Now that the HTC U12 Plus is here, let’s see how it stacks up against the other notable plus-sized Android flagship—Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus.
Let’s start with their similarities. Both are packing Snapdragon 845 processors and 6GB of RAM and feature a generous amount of storage (64GB and 128GB) while also having expandable storage. The two also share similar dual-camera systems (although both feature different lenses) and a unique display finish with individual marquee names (Infinity Display vs. Liquid Surface).
Samsung equips the Galaxy S9 Plus with a Bixby button that in all honesty sucks because it’s not re-mappable. HTC has a squeezable frame that has more functionality than a single button and is completely customizable. A key difference between the two is the type of displays they use. Samsung uses OLED while HTC uses LCD, yet while both are super high-res, the Galaxy S9 Plus has arguably the best smartphone display around.
There are clear differences between U12 Plus and Galaxy S9 Plus but it’s too early to crown a winner. Once we get in the U12 Plus and review it, we can do so. For now, check out the spec breakdown below.
|HTC - U12 Plus||Samsung - Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Display Size||6-inch, 1440 x 2880 pixel display (537 ppi)||6.2-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixel display (531 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD+ Super LCD 6||Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 (at launch)||Android 8 (Oreo) at launch|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||10nm, 64-bit, Octa-core processor (2.8 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad)|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||Dual 12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2mbps)|
|Height||156.6 mm (6.17 inches)||158.1 mm (6.22 inches)|
|Width||73.9 mm (2.91 inches)||73.8 mm (2.91 inches)|
|Depth||9.7 mm (0.38 inches)||8.5 mm (0.33 inches)|
|Weight||188 g (6.63 oz)||189 g (6.67 oz)|
|Colors||N/A||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|