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HTC U Ultra



The HTC U Ultra has been discontinued.

For an alternative, please try the HTC U11

HTC U Ultra SIM Free Clove

HTC U Ultra (SIM Free / UK)

The HTC U Ultra introduces a stunning new look. Its liquid surface design reflects light creating a unique effect and providing a brilliant colour with more depth.

HTC Sense Companion is the personal assistant you have always wanted. Constantly learning from you, and giving helpful advice. Never leave home without a coat when it is due to rain, and easily find your favourite restaurants.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology supply official UK stock of the HTC U Ultra. You can buy from us, SIM Free and Unlocked, with guaranteed compatibility on all UK and European networks.

For LTE connectivity outside of Europe, please check the specifications and your local operator for compatibility.

Reasons to buy the HTC U Ultra

  • Android 7 Nougat– Access to the latest software and features from Google
  • Design – New beautifully contoured liquid surface – designed to reflect you.
  • Companion – HTC Sense Companion - your own personal assistant
  • Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 821, 64-bit quad-core for a lighting fast and responsive experience
  • Audio - HTC USonic and Hi-Res Audio– for high-quality individual sound
  • Display - 5.7” next generation Super LCD 5 screen bringing media to life
  • Battery – A 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 for long battery life and fast recharge times
  • Storage – 64 GB or 128 GB internal flash memory
  • Expandable - microSDXC support for adding extra storage for photos, videos, music, apps and more
  • Main Camera – 12MP (HTC Ultra 2 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 Play is available with 64GB or 128GB of internal flash storage and 4GB of RAM.

Box Contents

  • HTC U Ultra
  • Clear hard case
  • SIM ejector tool
  • 3 PIN UK power adapter
  • USB A to USB Type-C cable
  • USB Type-C earphones
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Documentation


The HTC U Ultra evolves the look and design of HTC phones, with its extraordinary liquid surface design.

It has the features you need to enjoy using it throughout the day, every day. With high-quality front and rear cameras, a great display and all new HTC Sense Companion.


The design of the HTC U Ultra is breathtaking with its liquid surface. This entirely new process bonds colours to the glass in multiple layers. The result is a beautiful look which reflects light in unique and interesting ways. This adds brilliance and depth from every angle.

This has been moulded to the sides and edges using extreme pressure and heat to mimic the natural surface tension of the liquid. Folding and bending the surface to create an amazing look.

If you purchase the 128GB version of the HTC U Ultra, you will benefit from your phone having an ultra-hard sapphire finish. This is one of the first phones to have this type of protection which is harder than most surfaces, other than diamond and, as such, there is no need to worry about protecting against nicks or scratches.


HTC has introduced HTC Sense Companion. As their new personal assistant, this learns from you every day, improving your experience each and every time you interact with it. So the more you use it, the more it matches your usage.

Being your own personal assistant, it can help with the little problems which affect all of us, such as knowing whether to take a coat with you or ensuring you have enough power for a full day of meetings.

The built-in voice recognition is able to instantly respond to your requests. If you want to unlock your phone or to reject calls, the HTC U Ultra will react accordingly, and can also help with sending messages, dismissing alarms, and hands-free navigation.

You still have the extra features which we have all find incredibly useful. With motion launch, reduce ringtone volume on pick up, flip to mute ringtone, and pocket mode – louder ringtones all being available.

Dual Display

It is difficult keeping up-to-date with everything which is happening. You often feel like you need two screens, one for your regular daily activities, and the other for all your updates.

With the HTC U Ultra, you have just this.

HTC introduces a second display which is located just above the regular one. This small display is perfect for keeping an eye on all your updates. You can also use it to access your favourite contacts, app shortcuts, event notifications and more.


HTC is known for being a manufacturer which is constantly evolving sound in smartphones. Their extensive audio knowledge has resulted in HTC USonic.

Everyone hears a sound slightly differently, as their inner ear is unique. USonic analyses your inner ear with a sonic pulse, which it then uses to adapt the sound to your own individual requirements.

Hi-Res refers to music which has been sampled at a higher frequency. This means you are able to hear more of the music.

The combination of Hi-Res Audio with USonic is perfect for listening to the high-quality individual sound. Listen to your favourite music and you will hear depths of sound have never heard before.

HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition is also included with the HTC U Ultra. So you can have the best external speaker sound available from any smartphone. It is the ideal way for sharing your music with friends.


Another area where has HTC has always taken the lead is the development of their camera technology. We all like to be able to capture amazing photos and you can with the HTC U Ultra.

The rear 12MP camera with HTC UltraPixel 2 has 1.55µm pixels. These larger pixels are able to capture more natural light, bringing more colour to your photos, and giving you better results in poor light.

Motion blur is reduced with the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). So you can capture subjects which are moving, without just ending up with a blur across your photo.

Phase detection Auto Focus PDAF + Laser focus dramatically speeds up the focusing times, so you never miss a moment. While the Plus Auto HDR makes it easy to take photos in challenging light conditions.

A Professional mode has been included with the camera application. Using this you can exert manual control over almost every camera setting including white balance and exposure times. You can also choose to shoot in RAW capture mode!

The front camera is 16MP, but with an Ultra Pixel mode. This means that, with this camera, you can choose between the unparalleled 4 x light sensitivity which UltraPixel offers, or to use the high-resolution detail you can obtain with 16MP.

You can also use the variety of extra features to take the ultimate selfie. These include a Panorama mode, timer, and multiple ways to automatically take the photo. There is even a Live Makeup mode, so you can touch up your photos.

With the HTC U Ultra, you will be able to capture the best quality videos. Full 4k video recording is available which looks great. But the area HTC has really improved on is the sound. The four high-sensitivity omnidirectional mics are able to capture positional sound resulting in more immersive, and entertaining, videos.

Battery & Charging

Battery life is becoming ever more important with modern smartphones as they are now completely part of our lives. Streaming services and downloads use more power than ever before.

The HTC U Play has a 3,000 mAh battery, which should be plenty to keep most users going for a day or longer. When you need to charge your smartphone, you will be able to do this quicker than ever before with all new Quick Charge 3.0. Now you can charge your phone up to four times faster than conventional charging, thereby giving you more time to enjoy using your HTC U Ultra.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • VersionAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Custom SkinHTC Sense
  • SpeedUp to 2.15 Ghz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 821, 64 bit quad-core
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 2TB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity64 / 128 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.7
  • TypeFull HD Super LCD
  • Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • OtherDual Display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with curve edge
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands FDD: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Speed
  • Version4.2
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • DataUSB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C
  • PowerUSB Type-C
  • Audio
  • Video OutDisplayPort
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • OtherCapacitive keys
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels12MP (HTC UltraPixel 2 with 1.55μm pixel)
  • FlashAuto focus and dual tone LED flash
  • Camera Lensƒ/1.8 aperture & Sapphire lens
  • OtherPDAF Laser focus, BSI sensor, OIS, Face detection, Auto HDR, Panorama, 4K video recording with 3D Audio
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type16MP, with HTC UltraPixel mode with Auto HDR and Full HD 1080p video recording
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats.3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .mkv, .wav
  • Recording.3gp, .aac, .flac
  • Formats.3gp, .mp4, .ts, webm, mkv
  • Recording.3gp, .mp4, .mkv
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity3000 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G26 hours
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G13 days
Dimensions62.41 x 79.79 x 3.6-7.99 mm
Weight 170g
SoftwareHTC USonic, HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition,
OtherQuick Charge 3.0, Extreme power saving mode
Warranty24 months



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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:

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?


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