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 Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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 Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


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

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6 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Pixel 2 xl is not a heavyweight, it's a light weight. It's a failed product. Google F***ed up so bad this time. PA just don't promote defective over priced phones to your loyal viewers plz. That's not very nice.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Quality issues with the screen aside, the Pixel 2 XL should be able to keep up with the other phones on this list performance wise. Hell, I've seen videos of last year's Pixel outpace this year's Galaxy S8. It just goes to show how important software optimization is to overall user experience.

3. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

U11+ is the phone I want to get. Glad that I canceled the Note 8 order last night. Samsung does provide the huge promotional perks over the competitors. $300 trade-in, free Dex, free wireless fast charger from the official website, but I just couldn't bear the battery size and the taller body.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

U11+ for me as well with pixel 2 xl in second.

5. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

You had me at wireless charging. Be mine U11+?

6. brunojcm

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

All other sources I've seen state that U11+ does NOT have wireless charging. How can you miss such a basic information like that?

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