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

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.

HTC Bolt

HTC Bolt

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

Display size

5.5 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

534 ppi
513 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.16 %
72.40 %
71.22 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Additional display

 
Color
 

Resolution

 
1040 x 160 pixels
 

Touch screen

 
Capacitive
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

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 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide
 

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Panorama
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Histogram, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

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 oz (172 g)
6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust
Shock
Splash, Dust

IP certified

IP 57
 
IP 53

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

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

3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3200 mAh
3450 mAh

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
14.17 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
17.8 days (426 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use

 
 
 

LTE

 
 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
 
14 hours

Music playback

 
 
130.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
14.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 25, 26
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 41
 
Bands 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
 
$ 869


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3 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Is the SD810 in the HTC Bolt fixed from the overheating which had plagued that same SoC last year? HTC Bolt's price tag just doesn't appeal to me.

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The v20 is starting look good. I'm an audiophile and I'm digging it's features in this area

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

OnePlus 3 still going to be cheaper with better specs. HTC just bit off their toenail with this one

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