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HTC U11 Sapphire Blue

Phone Features


  • HTC Alexa

  • Edge Sense

  • Weather Resistant

  • HTC USonic

  • 16MP + 16MP Cameras

  • HTC Sense Companion

  • GSM Unlocked

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HTC U11 life Premium device. Half the price.

Meet your new squeeze.

HTC U11 life gives you the best innovations from HTC U11 without putting the squeeze on your wallet. It all starts with our latest innovation, Edge Sense. A simple squeeze lets you do things faster! HTC USonic for audio that’s adapted to you, with Active Noise Cancellation so you can truly lose yourself in the moment. A camera that captures stunningly clear photos and videos. A phone with a weather resistant IP67 rating that can handle and maintain high-level performance in rough weather.

All it takes is one squeeze to fall in love with HTC U11 life.

HTC Edge Sense

Ready, set, squeeze.

HTC U11 life features our highly acclaimed, groundbreaking technology — Edge Sense.

A simple squeeze now lets you do more than ever before. Launching your camera is incredibly fast. Just pick up your phone and squeeze. Another squeeze and you’ve just captured a magical moment. No more fumbling for buttons or awkward hand positions. A squeeze also lets you switch easily and smoothly between the front and main cameras. With Edge Sense, taking pictures on your smartphone with one hand is easy and you can hold it just like a real camera. You can even launch your favorite apps.

access Google Assistant Alexa

Not only can you launch your favorite app, now you can also squeeze to utilize features within that app! Squeeze to open up a map, then again to zoom in. Easily capture photos with 3rd party cameras like those in Instagram , Facebook and Snapchat. The possibilities are almost endless! HTC U11 life gives you one-handed convenience, flexibility and the power to do more, perfect for today’s fast-paced world.

Google Play Music — to play or pause your music even when the screen is off.

Google Maps — Zoom in with a simple squeeze.

Instagram — Squeeze to launch 'Stories' for easy one-handed operation.

access Google Assistant Alexa

Squeeze is the new "open sesame".

Edge Sense lets you access Google Assistant and Alexai faster than before, allowing these two powerful voice assistants to provide even more timely help. Find a restaurant, order a pizza, get directions to a new hot spot, or get the latest weather for your upcoming travel destination. No need to say “OK Google” or “Alexa”. Just squeeze, ask your question, sit back and watch either of these assistants work their magic.

water resistant

Amazing photos in any weather.

With HTC U11 life’s weather resistant IP67 ratedii package, Edge Sense lets you snap great photos with a simple squeeze even when there is dust, rain or snow coming at you. When the elements make it tough to use your screen, Edge Sense makes it possible to click away effortlessly without even having to touch the screen.

During the winter months when it’s both wet and cold, keep the gloves on and your hands dry and toasty while Edge Sense lets you use your phone.

HTC USonic

Sut out the noise.

Active Noise Cancellation  Stay immersed in your music.

USonic  Earbuds that listen to U and know what’s best.

Hi-Res  Hi-Res sound tailored to U.

HTC Ultra Selfie

16 million mega and more to love this camera

Life moves pretty fast and you need a camera that can keep up and let you master a key component of great photos: light. With HTC U11 life, we’re giving you just that. A 16MP shooter with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for super fast focus speeds with reduced blur. Our camera also gives you HDR Boost without the lag and more dynamic exposure range, major noise reduction, excellent detail preservation and better white balance enhancement.

With HTC U11 life, you’ll love all the memories you can capture with this superb camera.

htc sense companion

HTC Sense comanpion

Battery Saver  Don’t get caught by surprise.

Performance  Keeps your phone running smoothly.

Weather  Be prepared for anything.

Fitness  A personal trainer in your pocket.

POI  Your very own tour guide

Restaurant  A new restaurant might be just around the corner.

ETA  Always take the quickest route.

Smart Alarms  Waking up has never been more glorious.

Powerful, not power hungry.

HTC U11 life powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon 630 mobile platformiii gives you the performance you’d expect from a top-notch mobile processor. Though it’s amazingly small at 14nm, it packs a powerful punch providing you crystal clear graphics, seamless streaming of hi-def movies or staying connected at ridiculously fast speeds on less battery power. Compared with HTC 10, you get close to 2 hours more video playback, 20 hours more music playback on the speaker, 14 hours more playback with headphones and close to 2 hours longer web browsing time via Wi-Fi.iv Every HTC U11 life comes with this same performance no matter where you are in the world.

design

A salute to the beauty of HTC U11

HTC U11 life’s design is a continuation of our liquid surface design philosophy. Inspired by the beauty and grace of glass, HTC U11 life incorporates an acrylic glass back surface that’s pleasing to the eye. The phone is crafted to impress using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition. By layering highly-refractive precious minerals across the phone’s back cover, we’ve created stunningly vivid colorsv that transform light with every movement you make.

HTC U11 Video

Changing carriers is a lot easier with the Unlocked HTC U11 life.

