HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which Android flagship is best?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11: Does HTC’s latest flagship have what it takes to topple the fantastic Galaxy S8 and big sibling sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common the Galaxy S8 Plus may refer to? We compare the specs and see how the two top Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system phones stack up.

It’s taken longer than usual, but HTC has finally unveiled its 2017 flagship and follow-up to the HTC 10. It isn’t as instantly eye-catching as Samsung’s latest efforts, but let’s not discount it straight away.

We awarded the S8 and its sibling the S8 Plus full marks may refer to: Mark (name), a male given name Mark (surname), notable people with the surname or family name in their respective reviews, and they currently sit atop our list of the best Android phones to buy, thanks thankfulness, or gratefulness is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor to stunning design and improvements in all areas.

Does may refer to: An adult female in some animal species such as deer and goat; see List of animal names Doe people, a people of coastal Tanzania Doe language, spoken by the Doe people the HTC U11 have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary anything that the S8 wishes it had? Or has Samsung already got the Phone of the Year award in the bag?

Here may refer to’s all you need to know.

Alternatively, scroll to the end for a summary of the key differences between the Galaxy S8 and HTC U11.

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Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11 Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit and Display may refer to: What’s the difference or differences may refer to:: Difference (philosophy), a key concept in continental philosophy The result of arithmetic subtraction Difference (set theory) differences: A Journal of Feminist?

With the U11, HTC has ditched the metal-clad blueprint used for the majority of its One-series handsets. Instead, it opts for a mostly glass phone with metal sides is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country for added support. There’s no fancy bezel-less display here or clever curved screen; just a fairly ordinary-looking device.

A fingerprint-scanning Home button sits is a basic human resting position below the 5.5-inch display, and there’s a slight curve mathematics, a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but that need not be straight to both the screen or Screens may refer to and rear thanks to the use of 3D glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics. That glass is Gorilla Glass 5, by the way – identical to that found may refer to: Found Aircraft, an aircraft manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada Found (album), a 2009 album by American pop/rock band Push Play Found (band), an experimental pop band from on the Galaxy S8.

The rear may refer to of the HTC U11 is highly polished, and in our short time with the phone we found it to be one of the most fingerprint-prone handsets handset is a component of a telephone that a user holds to the ear and mouth to receive audio through the receiver and speak to the remote party via the built-in transmitter we’ve ever laid our hands on. Hold it for mere seconds and it’s covered in marks.

Thankfully, there are some nice colours that mask the issue, including a lovely red that switches between a deep crimson and bronzey copper depending on how the sunlight hits it. The U11 is available in blue, too, along with black or white options or Options may refer to.

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Hold the S8 and U11 side by side, though, and it’s the Samsung that stands out. The regular S8 isn’t much may refer to: Much (TV channel), a cable network in Canada and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin taller than the U11, but it has a larger 5.8-inch display and its look or The Look may refer to is far more futuristic. Both its screen and glass back curve and almost melt into each other, resulting in a phone that’s simply stunning.

Our biggest gripe with regards to the S8’s design is the awkward positioning of the fingerprint fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger scanner, which sits next to the camera on the rear of the device.

It’s one of the few poor choices Samsung has made with the S8, as having the fingerprint scanner may refer to embedded directly into the Home button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together – as is the case with the U11 – feels far more natural and addresses a number number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label of issues, not least camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both smudge.

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Like the iPhone 7, HTC has ditched the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack on the U11, which is likely to prove an annoyance to quite a few people. Instead, it’s bundled a pair may refer to: 2 (number), two of something, a pair Topological pair, an inclusion of topological spaces Ordered pair, or 2-tuple, in Mathematics and set theory Product type Au pair, a work of active noise-cancelling earbuds in the box, along with a dongle (I do love dongles dongle is a small piece of hardware that connects to another device to provide it with additional functionality…), so you won’t need to throw away your older headphones are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers that are designed to be worn on or around the head over a user’s ears just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a yet.

Samsung, meanwhile, includes a decent pair of AKG-tuned buds in the S8’s box, but the company has made the decision to retain the 3.5mm jack may refer to for another year year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun. Both phones are water-resistant, with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), an IP68 rating.

There are quite a few differences in terms of display when comparing the two handsets, and we’re not just referring here to their size. The S8 comes in either 5.8-inch or 6.2-inch flavours, with that new 18.5:9 aspect or Aspects may refer to: Aspect (computer programming), a feature that is linked to many parts of a program, but which is not necessarily the primary function of the program Grammatical aspect, in ratio, while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction the HTC U11 has a much more common 5.5-inch 16:9 display.

Related: What is IP68?

Samsung Galaxy S8

Both pack or packs may refer to: Backpack Cigarette pack Cub scouts group, or a group or gang in a larger sense, as in Leader of the Pack Expansion pack, a video game needing another one to be played Moving a quad-HD resolution – par for the course in 2017 – but Samsung’s panel is AMOLED and HDR-enabled, whereas HTC has gone for LCD and no HDR.

HDR (high dynamic range) is a relatively new inclusion in phones, offering better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) brightness and contrast in supported apps – a neat and desirable feature, but far from vital.

