Taiwan-based HTC has recently launched their flagship device, the HTC U11, and it is now set to take on the battle with the industry's most famous smartphones. Will the HTC U11 be able to give a fine fight with korea's Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the Cuppertino giant's Apple iPhone 7?
Keys specs comparison table
|HTC U11||Samsung Galaxy S8||LG G6||Apple iPhone 7|
|Snapdragon 835||Snapdragon 835/|
|Snapdragon 821||A10 Fusion|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM||4GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|64GB ROM||64GB ROM||32GB ROM||32GB ROM/|
|Main: 12 MP|
|Front: 16MP||Front: 8MP||Front: 5MP||Front: 7MP|
|Android 7.1||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||iOS 10.0.1|
The HTC U11 sports a 5.5-inch Super LCD 5 screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 534 ppi. Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, and 570 ppi. On the other hand, the LG G6 comes in with a display size of 5.7 inches having a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels and 561 ppi. Apple's iPhone 7 arrives with a 4.7-inch screen, 1334 x 750 pixels resolution, and 326 ppi. Considering the bigger display size and higher definition screen, the Galaxy S8 takes this round.
In this category, we will set aside the iPhone 7 due to its overall different platform and focus on the other three smartphones. The HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are both shipping the latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC with Adreno 540 GPU onboard whereas the LG G6 carries the older version Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and Adreno 530. Well, we might want a tie-breaker between the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11. OS wise, the HTC U11 runs the updated Android 7.1 Nougat OS while the Galaxy S8 is still stuck in the Android 7.0. In addition, HTC U11 has a faster clock rate at 2.45GHz than the Galaxy S8's 2.35GHz. The HTC U11 takes the upper hand.
The HTC U11 packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal flash memory. The Galaxy S8 ships with the same memory configuration like the U11 while LG G6 also has 4GB of RAM but only comes with 32GB native storage. The Non-Android iPhone 7 on the other hand, offers 2GB of RAM and three memory variants: 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. It is worth noting that all the Android-powered phones come with expandable memory. Another draw for the HTC U11 and Galaxy S8.
In terms of the optics, we will just compare the handsets in the basic aspect excluding the features that would take us until tomorrow to finish. HTC U11 features a 12MP rear camera with a Dual LED flash and f/1.7 aperture and a 16MP front-facing shooter. The Galaxy S8 sports the same 12MP primary camera and aperture but with just a single LED flash plus a selfie shooter of 8MP. The LG G6 bears a 13MP back snapper with Dual LED flash and f/1.8 aperture and a front camera of 5MP. The iPhone, on the other hand, comes with a 12MP sensor at the back and 7MP selfie shooter. Based on the cited details, the round goes to HTC U11 (on papers at least. We'll be back with our full camera comparison).
There are still many categories that they must get through before we could declare a winner. However, so far, it seems like the HTC U11 might be a capable contender after all for the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Apple iPhone 7. Would you agree?