Attracting consumers’ attention away from the vice-like grip on the phones market of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 is no easy task. But HTC has a recent track record of making superb handsets, and the U11’s striking Liquid Surface design and latest Snapdragon CPU show its desire to keep pace with the big boys
The HTC U11 (don’t forget that all important ‘U’) is another push from the manufacturer to keep its name as a front-running handset manufacturer. Edge Sense is the new element that the brand is pushing as its latest big innovation – as you’ll see from our HTC U11 review below – it’s certainly alternative. And the phone now comes with Alexa integration, too.
And now can get it a little cheaper, with monthly tariffs starting at less than £30. That’s a huge amount cheaper than the HTC U11 was when it went on sale – then the best deals were pushing £900 over the course of the two year contract.
Check out our comparison chart to tailor-make your perfect HTC U11 deal, while below that we pick out our favourite current deals.
The top 5 best HTC U11 deals on the major networks this month
We’ve scoured the best contract deals that EE, O2 and Vodafone have to offer on the HTC U11 (there are no Three deals, alas). But if you’re not that bothered about data and just want the cheapest deal, you may be wiser to consider splashing £600 upfront for the handset and then jumping on a cheap SIM only deal instead.
HTC U11 | Vodafone | £49.99 upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £28 per month
This is currently the very cheapest way you can get the HTC U11 on contract. It’s from Carphone Warehouse and you’ll have to learn to love Vodafone, but we can’t quite believe the overall cost is this close to £700 already. You’re stuck with 1GB of data though – cast your eyes downward for more data for a little extra money. Total cost over 24 months is £721.99
HTC U11 | O2 | £49.99 upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 12GB data | £29pm
Wow! This is a brilliant new deal, again from Carphone. Considering the data allowance, we think this price is extremely enticing. It’s brilliantly balanced between a perfectly reasonable one-time spend and then fantastic £29 a month payments. It’s on O2, which also means you’re privvy to the network’s Priority rewards. Total cost over 24 months is £745.99
HTC U11 | EE | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 15GB data | £37.99pm
This deal has some attractive features that make it well worth a look. It’s absolutely free upfront for a start and 15GB is an ideal data point for those who love to stream and download away from the Wi-Fi. And finally, there’s the fact you’ll be on EE, which is the UK’s fastest 4G network. Total cost over 24 months is £911.76
HTC U11 | O2 | £49.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 40GB data | £39pm
If you’re after the subtly-shimmering HTC U11, then there’s a good chance you’ll want to combine it with a load of data to make sure you’re powering through each month with all the bytes you need. 40GB takes you well into that territory. With Three out of the picture, O2 has filled the void for our favourite big data price. Total cost over 24 months is £1111.99
HTC U11 | Vodafone | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 60GB data | £52 per month
Still not enough data for you? Wow…what are you intending to do with the thing!? Vodafone has your back if you want to up the limit to a ridiculous 60GB. There’s nothing to pay upfront, which is nice. As are the £72 cashback that you can claim throughout the two-year term and free Veho wireless speaker. Total cost over 24 months is £1249
HTC U11 review and specs
HTC’s unique flagship phone
Screen size: 5.5-inch | Display type: Super LCD 5 QHD | Main camera: 12MP | Battery: 3000mAh | Operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat | Headphones: U Sonic
The HTC U11 is a hugely impressive phone – in a sea of wildly impressive phones. The core abilities will wow any HTC fan, but the squeezable sides haven’t completely won us over.
Read our full HTC U11 review here.