Smartphone Comparison – Samsung S9 vs. HTC U11+

With all the excitement of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hitting the headlines we tought it might be realistic to compare it to the new HTC U11+, as an alternative. From the spec comparison, you can see that there isn’t much to choose between the two devices, and the HTC U11+ is cheaper. Both feature 18:9 displays, 12mp came sensors, Android 8.0 and are waterproof to IP68. In fact, despite boasting a dual aperture camera, the Samsung S9 actually falls short compared to the U11+, in audio performance, RAM, and battery size.

FeatureHTC U11+Samsung S9Samsung S9+
Screen Size6 inches5.8 inches6.2 inches
Camera12MP main (DxOMark 90 score), 8MP front12MP main, 8MP front12MP main, 8MP front
SoftwareAndroid 8.0Android 8.0Android 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Samsung Exynos 9810 (UK)Samsung Exynos 9810 (UK)
Headphone JackUSB-C no jackUSB-C and 3.5mm headphone jackUSB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack
AIHTC Sense Companion, Google Assistant, and Amazon AlexaBixby (AI)Bixby (AI)
WaterproofIP68 water and dust resistanceIP68 water and dust resistanceIP68 water and dust resistance
ColoursAmazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, and Ice WhiteMidnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple variantsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple variants
Additional features?HTC Edge Sense, HTC BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers, HTC USonic headphones (in box)Wireless charging support, Rear-mounted fingerprint scannerWireless charging support, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

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