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HTC U12+ versus Samsung Galaxy S9+, OnePlus 6 and LG G7 ThinQ

HTC U12+ in ceramic black

HTC has finally unveiled the U12+, its newest flagship device.  The handset is quite powerful and features 6GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 845 chipset and up to 128GB of internal storage.

However, the HTC U12+ isn’t the only 2018 device using Qualcomm’s fastest and most powerful currently available chipset.

Let’s take a look at how HTC’s premium handset stands up against Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ — the U12+’s main non-notched competitor — the OnePlus 6 and LG’s G7 ThinQ, other Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones.

For the HTC U12’s Canadian pricing and availability, check out our availability page, here.

HTC U12+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

OnePlus 6

LG G7 ThinQ

Display

6.0-inch Super LCD6 display. 2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio

6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

6.28-inch AMOLED display, 2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio

6.1-inch QHD+ display, 3120 x 1440 pixels, 19:5:9 aspect ratio

Processor

Snapdragon 845

Snapdragon 845 (Exynos 9810 in Europe and other regions)

Snapdragon 845

Snapdragon 845

RAM

6GB of RAM

6GB of RAM

6GB, 8GB of RAM

4GB of RAM

Storage

64GB, 128GB (expandable up to 2TB)

64GB (expandable up to 400GB)

64GB, 128GB, 256GB

64GB

Dimensions (in.)

156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7mm

158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm

155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm

153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

188g

189g

177g

162g

Rear Facing Camera

12-megapixel (f/1.8) +16-megapixel (f/2.6, OIS, EIS)

12-megapixel (variable f/1.5 - f/2.4, OIS) + 12-megapixel (f.2.4, OIS) dual-LED flash

16-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS, EIS) + 20-megapixel (f/1.7)

16-megapixel (f/1.6) + 16-megapixel (f/1.9)

Front Facing Camera

8-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.0)

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

16-megapixel (f/2.0)

8-megapixel (f/1.9)

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo

Battery

3,500mAh

3,500mAh

3,300mAh

3,000mAh

Network Connectivity

GSM/HSPA/LTE

GSM/HSPA/LTE

GSM/HSPA/LTE/Band 66

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, Edge Sense 2.0, proximity sensor, magnetic sensor

Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), Intelligent Scan, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Dual SIM

Nano SIM

Launch Date

May 23, 2018

March 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

May 3, 2018

Misc

Colours: Ceramic Black, Translucent Blue | IP68 certified, Face Unlock, Edge Sense 2.0,

Colours: Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple (in Canada) | IP68 water/dust resistant, wireless charging, USB, type C, Bluetooth 5.0

Notched display, Colours: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White | Alert Slider, Bluetooth 5.0. Dash Charge (5V 4A), Face Unlock, water resistant

Notched display, Colour: Platinum Gray, Aurora Black |

Display

HTC U12+

6.0-inch Super LCD6 display. 2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio

Samsung Galaxy S9+

6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

OnePlus 6

6.28-inch AMOLED display, 2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio

LG G7 ThinQ

6.1-inch QHD+ display, 3120 x 1440 pixels, 19:5:9 aspect ratio

Processor

HTC U12+

Snapdragon 845

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Snapdragon 845 (Exynos 9810 in Europe and other regions)

OnePlus 6

Snapdragon 845

LG G7 ThinQ

Snapdragon 845

RAM

HTC U12+

6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S9+

6GB of RAM

OnePlus 6

6GB, 8GB of RAM

LG G7 ThinQ

4GB of RAM

Storage

HTC U12+

64GB, 128GB (expandable up to 2TB)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

64GB (expandable up to 400GB)

OnePlus 6

64GB, 128GB, 256GB

LG G7 ThinQ

64GB

Dimensions (in.)

HTC U12+

156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7mm

Samsung Galaxy S9+

158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm

OnePlus 6

155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8mm

LG G7 ThinQ

153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

HTC U12+

188g

Samsung Galaxy S9+

189g

OnePlus 6

177g

LG G7 ThinQ

162g

Rear Facing Camera

HTC U12+

12-megapixel (f/1.8) +16-megapixel (f/2.6, OIS, EIS)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

12-megapixel (variable f/1.5 - f/2.4, OIS) + 12-megapixel (f.2.4, OIS) dual-LED flash

OnePlus 6

16-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS, EIS) + 20-megapixel (f/1.7)

LG G7 ThinQ

16-megapixel (f/1.6) + 16-megapixel (f/1.9)

Front Facing Camera

HTC U12+

8-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.0)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

OnePlus 6

16-megapixel (f/2.0)

LG G7 ThinQ

8-megapixel (f/1.9)

OS

HTC U12+

Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Android 8.0 Oreo

OnePlus 6

Android 8.1 Oreo

LG G7 ThinQ

Android 8.0 Oreo

Battery

HTC U12+

3,500mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9+

3,500mAh

OnePlus 6

3,300mAh

LG G7 ThinQ

3,000mAh

Network Connectivity

HTC U12+

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Samsung Galaxy S9+

GSM/HSPA/LTE

OnePlus 6

GSM/HSPA/LTE/Band 66

LG G7 ThinQ

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

HTC U12+

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, Edge Sense 2.0, proximity sensor, magnetic sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), Intelligent Scan, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

OnePlus 6

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

LG G7 ThinQ

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer

SIM Type

HTC U12+

Nano SIM

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Nano SIM

OnePlus 6

Dual SIM

LG G7 ThinQ

Nano SIM

Launch Date

HTC U12+

May 23, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9+

March 16, 2018

OnePlus 6

May 16, 2018

LG G7 ThinQ

May 3, 2018

Misc

HTC U12+

Colours: Ceramic Black, Translucent Blue | IP68 certified, Face Unlock, Edge Sense 2.0,

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Colours: Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple (in Canada) | IP68 water/dust resistant, wireless charging, USB, type C, Bluetooth 5.0

OnePlus 6

Notched display, Colours: Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White | Alert Slider, Bluetooth 5.0. Dash Charge (5V 4A), Face Unlock, water resistant

LG G7 ThinQ

Notched display, Colour: Platinum Gray, Aurora Black |

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