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HTC U12+ vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

  • HTC U12+

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HTC U12+

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0)iOS (11.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.17 in x 2.91 in x 0.38 in6.24 in x 3.07 in x 0.3 in
Weight6.63 oz7.13 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
Keys  
Left side Yes
 Volume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Blue, RedGold, Gray, Silver, Red

Display

Physical size 6 in5.5 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2880 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologyS-LCD 6IPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio80.2%67.47%
Colors 16 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorOleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845Apple A11 Bionic
Processor modelKryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 630)Yes (Apple 3-core GPU)
RAM6 GB3 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channel 
TypeLPDDR4LPDDR4
Built-in storage128 GB256 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 2,000 GB) 
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD 

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (Dual LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.75F1.8
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Optical zoomYes (2x)Yes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesSecond camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection)Second camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps))
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesDual-Camera, Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3500 mAh2691 mAh
Type Li-ion
Wireless charging Built-in (Qi)
Battery timesTalk time (3G) : 23.8 hours / Talk time (4G) : 23.8 hoursTalk time: 21 hours / Music playback : 60 hours / Video playback : 14 hours

Multimedia

Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPortWireless screen share
Headphones connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation)Yes
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Dual speakers

Cellular

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, 28, 32, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 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 18 (1200/150 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
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD Voice Yes
VoLTEYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic 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
E-mailYesYes
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

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), 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), SIM Access (SAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass 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), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Availability

Officially announcedYes (May 23, 2018)Yes (Sep 12, 2017)
Market statusUpcomingAvailable
Scheduled releaseJuly 2018 
Release date Sep 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$849$949

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Upcoming (May 28, 2018)), AT&T (Upcoming (May 28, 2018)), T-Mobile (Upcoming (May 28, 2018))Verizon (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), AT&T (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))