A question: When a smartphone has the best-rated camera on the market, will its users take more pictures?
We might want to ask owners of the HTC u11, because this is a phone that is made for photography.
How good is the camera? It’s the best smartphone camera ever, according to DxOMark, a leading technical benchmarking firm specializing in image quality. DxOMark gave the HTC u11 a score of 90 on its tough 100 point scale, calling out its 12 megapixel processor and f/1.75 lens, fast autofocus, and superior color reproduction. For comparison, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 earned a score of 88, but the differences are noticeable.
One feature really underscores the fact that this is a phone designed for people who love snapping photos. With HTC’s new Edge Sense, users just squeeze the sides of the phone to shoot. That’s great for anyone who struggles to hit the shutter button with their thumb and those who want to snap photos on the fly.
HTC u11 Key Specs
This is a phone for people on the go, whether hiking and capturing the beauty of nature, or taking selfies during a night out. (The u11’s front camera actually features a 16-megapixel sensor, meaning selfies at your favorite nightclub will turn out much crisper.)
As far as battery life goes, however, the u11’s 3,000 mAh battery is firmly in the middle of the pack for flagship devices. On the other hand, the u11 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and USB Power Delivery, two charging technologies that have reduced charging times dramatically. Users who need to stop to charge won’t be tethered for too long.
Buyers of the HTC u11 might want to pick up a spare charger (or two), especially if you’re the up-all-night, hike-all-weekend type who has adventures and wants to document them.
For the car, we recommend Ventev’s dashport rq1300 mini, a small but incredibly fast charger with up to 24 watts of output. The wallport rq1300 is ideal for home, office, or plugging in at the coffee shop. Both of these are Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, meaning they’re about 4 times faster than regular phones, and 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 phones.
We’re betting that the best smartphone camera out there is going to get used. A lot. As in, may never be put down. That calls for having the best charger and portable power packs out there. Stay powered up!