Change your network when you want by simply inserting an activated SIM from AT&T, T-Mobile or other compatible network to begin using your HTC U11 life.

AT&T, T-Mobile and many other regional and pre-paid networks can use a Unlocked HTC U11 life today. See the table below.

Why would I want a Unlocked HTC U11 life?

Less pre-loaded software. Unnecessary applications have been removed so you enjoy a clutter-free experience that’s cinch to customize.

Switching carriers is easy. Simply insert an active SIM from T-Mobile or AT&T, or any of the supported networks listed below to begin using your HTC U11 life.

Easier International travel. If you travel between countries, an unlocked U11 life will allow you to insert local SIMs which can help maximize coverage and minimize cost.

What US networks does the HTC U11 life Unlocked edition work on?

The hardware for the unlocked HTC U11 life will work on the following US lte networks:

  • T-Mobile
  • MetroPCS
  • AT&T
  • Cricket
  • NET 10
  • Straight Talk
  • WalMart Family Mobile
  • Alaska Communications
  • Additional carriers may be supported so please check with your SIM card carrier and ask them if their network is compatible with T-Mobile or AT&T US networks to ensure the best call & data service.

What other network services does the Unlocked HTC U11 life support?

Unlike many smartphone makers, HTC builds our unlocked devices to enable many of the high-end features offered by our carrier partners. The HTC U11 life supports LTE Carrier Aggregation for T-Mobile and AT&T and voice over LTE (VoLTE) for T-Mobile. In addition, customers of T-Mobile can also utilize voice over wifi (VoWiFI). To enable these features you may need to ask your carrier to add them to your plan.

  1. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility and availability may vary by region. Please consult with your local operator.
  2. HTC U11 life has an IP67 rating and is dust, splash and water resistant up to 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes and tested under controlled laboratory conditions. Normal wear and tear may decrease splash and water resistance over time. Do not attempt to charge or otherwise use the USB Type-C port on a wet HTC U11 life. For drying instruction and tips on maintaining water resistance, consult the user guide, support site, or the Help app on the device. Liquid damage may not be covered under warranty.
  3. Color availability varies by market.
  4. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Used with permission.
  5. Performance tests are conducted in HTC laboratories using specific HTC devices. Battery life varies by use and settings. Usage, environment conditions, network connectivity and other factors may vary the actual outcome.

Technical Specifications

Dimensions and Weight1

149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1, 142g

Platform Android2

Android 7.1 with HTC Sense

Main Camera

  • 16MP
  • PDAF
  • BSI sensor
  • ƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Self timer up to 10 seconds
  • Face detection
  • Pro mode with manual controls and RAW format support
  • HDR Boost
  • Panorama
  • Hyperlapse
  • Slow motion video
  • 4K video recording
  • Video Pic

Location

  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Sound

  • HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation
  • Hi-Res audio stereo recording
  • Hi-Res audio certified

Gesture and Others

  • Always on voice commands
  • Motion Launch
  • Sensor Hub for activity tracking
  • HTC Connect
  • Quiet ring on pick up
  • Pocket mode
  • Flip to Mute

Multimedia

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

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

Display

  • 5.2 inch, Full HD 1080p (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • Super LCD
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Display color personalization

SIM Card Type

Nano SIM

Front Camera

  • 16MP
  • BSI sensor
  • ƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Live make-up
  • Auto Selfie (keep still or smile)
  • Voice Selfie
  • Self timer up to 10 seconds
  • HDR Boost
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Full HD 1080p video recording

Sensors

  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Motion G-sensor
  • Compass sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Magnetic sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Sensor Hub
  • Edge Sensor

Battery and Charging Speed5

  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Talk time on 3G/4G network: up to 21/22 Hours
  • Standby time on 3G/4G network: up to 8/9 Days
  • Power saving mode
  • Extreme power saving mode

HTC Sense Companion

Suggestions based on things you do

HTC Edge Sense

Squeeze phone to launch features and more

CPU Speed

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa-core

Memory3

  • ROM: 32GB / 64G, RAM: 3GB / 4GB
  • Extended memory: microSDXC up to 2TB
  • Flex Storage supported

Network4

  • 2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 3G UMTS
  • 900/850/AWS/1900/2100 (B8/B5/B4/B2/B1), HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
  • 4G LTE
  • FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B17/B13/B28/B20/B66
  • with 2CA, 3CA
  • VoLTE,Wi-Fi Calling (T-Mobile and MetroPCS only)
  • Device capable of support Cat 9 LTE, download up to 450Mbps, upload up to 50 Mbps

Connectivity

  • NFC
  • BlueTooth® 5.0
  • Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • Streaming media from the phone to compatible Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay, Miracast Devices

  • USB 2.0, Type-C
  • Capacitive keys

Water Protection

IP67

  1. Platform may be different after software update.
  2. 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.
  3. All units of measurement may vary slightly according to manufacturing tolerance.
  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. The battery claims herein may vary based on cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, app and phone usage, and many other factors. Actual results may vary.
Note: Specifications may be different after software update and are subject to change without prior notice.