HTC certainly knows how to make a good-looking phone. The HTC U Ultra is the current flagship in the company’s Android line-up, with a sleek, shiny glass casing. It’s attention-grabbing and fingerprint-loving.
On the front there’s a big 5.7-inch Super LCD5 display, and atop that a smaller secondary screen. That can be used as a contacts shortcut, notifications ticker, quick-launch for apps, and to show weather and more. It’s next to a 16-megapixel camera for selfies; a 12-megapixel camera is on the back.
Inside, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 runs Android 7.0 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There’s a welcome microSD slot, though no waterproofing and, more frustrating for many would-be users, no 3.5mm headphone jack. Considering its $749 unlocked, SIM-free price tag, that might be too much of a compromise for some.
HTC U Ultra camera samples: