HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: which flagship wins?

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HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: design and build quality

The HTC U11 certainly doesn’t try to blend in among the high range. The Taiwanese manufacturer’s latest flagship is a real eye-catcher, with its curves and colorful glass body. The glass covering the display and rear may refer to of the phone, which is Gorilla 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 5 and 3 respectively, flows almost seamlessly into the aluminum frame around the edges, and it gleams beautifully despite all the fingerprints it attracts. The device has IP67 certification, meaning it’s dust and water resistant up to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.

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The HTC U11 in its many colors. / © AndroidPIT

With the Xperia XZ Premium, Sony doesn’t make a departure from its trademark OmniBalance design. Instead, we’re presented with further refinements of the subdued, restrained style and solid build may refer to: Engineering something Construction Physical body stature, especially [muscle size; usually of the human body Build engine, a first-person shooter engine by 3D Realms Software build, a quality. The Chrome and Black variants are very attractive, and mix of the glass with the metal frame is very successful. Gorilla Glass 5 covers the front and back of Sony’s latest flagship for superior protection, and it is IP 65/68 certified against water and dust.

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The Xperia XZ Premium. / © AndroidPIT

Both the HTC U 11 and the XZ Premium 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 5.5-inch displays, and big bezels. The screen-to-body ratio mathematics, a ratio is a relationship between two numbers indicating how many times the first number contains the second for the HTC U11 is about 71.4% – better than the iPhone 7 Plus (67.7%), but not the Galaxy S8 (84%). The Sony Xperia XZ Premium’s bezel may refer to: Bezel (jewelry), the rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel, watch crystal, lens or other object The sloping facets of the crown of a cut gem such as in diamond cutting A space or, on the other hand, seems even more prominent than that of the more modern U11 (around 68% screen-to-body ratio), making it look dated. It is also about 2 mm taller and 1 mm wider than the U11, but both devices device is usually a constructed tool are rather slim at just 7.9 mm thick. The XZ Premium is noticeably the heavier of the two, weighing in at 195 g vs 169 g. The rear camera protrudes noticeably more from the HTC U11 than from the XZ Premium, making the former wobble when you place it face up on a table.

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium may refer to: Premium (marketing), a promotional item that can be received for a small fee when redeeming proofs of purchase that come with or on retail products Risk premium, the monetary: display

Speaking of screen or Screens may refer to size, the HTC U11 has a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) display with a pixel density density, or more precisely, the volumetric mass density, of a substance is its mass per unit volume of around 539 ppi. Disappointingly though, it’s not an OLED panel, so there’s a bit of a grey haze when you look at the display from the side 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 rather than directly. Plus, one the device we tested, the default color temperature was too warm and required adjustment.

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The HTC U11 has a decent display. / © AndroidPIT

The Xperia XZ Premium also has a 5.5-inch (3840 x 2160) display, but a much higher pixel density at around 807 ppi. The 4K resolution and HDR support make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small it the superior may refer to: Superior (hierarchy), something which is higher in a hierarchical structure of any kind display. On this device, the white balance can be more finely adjusted than on the HTC U11. Both displays are adequately bright.

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The display of the XZ Premium is far superior. / © AndroidPIT

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: software

What makes the HTC U11 really unique is its Edge or EDGE may refer to Sense sense is a physiological capacity of organisms that provides data for perception feature, which allows you to perform certain functions by squeezing the phone either softly or firmly. For some, this may seem like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard a gimmick, while for others 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, it may be an exciting innovation in smartphone interaction.

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Squeeze the sides of the HTC U11 to take a photo! / © AndroidPIT

The HTC U11 comes “” (/ˈkoʊmiːz/ KOH-meez), plural “comites” (/ˈkɒmɪtiːz/ KOM-i-teez), is the Latin word for “companion”, either individually or as a member of a collective denominated a “comitatus”, especially the with the latest version of Android, 7.1.1, 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), the unobtrusive HTC Sense UI. HTC’s reputation for staying on top of updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created means the U11 will likely be one of the first devices to get the Android O update, as well.

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The HTC U11 / © AndroidPIT

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium also has Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It comes with the Xperia UI, which is similar to stock 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 Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the. Sony also tends to deliver timely software software, or simply software, is a part of a computer system that consists of data or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built updates, and like its HTC counterpart, the XZ Premium also offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific an assistant for freeing up internal memory and boosting performance.

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The Xperia XZ Premium / © AndroidPIT

If you’re not sure which UI you prefer the look of, check out our article comparing Android UIs.

HTC U11 vs. Sony Xperia XZ Premium technical specifications

  HTC U11 Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, /ˈsoʊni/) (often referred to simply as Sony) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo Xperia XZ Premium
Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm 156 x 77 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 169 g 195 g
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 size is the magnitude or dimensions of a thing, or how big something is. Size can be measured as length, width, height, diameter, perimeter, area, volume, or mass: 3000 mAh 3230 mAh
Screen size: 5.5 in 5.5 in
Display technology: LCD LCD
Screen: 2560 x 1440 pixels digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest (534 ppi) 3840 x 2160 pixels (801 ppi)
Front camera: 16 megapixels 13 megapixels
Rear camera: 12.2 megapixels 19 megapixels digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest
Flashlight: Dual-LED Sorry, not yet available!
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User interface: HTC Sense Xperia UI
RAM: 4 GB 4 GB
Internal may refer to: Internality as a concept in behavioural economics Neijia, internal styles of Chinese martial arts Neigong or “internal skills”, a type of exercise in meditation associated with Daoism storage: 64 GB 64 GB
Removable storage may refer to: microSD microSD
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Number of cores: 8 8
Max. clock speed: 2.45 GHz 2.45 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: performance

