How much better is the HTC U11 life? Here's our thorough review of the specs and features

Created date: 02/24/2018, 23:01:44, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 10:21:59

We evaluated the HTC U11 life from a number of perspectives. We evaluated the how much we can recommend it, by providing scores for performance aspects, such as CPU and RAM, ease of carrying and screen viewing, design aspects such as portability, as well as for functional aspects, such as the camera and the level of waterproofing.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the HTC U11 life

The camera function of HTC U11 life

The HTC U11 life has a 16 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The HTC U11 life is equipped with a rather powerful 16 MP front camera. The photos turn out quite well since they don't look grainy even when you print them out.

The battery performance of HTC U11 life

The HTC U11 life's battery capacity is 2600 mAh, a standard level for these types of phones. Compared to other smartphones, the HTC U11 life has a standard battery life. It should not be a problem for normal use. However, if you spend a lot of time online or playing games, you may find the battery life a bit dissatisfying.

HTC U11 life's size

The HTC U11 life is 2.9 inches (73 mm) wide, 5.9 inches (149 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (8.1 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the HTC U11 life, it weighs about 142 oz (142 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the HTC U11 life, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

HTC U11 life's screen

The HTC U11 life has a 5.2 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the HTC U11 life is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of HTC U11 life

The HTC U11 life has an extremely high processing power of 2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The HTC U11 life has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The HTC U11 life has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

HTC U11 life's storage capacity

The HTC U11 life has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the HTC U11 life is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Overall assessment of HTC U11 life

The HTC U11 life is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of HTC U11 life

The merits of HTC U11 life

  • It feels comparably light.
  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • It has a somewhat high-spec front camera and is suitable for all your everyday photos.

The demerits of HTC U11 life

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Comparing the specifications of HTC U11 life against similar products

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

HTC U11 life

56.0-

HTC U11 SoftBank

50.7

Android One X2

56.0

HTC U12

54.1

HTC U12+

52.0

HTC Desire 12

58.0

HTC U11 Eyes

51.8

HTC U11+

51.8

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

HTC U11 life

73.5-

HTC U11 SoftBank

62.4

Android One X2

73.5

HTC U12

64.4

HTC U12+

55.2

HTC Desire 12

75.5

HTC U11 Eyes

56.4

HTC U11+

55.2

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

HTC U11 life

77.2-

HTC U11 SoftBank

82.0

Android One X2

77.2

HTC U12

90.0

HTC U12+

90.0

HTC Desire 12

82.0

HTC U11 Eyes

90.0

HTC U11+

90.0

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

HTC U11 life

68.7-

HTC U11 SoftBank

87.9

Android One X2

68.7

HTC U12+

91.8

HTC Desire 12

45.6

HTC U11 Eyes

72.7

HTC U11+

91.8

HTC U11 Life

68.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

HTC U11 life

70.0-

HTC U11 SoftBank

70.0

Android One X2

70.0

HTC U12

90.0

HTC U12+

90.0

HTC Desire 12

60.0

HTC U11 Eyes

70.0

HTC U11+

90.0

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

HTC U11 life

67.0-

HTC U11 SoftBank

67.0

Android One X2

67.0

HTC U12

91.5

HTC U12+

90.0

HTC Desire 12

55.5

HTC U11 Eyes

67.0

HTC U11+

90.0

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

HTC U11 life

59.0-

HTC U11 SoftBank

65.0

Android One X2

59.0

HTC U12

71.3

HTC U12+

72.5

HTC Desire 12

61.0

HTC U11 Eyes

79.0

HTC U11+

79.0

maximum standby time

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twomaximum standby time

HTC U11 life

17.4-

HTC U11 SoftBank

17.1

Android One X2

17.4

HTC U11 Life

37.6

HTC One X10

42.1

HTC Desire 12+

28.8

HTC U11

18.0

waterproof performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twowaterproof performance

HTC U11 life

74.0-

HTC U11 SoftBank

74.0

Android One X2

74.0

HTC U12+

90.0

HTC U11 Eyes

74.0

HTC U11+

90.0

HTC U11 Life

74.0

HTC U11

74.0

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

HTC U11 life

68.8-

HTC U11 SoftBank

59.3

Android One X2

68.8

HTC U12

59.3

HTC U12+

68.8

HTC Desire 12

61.7

HTC U11 Eyes

59.3

HTC U11+

59.3

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

HTC U11 life

75.4-

HTC U11 SoftBank

75.4

Android One X2

75.4

HTC U12

58.3

HTC U12+

58.3

HTC Desire 12

50.0

HTC U11 Eyes

50.0

HTC U11+

58.3

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

HTC U11 life

64.8-Color:/ ー/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.9 inches (149 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:142 oz (142 g)

HTC U11 SoftBank

56.6Color:ー/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.1 inches (154 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.7 mm), Weight:170 oz (170 g)

Android One X2

64.8Color:ー/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.9 inches (149 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:142 oz (142 g)

HTC U12

59.2Color:Black,green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g)

HTC U12+

53.6Color:ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.9 mm) x 6.2 inches (156.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.7 mm), Weight:188 oz (188 g)

HTC Desire 12

66.8Color:Cool Black/Warm Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.8 mm) x 5.8 inches (148.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm), Weight:137 oz (137 g)

HTC U11 Eyes

54.1Color:Black/Red/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:185 oz (185 g)

HTC U11+

53.5Color:Translucent Black/Ceramic Black/Amazing Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.9 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:188 oz (188 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

HTC U11 life

85.5-Display type:Super LCD 3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

HTC U11 SoftBank

88.5Display type:Super LCD 5, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534 ppi

Android One X2

85.5Display type:Super LCD 3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

HTC U12

93.9Display type:Super LCD5, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:734 ppi

HTC U12+

88.5Display type:ー ーLCD 6, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536 ppi

HTC Desire 12

59.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:292 ppi

HTC U11 Eyes

84.9Display type:Super LCD3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi

HTC U11+

88.5Display type:Super LCD6, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

HTC U11 life

78.3-Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:Super LCD 3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

HTC U11 SoftBank

82.7Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:Super LCD 5, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:534 ppi

Android One X2

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:Super LCD 3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

HTC U12

89.4Display size:6 inch, Display type:Super LCD5, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:734 ppi

HTC U12+

86.2Display size:6 inch, Display type:ー ーLCD 6, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536 ppi

HTC Desire 12

74.3Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:292 ppi

HTC U11 Eyes

83.3Display size:6 inch, Display type:Super LCD3, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi

HTC U11+

86.2Display size:6 inch, Display type:Super LCD6, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2880, Pixel density:536 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

HTC U11 life

86.6-OS:Android

HTC U11 SoftBank

88.9OS:Android

Android One X2

86.6OS:Android

HTC U12

91.8OS:Android

HTC U12+

97.5OS:Android

HTC Desire 12

50.6OS:Android

HTC U11 Eyes

76.0OS:Android

HTC U11+

91.1OS:Android

Specifications of HTC U11 life

HTC U11 life
ImageHTC U11 life
MakerHTC
Release date3/22, 2018
Color/ ー/
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.9 inches (149 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm)
Weight142 oz (142 g)
Display size5.2 inch
Display typeSuper LCD 3
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 1920
Pixel density423 ppi
Battery capacity2600 mAh
ChipsetSnapdragon 630 SDM630
CPU specs2.2GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP

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