Pre-Order: HTC U11 Life -  Android One phone - UK Version 64GB - £349 @ HTC Mobile
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Pre-Order: HTC U11 Life - Android One phone - UK Version 64GB - £349 @ HTC Mobile

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Found 5th Nov
Preorder the first of a new generation of Android One phones available direct to the UK Market:

"The HTC U11 life is an Android One phone that features a best-in-class software experience designed by Google.

HTC U11 life gives you the best innovations from HTC without putting the squeeze on your wallet. It all starts with our latest innovation, Edge Sense. A simple squeeze lets you do things faster and some things never before possible!

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 even rough weather."

UK version has 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage + MicroSD expansion! Comes with Android Oreo and at least 2 years of OS updates.

Top comments

Zero reason to get this over the Nokia 8 for £50 more.

Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery


very much on the small side
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Zero reason to get this over the Nokia 8 for £50 more.

£314 with htc club

No OIS on the Camera.

Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery


very much on the small side

I will wait till price equals Xiami Mi A1. Too expensive just for Android One

lukec12352 m ago

Zero reason to get this over the Nokia 8 for £50 more.


...Other than a £50 saving

No mention of the screen size which seems a key metric in my eyes.

Agharta9 m ago

No mention of the screen size which seems a key metric in my eyes.


5.2"

Agharta11 m ago

No mention of the screen size which seems a key metric in my eyes.


On the linked webpage it says:

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

I dont see nfc.

£349? Are they insane? They must be.

Sorry £349 for this spec and so many shortcomings is cold.
Edited by: "itsgun4u" 5th Nov

no headphone jack, no FAST charging..........Cold
Edited by: "cullies" 5th Nov

Too bloody much, htc are digging their own grave, hope they just go lie in it soon.

cikki1002 m ago

Too bloody much, htc are digging their own grave, hope they just go lie in …Too bloody much, htc are digging their own grave, hope they just go lie in it soon.


Has Google not bought part or all of it??

cullies4 m ago

Has Google not bought part or all of it??


Not quite. They took 2000 engineer's I believe.
Still this is a shocking price for what's on offer, need to realise they don't have the market share to charge what they want anymore.

Heat from me.
I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.
I have a HTC M8, yes still working but very slow. So this will be a big jump for me compared to the M8.
Any thoughts ?
Edited by: "stbk" 5th Nov

stbk34 m ago

Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a …Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a HTC M8, yes still working but very slow. So this will be a big jump for me compared to the M8.Any thoughts ?

Not a jump, might not even be a step up from the m8. That's what I'm saying this phone should be priced around 200. This is way over priced.

If it had the snap dragon 660, then it would nearly match last year's flagship CPUs, like the 820/821. You are better off with the mi A1 and save 150 quid. Shish you can buy two mi A1 and still have change to take the mrs, family out etc
Edited by: "cf15" 5th Nov

stbk59 m ago

Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a …Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a HTC M8, yes still working but very slow. So this will be a big jump for me compared to the M8.Any thoughts ?


Underpowered chipset for the price range. They priced this phone wrong. OK I bought my phone used which is a Sony Xperia XZ (flagship Sony phone of 2016) for £179, the SD820 chipset in my phone scores almost double of the SD630 in this phone. I just don't get the pricing on this phone at all. The Nokia 8 smashes this U11 Life and it's only £50 more. There's numerous Chinese phones that are £100+ cheaper than this phone that kill it too.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 5th Nov

stbk1 h, 32 m ago

I have a HTC M8, yes still working but very slow.


Before buying a new phone, consider this to give your HTC M8 a boost...

Make a thorough restorable backup, then do a factory/hard reset. Reinstall your apps afresh (leaving out the ones you don't use any more or rarely use) & restore the backup - after this it should run a lot better.

Here are some helpful links for the above:
- Backup: htc.com/us/…tml (I'd leave out saving 'data from third-party apps' if possible, as that will get rid of a lot of unnecessary junk/bulk)
- Hard Reset: htc.com/us/…tml
Edited by: "Crossbow" 5th Nov

Not great for £349... Though maybe I'm expecting too much these days.

Still using a launch OnePlus One which will probably go unmatched forever in terms of value. (Camera hasn't stood test of time, but everything else is great still.)

