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In 2017, HTC has come up with a new “U” family of flagships that use a totally new design that will impress even the most pretentious person. Today, we’ll compare the U Ultra with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge, and see which device has more advantages.

Designs and Displays

The HTC U Ultra measures 162.4 x 79.8 x 8 mm, it weights 170 grams and has a primary screen of 5.7-inch (Super LCD5) with a QHD resolution and a secondary screen on top of it that measures 2.05-inch and supports a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. HTC has invented a new Liquid Surface Design and it used 3D glass on the back that shifts colors depending on the light. For example, the white model will shimmer in the light and under some shades it will give a pink hue. Also, the 128GB variant of the phone is equipped with Sapphire crystal glass. But the phone isn’t made entirely of glass, as you can notice a slim metal frame covering the sides.

The Galaxy S7 edge has a simple glass and metal design, it measures 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm, it weights 157 grams and has a smaller Super AMOLED screen of 5.5-inch, also supporting a QHD resolution, but it’s curved on both sides, to make it easier for users to answer calls, to know who’s calling (they can register up to 5 contacts, each one being assigned a specific color which will light up when calling), check their social media accounts etc. Also, the phone is dust proof and water resistant.


Both phones run on Android 7.0 Nougat, but the HTC U Ultra is a newer device and its specs include a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset, a quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor, an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM, as well as two variants of internal storage: 64/128 GB, which support expansion with a microSD card.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 edge offers two variants of internal configurations:

Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa chipset + quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) or Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU + Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12 GPU + 4GB of RAM + 32/64/128 GB of storage, also expandable.

Cameras and Batteries

The HTC U Ultra has a primary camera of 12Mp with OIS, laser & phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and a secondary camera of 16MP with Auto-HDR, and it’s powered by a non-removable 3000mAh battery. The Galaxy S7 edge has a primary camera of 12MP with phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash, a weaker secondary camera of 5MP with Auto HDR and its battery is larger, of 3600mAh.

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