Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.
Not bad at all.
Not good at all.
These various versions of Android One are the phones that will be my fall back phone or traveling phone.
For a mid-range phone, it's not bad. I just ordered one off T-mobile, my carrier, for the 300/12 month for 24 month deal. I have the original HTC One, which is 5 years old and when it came out cost twice as much. My HTC ONe (m7) is at EOL on Android 5.0. Time to upgrade without spending a mortgage payment on a phone.
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