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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. It listens to U, adapting sound to your unique hearing. It captures the best U with its Ultra Selfie cameras. 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 forecast; 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 you2. 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 Feature available for download in early 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.

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

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 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.

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HTC U Play: Perfectly symmetric. Exquisitely thin. Featuring HTC Sense Companion with Voice Recognition, HTC USonic and 3D curved glass, it’s built to reflect the best you.
HTC Sense Companion
HTC USonic
16MP main camera with OIS
16MP & Ultra Selfie
  • Dimensions and Weight1

    145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5 ~ 7.99 mm, 145 g

    145.99 x 72.9 x 3.5 ~ 7.99 mm, 145 g

  • Platform2

    Android™ with HTC Sense™

  • Main Camera

    • 16-megapixel
    • with 1 µm pixels
    • Auto-focus
    • BSI sensor
    • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
    • f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm focal length (74.5° wide angle)
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
    • Face detection
    • Volume button as shutter button
    • Volume button to zoom
    • Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support
    • Auto-HDR
    • Panorama mode
    • up to 270 degree
    • Continuous shooting
    • Continuour shooting up to 4 fps
    • Zoe Capture
    • Hyperlapse
    • Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080)
    • at 30 fps
    • Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
    • 16-megapixel
    • with 1 µm pixels
    • Auto-focus
    • BSI sensor
    • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
    • f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm focal length (74.5° wide angle)
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
    • Face detection
    • Volume button as shutter button
    • Volume button to zoom
    • Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit RAW format support
    • Auto-HDR
    • Panorama mode
    • up to 270 degree
    • Continuous shooting
    • Continuour shooting up to 4 fps
    • Zoe Capture
    • Hyperlapse
    • Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080)
    • at 30 fps
    • Video Pic (capture a 2-megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
  • Location

    • Internal GPS antenna with  GLONASS
  • Sound

    • HTC Usonic
    • Dual microphone with noise cancelation
  • Gesture and Others

    • Motion launch
    • Voice commands
    • Sensor Hub for activity tracking
    • HTC Connect - 3 - finger swipe for easy wireless multimedia streaming
    • Reduce ringtone volume on pick up
    • Pocket mode - Louder ringtone
    • Flip to mute ringtone
  • Display

    5.2 inch, FHD 1080p

    • 5.2 inch, FHD 1080p
    • (1080 x 1920 pixels)
    • Pixel density at 428 ppi (pixel per inch)
    • super LCD
    • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
    • Display color personalization
  • SIM Card Type

    • Dual Nano SIM
    • Dual standby
    • Dual 4G LTE SIM slot4
    • SIM card manager. Setup mobile data connection without swapping SIM cards in existing SIM slots
  • Front Camera

    • 16MP, with UltraPixel™ mode
    • with 1 µm pixels
    • Fixed-focus
    • BSI sensor
    • f/2.0 aperture and 26.5 mm focal length (77.9° wide angle)
    • Live Makeup
    • Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie)
    • Voice Selfie
    • Selfie Panorama
    • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
    • Auto-HDR
    • Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080)
    • at 30 fps
    • Video Pic (captures 2 megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
    • Face detection
    • Touch to capture
    • Volume button as shutter button
    • 16MP, with UltraPixel™ mode
    • with 1 µm pixels
    • Fixed-focus
    • BSI sensor
    • f/2.0 aperture and 26.5 mm focal length (77.9° wide angle)
    • Live Makeup
    • Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie)
    • Voice Selfie
    • Selfie Panorama
    • Selfie timer up to 10 seconds
    • Auto-HDR
    • Full HD 1080p video recording (1920 x 1080)
    • at 30 fps
    • Video Pic (captures 2 megapixel photo while recording Full HD 1080p video)
    • Face detection
    • Touch to capture
    • Volume button as shutter button
  • Sensors

    • Ambient light sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Motion G-sensor
    • Compass sensor
    • Gyro sensor
    • Magnetic sensor
    • Fingerprint sensor
  • Battery and Charging Speed5

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

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

    Video supported formats:
    Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .ts, webm, .mkv
    Recording: .3gp, .mp4

  • CPU Speed

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

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

  • Memory3

    • ROM: 64GB / RAM: 4GB
    • Available storage for users: about 51.5 GB
    • Extended memory: microSD™ up to 2TB
    • ROM: 64GB / RAM: 4GB
    • Available storage for users: about 51.5 GB
    • Extended memory: microSD™ up to 2TB
  • Network4

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

    • NFC
    • BlueTooth® 4.2
    • Wi-Fi®
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    • DLNA
    • Miracast
  • Buttons Keys and Connection Ports

    • USB 2.0, Type-C
    • Capacitive keys
  • Suggestions based on things you do

  1. Thickness of device is measured at the edge of device.  Thickness may be different at different parts of device.
    All units of measurement may vary slightly according to manufacturing tolerance.

  2. Platform may be different after software update.

  3. Available storage is less due to phone software. Available storage is subject to change based on phone software updates and apps usage.
    Extended memory limited to available microSD card size.

  4. Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 4G LTE only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator.

  5. Test conditions: The battery claims herein may vary based on cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, phone usage, and many other factors. Actual results may vary. All batteries have limited recharge cycles and eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. Battery tests are conducted in HTC laboratories using specific HTC devices. All test devices are connected to a 4G network except for Wi-Fi-based tests. HD video playback is conducted with 720P HD MP4 video on a device with audio through a headset, with default screen brightness and audio level (without Dolby). Audio playback is conducted with an MP3 audio file with audio output through a headset with default audio level (without Dolby). Internet use over Wi-Fi tests are conducted using a dedicated web server. Device browsed snapshot versions of 10 popular web pages. All settings are set to default except Auto-Brightness is turned off.
    A Standby time specification  (""specification"")  is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances.  Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.  Comparisons of different mobile devices using such a specification can therefore only be done in a controlled laboratory environment.  When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, the standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors as mentioned above.

Note: Specifications may be different after software update and are subject to change without prior notice.