HTC U11 VS LG G6: Which One Should You Buy?

LG and HTC unveiled two very impressive flagship phones featuring premium features than can rival other very popular flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8. As a matter of fact, both the LG G6 and the HTC U11 have not ceased to impress even since being launched recently but which one of the two is really worth your money? In this article, we look to compare these two marvelous phones side by side in a bid to find out which one stands a cut above the other.

HTC U11 VS LG G6 Comparison Review

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LG G6 HTC U11
OS Android Nougat 7.0 Android Nougat 7.1
Screen 5.7in 18:9 2880x1440 Quad HD display, 565ppi 5.5" Quad HD LCD 5 display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Graphics Adreno 530 Adreno 540
Memory 4GB RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 32/64GB storage (region dependent) 64GB storage with micro SD up to 256GB
Main camera 13Mp dual cameras, Wide (F2.4, 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8, 71°) LED flash 12Mp, f/1.7 with OIS
Front camera 5Mp, Wide (F2.2 / 100°) 16Mp, f/2.0
Wireless 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 4.2
Communications 4G LTE 4G LTE Cat16
SIM type Nano SIM (Dual SIM in some regions) Nano-SIM
GPS Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Interface USB-C 3.1 USB-C 3.1
Battery 3300mAh non removable battery 3000mAh non-removable battery
Charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Wireless charging (US only) Quick Charge 3.0
Water resistance IP68 IP67
Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm 154 x 76 x 7.9mm

1.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Design

As usual, the first place to start is at the looks. The HTC U11 spots a 5.5 inch display that is pretty comfortable with two hands but it is a bit cumbersome using it with one hand. This phone also features a chassis with some sort of ‘3D liquid surface’ made of a funky glass frame with different colors.

LG has opted for an all-metal design for the G6 with a bigger screen, at 5.7 inches. It might look bigger but is virtually the same size as the HTC U11:

  • HTC U11: 154 x 76 x 7.9mm
  • LG G6 : 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

The catch here is that LG has made the bezels surrounding the screen quite narrow. Moreover, both phones are water resistant plus they also come with a fingerprint scanner. As far as the fingerprint scanner is concerned, the U11 has its version in the home button while the LG G6 has the scanner at back, just at the bottom of the camera.

2.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Hardware Specifications

When it comes to hardware, LG has made a peculiar choice-sticking with Snapdragon 821 processor instead of jumping to the Snapdragon 835 processor just like in other phones like in the HTC U11. The decision is no fluke though as LG claims that they prefer having their engineers pushing the mature chip to the limit rather than jumping on the wagon.

In the realm of HTC’s hardware, there is a very interesting feature off the shelves in what is known as Edge Sense which allows users to control the phone from the edges. You can launch your camera, turn on the flashlight and control certain aspects of the menus quickly using this feature. This is quite useful in letting you control your phone with one hand.

For storage options, the G6 comes with 32GB memory while the HTC U11 has a storage memory of 64GB but with memory slots to extend this memory: Here is a table comparing the hardware specs of these two phones comprehensively:

3.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Camera

There is no denying that virtually every high-end phones these days have top quality camera specs and both of these phones have not disappointed. That said, the HTC U11 exude camera specs that are among the best around thanks to a 12MP with an UltraPixel 3 camera coupled with OIS, UltraSpeed Autofocus, and a f/1.7 aperture. In other words, with the HTC U11 you will get the same phase detection autofocus technology as the one in Samsung Galaxy S8 meaning that your targets are focused very swiftly. Low light shots are also very good in this camera not to mention that you can capture up to 4k resolution videos with the phone.

G6’s camera is equally awesome! In fact, it has a dual lens that is more versatile when compared to HTC’s camera. It offers a secondary wide lens that is very good in taking shots of busy scenes. It has a standard lens that also leverages phase detection Autofocus and f/1.8 aperture which is also good in bad light shots. Just like the HTC, this camera can also record high-quality 4k videos.

4.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Battery Performance

Battery performance is always at the heart of any debate involving top phones in the market with many phones still not able to deliver long battery life cycles. The beauty with LG G6 is that it delivers 24 hours and even more of power (3300mAh). HTC U11, on the other hand, comes with slightly lower ratings in battery performance i.e 3000mAh but it’s still capable of delivering 24-hour power.

he two phones also use Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 technology to speed charge your phone. So, you will not have to wait for long to get your battery up when it is totally drained.

5.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Price

The LG G6 retails at around 650 pounds on Amazon and other retail stores around the globe. HTC U11 is also available at select stores around the globe starting at around 650 pounds as well.

6.HTC U11 VS LG G6: Software

Both the LG G6 and the HTC U11 run the Android Nougat although they look different thanks to the overlays added in a bid to deliver distinct user experience. As an example, the G6 has some resource management tools to ensure memory management and top performance. The HTC U11 has even gone a notch by developing a UI known as Sense UI. Perhaps the most interesting bit of this UI is the Companion AI which delivers intelligent action and assistance when needed. This is just tip of the iceberg, as there are many other great features inculcated into the Android OS.

Our Verdict

Well, the HTC U11 is a device that you can’t look past thanks to its unique styling particularly the Edge Sense which promises to be a great addition to big phones. The LG G6 is also proving to be a match to other flagships and it’s hard to look beyond a phone featuring a high-quality screen, slim bezels, top performance traits coupled an ultra-modern UI. The bottom line is that whichever you pick from these two phones, you will surely be getting a value for your money.

Aug 14,2017 13:41 pm