HTC U Ultra vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: Specs comparison - PhoneArena

HTC U Ultra vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL: Specs comparison

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HTC just announced two new smartphones called the HTC U Ultra and U Play. While both have been designed to center around you, the user, the U Play is the more affordable and compact option with weaker specs in tow, while the U Ultra is a premium smartphone through and through, and it will be competing for your money with the current top smartphones on the market. The question is: how does it compare to them?

HTC U Ultra sports an all-glass design with aluminum accents, a secondary display on top of its massive 5.7-inch display, similar to the "ticker" screens found on the LG V10 and V20, as well as 16MP cameras on both the back and the front. However, it also comes with a price tag to match all the bells and whistles – $749. So, with that said, is the HTC U Ultra worthy of your money, or should you look at other current flagships instead? Let's see how it compares to the iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel XL:


Display
Size
5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.7 inches
Technology
IPS LCD
AMOLED
S-LCD 5
Screen-to-body
67.58 %
71.22 %
69.19 %
Peak brightness
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 
Features
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, 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
 
 
2.0 inches, 160 pixels 1040 x, IPS LCD
Hardware
System chip
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro-AB
Processor
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
GPU
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530
Adreno 530
RAM
3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
256GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
64GB
OS
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat)
Battery
Capacity
2900 mAh
3450 mAh
3000 mAh
Charging
 
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Talk time
 
32.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
Stand-by time
 
21.8 days (522 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Talk time (3G)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
26.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
Stand-by time (3G)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Talk time (4G)
 
 
26 hours
Stand-by time (4G)
 
 
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
Internet use
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
Music playback
60.00 hours
130.00 hours
 
Video playback
12.00 hours
14.00 hours
 
Camera
Rear
Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12.3 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Laser and PDAF, BSI sensor)
Specifications
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm
Second camera
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 
 
Specifications
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
 
Video recording
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 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
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing
Front
7 MP
8 MP
16 MP
Video capture
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Design
Dimensions
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.09 x 2.98 x 0.34 inches (154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm)
6.39 x 3.14 x 0.31 inches (162.41 x 79.79 x 7.99 mm)
Weight
6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.00 oz (170.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP67
Splash, Dust; IP53
 
Biometrics
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Features
 
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys
Buyers information
Price
$ 969
$ 869
$ 749


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