HTC U Ultra – The unique flagship with great features and design
HTC’s first two glass-backed, AI-enhanced phones are available in Australia. You’ll find both phones in blue, pink and black colour variants as this is new phone that comes with revolutionary design and great performance. Here are some of the great features of the HTC U Ultra phone.
Gorgeous design with large Quad-HD screen
As you have earlier observed that HTC phones the One M9 and 10 have 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. HTC also offers protection through using the latest Gorilla Glass 5 to shield against drops.
With a 5.7 inch screen, what makes the HTC U ultra boasts is an Quad-HD screen and has a very detailed and vibrant display, making it excellent for watching movies, playing pokies or video games.
Also the U Ultra is much lighter despite its large body, so it will not feel heavy in your hands.
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.
The Processor, memory, and performance
The HTC U Ultra offers the latest Snapdragon 821 chipset with Quad Core CPU, to offer extremely fast performance. Being 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, there is a microSD slot if you require extra storage.
The best selfie camera
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, offering 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 omni-directional microphones to pick up sound quality accurately and crisply.
You can go for Vodafone plan
As the basic price The HTC U Ultra will set you back $1199 in Australia, while the smaller HTC U Play will be $799. There are many online stores selling the phone and Vodafone has some of the best phone plans too. The HTC U Ultra will cost you $8 per month and the U Play $5 a month on a 24-month payment plan, and there’ll be various ($80) Red and MyMix plans on offer to bundle with the phone. Blue, black and white variants will be sold through Voda, as well as the pink U Ultra. These plans were what were found at the time of writing so you need to check the latest plans and offers here.