26 June 2018
HTC's flagship offering for the year HTC U12+ has been made official. It comes with all the features and specifications which you would expect from a 2018 Android flagship. Since there are many other devices with similar specs and features, it also has a few of the additional features which make it different from the crowd. But as it is now official, it is the obvious thing to compare with the competition. While we have already written a specs comparison against the predecessor HTC U11, it is now time for a similar comparison with the latest "flagship killer" OnePlus 6.
75.4 x 155.7 x 7.75 mm
6.28 inches - 2280x1080 px
Both HTC U12+ and OnePlus 6 are relatively bigger devices with a 6-inch and 6.28-inch display size respectively. HTC has opted for a Quad HD+ (1440 x 2880 pixels) Super LCD6 display panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. On another hand, OnePlus is still sticking with the Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) Optic AMOLED display panel with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch at the top. If you are someone who cares about the resolution and also hates notch, HTC's offering is a clear choice here.
In terms of performance, you will find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor on both these flagships. The OnePlus 6 comes with only 6GB RAM variant but with 64GB/128GB storage options. But HTC lets you choose from 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB/256GB storage. One thing to note here is that OnePlus does not offer microSD card support. There is a 3500mAh and 3300mAh battery available with HTC U12+ and OnePlus 6 respectively to keep the lights on.
You will get dual rear camera setup on both these devices which is 12MP and 16MP on the HTC flagship and 16MP and 20MP on the OnePlus offering. There is a dual 8-megapixel selfie camera setup available with HTC U12+ and a single 16-megapixel front shooter on the OnePlus 6.
The detailed specs comparison is listed below:
|HTC U12+||OnePlus 6|
|Display||6-inch Quad HD+ Super LCD6 with 18:9 aspect ratio||6.28-inch Full HD+ Optic AMOLED with 19:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Rear Camera||12MP and 16MP with f/1.8 and f/2.6||16MP and 20 MP with f/1.7|
|Front Camera||Dual 8MP with f/2.0||16MP with f/2.0|
|Software||HTC Sense with Android Oreo||Oxygen OS with Android Oreo|
|Dimensions||156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm|
|Weight||188 grams||177 grams|
|3.5mm headphone jack||No||Yes|
- The HTC U12 Plus isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The OnePlus 6 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
It's not at all exaggeration to term the OnePlus 6 as a flagship killer. It's priced pretty much less if you compare the "flagship" tag from such a huge brand.
Ironically, all previous OnePlus phones weren't carrying that huge price tag.
Xiaomi is another brand that OnePlus has to compete in the market. They have no option but to have cheaper devices.
And interestingly, it's the costliest OnePlus smartphone so far, I believe.