The best HTC U11 deals in June 2017

The HTC U11 (don't forget that all important 'U') is here and it's another push from HTC to cement its name as a front-running handset manufacturer. Edge Sense is the new attribute that the brand is pushing as the big innovation - as you'll see from our hands on HTC U11 review - it's certainly interesting.

Attracting consumers' attention away from the vice-like grip on the phones market of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 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. Plus, you can get it a little cheaper, with monthly tariffs starting at £27.99.

Check out our comparison chart to tailor-make your perfect HTC U11 deal, while below that we pick out our favourite current deals.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | iPhone 7 deals | Mobile phone deals | Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

Top HTC U11 deals on the major networks (June 2017)

We've scoured the best deals that EE, O2 and Vodafone have to offer on the HTC U11. Although the prices at the lower end of the data spectrum seem a little high, there are better prices to be had around the 16GB-20GB mark.

But if you're not that bothered about data and just want the cheapest deal, you may be wiser to consider splashing £649 upfront for the handset and then jumping on a cheap SIM only deal instead. Or, if you can wait a while longer, by the time we get to Black Friday season, we think there'll be some incredible deals on the U11.

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HTC U11 | EE | £115 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited mins and texts | 3GB data | £27.99pm
 The cheapest way you can own an HTC U11 right now is with this EE deal. In fact, this is the only deal around that means you'll be paying less than £800 over the course of the two years. Considering you get 3GB of data per month rather than a measly 1GB or 2GB, we think it's rather enticing. Total cost over 24 months is £786.76

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

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HTC U11 | O2 | £169.99 upfront| Unlimited mins and texts | 6GB data | £29 per month
O2 was quick to instilled itself as our early favourite for HTC's new flagship, but EE is now biting back. This 6GB offering is still very good value, however. It's just a shame that Carphone Warehouse has ditched the £50 cashback it was giving last month. A damn shame. Total cost over 24 months is £865.99

View this deal: at Carphone Warehouse 

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HTC U11 | EE | FREE upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 8GB data | £37.99 per month
Want a HTC U11 but don't want to pay a penny upfront for it? Then this EE deal is the one you need. It's a not-unreasonable monthly spend either, as you get 8GB of monthly data and unlimited calls and texts. And you know what else you get free? Six months of Apple Music and three of the BT Sport app. If you don't mind paying a bit upfront, this deal is even better. Total cost over 24 months is £911.76

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

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HTC U11 | Vodafone | £199.99 upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 16GB data | £29 per month
16GB is A LOT of data and should be enough for most users - handy, considering that HTC U11 prices really start to shoot up when you start venturing above 20GB. A total price of way less than £900 for this allowance is a genuinely good deal when compared to what's being offered on the Galaxy S8. Total cost over 24 months is £895.99

View this deal: at Carphone Warehouse 

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Now let's break down the best HTC U11 deals by network...

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Best HTC U11 deals on EE

HTC U11 | £115 upfront (with code 10OFF) | Unlimited mins and texts | 3GB data | £27.99 per month
Let's get down to business - this is a top deal from EE and one of the very cheapest ways to get your hands on the HTC U11. It's got a good amount of data to start, and if you're looking for a cheaper monthly deal then we're impressed with this one coming in well under £30 per month. Total cost over 24 months is £786.76. 

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

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HTC U11 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 8GB data | £37.99pm
There's always a slightly higher cost to having a brand new phone, and this one is a bit pricier than you may pay for a free phone on EE if you wanted to go with another brand. That said, this 8GB deal - which includes a FREE phone - isn't bad if you want EE's superfast 4G.  If you don't mind paying a bit upfront, this deal is even better. Total cost over 24 months is £911.76

View this deal: over at Affordable Mobiles

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Best HTC U11 deals on O2

HTC U11 | £169.99 upfront| Unlimited mins and texts | 6GB data | £29 per month
 O2 has quickly instilled itself as our early favourite for HTC's new flagship. It would have been one of the cheapest deals anyway - even in spite of the 6GB data allowance. It's just a shame that Carphone Warehouse has ditched the £50 cashback it was giving last month. A damn shame. Total cost over 24 months is £865.99

View this deal: at Carphone Warehouse 

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HTC U11 | £149.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 15GB data | £35pm
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. 15GB takes you into that territory, and we're enjoying the low(er) monthly cost this new phone is commanding. Total cost over 24 months is £989.99

View this deal over at Carphone Warehouse

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Best HTC U11 deals on Vodafone

HTC U11 | £49.99 upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 1GB data | £36pm
Vodafone isn't the network with the cheapest HTC U11 deals, but this is the lower overall price we can find at the moment. The main drawback is the low monthly allowance of data combined with a slightly higher price, but over time that'll go down - and if you want it now, you're at least getting £50 cashback. Total cost over 24 months is £863.99

View this deal: at the Carphone Warehouse

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HTC U11 | O2 | £199.99 upfront | Unlimited mins and texts | 16GB data | £29 per month
 16GB is A LOT of data and should be enough for most users - handy, considering that HTC U11 prices really start to shoot up when you start venturing above 20GB. A total price of way less than £900 for this allowance is a genuinely good deal when compared to what's being offered on the Galaxy S8. Total cost over 24 months is £895.99

View this deal: at Carphone Warehouse 

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Best HTC U11 deals on Three

OK, there aren't any deals for the HTC U11 on Three just yet, but keep checking back to see what's cracking for this handset on the numerical network in the near future - we're expecting some high data bundles on offer!

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TechRadar's HTC U11 review highlights

"The HTC U11 is a wildly impressive phone - in a sea of wildly impressive phones. The core abilities will wow any HTC fan, but the squeezable sides really fail to move us. 

HTC U11 specifications: 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

We like

The camera on the HTC U11 is a 12MP affair that's packed in some good technology for the single camera. As a result you'll largely get excellent snaps.

The audio performance is one of the best reasons to pick up the HTC U11, with it offering strong clarity and all the tools you could want right out of the box – including Hi-Re Audio playback, if you’ve got any high-quality files kicking around.

Aesthetically, the U11 appeals in a way we've not seen with many phones. The Liquid Surface design manages to offer two colors at once, with the 'Amazing Silver' and ‘Brilliant Black’ models we tested looking more blue/purple and black/green respectively, depending on the way you hold them.

We dislike

In terms of Edge Sense, we like what HTC is doing in terms of trying to innovate here… it just doesn’t quite work well enough. There is something here though, and maybe when the final customizing capability appears this feature will be a must-have.

There's something archaic about how the screen on the HTC U11 looks. The bezels appear massive, the screen boxy and it just feels... old.

HTC U11 hands on verdict

The U11 looks set to continue HTC's streak of producing genuinely brilliant handsets. We love the endeavour to create a genuinely innovative new UI and, once we've had the chance to use it at length, we'll tell you whether it's a game changer in our full HTC U11 review."