Both the HTC U11 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium have the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 835, paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. With such similar may refer to specs, it’s hard to tell which performs best or The Best may refer to. Comparing the two devices side by side, the HTC U11 tends to open apps a tiny bit faster, and this was also shown in our recent speed test TEST or Tester may refer to: Test (assessment), an assessment intended to measure the respondents’ knowledge or other abilities Medical test, to detect, diagnose, or monitor diseases. After testing it with Asphalt 8, the HTC U11 also seems to offer a marginally smoother gaming experience is the knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it. Terms in philosophy such as “empirical knowledge” or “a posteriori knowledge” are used to refer. That being said, both devices offer the performance you’d expect from a 2017 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, and neither device will let you down.

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: audio may refer to

The Xperia XZ Premium has two front-facing stereo speakers and supports may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical LDAC, which prevents quality loss when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse connected to wireless speakers or headphones. The U11 features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to HTC’s familiar BoomSound speakers may refer to: Public speaker, one who gives a speech or lecture Speaker (politics), the presiding officer in a legislative assembly HMS Speaker (D90), a World War II Royal Navy aircraft carrier, and yet manages is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut to raise the bar it set itself by allowing sound physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a transmission medium such as air or water designers to help is any form of assisting others develop the U11’s interior to create resonance. Nevertheless, it doesn’t have true stereo sound, as the call speaker at the top is used with the loud speaker at the bottom may refer to of the device. The XZ Premium’s speakers produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats, etc. are also sometimes considered produce better quality sound, while the U11’s can get a bit louder.

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The audio quality may refer to and display of the Sony flagship are more impressive.

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The HTC U11 doesn’t include a headphone jack, instead relying on USB Type-C, but it does come with an adapter so you can keep your old headphones. The Sony XZ Premium, on the other hand, 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 still come with a standard headphone are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers that are designed to be worn on or around the head over a user’s ears jack may refer to.

The HTC U11 has four microphones, which are too easily covered, for targeted or omni-directional sound: one on the bottom, top, rear bottom and top front. The Xperia XZ Premium has two microphones microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike (/ˈmaɪk/), is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal, one of which is for noise cancelling.

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Customize your audio profile with the HTC U11. / © AndroidPIT

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: camera

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 19 MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0, while the HTC U11’s has 12 MP and an aperture optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels of f/1.7. Both cameras produce good results result (also called upshot) is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively, but as you can see from the results of our camera blind test, the HTC U11 fares better may refer to: “to better” as a verb, meaning to undergo betterment better, an alternate spelling of bettor, someone who bets (gambles) overall overall, over all, overalls, bib-and-brace overalls, dungarees or party bibs are a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working – and it has the highest ever rating from the experts at DxOMark.

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Both phones have simple, yet feature-packed default may refer to: Default effect (psychology), the option that a chooser receives if s/he does nothing Default (law), the failure to do something required by law Default rule in legal theory, is a rule camera apps. / © AndroidPIT

The HTC flagship’s front may refer to camera has 16 MP, even more than its rear camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both, while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction the XZ Premium’s front camera has 13 MP.

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You can use the HTC 11’s Edge Sense feature to snap photos. / © AndroidPIT

The act of taking photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip with these phones is a breeze. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a dedicated shutter button on the right, and you can squeeze or squeezing may refer to: Compression (physical) Squeeze (copying method), a way to copy inscriptions or bas-relief decorations, “to take a squeeze of an inscription” the sides of the HTC U11 to open the camera app and take photos.

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: battery

Like all 2017 flagships, you can expect both of these devices use a lot of power. The HTC U11 has an average-sized 3,000 mAh battery, which lasts a full day without needing to be recharged during normal use. The Xperia XZ Premium has a 3,230 mAh battery to power its 4K display may refer to, along with a Smart STAMINA mode to save battery based on your behavior. Depending on how you use your 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, you likely won’t have to recharge until the end of the day.

HTC U11 vs Sony Xperia XZ Premium: early verdict

If you’re not a fan of the classic Sony design, your first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) impression of the Xperia XZ Premium 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 be that it has great build quality, but looks out of date, especially next to the glossy, curvy HTC U11. And while the Sony flagship is full of technical innovations can be defined simply as a “new idea, device or method” and clearly has the superior display and speakers, it’s only enough to beat the HTC U11 for multimedia experience, not overall experience. The HTC U11 takes take is a single continuous recorded performance better photos, and despite may refer to: A preposition Despite (band), A Swedish metal band USS Despite (AM-89), an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy having the same processor, version of Android and amount of RAM, it manages to have better performance performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience, too.

Both phones achieve what you’d expect of a high-end 2017 flagship, but only one manages to look or The Look may refer to and feel modern may refer to. If you want the best performance, opt for the less costly HTC U11 with Edge Sense for $649. If you want the best multimedia experience and prefer a more subdued 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, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium can be yours for $699.

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