HTC U Ultra Review

HTC U Ultra Review

From a long time we haven’t seen any flag ship device of HTC and users were missing that because HTC has been produced many successful devices such as HTC Desire 830 and many others. The device which we will review today is ” HTC U Ultra”. Let’s read HTC U Ultra Review in detail.

It is the flag ship device by HTC with bundles of fantastic features which we will reveal in HTC U Ultra Review. Price of HTC U Ultra in Pakistan is PKR.62,999/-.

HTC U Ultra is loaded with brilliant specifications and i think it has no bad feature at all. First of all i will let you know HTC u ultra has two screens one is the main one and other is the small notification screen present on the top front side. We will explain this feature thoroughly in design section.

The other main prominent features of HTC u ultra is its screen resolutions that supports 1440 x 2560 pixels on its 5.7 inches’ big screen. It is LTE enabled device with the access of Dual SIM furthermore it has 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM.

Camera section has 12MP back camera lens and 16MP front camera lens with brilliant results. It runs android version 7.0 (nougat) and the most important feature of htc u ultra is Qualcomm chipset.  The powerhouse has fixed battery of 3000 mAh while fingerprint scanner is also accessible in this handset.

HTC U Ultra in Rs. 62,999/-

Price and Specifications of HTC U Ultra:

LAUNCH Released  2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm
Weight  170g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Nano SIM )
DISPLAY Type  Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.7 inches’ (~69.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  1440 x 2560 pixels (640 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes, 10-points
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU  Quad-core 2.15 GHz (64-bit)
GPU  Adreno 530
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, up to 256 GB
internal  64 GB, 4 GB
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, OIS, laser & phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash light
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video  [email protected]
Secondary  16 MP, 1080p, Auto-HDR
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA,  hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.2
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  No
USB  v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors  Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.62,999/-
OTHERS Colors  Black, Pink, White, Sapphire Blue

Pros :

  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Separate Notification Screen
  • Super HD resolutions
  • Full points in multi-touch
  • Qualcomm Chipset

Cons :

  • No Audio Jack
  • Expensive Device
  • Heating Issue noticed while charging the device
  • Slippery Device

Display of HTC U Ultra:

HTC U Ultra has ultra awesome specifications in display section. It supports super HD resolutions that are 1440 x 2560 pixels. Very few devices supports these kind of resolutions but HTC is fulfilling it.

Pixels are greater so does its dpi i-e 640 and it makes a huge difference as compare to any other device even 1080p supportive devices looks weak in front of it.

Color wise HTC U Ultra has given us awesome results and the visibility of icons and texts are very good. Brightness is also very well managed and icons have best colors according to its shape and size.

The device has done great job in multi-touch test because it has scored full 10-points in it. It shows that it has very active and quick touch system and it has performed very smoothly. We haven’t got any kind of delays according to multi-touch point of view.

U Ultra has Adreno 530 which works as its graphic-card. It’s main purpose is to increase the efficiency of graphics and the main result of graphic card can be observed in 3D games.

Design of HTC U Ultra:

The Design section of HTC U Ultra differs mainly in front body because it has two screens. One is its main big screen of 5.7 inches’ with the dimensions of 162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm while the weight of device is 170 grams. The device is little heavy because it has fixed 3000 mAh battery inside the back cover but still the weight is easy to handle.

Front Body of HTC U Ultra has a different feature like LG V20, a secondary screen at the top right side. The secondary screen is 2.5 inches’. It is like a strip of display that’s main purpose is to give access of few applications as its shortcuts, quick toggles and weather update. It also shows notifications on it further we can edit themes or make reminders also via this small strip of screen.

The main front camera with LED notification light is present on the left side furthermore the ear piece is present on the top of the screen. Main function keys are present on the down side while the main home button works also as finger print sensor. A bezel layer of black color has covered the whole screen from every corner of it.

Edges of HTC U Ultra are same as like the other smart phones but they have copied one thing from Iphone 7. HTC u ultra didn’t have audio jack which is a biggest flaw. One edge gas volume keys and power button while the opposite one has nothing on it. Top side contains SIM jacket and mic while the down side has type-C connector with speakers.

The back body of HTC U Ultra is totally plain and simple moreover it has very slippery back body. The logo of htc is hardly visible on its back cover furthermore the back camera lens with dual LED flash light is marked at the top position.

Memory of HTC U Ultra :

Memory section of HTC U Ultra has a good combination of RAM and ROM. It has 64GB internal memory with 4GB RAM. This combination is totally perfect for these days flagship devices although Samsung has given us 6GB RAM devices but still 4GB RAM is enough.

We can increase the inetrnal memory of 64GB up to 256 GB with the access of memory card. Memory card will be placed in the slot of SIM-2 that means we have to do compromise on SIM or memory card.

64GB memory is also more than enough for normal usage but if you will load your device with too many applications, games and pictures then you have to insert memory card.

Camera :

HTC has tried their best to provide the maximum best camera in U Ultra as it is their flagship device. The device is featured with 12MP back camera and 16MP front camera which makes the best combination for camera lovers.

