HTC U12 Life vs HTC U12+

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Pixel density

402 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 6

Screen-to-body ratio

77.70 %
80.20 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Depth information
Laser and Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
Dual LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Flash, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.24 x 2.97 x 0.33 inches (158.5 x 75.4 x 8.3 mm)
6.17 x 2.91 x 0.38 inches (156.6 x 73.9 x 9.7 mm)

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

Purple, Blue
Black, Blue, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 509
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 2000 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3600 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time (3G)

 
23.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Talk time (4G)

 
24 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 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 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
USB Type-C (reversible)

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Nov 19, 2018

 
FCC ID value: NM82Q55200 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.66 W/kg

Body

 
0.53 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.33 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.64 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
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