HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison - PhoneArena

HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison

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So, the U for U teaser was all about two new smartphones by HTC — the flagship-grade U Ultra and the midrange U Play. Now, while the “big brother” here looks awesome and has a high-powered hardware to keep it competitive among other top-shelf devices, we're a bit curious if the U Play will have enough going for it to make an impact.

See the U Play is powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 SoC — the lowest of the Helio series — and its 2,500 mAh battery doesn't inspire confidence either. Still, it's expected to cost around $400 at launch, probably because that shiny liquid-like finish makes it look like the price is justified.

So, let's compare internals — let's pit the HTC U Play against similar midrangers like the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Honor 8. Both of these cost around the $400 mark and have metal-and-glass builds. The Honor 8 even has that fancy dual camera!

Display
Size
5.2 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
S-LCD
Screen-to-body
72.39 %
72.02 %
70.01 %
Features
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939 (28 nm)
HiSilicon Kirin 950 (16 nm)
MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755
Processor
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 405
Mali-T880 MP4
Mali-T860 MP2
RAM
2GB
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage
16GB
64GB
32GB
OS
Android (5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (7.0 Nougat), HTC Sense UI
Battery
Capacity
2900 mAh
3000 mAh
2500 mAh
Charging
Fast charging
Fast charging
Fast charging
Talk time
 
28.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
Stand-by time
 
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
16.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
15.21 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
 
 
17.8 days (428 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Talk time (4G)
 
11 hours
15 hours
Stand-by time (4G)
 
 
17.8 days (428 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Music playback
75.00 hours
24.00 hours
 
Video playback
14.00 hours
10.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera
Main camera
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Second camera
 
12 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
 
Specifications
 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 35 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
 
Video recording
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features
Video calling
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
5 MP
8 MP
16 MP
Video capture
 
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm)
5.73 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm)
5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99 mm)
Weight
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.40 oz (153.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
 
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
 
 
Touch sensitive control keys
Buyers information
Price
 
$ 499
$ 440
See the full Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs Honor 8 vs HTC U Play specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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