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HTC U Ultra - Revolutionary New Design and Great Performance

By Lewes L 24 March 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

In producing HTC’s latest flagship, the ‘U Ultra,’ HTC has completely deviated from the traditional design that we’re all used to. But how does it stand out from the rest? We have a look at some of the key features of the U Ultra here.

Body & Screen

HTC phones such as the One M9 and 10 are known for their all-metal designs, but everything changes with the U Ultra, with HTC using what they call a ‘liquid surface’ design, featuring a colourful glass and metallic back to stand out from the rest.  And boy, does it look stunning.  HTC also offers protection through using the latest Gorilla Glass 5 to shield against drops.

With a 5.7 inch screen, the U Ultra is up there with the iPhone 7 Plus and the Huawei Mate 9 as flagship big screen phones. However what makes the HTC U ultra boasts an Quad-HD screen, while the Mate 9 and iPhone 7 Plus only has Full-HD screens. As a result, the U Ultra has a very detailed and vibrant display, making it excellent for watching movies/videos and playing games.

Another comparison worthy of note is that the U Ultra is much lighter than the Mate 9 and iPhone 7 Plus despite its large body, so it will not feel heavy in your hands.

That’s not all though. Above the main screen and next to the camera, there is also a 2 inch secondary screen to show you notifications, apps and shortcuts without interrupting the tasks on the main screen. You also won’t need the main screen to check for notifications when your phone is on standby. The smaller screen still has an resolution of 160 x 1040 to remain extremely detailed.

U Ultra

Processor, Memory, and Performance

The HTC U Ultra offers the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset with Quad Core CPU, to offer extremely fast performance. Beng a flagship device with a top of the end chipset means that you’ll be able to handle nearly all intensive tasks. The HTC U Ultra comes with 64GB of onboard storage and 4GB of RAM, so you’ll have plenty of space for your apps and media, and you’ll also be able to run many apps simultaneously.  As usual, theres a microSD slot if you require extra storage.


The U Ultra has a 12 megapixel back camera and 16 megapixel front camera, making the U Ultra one of the better selfie cameras out there. While it may be surprising that the front camera has a higher resolution than the back camera, HTC’s back camera features an OIS sensor with f/1.8 lens, offring excellent speed and low light performance. The U Ultra also features selfie video and selfie panoramas to allow you to further take advantage of the powerful front camera.

The U ultra is able to record 4K video at 30fps with no problems as well. In fact, recording was a focus of HTC in the production of the U Ultra, with HTC deciding to pack four omnidirectional microphones to pick up sound quality accurately and crisply.


The HTC U Ultra has turned out to be a very unique flagship, and as a result it has appealed to many different users. There are lots of great features that distinguish it from the rest, such as its gorgeous design, large Quad-HD screen, and secondary screen. Both cameras can take extremely detailed and accurate photos no matter the conditions, a great sign for a flagship, and the four omnidirectional mics take video recording to the next level. We can definitely conclude HTC U Ultra is a winner, and would recommend it to anyone after a 2017 flagship.

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