HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!


In case you've missed the news, the HTC's U11 flagship is now official. 

The latest and greatest device HTC has ever come up with is a true powerhouse, equipped with the speedy Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A 5.5" Quad HD display is making the rounds up front, while a 3,000mAh non-removable battery is keeping the show going. A 12MP UltraPixel camera at the back is completing the specs sheet.

This phone will have the arduous task of battling with the South-Korean superstars - the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6. Either of these are among the very best Android phones you can get right now, so they are naturally in the sights of the HTC U11. Does it have what it takes to wage war on these and come out unscathed? 

Let's see:

Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.7 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
S-LCD 5

Screen-to-body

84.26 %
79.47 %
71.34 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 530
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
64GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3300 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

30.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1036 min)
 

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 22 days (522 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
24.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
 
24 hours

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 

Music playback

88.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
13 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 MP
5 MP
16 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches (153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 650
See the full Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 vs HTC U11 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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U11
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    HTC Sense UI

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