A few days back the Taiwanese HTC announced two new premium flagships coming to compete with the top high-end brands. Actually, there are the same phones, but as the name suggests, the ‘Plus’ variants should come with a better specs list. We can talk about what’s written on the paper and guess whether this or that hardware is good or not. But we can also compare the key features of both models in real-life experiments. Say, the HTC U11+ sports a 6-inch full-screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels as well as a 4000mAh battery. Its sibling comes with a 5.5-inch 16:9 screen providing 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. The rest of the features seems to remain the same – Snapdragon 835 chip, 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of ROM. Both models also come with the same 12MP single-camera with a 1.4um pixel size, aperture of f/1.7, OIS, and EIS. It turns out these phones should provide identical shooting experience. But the manufacturer claims the HTC U11+ camera has been improved a lot. Thanks to those enhancements and the UltraSpeed fast focus (0.3s) it is capable of taking better photos. We just have to take a closer look at the photos taken by them to understand whether the higher U11+ differs from its sibling as much as said.
HTC U11+ VS HTC U11: Camera Comparison: Indoor
When looking at the photos taken indoor, we understand those handsets provide the same performance. The overall shooting style is warm. They come with a high-class red color saturation. So it’s easy to please the eyes.
HTC U11+ VS HTC U11: Camera Comparison: Bokeh Effect
The background blurring is satisfactory as well.
HTC U11+ VS HTC U11: Camera Comparison: Nighttime Shots
Here, we notice some differences. The HTC U11+ provides brighter shots. Especially, it’s evident in the first photo.
At last, though there are some differences between the captures taken by these devices, they mainly provide almost identical performance. Say, the HTC U11+ comes with a very good noise control. But those improvements have been done at a software level. So we shouldn’t think of them as anything unique.