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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs HTC U11

  • Samsung Galaxy S9

  • HTC U11

Samsung Galaxy S9

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HTC U11

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0)Android (8.0, 7.1)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.81 in x 2.7 in x 0.33 in6.06 in x 2.99 in x 0.31 in
Weight5.75 oz5.96 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
Features Touch sensitive control keys
BiometricsIris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)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, Silver, Blue, White

Display

Physical size 5.8 in5.5 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1440x2560 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDS-LCD 5
Screen-to-body ratio84.36%71.34%
Colors 16 777 216
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 sensorScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor modelKryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)Kryo 280 (Octa-core,2450 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 630)Yes (Adreno 540)
RAM4 GB4 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channelDual-channel
TypeLPDDR4LPDDR4
Built-in storage256 GB64 GB
Maximum User Storage 54 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 400 GB)Yes (up to 128 GB)
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSDmicroSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Dual LED)
Aperture sizeF1.5-F2.4F1.7
Camera sensor size 1/2.55"
Pixel size1.4μm1.4μm
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
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, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, 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), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingHyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (16 megapixels)
FeaturesAutofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-ion 
Fast ChargeYes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging)Yes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat) 
Battery timesTalk time: 31 hours / Stand-by time: 3 days (82 hours) / Music playback : 51 hours / Video playback : 17 hoursTalk 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)
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE12%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

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

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, 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, 25, 26, 28 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 41 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPALTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 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
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, 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), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Generic 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)
MIMO 
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTGMass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
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), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG960U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedJan 11, 2018 
US SAR  
Head0.35 W/kg 
Body0.96 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router0.95 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 25, 2018)Yes (May 16, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 16, 2018May 18, 2017

Shopping information

MSRP price$820$650

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)), Cricket (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), MetroPCS (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018))Sprint (Available (Jun 09, 2017))