However simply how totally different is it actually? Actually, at first look there are a selection of similarities, however there are numerous modifications too, each visible and never.
That’s why we’ve created this information to how the 2 telephones evaluate, protecting their design, show, energy, digicam, battery and extra, so you possibly can resolve for your self whether or not the U12 Plus’s title is justified.
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 design
The HTC U12 Plus has extra visually in frequent with the HTC U11 Plus than the usual HTC U11, however that’s maybe no shock.
The U12 Plus has a glass again in Flame Pink, Translucent Blue or Ceramic Black, together with a metallic body and slim bezels above and under the show, however no notch.
That common description might additionally apply to the HTC U11, besides that cellphone is available in Wonderful Silver, Sapphire Blue, Good Black, Ice White or Photo voltaic Pink and has bigger bezels above and under the display screen. That’s due partly to the fingerprint scanner being on the entrance, whereas for the HTC U12 Plus it’s on the again.
The precise dimensions of the HTC U12 Plus are available in at 156.6 x 73. 9 x eight.7-9.7mm, so it is barely any larger than the 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm HTC U11, regardless of having a a lot larger display screen (which we’ll cowl under). The smaller bezels presumably helped there.
Each telephones have water resistance, however to totally different levels. The HTC U11 is IP67 licensed, that means it may be submerged as much as 1 meter deep in water for as much as 30 minutes, whereas the HTC U12 Plus beats it with IP68 certification, that means it may be dunked as much as 1.5 meters deep for as much as 30 minutes.
Additionally, whereas not tremendous apparent at a look, each telephones have twin BoomSound audio system. These are cut up between the highest and backside of the telephones with one speaker targeted on treble and the opposite on bass.
We’ll let you know the way nicely the HTC U12 Plus’s carry out once we’ve absolutely put them to the take a look at, however we fairly appreciated the HTC U11’s in our overview, although famous that it was straightforward to unintentionally cowl them.
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 show
With the HTC U12 Plus you get a 6-inch 1440 x 2880 Tremendous LCD6 show, whereas the HTC U11 has a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 Tremendous LCD5 display screen. So the display screen on the HTC U12 Plus is bigger and barely larger decision, but as famous above it’s not a lot larger within the hand, due to smaller bezels.
You’ll have to attend for our full overview to see whether or not the standard of the HTC U12 Plus’s display screen is healthier, however whereas the HTC U11’s usually impressed in our overview, we’d count on a minimum of slight enhancements from the HTC U12 Plus.
Hopefully if nothing else it’s a bit brighter, as we discovered each the HTC U11 and HTC U11 Plus to be barely dimmer than we’d like.
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 OS and energy
The HTC U12 Plus has an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM, which is a really top-end spec combo. The HTC U11 in the meantime has an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset and both 4GB or 6GB of RAM, which was a top-end spec again in 2017 however is now barely extra dated.
Solely barely although, because the HTC U11 ought to nonetheless be a really stable performer, however on paper at any charge the HTC U12 Plus has it beat. We’ll let simply how speedy the brand new cellphone actually is as soon as we’ve had extra time with it.
The 2 telephones each include a selection of 64GB or 128GB of storage and a microSD card slot, so there’s no distinction there.
In addition they each run Android eight.zero, nonetheless you possibly can count on the HTC U12 Plus to be supported with updates for longer.
And so they each have Edge Sense, which helps you to squeeze the edges of the cellphone to activate sure options, resembling launching Google Assistant, or taking a photograph if you’re within the digicam app.
Nonetheless, Edge Sense has been tweaked a bit for the HTC U12, as for instance a brand new double-tap choice makes it simpler to make use of with one hand.
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 digicam and battery
The digicam on the HTC U12 Plus is an enormous change from the one on the HTC U11, as whereas the HTC U11 has only a single-lens rear digicam, the HTC U12 Plus has a dual-lens one.
Particularly, it has each a 12MP UltraPixel four wide-angle lens with an f/1.75 aperture and a 16MP lens with an f/2.6 aperture, able to 2x optical zoom. The U12 Plus may document 4K video at 60fps and 1080p sluggish movement video at 240fps.
The HTC U11 then again has a single-lens 12MP f/1.7 UltraPixel three digicam. In order that’s a bit like one of many lenses on the U12 Plus, however its video recording abilities prime out at 4K at 30fps. Each telephones have optical picture stabilization although.
However in addition to an additional lens on the again, the HTC U12 Plus additionally has an additional lens on the entrance, with an f/2.zero aperture. This digicam pair helps you to create a bokeh impact and regulate the extent of background blur each in actual time and after taking a photograph. The HTC U11 in the meantime has only a single-lens digicam once more, particularly a 16MP f/2.zero one.
As for the battery, that’s been seemingly given a lift on the HTC U12 Plus, as the brand new cellphone has a three,500mAh one, whereas the HTC U11 has a a lot smaller three,000mAh one. Nonetheless, neither cellphone helps wi-fi charging.
We’ll let you know the way lengthy the U12 Plus’s battery lasts once we’ve reviewed it, however the U11 for its half lasts round a day of reasonable use. The additional measurement of the battery within the HTC U12 Plus will hopefully assist it last more, however don’t overlook that it has a much bigger display screen to energy.
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 value and availability
The HTC U12 Plus is accessible to pre-order from immediately, with costs beginning at $799 for a 64GB mannequin and rising to $849 for a 128GB model within the US. Within the UK costs begin at £699, and there are no particulars on Australian costs or availability but.
The HTC U11 for comparability launched at $649 / £649 / AU$999, so it was a bit cheaper than the U12 Plus, particularly within the US, and naturally it is since dropped in value, so it is loads cheaper now, particularly within the UK, the place it may be picked up from round £500.
Based mostly on the specs, the ‘Plus’ within the HTC U12’s title appears justified. It has a much bigger display screen, a much bigger battery, a sooner chipset and twice the cameras of the HTC U11, whereas smaller enhancements embrace higher waterproofing and a seemingly refined design.
There are only a few areas that don’t appear to have been modified – and hopefully bettered – ultimately on the HTC U12 Plus, so it’s off to a promising begin.
How nicely all these modifications will come collectively and whether or not they’re sufficient for it to face out amongst different 2018 flagships, such because the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Huawei P20 Pro, are questions we’ll reply in our full overview, however you possibly can see that HTC has put the work in to make this a minimum of stand out from the U11 and U11 Plus.
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