I went back to HTC after a stint with Samsung and the difference is astounding. The battery life is pathetic and after backwards and forwards with tech support the best way to fix this is not to use the phone, although that still drains the battery. It was then suggested if i was on wifi to turn off mobile data and if I was uaing mobile data to turn off wifi. I already have to do that with bluetooth and optimise all apps to try and get most of the day out of the battery and after 1 week the optimise battery life button is always on. But I still always fall short.
The usb type c jack is also an issue. I have tried to get an adaptor to get earphones that fit but the adaptors do not work. Then while holding the supplied earphones in my phone went flat within 1 hour and I had no way to charge it.
The phones screen is ok when inside, but if I go anywhere near outside I cannot see a thing.
I am not happy at all with the phone and will gladly go back to Samsung!
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2018Is there any way I can buy this in Philippines? Cause the online shop is too expensive and Its... moreI own a U Play and its not very good in comparison to other phones in the market at the same price point. i think u should consider other phones like Huawei
Is there any way I can buy this in Philippines? Cause the online shop is too expensive and Its not even discounting
this model features has very nyc but i hate battery of uplay review model
i had been used this htc u play since jan 2018
+the screen is nice, bright & clear
+i can combine the memory to internal memory, right now im rocking with 128gb internal
+rear camera quite nice, not that perfect
+selfie, just nice
+type c, fast charge, one hour to full charge
+costume theme from htc
+u sonic earphone is excellent
+connectivity for 4G is tip top
but the cons is
-screen not very clear in direct sunlight
-rear camera, sometimes it work and sometimes it just blurry
- video is not so good
- difficult to find accessories
- battery life not that great just make it to the half day before i need to plug in
- chipset is to slow, and not suitable for gaming, just for casual game
- no update to android n neither nor to android o
- buy this phone, if you just want to open, fb, instagram, youtube and some light gaming
- suitable for a casual user, not for heavy gamer and road warrior
- Still a great phone, still working fine
- will use this about two or three years, before i change to a new phone
I totally agree with @psst. I use this phone that i bought for 110 euro and i'm pretty happy with it. the end of day comes with 15% battery and thats good for my use.
I love the look and feel of the device. You can't understand unless you see it.
Your description is 100% accurate.
AnonD-745050, 16 Mar 2018i sold my htc a9s to get this htc u play... very premium look n solid phone... many people s... moreOh!! We have a thing in common. I'm currently using htc one a9 (not s tho) and planning to buy the U play but still in doubt since i'm changing from "one" to the mid range one of "U". If it wasnt fr the battery and also camera as it fell down mutiple times already fr the past 18 months & got no stock fr technician to change it, i wouldnt hv thought to buy a new phone. So, is U play worth after all?
+cost - i got mine at about 150eur
+ 3gb ram ( not 4 as listed above)
+good camera for this bux
+smooth look and feel (thin)
+ headphones & their unique feature
+ works well under heavy apps ( photoshop, gaming)
+ superfast charge ( 40 minutes tops from 3% to 100%)
- since we are talking about HTC = 0 real support or care
- ANDROID 6.0 and no further update or support from HTC ( last patch = NOV2017)
- NO CUSTOM ROMS available
- battery first month couldn't last 12 hours, but for the last 2 weeks it lasted even 1.5 days without gaming
it would be great having at least Android 7 but for the money i spent, it's ok...ish
AnonD-757248, 06 May 2018no more HTC for me - My old M8's camera has the known shakes issue, now my less than 8 month o... moreJust look at the Htc 10. U play is quite a mess. Htc can't make medium-class smartphones except u life and u11 eyes (which you can't get in my country btw.). Htc 10 is good successor of the One rule. I bought it in February 2017 and it still working smooth till now. If you're worrying about the camera-you can stop doing it because it's the first good camera in Htc ever. You can quote me on that.
im htc user and u play its the first htc phone that i have had.
its great and its battery is also good for me becuase i work with this phone and i can say its the best phone that i have ever had:)
no more HTC for me - My old M8's camera has the known shakes issue, now my less than 8 month old U Play has another issue whereby it plays a few second horn tone through the speaker, thus blowing it and causing it to distort. - This issue is also reported on an HTC 10 - https://forum.xda-developers.com/htc-10/help/htc-10-speaker-crackle-distortion-t3566516
...and now I read there's no Oreo update ? I hate to say it, but I'm going back to Samsung
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2018No update to Oreo, HTC confirmed it to me via a reply to my post on their Facebook page.They didn't update it to nogate till now , and you asked about oreo ?!!!
AnonD-745050, 16 Mar 2018i sold my htc a9s to get this htc u play... very premium look n solid phone... many people s... morePhone looks very nice, works nice, camera is also very good. Build quality is awesome, far better from it's price cousins. Interesting thing is, I have a sticker on my phone box which says: 3000mAh. It seams that HTC recognized battery issue and made a series with this capacity. So, my battery is not bad at all, it can work ~24h which is Ok in my case. Phone is not expensive anymore, so I can recommend it. We might also get Android update.
No update to Oreo, HTC confirmed it to me via a reply to my post on their Facebook page.