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" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)


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.

HTC U12+ vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.2 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2880 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2280 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18.5:9
19:9

Pixel density

537 ppi
531 ppi
402 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 6
Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

80.20 %
83.68 %
83.81 %

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and 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: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
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

Second camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
20 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.6; Focal Length: 46 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; 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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
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)

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.17 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches (156.6 x 73.9 x 9.7 mm)
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)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Notification light
Notification light

Hardware & Performance

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

6 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4
8 GB LPDDR4

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3500 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 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
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 840
$ 629


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3 Comments

1. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

If it doesn't have wireless charging, IP68, and Samsung Pay, I do t want it.

2. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

What if it has predictive text?

3. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

@PhoneArena The pricing for the OnePlus is wrong

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