HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: ‘The Clash of the Titans’

The clash of the rivals, HTC and Samsung will be quite an interesting one. Both the Titans have put in their topmost professional software in their flagship phones so that it emerge as the winner in the cut-throat competition. If you are not able to decide on the best one, we bring you a vivid comparison between the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus on our blog today to sort out your confusion.


The HTC U11 has a screen measurement of 5.5 inches IPS display with1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It also includes a front mounted physical home button which has a Touch ID sensor. Samsung S8 Plus is slightly larger in size as compared to HTC U1 with 6.2 inches AMOLED display and1440 x 2960 pixels resolution. HTC U11 has got a unique feature of ‘pressure sensitive edges’ which lets you navigate the phone even by gliding fingers along the edges. Well, this feature is absent in Galaxy S8 Plus, instead, it has curved edges which make the handset look stunning. Only Galaxy S8 Plus supports the exclusive Mobile HDR Premium content from Netflix. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back side of the phone, unlike HTC U11. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also holds a special feature which is not present in HTC U11, that is ‘Iris Scanner’ which lets you smoothly unlocks the phone by detecting your face.


Water Resistance:

Don’t you worry, if by mistake you drop your phone in water because both Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and HTC U11 are water and dust resistant. However, Galaxy S8 Plus is slightly at the higher end. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is IP 68 certified, which means the device can sustain in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters whereas HTC U11 is IP 67 certified, this indicates that the handset can stay in the water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

Operating System:

Both the devices run on the newest Android 'Nougat' Beta operating system. Samsung S8 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat whereas HTC U11 uses Android 7.1 Nougat. When it comes to OS, HTC U11 is slightly at the higher end.


Both the phones are incorporated by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. In the case of Galaxy S8 Plus, except China and US, the other Samsung S8 Plus models are chipped by Exynos 8895 Octa– EMEA. The HTC U11 is processed by Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with Octa Core up to 2.45GHz CPU whereas Galaxy S8 Plus is handled by Octa Core 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.


RAM and Storage:

In terms of storage, both the devices have 4GB of RAM and an internal capacity of 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB.


The HTC U11 houses 12MP camera with Dual LED flash as the primary camera and the front camera roots 16MP camera. While the Galaxy S8 Plus is just like HTC U11, it nestles a 12MP OIS LED flash as the rear camera but the front camera is a little less than HTC, it comprises 8MP front shooter with Auto HDR.


Both the devices are equipped with powerful battery back-up.  Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is energized by a powerful non-removable 3500mAh Li-Ion battery with quick charging facility (Quick Charge2.0). HTC U11 is powered by a modest non-removable 3000mAh Li-Ion battery with a quick charging facility (Quick Charge 3.0).


The other prominent specifications of HTC U11 are  USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and Bluetooth 4.2. It, however, lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack. When it comes to Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, the handset supports USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung has already triggered a flutter in the market with their 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. But, if you yet to experience these expensive phones and looking for almost similar features at a slightly lesser price, then HTC U11 can serve the needs. Check the detailed analysis and pick your device!

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus launch in Dubai UAE was on April 29. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus price in Dubai UAE is expected to be 3,099 AED. However, HTC U 11 launch date in Dubai UAE is likely to begin from the next month. HTC U 11 price in Dubai UAE is expected to cost between 2836 AED to 3073 AED.


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