IN STOCK NOW! HTC U Play 32GB – Sapphire Blue ONLY £396.52 (£330.43 exc VAT)

HTC U Play 32GB – Sapphire Blue (SIM Free/Unlocked)

ONLY £396.52 (£330.43 exc VAT)



Handtec now brings to you the the HTC U Play! This Handset features all of the playability functions in a magnificently designed bar-based smartphone body. It is physically smaller than certain flagship devices yet offers all the flagship functions. With the Liquid Surface, shell creates a pearlescent glass effect on the housing and the colour cohesion within the housing is impeccable. The device is engineered with premium-plus polymers yet it does not feel flimsy or little plastic-like in the hand. The device features a light-weight build yet achieves a perfect balance in possessing a perfect weight. The metal rim around the outside provides something nice to hold onto and feels sturdy when gripped. The smaller size also makes this phone more ergonomic to hold.

Large & Cutting-Edge Crisp Display
The HTC U Play features an extravagant 5.2-inch Super LCD display with Full HD resolution and 424 ppi. The high-definition output is no less than 1,080 x 1,920 resolution with HTC U Play, and colour reproduction is perfect in all still as well as videos. The strength of the display marvel as it is clearly visible in the daylight as well as indoors because of the deep Blacks and vibrant Whites. The touchscreen being 5.2-inch is a LCD display protected with the Gorilla Glass and serves as quite a feature in the budget devices.

Main Features:

  • The HTC U Play is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM
  • The smartphone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card
  • The HTC U Play packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies
  • The HTC U Play runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 2500mAh non-removable battery
  • It measures 145.99 x 72.90 x 7.99 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 145.00 grams
  • The HTC U Play Single SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM
  • HTC U Play features connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G
  • HTC U Play is furnished with diverse sensors such as Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope

Capable Hardware Combination
HTC has powered the HTC U Play with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, along with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. These specs should give the HTC U Play a performance that is comparable to many flagship devices. Such intelligent hardware combination enables to HTC U Play to deliver lightning fast performance both with stand-alone applications, multi-tasking environment, as well as with the gaming performance. The HTC U Play delivers pretty flawless output with all sort of applications such as Facebook, Google Chrome and so on. The HTC U Play’s core hardware is that of a mid-range phone, however, it is capable of delivering the high-end performance.

Capture The Life Your Way
The HTC U Play has the 16-mega pixel primary/rear camera with 28mm focal length and an aperture of f/2.0. Aside from the contrast autofocus, there is a phase detection autofocus integrated into the image sensor that is supposed to accelerate the focusing. For low-light environments, there is an optical image stabiliser and a dual colour LED flash. For more demanding photographers, the HTC U Play has extras on board. For example, the exposure time, ISO sensitivity, white balance, etc can be adjusted manually. A RAW function is also available however it requires more memory space, but offer more possibilities for subsequent editing. The Secondary/front camera sits above the display has 16-mega pixel capability with an aperture of f/2.0, and a 28 mm focal length. There is also a panorama mode for group selfies. Like the main camera, the selfie cam records video with a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

Silk-Woven Operating System
The HTC U Play runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow offering productivity without lags and halts. The device does not freeze in general and responds to every function seamlessly. The device has been equipped with a custom interface on top of the Android OS that determines how the HTC U Play feels, and as is the case with just about all other HTC phones, the U Play has HTC Sense.

HTC U Play is an impressive phone, making its premium place as the east meets west such as a flagship device at a budget price. The affordable price and this a beautifully designed handset with a lot of specifications offer best of the both worlds. In its own right, the HTC U Play is a decent handset that does not suffer from any major issues and comes with an attractive hardware & software making it even more desirable. The HTC U Play makes the “artificial intelligence” function without the second display such as present in HTC U Ultra.

What’s in the Box:

  • HTC U Play 32GB – Sapphire Blue (SIM Free/Unlocked)
  • Mains Adapter
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • User Manual

Technical Specifications:

Network Features:

  • 2G bands – GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G bands – HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100
  • 4G bands – LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
  • Speed – HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • GPRS – Yes
  • EDGE – Yes

Physical Features:

  • Device Dimensions – 146 x 72.9 x 8 mm (5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight – 145g (5.11 oz)

Display Features:

  • Display Type – Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
  • Display Size – 5.2 inches (~68.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution – 1080 x 1920 pixels (~428 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch – Yes

Software & Hardware Features:

  • OS – Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset – Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
  • CPU – Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.1 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU – Mali-T860MP2

Storage & Memory Features:

  • Card Slot – microSD, up to 256GB
  • Internal Storage – 32GB
  • On Board Memory – 3GB RAM

Camera Features:

  • Primary/Rear – 16MP, f/2.0, 28mm, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Features – 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, Auto-HDR
  • Video – 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary/Front – 16MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto-HDR

Audio Output Features:

  • Alert Types – Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker – Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack – No
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity Features:

  • WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth – v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC – Yes
  • USB – v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Extended Features:

  • Sensors – Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging – SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser – HTML5
  • Java – No
  • Fast battery charging – Yes
  • MP4/H.264 player – Yes
  • MP3/eAAC+/WAV player – Yes
  • Photo/video editor – Yes
  • Document viewer – Yes

Gesture Features:

  • 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

Battery Features:

  • Battery Type – Non-removable
  • Battery Cell Type – Li-Ion
  • Battery Cell Capacity – 2500 mAh
  • Stand-by – Up to 427 h (3G)
  • Talk time – Up to 15 h (3G)
  • Power saver mode
  • Extreme power saving mode
  • Fast charging (5V/2A)