ProductHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
BrandHTC Samsung
Product Typesmartphonesmartphone
Announced On2017/01/012017/08/01
Street Price (Approx)~ $305
Search low HTC U Play price (Amazon)
~ $875
Search low Galaxy Note 8 price (Amazon)
Dimensions146 x 72.9 x 8mm
(5.75 x 2.87 x 0.31")
162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
(6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34")
Weight145 grams (5.11 ounces)195 grams (6.88 ounces)
RugednessNot RuggedIP68
ColorsBlack, Blue, Pink, WhiteBlack, Blue, Gold, Grey
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DisplayHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Display TypeLCD, Touchscreen Screen, MultitouchSuper AMOLED, Touchscreen Screen, Multitouch
Display Resolution1920x1080  (2,073,600 pixels)2960x1440  (4,262,400 pixels)
Max. Brightness720
Density (PPI)424522
Color Bits (# colors)16,777,216 Colors 24 Bits16,777,216 Colors 24 Bits
Display Diagonal5.2" (13.21 cm)6.3" (16.00 cm)
Display to Body Ratio70.0 %82.9 %
Display Glass TypeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 5
Main cameraHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Megapixels16 Megapixel12 Megapixel
Sensor Pixel Size1.0 µm1.4 µm
Video Resolutions1080p/30fps1080p/60fps, 2160p/30fps, 720p/240fps
Max Photo Size4032x3024
Image StabilizationYes (Optical Stabilization)Yes (Optical Stabilization)
Camera FlashYes , Dual LEDYes , LED
Autofocus typePhase DetectionPhase Detection
Other Camera Hardware FeaturesHDR, Phase Detection AFHDR Video, Phase Detection AF
Camera Software FeaturesFace Detection, Geo TaggingSimul-Shot, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Geo Tagging
Photos Samples286250
Secondary cameraHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Megapixels16 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Video CallYesYes
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BatteryHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Talk Time15 hours22 hours
Battery Capacity (mAh)2500 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Fast ChargeYesYes
Battery Charge Speed, in mAh/mn50 mAh/mn
Removable BatteryNoNo
Wireless ChargingNoYes
Wireless Charging IntegratedNoNo
Music Playback Time74 hours
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery Standby Time427 hours (18 days)
Processor & OSHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Processor BrandMediatekSamsung or Qualcomm
Processor/Soc NameMT6755 Helio P10Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835
# CPU Cores88
CPU Frequency4x2.0 & 4x1.1 GHz2.3 GHz
Processor ModelExynos 8895 or MSM8998
Operating System (OS)Android 6.0Android 7.1.1
DayDream VRNo
Memory & StorageHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Memory Card TypeMicroSD (256 GB Max)MicroSD (256 GB Max)
Memory Card Max. Capacity256 GB256 GB
Built-In Storage Options32 GB64,128,256 GB
Max. Total Storage Capacity288 GB512 GB
Cellular NetworkHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
SIM TypeNano SIMNano SIM
SIM Number21
LTE Categorycat6 301 Mbpscat16 1000/105 Mbps
AudioHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Audio Alertsmp3, vibration, wavmp3, vibration, wav
3.5mm Audio ConnectorNoYes
Noise CancellationYesYes
FM RadioNo
SensorsHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Gyroscope, Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor, Proximity Sensor
WiFiHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
WiFi SupportYesYes
WiFi Speedsa,b,g,n,aca,b,g,n,ac
WiFi FeaturesWiFi Hotspot, Dual-Band WiFi, WiFi DirectWiFi Hotspot, Dual-Band WiFi, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth SupportYesYes
Bluetooth Version4.25.0
Bluetooth FeaturesBluetooth A2DP, Bluetooth LEBluetooth A2DP, Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth EDR
USB SupportHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
USB SupportYesYes
USB Port TypeUSB Type CUSB Type C
USB Version3.1
Proprietary Data ConnectorNoNo
USB HostYes
MultimediaHTC U PlayGalaxy Note 8
Multimedia FeaturesDLNAJava
Video Playback Formatsh.264, mp4
Audio FormatsMP3, WAV


HTC U Play vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs Benchmarks

System Speed

Overall performance tests that stress every part of the system. They provide a high-level idea, but aren't as precise as specific tests shown below.

Antutu Score, Higher is better

Basemark OS II, Higher is better

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

AndEBench-Pro, Higher is better

Gaming Speed

The GPU, or graphics processor is put to the test with this Gaming-oriented benchmarks

3DMark Slingshot ES 3.1, Higher is better

3DMark Unlimited IceStorm Score, Higher is better

GFXBench Manhattan Off. (FPS), Higher is better

GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 Off. (FPS), Higher is better

GFXBench T-Rex Off. (FPS), Higher is better

Camera Performance

Benchmarks measuring the performance of the camera sub-system

Battery Capacity/Performance

Quantitative data about the battery

Battery Capacity (mAh), Higher is better

Battery Charge Speed, in mAh/mn, Higher is better


Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Battery Capacity (mAh) / Price, Higher is better

Basemark OS II / Price, Higher is better

GFXBench Manhattan Off. (FPS) / Price, Higher is better

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