HTC U Play

For the playful U

This is HTC U Play. The playful 5.2” phone that fits perfectly in your hand. It reflects U, with a sophisticated new liquid surface.

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This is HTC U Play. The playful 5.2” phone that fits perfectly in your hand. It reflects U, with a sophisticated new liquid surface. It listens to U, adapting sound to your unique hearing. It captures the best U with 16MP & Ultra Selfie camera . And it even learns from U, becoming a companion that evolves and gets to know you better over time.

Reflects U

HTC U Play introduces a new, beautifully contoured, liquid surface that’s designed to reflect the best you. Hold it up and you’ll appreciate the phone’s symmetrical construction, and the way it transforms light as you turn it. To achieve this extraordinary look, we developed an entirely new process where colors bond to the glass in multiple layers to reflect light beautifully – adding brilliance and depth from every angle. Then we mould the glass evenly around the sides and edges, using extreme pressure and heat to mimic the natural surface tension of liquid; folding and bending the surface to create a perfect blend between metal and glass.

Learns from U

Introducing HTC Sense Companion1. The personal companion who is always learning from you, and the things you do every day. It can suggest that you dress warmer and leave a little earlier for work if snow is forecast1.2; remind you to take a power bank on longer trips; and even recommend a restaurant when you’re away for the weekend and then book seats for you1.2. Best of all, it’s made to evolve and get to know you better over time.

HTC U Play comes with voice recognition built-in. So it’s able to recognize your voice and respond even when your phone is locked. Just say the word to make a phone call, send messages to friends, set an alarm to wake you up every day or begin hands-free navigation.

1 HTC Sense Companion retrieves information from third party websites and databases, HTC is not responsible for the accuracy of such third party content.

2 Feature available for download in 2017 and may not be pre-installed on HTC U Play. Feature installation requires an internet connection and download and acceptance of an HTC system update.

Listens to U

Every person’s inner ear is as unique as their fingerprint. We all experience sound differently. HTC USonic* analyzes your inner ears with a sonic pulse, and then adapts to you. It’s like having a sound engineer in your phone; now you can hear the details you were missing.

* Inbox accessories may vary from country to country. Please check with an authorized retailer or operator for availability.

** HTC USonic compatible with USB-C connection only.

Captures U

HTC U Play has more features that add ‘wow’ to your photos and video. You get Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for twice the shutter time with less blur. PDAF speeds up auto focus times so you don’t miss a moment. Plus Auto HDR makes taking difficult back-lit or low-light shots surprisingly easy.

Pick the best U

Take brilliant selfies anyway you like. The new selfie camera on HTC U Play lets you easily switch between 16MP and UltraPixel™. Now you can choose between the unparalleled 4x light sensitivity* that UltraPixel offers (perfect for candlelit dinners), and the high resolution detail that 16MP provides.

* UltraPixel mode is four times more sensitive to light than standard mode.

Additional information

Battery and Charging Speed

Capacity : 2500 mAh, Extreme power saving mode, Fast Charging ( 5V/2A), Power saving mode, Standby time on 3G network : up to 427.54 hours, Talk time on 3G network : up to 15.21

Buttons Keys and Connection Ports

Capacitive Keys, USB 2.0, Type-C


Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice white, Sapphire Blue


BlueTooth 4.2, NFC, Streaming media from the phone to compatible Chromecast,DLNA,AirPlay,Miracast Devices, Wi-Fi : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)

CPU Speed

MediaTek™ Helio™ P10, Octa-core, 64-bit

Dimensions and Weight

145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5 ~ 7.99 mm, 145 g


(1080 x 1920 pixels), 5.2 inch, FHD 1080p, Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Display Color Personalization, Pixel density at 428 ppi (pixel per inch), Super LCD 5

Front Camera

16MP, Auto HDR, Auto-focus, BSI sensor, Continuous shooting, Dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm focal length (74.5° wide angle), Face detection, Full HD 1080p video recording, Hyperlapse, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Panorama mode up to 270 degree, Phase Dectection Autofocus(PDAF), Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support, Self timer up to 10 seconds, Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video), Volume button as shutter button, Volume button to zoom, Zoe Capture

Gesture and Others

Always on voice commands, HTC Connect, Pocket mode, Reduce ringtone volume on pick up, Sensor Hub for activity tracking


Internal GPS antenna with GLONASS

Main Camera

16MP, Auto HDR, BSI sensor, Dual tone LED flash, Face detection, Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080) at 30 fps, ƒ/2.0 aperture, Hyperlapse, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Panorama, PDAF, Pro mode with manual conttrol, long exposure, and RAW format support, Self timer up to 10 seconds, UltraSpeed Autofocus, Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video), Volume button as shutter button, Volume button to zoom, Zoe capture


Available storgae for users: about 23 GB, Extended memory: microSD™ up to 2TB (Use SIM2), ROM: 32GB / RAM: 3GB, ROM: 64GB / RAM: 4GB


Audio supported formats:, Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .mkv, .wav, Recording: .3gp, .aac, .flac


2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE (#DUGL and #UHL), 3G UMTS, 3G UMTS (#UHL), 4G LTE (#DUGL), 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, Both SIM 1 and SIM 2 (#DUGL only), FDD: Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28, Support Cat 6 LTE, download up to 300 Mbps, upload up to 50 Mbps, TDD: Bands 38, 40

Platform Android

Android™ with HTC Sense™


Ambient light sensor, Compass sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Magnetic sensor, Motion G-sensor, Proximity sensor

SIM Card Type

Dual 4G LTE SIM slot4 (#DUGL only, Dual nano SIM, Dual standby (#DUGL only), SIM card manager. Setup mobile data connection without swapping SIM cards in existing SIM slots (#DUGL only)


Dual microphone with noise cancelation, HTC Usonic