Officially launched on Tuesday, the HTC U11 is the newest flagship to hit the market. The device has the camera with the best ranking in the DxOMark website and comes with the same Galaxy S8 hardware inside, but with the option to increase RAM and internal storage, which can reach 6GB and 128GB, respectively.
And of course, the flagship of Samsung has already been placed next to the HTC device for a comparison. The Recombu channel has listed all the specifications of each one so that the consumer can make the choice of their next smartphone better informed.
So let’s take a look at these specs, even knowing that the HTC U11 will hardly reach Europe:
HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8: Display
The HTC U11 has a 5.5-inch flat display. It is made in LCD, and the manufacturer is considered one of the best companies in this technology of screens for smartphones. The device still has Quad HD resolution, that is, 1440 x 2560 pixels. The aspect ratio is 16: 9.
The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch screen with curved edges and is manufactured using Super AMOLED technology. It also has Quad HD resolution, but it has more pixels because of the aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, so it has 1440 x 2960 pixels. However, by default, it comes configured in Full HD + resolution, 1080 x 2220 pixels.
HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8: Security and unlock
While the HTC U11 comes with the digital reader in the front, considered more affordable and comfortable by most users, the Galaxy S8 has the sensor on the back, next to the camera. The position is not centralized, which makes it harder for lefties to reach, for example. Aside from the fact that the finger ends, in most cases, going on camera.
However, the S8 has some advantages in terms of blocking and safety. It also offers iris-reading or facial-recognition unlock which eliminates the use of the rear digital reader – and is considered safer.
HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8: Camera
Starting with the front sensors, the HTC U11 has 16MP and f / 2.0 aperture, while the S8 has fewer pixels, with 8MP, but larger aperture, f / 1.7. This means that Chinese can capture more details of the image, and the image can be magnified without loss of quality, but low-light photos should be better in Korean.
The rear sensor is the U11’s great asset. In addition to the DxOMark score of 90, the technologies included in this sensor promise high-quality images. In the basic specifications, the two tie up, with 12MP and aperture f / 1.7. Both also come with sensors with 1 / 2.55 “and pixel with 1.4 microns.
The difference is in the additional features. HTC uses Ultra Pixel 3 technology, with UltraSpeed autofocus, and optical and digital stabilizations (for videos). The S8 has a PDAF (Phase Detection) focus with Dual Pixel technology. Which is the best, we will only know when comparatives arise. But the certainty is that they are two beautiful cameras.
HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8: Virtual Assistant
The S8 has Bixby, the artificial intelligence software that is still under development by Samsung and is only a promise, yet. For now, there are few resources.
The HTC U11 comes with options. You can use the Google Assistant or Alexa from Amazon. And the two will work simultaneously if you prefer. All integrated by HTC Sense Companion.
HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8: Other differences
The HTC U11 has no headphone jack but promises BoomSound audio with two Hi-Fi speakers (one upstairs and one downstairs, where it would be the headphone jack), and even comes with cancellation-friendly Usonic headphones Active noise.
Already the sound system of the Galaxy S8 is Ultra High-Quality 32-bit. The sound is only emitted by a speaker positioned on the bottom of the unit. The headset has the AKG brand, which Samsung owns.
The two also have protection against water and dust, with the IP68 on the Galaxy S8 and the IP67 on the HTC U11, which means only that the second can only stay up to 30 minutes submerged in depth of 1 meter. The S8 takes 30 minutes to 1.5 meters.
The Chinese smartphone still has the ability to lightly press the device to open the camera and toggle between the front and back sensor or turn on the flashlight with a slightly longer grip.
Another difference is the processor. While both have the Snapdragon 835 in the United States, the S8 comes with the Exynos 8895 in other markets, but performance is basically the same in both cases, with some details where each chipset does better. And, as already said, the U11 has the option with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The two have the same battery capacity: 3,000mAh. And fast loading, being the Samsung FastCharge on the S8 with Exynos and in Chinese we have QuickCharge 3.0 from Qualcomm.