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The HTC U PLAY Review

The HTC U PLAY Review

The HTC U PLAY is a small and relatively affordable model of the U series. It has a 5.2-inch display and looks stunning from any perspective. Despite the fact that one-handed use is possible, the slippery glass back makes gripping this phone a test. Comes in three more color options; Snow and White, Makeup pink and Sapphire Blue.

The 5.2-inch Super LCD made from Gorilla Glass shield and it boasts of a full-HD resolution and the end product is a pixel density of 428ppi. The display is sharp and vivid and the color temperatures can be synched to your preference liking in the setting app. Above the screen, you will notice a notification LED and a backlit Android navigating button that has an integrated fingerprint sensor.

The HTC U PLAY is comparatively slim at 7.99mm and very light. There are metal sides on sides that offer a good grip and the frame blends with the glass seamlessly, therefore, one does not feel any edges. The power and volume buttons are a bit higher at situated at a comfortable reach.

Generally, the U Play is much easier to run than the U Ultra. Unboxing the U-Play you get a Type-C cable, a plastic case, a 10W power adapter, a SIM ejector tool, a microfiber cloth, and a U Sonic headset

The HTC U-Play is powered by an octa-core MediaTek. It has 4GB  RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, USB-OTG, GPS, and GLONASS. There’s no FM radio. The phone does not support 4G. The HTC U Play runs Android Marshmallow.

The HTC U Play multitasks virtually well and it does not lack enough power for common work and social apps. Play all your games smoothly even though the graphics settings for certain heavier games can be a bit down a bit.

Call quality is fine so is its earpiece’s volume level even when you are in noisy places. The fingerprint sensor also works very well and is quick at authentication.

Both the front and rear cameras provide good all-around performance The 16-megapixel rear camera features a PDAF and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)  that captures very good detail even when the light isn’t too favorable. The U-Play gets a 16-megapixel, fixed-focus front camera with the same aperture as the rear one. Selfies come out looking very good.


The HTC U Play is an efficient device with striking looks and smooth all-around performance. It has a good display, the cameras are very capable, and battery life is good too.

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