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)

See the full HTC Bolt vs LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL in real size or compare them to other phones using our Size Comparison tool.

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:

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body

72.40 %
71.22 %
70.16 %

Features

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

Additional display

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 430

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3200 mAh
3450 mAh
3200 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery
 

Talk time

14.17 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

17.8 days (426 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Internet use

 
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

 
130.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.06 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.14 oz (174.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.14 oz (174.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Shock; MIL-STD-810 certified
Splash, Dust; IP53
Water, Dust; IP57

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 869
 
See the full LG V20 vs Google Pixel XL vs HTC Bolt specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

Related phones

V20
Bolt
Pixel XL

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