HTC U Play Specs & Price – 4G Phone

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HTC U Play is a beautiful mid-range launched in January 2017. It features a brilliant camera with optical image stabilisation and phase detection autofocus. HTC U Play sports a 5.2-inch display and offers download speeds of up to 300 Mbps on LTE.

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HTC U Play Key Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch Super LCD Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (428ppi)
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 CPU with 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 32GB or 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 300Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 2500 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

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The Design, Display, and Camera

HTC U Play offers a glossy finish with a metallic frame. It features a 5.2-inch super LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass, though HTC is yet to reveal the version.

HTC U Play has a 16 megapixels camera on the front and back. The cameras are of great quality. The rear camera features phase detection autofocus, auto HDR, and optical image stabilisation, which should make it great for taking photos.

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The selfie camera on the HTC U Play offers 16MP, but can also operate in Ultrapixel mode. In UltraPixel mode, the camera is four times more sensitive to light, which will result in brighter selfies. Both cameras can record full HD videos.

Hardware and Software

HTC U Play runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset. The chipset offers two quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.1GHz respectively.

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HTC U Play has two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Android phone features a front facing fingerprint sensor on the home button. It features NFC, USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, and 4G LTE with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Like the iPhone 7, the phone lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.

HTC U Play supports 4G LTE on all networks in Nigeria including Glo, MTN, Etisalat, NTel, Smile, and InterC.

Pricing and availability

HTC U Play is not yet officially available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, HTC U Play Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 180,000 Naira to 290,000 Naira at launch.

HTC U Play Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC U Play:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.0GHz quad-core & 1.1GHz quad-core (Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10)
  • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue
  • Dimension: 146 x 72.9 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 145 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.2-inch Super LCD Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (428ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: dual-LED Flash, Auto-HDR, PDAF Autofocus, OIS, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, (with UltraPixel mode) 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, USB Type C


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes (Stereo)
  • 3.5mm Jack: No


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2500 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 15.21 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 427.54 hours
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC U Play Specs & Price – 4G Phone was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019

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