Detail Score



HTC U Play Performance

Octa-Core, 2 GHz, Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53.

HTC U Play Display

5.2 inches (13.21), 424 PPI S-LCD

HTC U Play Camera

Auto-focus, Dual-color LED Flash
16 MP Front Camera

HTC U Play Battery

2500 mAh, Fast Charging.
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Dual SIM : Nano : Nano (Hybrid)
  • 64 GB
  • No VoLTE
  • No Face Unlock
  • Fingerprint Scanner

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Rs. 29,990.00 onwards
Review from an Expert

HTC U Play - Great Battery and Camera

Reviewed by Mobisium - Published on 20-06-2017



HTC first unveiled its new flagship phone in CES 2017, the HTC U Ultra and just like the U Ultra, HTC has now launched a new phone for Indian Market, the HTC U Play, it looks a lot like U Ultra in terms of premium built quality. It’s smaller but otherwise looks the same. The specs are slightly lower but the price is significantly less. It all amounts to a very different package.

HTC U Play is significantly smaller than its oversized- dual-screened- big-brother which was hard to wrap your hand around and felt especially chunky in the wake of the new 18:9 form-factor slim phones; like the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. This one is much more comfortable to hold and operate one-handed. Indeed, it’s only 5mm wider than the S8’s ‘bezel-less’ screen compared to the Ultra’s 12mm-wider girth.

This phone is available in different color variants, Iceberg White, Indigo Blue, Black Oil, Cosmic Pink Gold.

A display is 16:9-ratio Full HD resolution. The screen itself is very bright, colorful and sharp despite using LCD (rather than AMOLED) technology. It’s not Ultra High-resolution but this won’t trouble casual users and it indirectly might help with the battery life.

The Octa-core processor might be a nominal step down from the Snapdragon used in the Ultra but, frankly, it is hard to tell the difference. The phone is running on MediaTek Processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Compared to the top-end phones like the U Ultra, LG G6, and Samsung Galaxy S8, this doesn’t feel slower than them. High-end graphics games run very smoothly.

There are only two buttons: a volume rocker and jagged power button on the top-right side. The simplicity of this design works very well, fingers always fell to the button we want to press and so rarely we can press the wrong one.

The fingerprint reader itself is at the bottom of the screen and is responsive and very quick at unlocking the phone regardless of the angle that your finger lands on it. Frankly, it proved to be a refreshing change from the more-haphazard S8’s biometric locks.

The HTC U Play doesn’t come with the HTC’s Boomsound system. The 3.5mm audio jack is also missing. HTC U Play uses USB-C for audio output just like the iPhone 7. The built-in speaker is mediocre but gets quite loud even though it doesn’t come with stereo speakers. The Android version is currently 6.0 but we can expect that to change in future updates.

The main camera is generally a good all-rounder. Both rear and the front camera are 16-megapixel. In good lighting, it’s fast and accurate when focusing, plus images are neutral and crisp. The Optical Image Stabilization is especially noticeable while recording videos. The maximum resolution it can capture is 1080p but doesn’t get anywhere near to 4K recording.

Coming to the battery, the phone packs only 2500mAh battery. You would be lucky to get a full day with heavy use. Considering the benchmarks and design of this phone, the HTC U Play does feel expensive like the HTC U Ultra. So if you’re someone who likes bling objects you can then surely grab this phone.

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HTC - U Play Specification


General specifications for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Launch Date May 9, 2017 (official)
Brand HTC
Model U Play
Operating System Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano
SIM 2 : Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)


Display specifications for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Screen Size 5.2 inches (13.208 cm)
Screen Resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density 424 ppi
Display Type S-LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported (10 Fingers)
Screen to Body Ratio 69 %
Screen Protection Gorilla Glass 3


Performance of HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Chipset MediaTek MT6755
Processor Octa-Core, 2 GHz, Octa core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Mali-T860 MP2

Device Design

Device Design HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Height 145 mm
Width 72 mm
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 145 g
Build Material Front : Aluminium
Back : Aluminium
Colors Iceberg White, Indigo Blue, Black Oil, Cosmic Pink Gold


Storage specifications for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Internal Memory 64 GB


MAIN CAMERA specs for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Resolution 16 MP Primary Camera
Sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) image sensor
Aperture 2 F
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4616 x 3464 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus
Video Recoding 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA specs for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Resolution 16 MP Front Camera
Aperture 2 F
Camera Features Fixed Focus
Video Recoding 1920x1080 @ 30 fps


Battery specifications for HTC - U Play
Specification Detail
Capacity 2500 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable

Up to 15.2 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging
Quick Charging

Network & Connectivity

Network & Connectivity specifications for HTC - U Play
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE Supported
4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) n FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz n
Same as SIM 1
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
Location with A-GPS
Cable Type


Multimedia specifications for HTC - U Play
Specifications Detail
FM Radio
Audio Jack USB Type-C

Special Features

Special Features
Specification Detail
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
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