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Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs HTC U12+

  • Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • HTC U12+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

8.5 / 10 (pro rating)

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HTC U12+

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0)Android (8.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.22 in x 2.91 in x 0.33 in6.17 in x 2.91 in x 0.38 in
Weight6.67 oz6.63 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
BiometricsIris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch) 
Keys  
Left sideYes 
Volume control, Other 
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyVolume control, Lock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, RedBlack, Blue, Red

Display

Physical size 6.2 in6 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1440x2880 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDS-LCD 6
Screen-to-body ratio83.68%80.2%
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor modelKryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)Kryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 630)Yes (Adreno 630)
RAM6 GB6 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channelQuad-channel
TypeLPDDR4LPDDR4
Built-in storage256 GB128 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 400 GB)Yes (up to 2,000 GB)
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSDmicroSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Dual LED)
Aperture sizeF1.5-F2.4F1.75
Pixel size1.4μm1.4μm
Optical zoomYes (2x)Yes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesSecond camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Second camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, 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, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (8 megapixels)
FeaturesAutofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Dual-Camera, Wide Angle, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3500 mAh3500 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Fast ChargeYes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging) 
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat) 
Battery timesTalk time: 35 hours / Stand-by time: 4 days (96 hours) / Music playback : 58 hours / Video playback : 20 hoursTalk time (3G) : 23.8 hours / Talk time (4G) : 23.8 hours
Internet use  
3G13 %01.0f hours 
LTE15%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi15%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringWireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
RadioYes (Type: Type: FM) 
Headphones connector3.5mmUSB Type-C (reversible)
Additional microphone/s Yes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, Multiple speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 )GSM (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 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPALTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
VoLTE Yes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
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, 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 TalkHangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced 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)
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 (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTGMass storage device
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentSamsung Pay 
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
Navigation Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG965U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedJan 11, 2018 
US SAR  
Head0.36 W/kg 
Body0.79 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router1.04 W/kg 
Phablet3.94 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 25, 2018)Yes (May 23, 2018)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 16, 2018Jun 28, 2018

Shopping information

MSRP price$940$849

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), AT&T (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Sprint (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 16, 2018))