HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison

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HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison in Android HTC Samsung
So, the U for U teaser was all about two new smartphones by HTC — the flagship-grade U Ultra and the midrange U Play. Now, while the “big brother” here looks awesome and has a high-powered hardware to keep it competitive among other top-shelf devices, we’re a bit curious if the U Play will have enough going for it to make an impact.

See the U Play is powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 SoC — the lowest of the Helio series — and its 2,500 mAh battery doesn’t inspire confidence either. Still, it’s expected to cost around $400 at launch, probably because that shiny liquid-like finish makes it look like the price is justified.

So, let’s compare internals — let’s pit the HTC U Play against similar midrangers like the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Honor 8. Both of these cost around the $400 mark and have metal-and-glass builds. The Honor 8 even has that fancy dual camera!
HTC U Play vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) vs honor 8

HTC U Play

HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison in Android HTC Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison in Android HTC Samsung

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HTC U Play vs Honor 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A5: specs comparison in Android HTC Samsung Design OSAndroid (7.0)Android (5.1)Android (6.0), EMUI 4.1 UI Dimensions5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31 inches (145.99 x 72.9 x 7.99 mm)5.70 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (144.8 x 71 x 7.3 mm)5.73 x 2.80 x 0.29 inches (145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm) Weight5.11 oz (145 g)
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 5.2 oz (150 g)5.47 oz (155 g)
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 5.2 oz (150 g)5.40 oz (153 g)
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 5.2 oz (150 g) MaterialsMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Aluminum FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch) Display Physical size5.2 inches5.2 inches5.2 inches Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels Pixel density

Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

428 ppi424 ppi424 ppi Technology

Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

S-LCDSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD Screen-to-body ratio70.01 %72.39 %72.02 % Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216 Camera Camera16 megapixels13 megapixels12 megapixels FlashDual LEDLEDDual LED Aperture size

Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F1.9F2.2 Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm Camera sensor size 1/2.9″ Pixel size1 μm 1.25 μm Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensorDual-camera, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingGeo taggingTouch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Yes1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) FeaturesPicture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingVideo callingTime-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing Front-facing camera16 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) Hardware System chip

System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939 HiSilicon Kirin 950 Processor

Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bitOcta-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bitOcta-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A72 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit Graphics processorMali-T860 MP2Adreno 405Mali-T880 MP4 System memory

System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM (933 MHz) / LPDDR32 GB RAM4 GB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR4 Built-in storage32 GB16 GB64 GB Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC Battery Capacity2500 mAh2900 mAh3000 mAh Fast ChargeYesYesYes Talk time 28.00 hours
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 15 h (913 min) Stand-by time 15.0 days (360 hours)
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 16 days (389 h) Talk time (3G)15.21 hours
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 16 h (963 min)16.00 hours
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 16 h (963 min)15.00 hours
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 16 h (963 min) Stand-by time (3G)17.8 days (428 hours)
the Average represents the mean value, calculated from all phones, from the last year.”>average is 22 days (521 h) Talk time (4G) 11 hours Music playback 75.00 hours24.00 hours Video playback 14.00 hours10.00 hours Multimedia MirroringDLNA, MiracastMiracast, MHL Cellular GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20 LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 40Bands 40Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 DataLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPALTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s Availability Scheduled release

Scheduled release – Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

Q1 2017 Shopping information MSRP price$ 440 € 499 / $ 499