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HTC U11 (Dual 128GB) vs Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between HTC U11 vs Google Pixel 3a XL phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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HTC U11 (Dual 128GB)
5.5"
SLCD5

1440x2560

12.2
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsGoogle Pixel 3a XL (G020A)Compare HTC U11 X
Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
6"
OLED

1080x2160

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? HTC U11 (Dual 128GB)

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U11 (Dual 128GB)17 Advantages HTC U11 (Dual 128GB)vsPixel 3a XL (G020A)7 Advantages Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
+2.45Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (115GB user free)130%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (50GB user free)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+TFT Super LCD 5Advantage
This device has a TFT Super LCD 5 screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsOLED
+1440x2560 pixels58%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+534 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs402 PPI
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps33%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot
+USB Type-C (reversible)Advantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Waterproof (IPxx certified)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs+167 grams (5.85 ounces)1%
Lighter
5.5"vs+6"9%
Larger screen
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3000 mAhvs+3700 mAh23%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.2 version A2DPvs+5.0 version A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster

28 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 12.2MP
Dual LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+21 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
ModelU11 (Dual 128GB)Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Other model namesHTC U11 Dual-Sim 6GB RAM, HTC OceanGoogle Pixel 3a XL G020A (Verizon Wireless)
Country or region available(Global, International)Saudi ArabiaChinaUnited Arab EmiratesEuropePhilippinesHong KongIndiaMalaysiaRussiaSingaporeTaiwan
(Global, International), Saudi Arabia, China, United Arab Emirates, Europe, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan
USA
USA
BrandHTCGoogle
Release dateJune, 2017May, 2019
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 153.9 millimeters (2.99 x 6.06 in)76.1 x 160.1 millimeters (3 x 6.3 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)167 grams (5.85 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
System (OS)HTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
HardwareHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670 (10 nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 615
RAM memory6GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (115GB user free)64GB (50GB user free)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplayHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Display typeTFT Super LCD 5OLED
Screen size5.5" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1080x2160 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)534 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Dragontrail Glass
Mobile networksHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/75 Mbps600/75 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800 (U-3w), GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version (U-3u):
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version (U-3w):
CDMA2000 EV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15

Global version (U-3u):
LTE (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,28,32)
TD-LTE (Bands 39,40,38,41)

China version (U-3w):
LTE (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,12,17)
TD-LTE (Bands 39,40,38,41)
LTE Cat11/5 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Silver, Blue, Solar Red
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Aluminum and glass body
- 3D glass screen
- Amazon Alexa
- Plastic case included
- HTC Sense UI
- HTC BoomSound
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Just Black, Clearly White, Purple-ish
- 18:9 ratio display FHD+
- Always-on display
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3000 mAh3700 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered9V/2A=18W
Talk time autonomy1470 minutes | 24.5 hours | 1 daysfeature not registered
Standby20160 minutes | 336 hours | 14 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateHTC U11 (Dual 128GB)Google Pixel 3a XL (G020A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.19W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.39W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)