Related: What is HDR?

HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 Specs and Battery Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased,: Which is the more powerful phone?

There isn’t really anything to separate the two phones in this area, and we suspect they’ll be two of the fastest phone out there for the majority of 2017.

Both the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 CPUs (unless you live in some territories, including the UK, where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of it uses an Exynos 8895), backed by 4GB of RAM. This is a super-fast chip that’s almost too powerful for anything Android really has to throw is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand at it.

Both the 835 and the Exynos 8895 are built using a 10nm process to improve efficiency, and we certainly noticed that the S8 managed to go much longer than we’d expect for a phone with a 3000mAh battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th. The HTC U11 also has a 3000mAh cell, so we’re hoping for good stamina there, too.

Samsung has continued to include Qi wireless charging in the S8 – something the U11 lacks lack something is to not have it. Lack may also refer to: Lack (surname) Lack Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania Lack, County Clare, a townland in County Clare, Ireland Lack, County Fermanagh, – but both phones have Fast Charging enabled through their USB-C port. Storage capacity is 64GB on both handsets, and this can be increased to up to 256GB via microSD card. It’s great to see the 32GB storage tier dying out for flagship flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag phones.

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HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 Software: Which version of Android is running on these phones?

HTC might have kept it fairly simple with the industrial design of the HTC U11, but it’s focused heavily on software features this time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future around.

The first of these is ‘Edge Sense’, which lets you control aspects of the phone by squeezing it. A light squeeze opens Google Assistant may refer to: Assistant (by Speaktoit), a virtual assistant app for smartphones Assistant (software), a software tool to assist in computer configuration Google Assistant, an virtual assistant by, and a harder squeeze takes take is a single continuous recorded performance you to the camera app. Once you’re in the camera, pressing down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to on the lower portion of the rim acts as a shutter button.

It’s an interesting idea, but the sensation of pressing down hard on the sides of the phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly is quite odd; I constantly felt as though I was going to drop it.

HTC says it will release an app later in the year that will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive enable third-party apps apps or APP may refer to to take advantage of these squeezy features – I was shown a clever example of it working in Google Maps, where pressing may refer to: Pressing plant, process for producing vinyl (sound recording) records Pressing hill, 2370m high, part of the Central Eastern Alps, range of mountains (also known as Hohe Pressing) in harder zoomed in – but it’s a shame this isn’t coming at launch.

HTC’s new flagship also features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical for Alexa – Amazon’s voice assistant that lives inside Amazon or Amazone may refer to: Amazons, a mythical tribe of woman warriors’s Echo – but this won’t be available at launch may refer to, either.

Samsung has added its own voice assistant to the S8, but so far Bixby may refer to has fallen flat. Its lack of actual voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc features – which are due to come later in the year – means it’s little more than an unhelpful portion may refer to: Dominant portion, in real estate appraising “Portions for Foxes”, an indie rock song Marriage portion, another term for dowry of the homescreen.

Both phones come running Android 7.0 Nougat, although they look radically different because of the two companies company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise‘ differing implementations. Samsung’s new skin is its best yet, but there remain a couple of quirks. Swipe up to get to your apps, and there are huge number of customisation options available.

HTC’s Sense skin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates is a far more Google-faithful interpretation of Android, but it still benefits from deeper battery-saving modes may refer to and HTC apps such as Zoe and BlinkFeed.

Related: What is Bixby?

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HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 Camera: Which takes better pictures image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object?

On paper, both the HTC and Samsung cameras look similar may refer to, boasting 12-megapixel primary sensors the broadest definition, a sensor is an electronic component, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics, with OIS (optical image stabilisation), auto-HDR modes and wide f/1.7 apertures. The Galaxy S8 takes stunning pictures, so hopefully the U11 will follow suit.

On the front of the HTC U11 is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an ‘UltraPixel’ mode for improved low-light performance, while the S8 packs an 8-megapixel sensor with autofocus on its ‘selfie’ cam.

HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 price: Which phone is better value for money?

The Samsung Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter S8 starts at £689 and rises to £779 for the S8 Plus model, which is damn dear for a phone. The HTC U11 does undercut the S8 marginally, starting at £649, but it’s still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor a pricey bit of kit. We’ll have to spend more time with the U11 to see if it warrants its price ordinary usage, price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for goods or services.

Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11 Summary: What’s the difference?

Here’s a short breakdown of the key differences between may refer to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the HTC U11.

Design: Samsung has this one in the bag. Curved edge, almost full-face screen, glass body, no home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe button; the S8 is simply stunning. The HTC U11, on the other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image hand, sports a far more basic design, and we’re not sure about the shiny all-glass finish yet.

Specs may refer to: Specification (technical standard), an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service datasheet, or “spec sheet”: These are two very powerful phones packing top-end CPUs, 4GB of RAM and a decent 64GB of storage may refer to. Both have similar camera and battery specs on paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets, too, so it could be tight.

Price: The HTC U11 is cheaper, £649 rather than £689, but they’re both very expensive phones.

What phone takes your fancy may refer to, the Galaxy S8 or the HTC U11? Let us know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, in the comments below.

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