HTC Bolt vs LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL: our size and specs comparisons show you how these stack up

The new HTC Bolt will likely appeal to those Sprint users that have a penchant for HTC's devices. While it's not featuring bleeding edge hardware specs inside, the Bolt is still an intriguing device - as we mentioned in a previous article of ours, it's the first aluminum Android phone that's water resistant. The phone, which is quite similar to the HTC 10 seemingly continues HTC's trend of being a rather audio-capable device despite the fact there is no 3.5mm audio jack on board.

We thought that it will be rather fitting to compare the new HTC Bolt with two  of the best Android phones out there right now, the LG V20 and the excellent Google Pixel XL.

Before we get down to comparing the specs of the three phones head-to-head, we will show you how they stack up against one another size-wise.

Yes, the 5.7-inch V20 is the largest of the bunch, but the 5.5 HTC Bolt is not lagging behind - due to the large chin and bezel at the top, the new Sprint-exclusive device is just a couple of millimeters shorter and narrower.

In the meantime, the Pixel XL is slightly taller and thicker, but narrower and lighter. See for yourselves down below:

HTC Bolt

HTC Bolt

Dimensions

6.06 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches

153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

HTC Bolt

HTC Bolt

Dimensions

6.06 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches

153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

Dimensions

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches

154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


With the size comparison out of the way, it's time to inspect the spec sheets of the three devices and see how they differ in terms of raw specs. It's a bit baffling that the HTC Bolt arrives with what can be safely considered last year's specs (a Snapdragon 810 & 3GB RAM) while also sporting a rather steep price tag. It's just how it is. 

Now, let's see what the three have in store for you:

HTC Bolt vs LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.16 %
72.40 %
71.22 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Additional display

 
1040 x 160 pixels, Color, Touch screen: Yes, Capacitive
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat), HTC Sense UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3200 mAh
3450 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
14.17 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)

Stand-by time

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
17.8 days (426 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

 
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Second camera

 
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.06 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)
6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 57
Shock; MIL-STD-810 certified
Splash, Dust; IP 53

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Notification light

Shopping information

MSRP

 
 
$ 869

Related phones

V20
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI
Bolt
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    HTC Sense UI
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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