SQUEEZE ...is the new click

The HTC U 11's Edge Sense is a game - changer

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We all thought the An­droid flag­ship race was over this year, but HTC has come out with a phone that’s both de­sir­able and in­no­va­tive. You prob­a­bly no­ticed as much from this month’s cover and the break­down on p6. In case you missed it (who knows how?!) let us re­cap be­cause there’s a test at the end. The hand­set it­self looks gor­geous, with a re­flec­tive, mir­ror-like Liq­uid Sur­face fin­ish which catches the light bril­liantly at al­most any an­gle. But it’s the new “squeeze ges­tures” that HTC is call­ing Edge Sense that re­ally set the U11 apart, al­low­ing you to gen­tly press both sides of the phone to en­able apps such as the cam­era or Google Now. It’s de­signed to make the phone feel more per­sonal than but­tons or a touch-screen and we can’t help but agree.

And if that wasn’t enough, this top-shelf flag­ship also sports a Snap­dragon 835 pro­ces­sor from Qual­comm - the first of its kind to hit the Mid­dle East - so it’s all kinds of speedy. Add in a 12MP snap­per that’s been given the high­est pos­si­ble marks by the boffins at DXO and it seems that the smart­phone world re­ally saved the best for last.

Did we men­tion we’re giv­ing one away? Oh, we didn’t, whoops, sorry. Well we are, and be­cause we (and HTC) love you, one lucky Stuff reader will walk away with a souped up 6GB/128GB ver­sion of the HTC U11 for their trou­ble. Let’s hope you’ve been pay­ing at­ten­tion, we told you there was go­ing to be a test.

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