Specs Comparison: HTC U11 vs LG G6

Specs Comparison: HTC U11 vs LG G6

HTC has a new smartphone in town and it’s their flagship offering to date — the HTC U11. To set the phone apart from the sea of powerful Android handsets, HTC has introduced a new way of interaction called Edge Sense. Let’s compare it with LG’s current top offering to find out which one is the one for you

5.5-inch Super LCD5 @ 2560 x 1440 pixels5.7-inch QHD+ Full Vision display @ 2880 x 1440 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (front) / Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU
Adreno 540 GPUAdreno 530 GPU
64GB / 128GB internal storage32GB/64GB UFS 2.0 storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GBExpandable up to 2TB via microSD
12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel rear laser AF camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, OIS
13MP (f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis) + 13MP (f/2.4) wide-angle Laser AF rear cameras w/ dual LED Flash
16MP f/1.7 front-facing camera5MP wide-angle front camera, f/2.2 aperture
4G LTE-A Cat164G LTE-A Cat.12/13
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-bandWiFi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
USB 3.1 (Type-C)USB 3.1 (Type-C)
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Hi-Res DACHi-Fi Quad DAC
Amazon AlexaGoogle Assistant
3000mAh Li-Ion battery w/ Quick Charge 3.03300mAh Li-Po battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
-Wireless charging (US variant)
IP67 SplashproofIP68 Dust and Water resistant
Android 7.1 Nougat w/ HTC SenseAndroid 7.0 Nougat w/ LG UX 6.0 UI
153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
169 g163g
Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar RedAstro Black, Mystic White, Ice Platinum

HTC U11 advantages:

  • Latest Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • Better Adreno 540 graphics
  • Higher RAM option
  • Larger storage option
  • Dual Pixel rear camera
  • Brighter front camera
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Edge Sense

LG G6 advantages:


  • Bigger display in a smaller body
  • Wide-angle secondary rear camera
  • Larger battery
  • Wireless charging variant
  • Better water and dust resistance (IP68)

On paper, HTC’s offering has a number of advantages over LG’s. For one, the chipset powering the LG G6 is last year’s top silicon that’s already been succeeded. This has been LG G6’s main shortcoming when being compared with 2017 flagships. HTC has also mentioned the availability of a more powerful HTC U11 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage in select markets. Well, LG G6 configurations are market dependent too but only the U.S. is getting wireless charging.

When it comes to optics, the HTC U11 has the highest rated camera on mobile phones now, dethroning the Google Pixel. But, it doesn’t follow the dual camera trend, unlike the LG G6 which has an interesting and fun to use wide-angle lens on its back. Both have good cameras but the LG G6 can give more possibilities thanks to its two rear cameras.

Aside from the dual rear camera, LG G6 also boasts an immersive display, similar to Samsung Galaxy S8. LG calls it FullVision and it even supports HDR content. The HTC U11 does nearly have the same pixel count but still has those boring bezels. What HTC has to offer is Edge Sense. HTC wants y’all to squeeze its phone more often as it has a corresponding command. It’s pretty unique but we want to see more on its applications.

Lastly, HTC U11 doesn’t have a headphone jack but its water and dust resistance is just rated at IP67. It’s not advisable to submerge in water unlike LG G6 thanks to its IP68 rating.

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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3 Responses

  1. tikyo says:

    5.7in 18:9 screen is no bigger than 5.5in 16:9 one. The former is just longer.

    Basic trigonometry proves that 5.5in screen with 16:9 aspect ratio has more area compared to 5.7in screen with 18:9 aspect ratio.

    The basis for comparison must be the area (width x height), not the height since the two phones have dissimilar screen aspect ratios.

  2. ross says:

    Nga lang wala naman HTC dito sa Pinas

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