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Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) vs HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC U11 Life phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare HTC U11 Life XSamsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)12Points
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
5.2"
SLCD5

1080x1920

16
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)vsU11 Life (32GB NA)13 Advantages HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT Super LCD 5
+432 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs424 PPI
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2800 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.2GHz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+32GB (22GB available)120%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs+142 grams (4.97 ounces)2%
Lighter
5.1"vs+5.2"2%
Larger screen
HDR photo/video only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 2.1MPvs+(front) 16MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 7.1 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.1 Nougat is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

30 Common items in both devices
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
(back) 16MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+23 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
ModelGalaxy S5 (SM-G900A)U11 Life (32GB NA)
Other model namesAT&T Galaxy S5 (4G LTE), Samsung PacificT-Mobile HTC U11 Life (North America), HTC Ocean Life
Country or region availableUSA
USA
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandSamsungHTC
Release date4/11/201411/2/2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)72.9 x 149.09 millimeters (2.87 x 5.87 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)142 grams (4.97 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minWaterproof (IP?)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallowfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SDM630 (14nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330 578MhzQualcomm Adreno 508
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT Super LCD 5
Screen size5.1" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps450/75 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17)LTE Cat9 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,12,17,13,28,20,66)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312x2988 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
USBMicroUSB 3.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-2Not supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Humidity
Proximity sensor
Temperature
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2800 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy21 hours17 hours
Standby960 hours (40 days)670 hours (27.9 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- Colors: Black, Sapphire Blue, Ice White
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Plastic body
- Plastic case included
- Amazon Alexa
- HTC Sense UI
- HTC BoomSound
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter
- Slow motion
- VoLTE
- Miracast
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)HTC U11 Life (32GB NA)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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