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:

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18.5:9
 

Pixel density

534 ppi
570 ppi
561 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 5
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.34 %
84.26 %
79.47 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

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

Second camera

 
 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)
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)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches (153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm)
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)

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

 
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Talk time (4G)

24 hours
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
88.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
17.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 650
 
 


Related phones

U11
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. A_A_A

Posts: 222; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It's even wider that Galaxy Note 5 which has 5.7 inch screen. HTC loves huge bezels...

2. 314NTMD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

it's wider mainly due to the normal 16:9 body ratio, the 18.5:9 screen on the S8 is actually narrower than a 16:9 5.2 inch display(means it's smaller than a 5.2 inch display if you don't want to sacrifice top&bottom 14% of a video when watching horizontally) ps. sorry for my english

3. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

he said note 5, not s8. note 5 also has the 16:9 ratio.

5. 314NTMD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

yeah i know that(but failed to edit my post after 5 minutes) but note 5 is actually wider than the U11...

6. 314NTMD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

ps. i DO hate the up&bottom bezels of U11. Looks so empty(waste of space XD)

7. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

couldn't agree more on bezels. U11 is almost as wide as note 5 with smaller screen.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Samsung and LG: We think people want minimal bezels in order to maximize the viewing area to enjoy content. HTC: PEOPLE WANNA SQUEEZE THEIR PHONES!!!

8. srgonu

Posts: 549; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Bluetooth 5.0 for S8

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