HTC U23 Pro – Smartphone Review

HTC U23 Pro – Smartphone Review

HTC, formerly a popular brand known for creating innovative smartphones that effectively competed with flagship models from other manufacturers, now presents its well-equipped mid-range model, which we will discuss in this review.

At first glance, the HTC U23 Pro appears to be a well-equipped smartphone that should effectively rival other similar products from different brands. The device features an attractive, waterproof, and dustproof body with an IP67 protection rating. Inside, it runs on a powerful SoC, supported by 12 GB of RAM.

It also comes with a large OLED display, protected by strong Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone supports 5G networks and offers other modern wireless connectivity standards. The entire device is powered by a battery that can also be wirelessly charged.

Of course, there are also drawbacks that will be discussed in the following parts of this review. We encourage you to read the entire review and provide your comments.

Key features of the phone include a plastic body, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, dimensions of 166.6 x 77.1 x 8.9 mm, weight of 205 g, and a dust and water-resistant design (IP67). The display measures 6.7 inches and features an OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels (393 ppi) and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The HTC U23 Pro is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, which includes an octa-core processor (1 x Cortex-A710 @2.4 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A710 @2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A510 @1.8 GHz). The phone also has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage (203 GB available to the user). It supports dual nanoSIM cards, with the option to replace one of them with a microSD memory card.

In terms of connectivity, the phone supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5/6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou, a digital compass, USB-C 3.0, and USB OTG.

In the photography department, the HTC U23 Pro features a main 108 MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture, PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS), and a dual-LED flash. The phone enables recording of videos in 4K@30fps and 1080p@30fps. Additionally, it has an 8 MP secondary camera with a 120° ultra-wide-angle lens and an f/2.4 aperture, a 5 MP third camera with an f/2.2 aperture for macro shots, and a 2 MP fourth camera with an f/2.4 aperture as a depth sensor. The front camera has 32 MP with an f/2.45 aperture and allows video recording in 1080p@30fps.

The phone is powered by a non-removable 4600 mAh lithium-ion battery, which can be quickly charged via wired charging at up to 30 W and wirelessly at up to 15 W. The phone also supports reverse wireless charging at 5 W.

The device runs on Android 13. The starting price is 2599 Polish złoty.