Product Comparison: HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

General Specifications
Galaxy S8 (G950)
About the Product
HTC U11 - Squeeze for the brilliant U HTC U11. The best HTC phone ever. From its beautifully slim and seamlessly curved liquid surface to the revolutionary new HTC Edge Sense squeeze technology, you’ll love the way the U11 builds on HTC’s reputation for uncompromising quality and introducing innovations such as Edge Sense that will transform the way you interact with your smartphone forever.
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Size & Weight
6.06 in.
5.9 in.
2.99 in.
2.7 in.
0.31 in.
0.3 in.
5.96 oz.
5.4 oz.
Display Type
Super LCD5
Screen Size
5.5 in.
5.8 in.
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440
1440 x 2960
Pixel Density
534 ppi
570 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
HTC U11 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Sapphire Blue
  • The 5.5-inch display is excellent and text and images are crisp.
  • The display is great with some washout in direct bright sunlight but everything is still legible and certainly doesn't hinder operation.
  • This 2k (same as Samsung S8) screen is very good. I have been a long-time fan of vivid displays by Samsung, and this display is very similar to a S8 display when you look at it.
  • The maximum brightness level is very good.This is important, since its then legible in sunlight.
  • The screen in sunlight is not clear so having to adjust brightness manually. The auto brightness does not seem to be as good as M8 HTC.
  • I was a little disappointed with the outdoor performance and the screen struggled under bright sunlight.
Processor Name
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Exynos 8895 Octa
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
2.45 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
HTC U11 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Sapphire Blue
  • It has the latest processor and performance, in particular, are brilliant.
  • Very pleased with this latest HTC. Extremely fast, no apps have been a problem to run.
  • Processors show breathtaking speed, jaw-dropping graphics, impressively smooth performance and longer battery life.
  • HTC U11 pulls all the games at maximum settings at all possible maximum FPS. Applications do not slow down, and everything works like a clock.
  • Apps constantly freeze and there is an issue with email notifications.
Internal Memory
64 GB
64 GB
4 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
1000 GB
256 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
16 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
Other Functions
dual pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, Panorama, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec.
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Digital Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Camera"
HTC U11 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Sapphire Blue
  • I'm very impressed so far, very happy. Not only real photo quality, but also the phone itself is clever, beautiful, fast and very well made in all other aspects.
  • Camera really is excellent, the reviews are right, and the other thing I really like - is the squeeze!
  • It is honestly the best phone Ive had and seen.The picture quality and sound quality are excellent. I am really impressed with this phone and would recommend it.
  • The U11 is a perfectly decent phone. It looks great, especially the back and has a superb camera and speakers.
  • The camera is the best smartphone camera bar none. The squeeze feature is actually very useful.
5.0 + LE
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
USB Type C
USB Type C
Network Type
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
Operating System
Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Voice Control App
Amazon Alexa
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Maximum Usage Time
24 hours
20 hours
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Extreme power saving mode, Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0), IP67, Fingerprint (front-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass, Gyro, Geomagnetic Sensor, Edge Sensor, A-GPS, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Infinity Display: Beyond The Bezel, The Big Screen That Feels Small, More Screen Means More Is Seen, Scroll Less, Do More, Styled For The Future, Sleek All Around, Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Сompass, More Filters, More Creativity, More Memories to Share, Multitasking Made Easy, Capture Every Moment, Skype video call, Iris scanner, GPS/lbs location
What customers say about "Features"
HTC U11 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Sapphire Blue
  • When power saver function on I can get the handset to hold its charge into a fourth day of daily use before needing to recharge.
  • Audio on speakers very good and headphones really good. It is a bit daft that you can't charge and listen to music at same time, as port same for both, but the phone charges really quickly.
  • Fingerprint sensor- very accurate, and positioned on home button. This, is a better one than the fingerprint sensor placement of S8 placement which is at the back.
  • Google Maps regularly freezes and won't shut down, Google Play Store won't even open.
  • I still don't understand why HTC have excluded the headphone jack. It's not like one wouldn't fit and it's so frustrating being forced to use the bundled headset or bluetooth.
Battery Capacity
3000 mA/h
3000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
HTC U11 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Sapphire Blue
  • The new USB-C quick charge feature is magnificent. It charges the phone in a matter of hours.
  • One thing that stands out is the amazing battery life. It's twice as good than on the 10 and genuinely lasts the whole day. By the time I get to bed it's on half or a bit less.
  • Everything works and i get almost 40 hours out of my battery.
  • Battery life is more than adequate as I find I get through the day without charging.
  • In general, for a device with a 3000 mAh battery, the operating time is decent, personally, I did not have discomfort.
Included With Unit
USB-C cable, HTC Rapid Charger 3.0, HTC USonic Earphones, Clear Case, Cleaning Cloth, USB-C Digital to 3.5mm adaptor
Quick Charge Power Adapter, USB-C cable, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
349.00 $

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