Comparison between:
- HTC Desire 12s
- HTC U12 Life
- HTC 10 Evo

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

HTC Desire 12sHTC U12 LifeHTC 10 Evo
HTC Desire 12s
Prices
HTC U12 Life
Prices
HTC 10 Evo
Prices
Model alias-U12Life-

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.7 mm
7.27 cm
0.24 ft
2.86 in
76.65 mm
7.67 cm
0.25 ft
3.02 in
77.3 mm
7.73 cm
0.25 ft
3.04 in
Height154.2 mm
15.42 cm
0.51 ft
6.07 in
158.5 mm
15.85 cm
0.52 ft
6.24 in
153.59 mm
15.36 cm
0.5 ft
6.05 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.09 mm
0.81 cm
0.03 ft
0.32 in
Weight150 g
0.33 lbs
5.29 oz
175 g
0.39 lbs
6.17 oz
174 g
0.38 lbs
6.14 oz
Volume93.05 cm³
5.65 in³
100.84 cm³
6.12 in³
96.05 cm³
5.83 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Red
Purple
Blue
Gray
Silver
Body materialsPlasticAluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Certification--IP57

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards221

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 11
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
User interface (UI)SenseSenseSense

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 v2.1
Process technology28 nm14 nm20 nm
CPU4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A534x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.6 GHz Kryo 2604x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)--4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores888
CPU frequency1400 MHz1800 MHz2000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 430
GPU frequency--650 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB
4 GB
4 GB
6 GB
3 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR4
RAM channelsSingle channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency800 MHz1333 MHz1600 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
64 GB
-eMMC 5.1-

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSSuper LCD 3
Diagonal size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.47 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
Height5.1 in
129.5 mm
12.95 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
Aspect ratio2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density282 ppi
110 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
534 ppi
209 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.03 %76.72 %70.47 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
420 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.5D curved glass screen
500 cd/m²

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS
Aperturef/2f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.54 mm4.44 mm3.79 mm
28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash typeLEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
4672 x 3504 pixels
16.37 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
-1080p @ 60 fps
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP
720p @ 120 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSI-
Aperturef/2.2f/2f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.79 mm4.43 mm3.1 mm
Auxiliary lightLEDLED-
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
--Self-timer

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
--Hi-Res Audio

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.25.04.1
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
HOGP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AC3
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3075 mAh3600 mAh3200 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time--23 h
1380 min
1 days
2G stand-by time--480 h
28800 min
20 days
3G talk time--23 h
1380 min
1 days
3G stand-by time--480 h
28800 min
20 days
Charger output power5 V / 1 A5 V / 2 A9 V / 1.67 A
12 V / 1.25 A
Quick charge technology--Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableFast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)--0.612 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)--0.844 W/kg
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