HTC U11 review: The new DxOMark Mobile leader

By Isaac Oburu

Today, HTC is launching its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U11. DxOMark has reviewed and tested its 12 Megapixel 1.4µm sensor coupled with an f/1.75 lens. The results of DxOMark’s in-depth analysis of the HTC U11 smartphone camera are already available.

With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 90, the HTC U11 is the highest-rated smartphone camera that DxOMark experts have ever tested. As you’d expect from a top performer, its scores are impressive across the board. In particular, its very low noise and fast autofocus helped edge it ahead of our previous highest-scoring phone, the Google Pixel. The U11 features remarkably consistent performance in a wide variety of shooting conditions, making it a great camera for most situations.

In addition to excellent technical scores, its images tend to have a pleasing look, with good color rendering. Outdoor scenes are vibrant, with good detail and very low noise. Its image stabilization is also very effective, although sometimes it leaves some residual evidence of undesirable motion. Flash exposures are very even across the frame and feature good detail preservation and color rendering.