HTC was not in their best phase a couple of months ago but the U11 changed their way and became one of their best-selling flagship models.
Continuing the winning streak, the company has launched the new U11 Life, a groundbreaking budget friendly Android smartphone which is sure to grab the attention of many.
While the world of smartphones is becoming more expensive with every passing day (obviously, we are talking about the $1000 iPhone X from Apple and some others), most customers are not interested in dumping lots of cash in a phone. After all, at the end of the day, what everyone needs is a good Android phone which will get the job done without lagging and has a clean, premium layout that is good to hold for months to come.
Going by this trend, Google’s Nexus became a massive success but the brand is no longer here. Then came the OnePlus models which are now expensive than they used to be but the HTC U11 Life is a welcome addition to the segment with an affordable $349 price tag. Considering the amazing specifications and the premium finish, this is a price point you wouldn’t hesitate to spend on the phone especially if you are in the mood to buy one.
Redefining Specs vs Pricing Balance
For a very long time, HTC continued to price their phones on the expensive side that alienated a lot of their customers. However, the U11 broke the record and became a crowd favorite followed by the newly launched U11 Life which seems to have the best pricing versus specifications balance making it an easy purchase for most smartphone lovers.
Under the premium body which is a sensible mix of glossy, glass panels combined with metal frame on the sides, the device is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. The mid-range processor is more than enough for most everyday tasks and can offer seamless experience for all apps, games that you might use on a daily basis.
The front side of the phone is all-black with a glossy finish and sports a display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. It also has a fingerprint scanner and the usual back buttons as found on most other android phones for easy access. Users don’t have to rely on face ID or any future technology in order to unlock their phone which is a welcome relief for people not ready to invest in the name of innovation.
The phone has USB Type C port which makes it future proof and also capable of supporting fast charging. It has IP67 dust and water resistance capable of withstanding occasional splashes. While it looks like glass, they have actually used acrylic materials which are far more durable and robust than glass.
HTC U11 Life sports a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution and has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage space in the U.S. edition. Another model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space will be launched internationally. The phone supports micro SD card slot, has a 16-megapixel camera on the rear as well as the front with a 2,600 mAh battery.
The HTC U11 Life which runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box is expected to receive an update whereas some models may run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.The phone costs less than $400 and at just $349, it is the most inexpensive yet reliable Android phone that U.S. buyers could go for. The unlocked version will be sold in all markets at similar price range and will be launched in new regions eventually.