The both cameras have excellent results in every way. Colors are beautifully used and features in camera are very easy and useable. Videos can be made in full high resolutions of 2160 pixels. Let’s review the both cameras in detail.

Rear Camera of HTC U Ultra:

The rear camera is fictionalized with 12 mega pixels and full video HD support up to 2160p. The back camera has amazing results in every sense from color schemes to brightness, everything just look perfect. It is accessible with flash light.

The interface of camera is very easy to use. At top side we have adjustable options of HDR, Auto-HDR and flash light. We have some more options like Zoe Camera, Panorama, Pro and some others. Down side has clickable button with video button, camera switch button and gallery option.

Back camera has adjustable settings of Geo tagging, Anti- shaking, Microphone, scene mode, video quality and many more. Scene mode can adjust the lights automatically by providing the options of auto and night. We can adjust exposure setting manually also and white balance can also adjust with the options of cloud, day light, fluorescent and incandescent.

Face beauty camera also allow the option of flash light and creates its own magic. It enhances our beauty with the functions like smoother, whitening, slimming and eye enlarger.

Ultra-pixel mode take five times the maximum pixel HD pictures. It is specifically for camera lovers who like to focus objects and want to try their photography skills.

We have tested the HTC U Ultra back camera, results are very well. Pure colors are used and intake of pictures are very well. Pictures are not noisy at all and brightness is very well managed.

Front Camera of HTC U Ultra:

The front camera is featured with 16MP and no flash light is given just LED flash light is accessible. Selfie Photo, Slow motion, hyper lapse, selfie panorama, selfie video, Pro and many other modes are accessible in front camera option.

The front camera is tested and results are extra ordinary. Sharp and bright colors are observed and you feel energy in your pictures especially in the selfie ones. Some images from front camera of HTC U Ultra are shared below:

Connectivity of HTC U Ultra:

HTC U Ultra is 4G enabled device with the access of 3G or 2G network also. It supports all the suitable bandwidths of networks in Pakistan while the speed for 3G is HSPA+ 42.2/5.76 Mbps and 4G is Cat4 150/50 Mbps.

It gives us some more connectivity’s such as access of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Wi-Fi supports all standard a/b/g/n/ac with hotspot and Wi-Fi direct options.

Bluetooth version is 4.2 while its bad point is it doesn’t have audio jack. It has given U sonic option via which we can attach our wireless headphones with the help of Bluetooth.

The U Ultra has access of Dual SIM for Nano SIM while on the slot of SIM-2 we can use either SIM or memory card. We cannot use all the three things together.

Battery Performance of HTC U Ultra :

HTC U Ultra has little bit weak feature in battery section. It has only 3000 mAh Li-ion fixed battery inside the back cover. It should have given bigger battery than 3000 mAh because it has super HD resolutions that will drain the battery very quickly.

Wireless attachment of headphones, excessive usage of 3G/4G and games will also drain the battery very quickly. Although it has Qualcomm chip set that will help in saving its battery life.

Interface of HTC U Ultra:

HTC U Ultra runs latest android version 7.0 (nougat) with its native interface. The system supports super HD resolutions which gives a clear visibility of icons and texts. The colors, brightness, sharpness of each icon is up to the mark furthermore visibility of icons is super clear.

Let’s start with a lock screen which has date and time widget at its top side furthermore weather is just displayed next to it. We have notification menu below to it and we can swipe up the screen to unlock it. If you have set any code or pattern then you must have to insert it first after swiping up the screen.

The main screen has date and time widget at its top where as Google search bar is present just below to it. Applications are arranged in rows and columns while main application manager is present between them.  Some bloat ware applications are already installed on it such auto forward, keep, slides, sheets etc.

Processor of HTC U Ultra:

Htc u ultra is mechanized with Quad-Core 2.15GHz processor which is 64-bit type processor. It is based on the architecture of ARMv8 and the chip set inserted in Htc u ultra is Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821.

It improves the efficiency of graphics, network, photography and LTE connectivity. The main purpose of this chip set is via this user can spend less time charging and more time doing.

It has 4GB RAM which is brilliant feature while we have not got any delays and any kind of lags while testing it.

Antutu Benchmarking of HTC U Ultra:

HTC U ultra has shown us very good results in every section, now let’s test it with antutu bench marking and see what it gives us. It has scored 140260 points and ranked itself below to iphone 6 plus which is still a very satisfactory rankings. Multi-touch has scored full 10-points in it.

Vellamo Benchmarking for HTC U Ultra:

As we all know Vellamo Benchmarking always conduct three major test to check device efficiency. HTC u ultra has scored 3095 points in multi-core test while 3687 points in metal test and 3734 points in chrome browser test.

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Conclusion:

HTC U Ultra is flagship device by HTC and it has perfect flagship features. It has two screens which we have explained in design section furthermore it is mechanized with 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM. The camera section has brilliant camera results further everything is accessible in it but the bad point of HTC U Ultra is lack of audio jack like IPhone 7. It is little bit expensive device because it has some extra ordinary features. Battery should be more than 3000 mAh because users expect bigger battery in flagship devices.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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