HTC U12+ vs Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6: specs comparison

HTC U12+ vs Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6: specs comparison
The HTC U12+ is now official, inheriting the mantle from the HTC U11 and aiming to help HTC hold its diminishing ground on the already jam-packed Android market.

With a Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of native storage, the HTC U12+ is as well-spec'd as any other self-respecting flagship device out there. Of course, it has its fair share of unique features that add tons of merit, namely thanks to its four cameras, promising audio capabilities, and intriguing color options. 

HTC U12+

  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie HTC Sense UI


But how does HTC's latest phone compare against two of its fiercer rivals, the Galaxy S9+ and the fresh OnePlus 6? There's only one way to find out, and that's by putting the three against one another in an improvised specs comparison.

Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.3 inches
6.0 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
S-LCD 6

Screen-to-body

83.68 %
83.81 %
80.20 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
256GB, not expandable
128GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), OxygenOS UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3300 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
OnePlus Dash Charge
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

35.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

 
 
23.80 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Talk time (4G)

 
 
24 hours

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 
 

Music playback

102.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
20 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
16 MP (Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal Length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.6; Focal Length: 46 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

8 MP
16 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.13 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches (155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm)
6.17 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches (156.6 x 73.9 x 9.7 mm)

Weight

6.67 oz (189.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Splash
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 840
$ 629
$ 849
See the full Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6 vs HTC U12+ specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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U12+

PhoneArena Score:

7.5

User Score:

7.5
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie HTC Sense UI
6

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.9
  • Display 6.3 inches 2280 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 10 OxygenOS UI
Galaxy S9+

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.8
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 10 Samsung One UI

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