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HTC U11 vs Apple iPhone 8

  • HTC U11

  • Apple iPhone 8


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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.06 in x 2.99 in x 0.31 in5.45 in x 2.65 in x 0.29 in
Weight5.96 oz5.22 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP67)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
FeaturesTouch sensitive control keys 
BiometricsFingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
Left side Yes
 Volume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Silver, Blue, WhiteGold, Gray, Silver, Red


Physical size 5.5 in4.7 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2560 pixels)Other (750x1334 pixels)
TechnologyS-LCD 5IPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio71.34%65.34%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835Apple A11 Bionic
Processor modelKryo 280 (Octa-core,2450 MHz,64-bit,10nm) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 540)Yes (Apple 3-core GPU)
Memory architectureDual-channel 
Built-in storage64 GB256 GB
Maximum User Storage54 GB 
Memory card supportYes (up to 128 GB) 
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD 


CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (Dual LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Camera sensor size1/2.55" 
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps))
FeaturesHyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Additional cameraYes (16 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)


Capacity3000 mAh1821 mAh
Type Li-ion
Fast ChargeYes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)Yes (USB Power Delivery)
Wireless charging Built-in (Qi)
Battery timesTalk time (3G) : 24.5 hours / Stand-by time 3G: 14 days (336 hours) / Talk time (4G) : 24.5 hours / Stand-by time 4G: 14 days (336 hours)Talk time: 14 hours / Music playback : 40 hours / Video playback : 13 hours


Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen shareWireless screen share
Headphones connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation, Video recording)Yes
SpeakersEarpiece, Multiple speakersEarpiece, Multiple speakers


Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
HD Voice Yes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google Talk 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility  Yes
Hearing Aid Compatibility rating M3, T4


BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsGeneric Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP) 
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes 
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTG, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Mobile Payment Apple Pay
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory Approval Yes
FCC ID value BCG-E3174A
FCC ID link  link
Date approved Sep 12, 2017
Head 1.09 W/kg
Body 1.09 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router 1.09 W/kg


Officially announcedYes (May 16, 2017)Yes (Sep 12, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMay 18, 2017Sep 22, 2017

Shopping information

Accessories EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
MSRP price$650$849

US carrier availability

CarrierSprint (Available (Jun 09, 2017))AT&T (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Verizon (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Nov 14, 2017))