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

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 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Macro mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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 oz (172 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 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
Water, Dust
Splash

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

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

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 

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

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 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
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 940
$ 629


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3 Comments

1. corvette72778

Posts: 151; 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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