HTC U11+ vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 vs Pixel 2 XL: Autumn flagship specs comparison


HTC U11+ is now official with a pretty intriguing translucent design and some rather saucy specs, including a rather large battery at the rear.

But is the hardware bump over the original HTC U11 enough to justify the existence of the U11+, and moreover, is it enough to ensure that the phone will compete on equal grounds with all of its rivals? 

As usual, there's only one way to tell if that's the case, and of course, it involves putting the newcomer against its fiercest contemporary rivals and comparing the specs toe-to-toe. Today, we are pitting the U11+ versus the Galaxy Note 8, the LG V30, and Google's Pixel 2 XL.

Oh, and while we're at it, we can also see how those four Android heavyweights fare in size.

HTC U11+

HTC U11+

Dimensions

6.24 x 2.95 x 0.33 inches

158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30

LG V30

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

HTC U11+

HTC U11+

Dimensions

6.24 x 2.95 x 0.33 inches

158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Dimensions

6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)

LG V30

LG V30

Dimensions

5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches

151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm

Weight

5.57 oz (158 g)

Google Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL

Dimensions

6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches

157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)


SpecsHTC U11+Galaxy Note 8LG V30Pixel 2 XL
Display6.0-inch LCD
1440 x 2880 pixels
6.3-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
6.0-inch P-OLED
1440 x 2880 pixels
6.0-inch P-OLED
1440 x 2880 pixels
Size158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm151.4 x 75.2 x 7.4 mm157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
Screen-to-body ratio78.23%%82.98%81.63%77.42%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 @2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 @2.35GHzSnapdragon 835 @2.45GHzSnapdragon 835 @2.35GHz
RAM6GB6GB4GB4GB
Storage128GB + microSD64GB + microSD 64GB + microSD64 / 128GB
Battery3,930mAh + wireless charging3,300mAh, wireless + fast charging3,300mAh + wireless charging3,520mAh + fast charging
Rear camera12MP f1/1.7, OIS
4K video recording, 120fps slo-mo
12MP f/1.7+ 12MP f/2.4 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K video recording
16MP f/1.6 + 13MP f/1.9 wide-angle
OIS
12.2MP f/1.8
OIS
4K video recording
Front camera8MP8MP f/1.75MP wide-angle8MP f/2.4
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1Android 8.0 Oreo
Water resistanceYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP68-certified, shatter-resistantYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certified
Special featuresUSB Type-C audio, fingerprint sensor, squeezable frameS Pen, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CHi-Fi lossless audio recording, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-CSqueezable frame, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C
ColorsAmazing Silver, Ceramic Black, TranslucentMidnight Black, Orchid GreyAurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, Lavender VioletJust Black, Black and White

Related phones

U11+
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3930 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    HTC Sense UI
Galaxy Note8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI
V30
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    LG UX UI
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
  • OS Android 11

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