Smartphones get better every year, but mostly stay the same — so it's refreshing to see someone trying something new. The HTC U11 Phone packs several novel technologies into its shiny body. Edge Sense is a new interface trick that lets you squeeze the sides of the phone to perform different tasks, like taking a photo with the 12-megapixel rear camera that received the highest score ever for a smartphone from DxO Labs. Alexa is built-in, with the ability to use it just like an Echo, and Google Assistant is also on board if you prefer Google's AI to Amazon's. Finally, there's the body itself, with a "liquid glass" surface that scatters highly-refractive minerals across the rear of the phone, giving it a stunning hue that changes with every move.