HTC U 11 (SIM Free / UK)
Squeeze for the brilliant U! Always looking to push the boundaries of flagship phones, HTC has a unique proposition for 2017.
HTC Edge Sense is built into the phone, giving you access to features just by squeezing the phone! The seamlessly curved design fits elegantly in the hand and has been designed to make it easy for anyone to interact with Edge Sense.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
Clove Technology supply official UK HTC U 11 handsets. Our phones are delivered SIM Free and factory unlocked, with guaranteed compatibility on all UK and European networks.
For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator.
Reasons to buy the HTC U 11
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat – Enjoy the latest Android features including DayDream VR and split-screen apps
- HTC Sense environment with Themes
- Design – Incredible new Edge Sense interaction - U Touch and squeeze to control
- Processor - Snapdragon 835 - new 10nm architecture for high speed and power efficiency
- Audio - HTC USonic and Hi-Res Audio – for high-fidelity sound
- Display - 5.5” QHD (1440 x 2560) Super LCD 5 screen panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Battery – 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology
- Storage – 64GB internal flash memory
- Expandable - MicroSDXC support up to 256 GB
- Main Camera – 12MP (HTC UltraPixel 3 with 1.55 µm pixel) for amazing photographs
- Front Camera - 16MP with HTC UltraPixel mode
- 4K Video recording with 3D Audio – High-quality video recording with great sound
Colour and memory variants
The HTC U 11 is available with 64GB of internal flash storage and 4GB of RAM.
- HTC U 11 SIM Free handset
- Quick Charge 3.0 compatible mains charger (UK)
- USB C Cable
- U Sonic earphones
- 3.5mm to USB adaptor
- Clear Case
- Cleaning Cloth
The HTC U 11 has been designed to be the best flagship HTC Smartphone ever. The fluid curved design sits perfectly in hand, complementing the 3D curved screen.
The U series of phones has already switched up the more traditional HTC design to something more modern, with stark and striking curves. 3D glass sweeps into the metal chassis for a seamless look that is slick at any angle.
Unique 3-axis symmetry on the corners is combined with 3D glass which sweeps into the metal chassis for a seamless look - slick at any angle. The camera has also been carefully positioned to blend into the overall aesthetics of the phone's rear panel.
Light reflects from the panels to create an iridescent colour, whether you opt for the deep Brilliant Black colour, or the shinier Ice White, Amazing Silver or Sapphire Blue options. This is due to Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition technology: highly refractive minerals are randomly layered across the phone's back cover, playing with light to transform colour with every movement.
In order to achieve these effects, the glass is shaped with extreme heat to create the smooth curves around the handset. The process creates a phone with no sharp edges.
Edge Sense - U Touch
Every phone needs a unique feature and the HTC U 11 has it in Edge Sense. The sleek curves aren't just to make it easier to hold; once in your hand, the phone is in the perfect position to be squeezed...
A new way to interact with your smartphone, Edge Sense gives you access to a number of features just by squeezing the edges of the handset.
Launch the camera? Squeeze. Take a picture? Squeeze.
Perfect for photography and selfies, Edge Sense ensures you have a strong grip on your phone at all times, and eliminates awkwardly having to press an on-screen shutter button after getting the camera angle just right.
Edge Sense can be customised, so squeezing your phone at certain times will have different actions. At launch, you will be able to do any of the following with Edge Sense:
- Activate the camera (even if the phone is asleep)
- Take Photos
- Capture screenshots
- Launch Google Assistant
- Activate voice-to-text
- Turn the flashlight on and off
- Begin instant voice recording
- Turn Wi-Fi hotspot on and off
- Lock and unlock screen rotation
- Launch any app you want on your app list
For advanced control, you can also differentiate between a 'short squeeze' and a 'squeeze and hold' for added functionality.
HTC has been committed to delivering high-quality audio on on their phones for many years. Years of successful partnerships with audio giants has led to the development of HTC USonic.
USonic combines active noise cancellation with individual tuning preferences. This lets you tune the HTC U11 to your own personal tastes while having it also react to the environment around you.
When using HTC's premium USonic earbuds (included), special microphones scan the internals of your ear canal with technology similar to Sonar. This maps out your individual aural 'fingerprint' so the USonic software can tailor sound output to match the unique undulations of your ear structure.
The USonic earbuds have also been manufactured to be water resistant. This seal doubles as an acoustic chamber for deeper bass.
The audio hasn't just been improved for listening to music either. It also has enhancements for recording. Acoustic Focus is employed when you zoom in on a subject during video recording; you also zoom in on their sound!
Finally, the omnidirectional microphones on the HTC U11 ensure you capture audio in 360 degrees - encompassing your surroundings no matter which way you hold or turn the HTC U11
Camera technology is the big differentiator for modern smartphones.
HTC has been trying to change the way we think about mobile photography for a number of years. They were the first to buck the trend of cramming more megapixels into the sensor in favour of bigger pixels with better lens apertures. Only recently have other manufacturers followed suit.
With the U11, HTC has introduced Auto HDR. This provides the benefits of HDR - deeper colour contrasts and improved detail - without the processing lag associated with the technology.
In combination with Temporal Noise Reduction to lower motion blur in stills and video, the U11 will provide some of the clearest images available in the modern mobile market, even in low-light scenarios.
Another enhancement is UltraSpeed Autofocus. This technology is already employed in DSLR cameras to reduce focusing time to a minimum. Instead of using traditional, specialised sensors for focusing, the HTC U11 adds photo-diodes into every sensor pixel. This allows every pixel in the sensor to be used for focusing.
Further improving the focus abilities is a 4-plus-1 hardware-based optical image stabilisation (OIS) to remove the judder even the steadiest of hands can introduce.
HTC Sense Companion is available to help guide you through the U11's features and provide you with useful personalised information throughout your day.
Integrated deeply into the Sense UI, the Companion has knowledge not just about your contacts or calendar appointments, but also about phone performance or battery life.
This information can be combined. For instance Sense Companion knows you have a meeting at 4 pm, but also recognises your phone is 20% battery capacity at 1 pm (did you forget to charge last night)? The Companion can therefore not only remind you of the meeting but also to charge your phone (or put it in low power mode) to make sure it is still charged when that appointment rolls around.
SmartBoost is part of the Companion system too, recognising if system resources are running low (have you left 2 dozen browser tabs and apps open?) or your storage space is nearly full.
The Sense Companion can also use location & weather data to provide smart recommendations. Travelling away? Get weather updates, restaurant recommendations, nearby landmarks to visit and real-time traffic updates.
Battery & Storage
A 3,000 mAh battery is large enough to power most users through over a day of use.
Should you be running low before reaching a charger, there are several available power modes in the Sense UI to minimise power drain and keep the phone on until you get home.
The base model of the U11 also features 64GB of storage, which should be enough for most people's apps and data. Should you need more, then a micro SD card slot is available to run top of the range cards up to and over 256GB.
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 2TB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a NANO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes – this phone is compatible. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone water resistant?
Yes, it has an IP57 rating for water and dust resistance.
Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
Does this phone have a programmable key?
Yes - the U11 features a unique Edge Sense technology. This allows you to squeeze the phone to access features; very similar to how programmable keys work
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