HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro: best camera smartphones in 2018. Taiwan phone maker, HTC are back in the high-end market with the HTC U12 Plus. The smartphone succeeds their 2017 flagship, HTC U11 Plus. And it comes with improves specs and features like a dual rear and front cameras. The HTC U11 Plus has a smaller version called HTC U11, which lead to most people waiting for the HTC U12. However, HTC has come out to say there won’t be a smaller version for their latest flagship, the HTC U12 Plus.

In the this article, we’ll be comparing the HTC U12 Plus with Huawei P20 Pro. The latest flagship from Huawei is actually one of the best smartphones to be released this year. One thing both smartphone have in common is their strong camera quality. Only three smartphones have gotten an overall point of 100+ at DxOMark. They’re Huawei P20, HTC U12 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro. So how does two from arguably the three best camera smartphones compete against each other? Let’s find out.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – The Design

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro
HTC U12 Plus
HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro

Both the HTC U12 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro features a front and back glass with aluminum frame. The only difference is a liquid surface feature of the HTC U12 Plus. They’re both water and dustproof, the HTC U12 Plus has an IP68 rating, which slightly better than the IP67 rating of the Huawei P20 Pro. The Huawei P20 Pro is slightly slimmer and lighter. It weighs 180 grams and measures 7.8 mm in thickness while the HTC U12 Plus weighs 188 grams with 8.7 mm in thickness.

Moving to the back, the HTC U12 Plus packs a dual rear camera aligned in a horizontal direction at the top center. Below the cameras is the LED flash and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. While the Huawei P20 Pro packs triple rear camera placed in a vertical direction at the top left corner. The fingerprint sensor of the Huawei P20 Pro is embedded in its home button.

In terms of body colors, the HTC U12 Plus is available in three colors; Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red. Whereas, the Huawei P20 Pro is available in four colors; Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue and Pink Gold.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – The Display

The screen technology used is different for both smartphones. HTC U12 Plus features a 6.0 inch Super LCD6 panel. While the Huawei P20 Pro features a 6.1 inch AMOLED panel. There’s no top-notch feature on the HTC U12 Plus. Whereas, the Huawei P20 Pro comes with a small top-notch that houses its selfie camera and other sensors.

The display of the HTC U12 Plus consists of an 18:9 aspect ratio, 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution and 537 PPI density. While the display of the Huawei P20 Pro consists of an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2240 pixels resolution and 408 PPI density.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – The Camera

The camera department is one of the highlights of both smartphones. The HTC U12 Plus scored total points of 103 while the Huawei P20 Pro scored 109 on DxOMark camera ratings. No other smartphone except the Huawei P20 has scored 100 or more points on the platform.

The triple rear camera of the Huawei P20 Pro consists of a 40MP + 20MP + 8MP sensors with features such as OIS, Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, PDAF & laser AF, HDR and LED flash. Whereas, the dual rear camera of the HTC U12 Plus consist of a 12MP + 16MP sensors with PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom and dual-LED dual-tone flash.

Up front, the Huawei P20 Pro features a 20MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. While the HTC U12 Plus features a dual 8MP camera with f/2.0 camera.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – Hardware and Software

Powering the HTC U12 Plus is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. While powering the Huawei P20 Pro is in-house Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Mali-G72 MP12 graphics processing unit.

The HTC U12 Plus runs on HTC Sense UI overlaid on Android 8.0 Oreo, 6GB memory with 64/128GB internal storage. While the Huawei P20 Pro runs on EMUI 8.1 overlaid on Android 8.1 Oreo, 6GB memory with 128GB internal storage.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – The Battery

The Huawei P20 Pro takes the lead here with a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. While the HTC U12 Plus comes with a non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery. No wireless charging, only fast battery charging technology for both smartphones.

HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro – The Price

The Huawei P20 Pro is currently sold for around $1,048 (N366,800). While the HTC U12 Plus is available for around $932 (N326,200). The price of both smartphones is on the high side. But considering what they’re offering, we might be reluctant to complain.

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HTC U12 Plus VS Huawei P20 Pro Full Specs Comparison

HTC U12 Plus Huawei P20 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm. Weight: 188 g 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 180 g
Display 6.0 inch (80.3% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2880 pixels with 537 PPI density and Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen 6.1 inch (82% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2240 pixels with 408 PPI density and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB microSD, up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot) 6GB. ROM: 128GB
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with HTC Sense UI) Android 8.1 Oreo (with EMUI 8.1)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.4GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor
Camera Dual: 8MP f/2.0 aperture and 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 16MP f/2.6 aperture with dual-LED dual-tone flash 24MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Triple: 40MP f/1.8 aperture, 20MP f/1.6 aperture and 8MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 50% in 35 min (Quick Charge 3.0) Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)

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