Results: which shiny beast would you buy, Samsung Galaxy S8+ or HTC U11?

Results: which shiny beast would you buy, Samsung Galaxy S8+ or HTC U11?
HTC's newest flagship — the U11 — is a true marvel to behold, with its shiny, shiny finishes, has a great camera, is decked-out in terms of hardware, and courageously misses a headphone jack. To set it apart, HTC made the Edge Sense feature — you can squeeze the phone to perform pre-selected actions. Usable? Eh...

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ continued to follow the direction Sammy set for itself 2 years ago — make a shiny flagship that's chock-full of cutting-edge hardware and offers something new to the public. This year, that's the 18.5:9 elongated Infinity Display and... Bixby — the voice assistant that has its own hardware button on the side of the phone. Is it any good? Eh...

So, yeah, both phones have their positives and their “meh”s. But all in all, they are solid flagships. We thought we'd ask you — which one is for you? Here's how the votes tallied up:

Would you buy a Galaxy S8+ or an HTC U11?

Galaxy squad here!
51.06%
Team 11! That's HTC U11
48.94%

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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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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26 Comments

1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I have the htc u11 but im thinking of giving it to my dad because i cant ger used to these huge bezels

2. zeus4466

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

It seems you've been using bezelless phones for years :p is not easy to get used to bezelless phones and switch to one that has one. Personally, I prefer a phone that doesn't lag, has an excellent camera, and better fingerprint sensor location. I'll stick with my u11

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Well said. This whole bezzelless drama is just bull crap and not many people like S8 design anyway due to major shortcomings like useless but curved display and misplacement of the FP scanner. I personally like phones with bezzels because it gives me a better grip and secure feeling when holding the phone.

17. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I never said i want a bezeless phone :) i just havr never used a phone sith such huge bezels before..

19. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"sith" You're a Sith? That's f**king awesome!

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I can already see you changing your mind once a bezelless iPhone releases.

3. notfair

Posts: 673; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

shut uuup, you don't have this phone because if you would have it you would've like it for the smoothness, sound and camera... you're just trolling around.

5. zeus4466

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Lol, I told you I will stick with it because it is smooth (doesn't lag) and has excellent camera. The sound is excellent, the audio recording is beyond amazing, the only phone that can record a bootleg for an artist... I'm commenting from it. U11 is simply the best. S8+ is not easy to handle you need a huge hand to reach the notification, it lags, the only thing about it is the design, and we get bored of the design in one month, the most important is the performance, and u11 wins by miles.

12. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Exactly my opinion, well said!

14. baibhav93

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2014

i have both the phones and to be honest, HTC U11 wins in every field, except the design,which doesnt matter after a month or so... Performance, Camera and all other fields - HTC U 11...hands down...

20. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Um.. try the two most important factors, display and ergonomics/ portability. All SD835 devices perform similar in most areas.... I know there are a lot of Android fans that hate Samsung even more than Apple...but come on....open your eyes..

25. Sale247

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2014

Uf,uf man really? Thank you,you give me a great smile and that is just what I need today!!

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S8 Plus all day. I'm team Galaxy.

13. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Whoever picked the HTC must have been Pissed lol

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Batty picked it lol.

16. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Lmfao

6. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

U11 for me if note 8 does not impress btw my lumia 1520 was exellent getting another one

7. foreverflirting

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

HTC u11 for me please!

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

HTC U11 for sure!

10. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Voting For: HTC U11 Sent From My HTC U11

11. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

S8+ all the way, well tell the note 8 is released.

18. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Wow! That poll was actually close. I know Isheep are clueless but never expected my Android brethren to be as well. The GS8 smokes the HTC U11 in size alone. One is a phablet and one is an easy to handle phone with a phablet sized display. No contest no matter how much you hate Samsung.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Wow! That poll was actually close." Of course it was close. This may come as a shock to you, but no everyone on the site is a Sammy supporter. "I know Isheep are clueless..." Not even two sentences in and Apple's dick is already down your throat. Impressive work. "...but never expected my Android brethren to be as well." Translation: Any differing opinion than my is worthless... also f**k not TW. "The GS8 smokes the HTC U11 in size alone." Because size is the only reason someone buys a phone./s Must be why the iPhone 7 outsells them both. "One is a phablet and one is an easy to handle phone with a phablet sized display." One is excessively big, the other is excessively tall. Neither is particularly operable with a single hand. "No contest no matter how much you hate Samsung." Samsung fans: Everybody loves Samsung. Samsung is justice. Samsung fed my family. Samsung is the one true hero we deserve! Everyone else: Shut the f**k up and find something to do already. We don't care, we buy what we want. Your indoctrination speeches make us cringe.

24. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol kikosheep at his best. Size is a huge differentiator, that's why they are called MOBILE phones. I know that might fly over your sheepbrain but it makes sense to most people. Why else do you think everyone is going bezeless? For fun? Haha sheep. Never used a GS8 for more than 5 minutes at bestbuy eh? It handles amazing with one hand, not tall like you sheep wish it did.

22. Skizzo

Posts: 401; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Objectively speaking, they are both great devices. I'd say the HTC has the software I'd like, but Samsung has the hardware I want. That said, there are two main reasons I voted Samsung... 1. I fully admit that I'm a "screen-to-body ratio" w***e, and always look for a phone that will give me the maximum screen size in the smallest form factor, so for that, I'd have to vote for Samsung. 2. I have a great pair of headphones that I love to use (ATH-M50) so any phone that lacks a 3.5mm jack prevents me from using something that I love (without additional dongles.) Again, in this scenario, Samsung gets my vote, as any phone that I buy must have an audio jack. BONUS reason... 3. The last reason is very subjective, but I think the S8 looks better and more eye catching. DL/DR - I like HTC, and really really want them to succeed, but I want small bezels and a 3.5mm jack.

26. Sale247

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2014

Vote for HTC U11

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