Comparison between:
- HTC Desire 12s
- Google Pixel 4 XL

Brand and model

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

HTC Desire 12sGoogle Pixel 4 XL
HTC Desire 12s
Prices
Google Pixel 4 XL
Prices
Model alias-G020JG020P
G020Q
GA01181-US
GA01182-US
GA01180-US

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
75.1 mm
7.51 cm
0.25 ft
2.96 in
Height154.2 mm
15.42 cm
0.51 ft
6.07 in
160.4 mm
16.04 cm
0.53 ft
6.31 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.2 mm
0.82 cm
0.03 ft
0.32 in
Weight150 g
0.33 lbs
5.29 oz
193 g
0.43 lbs
6.81 oz
Volume93.05 cm³
5.65 in³
98.78 cm³
6 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Red
Oh So Orange
Just Black
Clearly White
Body materialsPlasticAluminium alloy
Glass
Certification-IPX8

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
Number of SIM cards21
-eSIM

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 (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz (BC0)
CDMA 1900 MHz (BC1)
CDMA 800 MHz (BC10)
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
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-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE-TDD 5200 MHz (B46)
LTE-TDD 3500 MHz (B46)
LTE-FDD 600 MHz (B71)

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+
EV-DO Rev. A
LTE Cat 18 (DL)
LTE Cat 13 (UL)
-5CA
4x4 MIMO

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 10
User interface (UI)Sense-

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 855
Process technology28 nm7 nm
CPU4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A531x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-A
CPU cores88
CPU frequency1400 MHz2840 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM capacity3 GB
4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4X
RAM channelsSingle channelDouble channel
RAM frequency800 MHz2133 MHz
-Titan M Security Module
Pixel Neural Core

Storage

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

Storage32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
-

Display

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

Type/technologyIPSOLED
Diagonal size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.47 cm
2.7 in
68.5 mm
6.85 cm
Height5.1 in
129.5 mm
12.95 cm
5.69 in
144.62 mm
14.46 cm
Aspect ratio2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2.111:1
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels1440 x 3040 pixels
Pixel density282 ppi
110 ppcm
534 ppi
209 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.03 %82.5 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²
Ambient EQ
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Always-on Display
100000:1
90 Hz refresh rate
HDR (UHDA certification)

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
Gyroscope
Barometer
Magnetometer
-Active Edge
Motion Sense (Soli radar)

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 BSI-
Sensor format-1/2.55"
Pixel size-1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperturef/2f/1.7
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.54 mm28 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-77 °
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps60 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
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
-Dual Pixel Phase Detection
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 52° (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 45 mm (#2)
Phase detection (#2)
OIS (#2)
EIS (#2)
2x optical zoom (#2)
Spectral Sensor
Flicker Sensor

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 BSI-
Pixel size-1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
Aperturef/2.2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.79 mm22 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-90 °
Auxiliary lightLED-
Image resolution4160 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
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
-2 NIR cameras
NIR flood emitter
NIR dot projector

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
-3 microphones
Active noise cancellation
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

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

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

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
Wi-Fi Display
-2x2 MIMO

Bluetooth

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

Version4.25.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C
Version2.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
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 jackYesNo

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

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

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
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

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
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
VP8
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 mAh3700 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
Charger output power5 V / 1 A9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technology-USB Power Delivery 2.0
FeaturesNon-removableWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi wireless charging

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)-1.17 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.39 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.35 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.2 W/kg
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