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HTC U Play was released in February, 2017. It supports LTE, HSPA and GSM networks. The U Play is a dual nano-SIM gadget that packs a 5.2 inch Super LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1920pixels x 1080 pixels at 428ppi. HTC U Play price in Kenya is around Ksh. 27,000.

HTC U Play comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM or 4GB of RAM and 64GB ROM. It is powered by an Octa-core (4×1.0GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×2.1GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and has a 2500mAh Li-Ion battery that is sealed.

HTC U Play Price in Kenya

This handset features a 16MP selfie camera, and a 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash. HTC U Play has body dimensions of 146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm (height x length x width) and weighs 145g.

HTC U Play phone runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow. It is not designed with the traditional 3.5mm audio jack. Instead, it uses USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Connectivity options include WLAN, USB, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth.

HTC U Play :Quick Facts

  • Hybrid dual, nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
  • Network: LTE, HSPA, GSM
  • 5.2 inches Super LCD touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels at 428ppi
  • OS: Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • 64GB 4GB RAM  or 32GB 3GB RAM
  • Octa-core (4x1.0GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x2.1GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
  • 16MP rear camera, 16MP selfie camera
  • 2500 mAh Li-ion battery
HTC U Play price in Kenya ranges from Ksh. 27,000 to Ksh. 30,000
The Pros
  • Solid body build with corning Gorilla glass.
  • Impressive multi-touch display with good contrast.
  • Has fast charging capability
  • Quality camera features (16MP for both the cameras)
The Cons
  • No 3.5mm audio jack
  • Not water resistance feature like other similar priced phones
  • Runs on older Android version (v6.0 Marshmallow)
  • Small battery capacity of 2500mAh

HTC U Play Full Specifications

Launched February, 2017
Supported Networks 2G, 3G,4G
Dimensions 146mm x 72.9mm x 8mm
Weight 145g
Screen Size 5.2 inch
Screen Type Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1080pixels x 1920pixels at 428ppi density
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (version unspecified )
Hardware & Operating System
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow
Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Processor Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T860MP2
Storage 64GB, 4GB RAM or 32GB, 3RAM
MicroSD microSD, up to 256GB
Rear 16MP laser & phase detection autofocus, dual-LED
Front 16MP 1080p, Auto-HDR
Alert & Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Radio No
Sensors Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Ion 2500mAh non-Removable
Available colors Brilliant Black, Cosmetic Pink, Ice White, Sapphire Blue
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