Ditto for the One plus one. My 'replacements' always end up being the backup instead!

fishmaster2 h, 44 m ago

Underpowered chipset for the price range. They priced this phone wrong. OK …Underpowered chipset for the price range. They priced this phone wrong. OK I bought my phone used which is a Sony Xperia XZ (flagship Sony phone of 2016) for £179, the SD820 chipset in my phone scores almost double of the SD630 in this phone. I just don't get the pricing on this phone at all. The Nokia 8 smashes this U11 Life and it's only £50 more. There's numerous Chinese phones that are £100+ cheaper than this phone that kill it too.


Thanks, time to re-think

Crossbow2 h, 13 m ago

Before buying a new phone, consider this to give your HTC M8 a …Before buying a new phone, consider this to give your HTC M8 a boost...Make a thorough restorable backup, then do a factory/hard reset. Reinstall your apps afresh (leaving out the ones you don't use any more or rarely use) & restore the backup - after this it should run a lot better.Here are some helpful links for the above:- Backup: http://www.htc.com/us/support/htc-one-m8/howto/465041.html (I'd leave out saving 'data from third-party apps' if possible, as that will get rid of a lot of unnecessary junk/bulk)- Hard Reset: http://www.htc.com/us/support/htc-one-m8/howto/696022.html


Thanks for the tip crossbow, will do if it saves me a few £££££

cikki1003 h, 13 m ago

Not a jump, might not even be a step up from the m8. That's what I'm …Not a jump, might not even be a step up from the m8. That's what I'm saying this phone should be priced around 200. This is way over priced.


Thanks for the info cikki100, time for a back up factory reset and start all over again

So this is the "Lite" version of the U11 then?

lukec1236 h, 7 m ago

Zero reason to get this over the Nokia 8 for £50 more.

I can think of fifty reasons.

Overpriced, overpriced, overpriced.
The Xiaomi A1 costs £156. Same thing (android one) for less than half price.

1. Xiaomi Mi A1
2. Nokia 8

The reviews, from Android sites, for this HTC are terrible.

This deal should be freezing cold. Pathetic op absolutely pathetic.

stbk15 h, 12 m ago

Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a …Heat from me.I know bugger all about phones, and this looks nice.I have a HTC M8, yes still working but very slow. So this will be a big jump for me compared to the M8.Any thoughts ?


You know nothing but you add heat on a £350 phone. Muppet.

I remember when the Android One project was announced. The aim was to put pure Android handsets within the reach of folks in underdeveloped countries at very affordable prices. Now we're seeing trash like this aimed at developed countries charging an exorbitant price.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the epitome of what Android One is really about not this overpriced crap.

Cold.
Edited by: "Sir_Didymus" 6th Nov

simonhzero16 h, 15 m ago

So this is the "Lite" version of the U11 then?


This is HTC's "Android One" handset. This will be much more stock-like than the normal U11. I think Google have said they will provide 2 or 3 years worth of security updates for these handsets. This one should get the updates quicker and more regular than updates on the regular U11.

HTC have made it lower spec to try and meet a lower price (which I expect Google would have demanded for Android One handsets). But HTC being typical HTC here and I still think it's too pricy for what you are getting. I am very interested in getting one, but £350 i think is £100 more than it should have been priced at. Might be better to go for the Moto X4 at this price point.

This is the best deal I have seen in my whole life.
Another heat for the O

Although other Android One mobiles are cheaper, consider this UK Version, high street, local warranty, etc.

Original Poster

iDealYou8 h, 7 m ago

1. Xiaomi Mi A12. Nokia 8The reviews, from Android sites, for this HTC are …1. Xiaomi Mi A12. Nokia 8The reviews, from Android sites, for this HTC are terrible.

Trusted Reviews UK Review:

"First impressions

For £349, the HTC U11 Life seems like a decent little phone. It’s made even more interesting by the stock Android software and promise of future updates."

trustedreviews.com/rev…ife
Edited by: "gwr25" 6th Nov

johnmcdon10 h, 17 m ago

You know nothing but you add heat on a £350 phone. Muppet.


I thought it loked good until i was educated, what a muppet

gwr254 h, 27 m ago

Trusted Reviews UK Review:"First impressionsFor £349, the HTC U11 Life …Trusted Reviews UK Review:"First impressionsFor £349, the HTC U11 Life seems like a decent little phone. It’s made even more interesting by the stock Android software and promise of future updates."http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/htc-u11-life



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I love the idea of an "Android One" ...

I just think the U11 Life is trying to be a high mid-range phone but "Android One" is a budget segment.
If I were to spend ~£350 I would want an SD835 in it. I think the Nokia 8 is priced roughly right.
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