Essential Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11 vs LG G6: Comparison of unique Android devices comparison


Android is evolving everyday, so does its devices. This year we have seen some unique features in flagships from different companies. Samsung has added big display in small device, so does the LG G6, and Essential Phone is totally different as it has the maximum screen density ratio. Similar, is the situation with HTC, as they have done various smart things on the HTC U 11. It is going to be interesting to watch how the these unique yet powerful devices are going to compete against each other in comparison of Essential Phone Vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs HTC U11 Vs LG G6

Today we are going to compare the four ultrasonic devices. The latest offering from Andy Rubin has added a jewel in Android’s Portfolio. The new device has got in many new unique features.

Essentia Phone packs some smart accessories wich allows you to record 360 video. Similarly, every flagship from different OEMs have their own smart accessories. There are many more things that have been added to these flagship devices. Let’s learn what’s new and how they compete against each other.


First talking about the major specs of all the devices. Then LG G6 carries Snapdragon 821 with 4 GB of RAM.

Attributes Essential Phone Galaxy S8  HTC U11 LG G6
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Display  5.71 5.80 5.50 5.70
Rear Camera  13 MP Dual (RGB/Monochrome) 12-megapixel 12-Ultrapixel 13 MP Dual
Front Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 16-megapixel 5-megapixel
Battery 3040 3000 3000 3300
Headphone Jack NO YES NO NO
Mods/Smart Accesories Yes Yes Yes Yes


Read More:  Spec Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+


Display is the only aspect where a user directly interacts with the device. Almost all the time user give commands to the device via this new input device. In order to make flagship device a hit, OEMs give most of the attention to make display better and best.

Starting with Essential Smartphone, it carrier the maximum screen to body density ratio of above 90%. By holding this device, you will only see display despite of anything else. As its front side packs the huge 5.71 Full HD display. It’s a smaller screen with a bigger display. It is similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which packs screen body density ratio of 91%.

If we talk about the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and HTC U11, they pack better and higher densities in comparison with the other devices available in the market. But still they are far behind the 90% mark. LG touted, LG G6 as a bigger display with smaller size but now the Essential launch is contradicting it.

Well, it seems Essential is getting the best display badge with 500 nits of brightness.


All the devices, are powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest offering i.e. Snapdragon 835, except the LG G6. The LG flagship gets it power from the Snapdragon 821 with 4GB of RAM. Further, if we talk about the HTC U 11, then it packs the Snapdragon 835 with 4/6GB of RAM, similar is the case ith Galaxy S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 6GB model is only available in China and South Korea. Further, the latest, Essential device comprises of 4 GB of RAM and runs on the Snapdragon 835.

Overall if we say all the three smartphones atleast offer 64 GB of internal storage. LG G6 comes in 32GB variant also.

Coming onto the resistant, Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 comes with IP68 certified water and dust resistant while the U11 is IP67 certified. As of now, we don’t have information whether the Essential phone packs these certifications or not.

All, the devices seems to give high end performance as they are loaded with huge RAM configuration along with the latest Qualcomm processors.


The design configurations are different for all devices. Essential Phone carries a flat brick type of design with Titanium build. It is believed t be much better, light and resilient material than steel.

All other, devices like Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11 and LG G6 powers Aluminium build which are little slippery also.

Essential measures 141.5 X 71.1 X 7.8 and weighs 185 Grams. It weighs little more than the other smartphones as they measures between 155-166 grams. It seems that it is weighing more due to titanium use.


Camera is another thing that a new generation looks while buying a new device. If the camera quality is poor then it does not get much popular.

Nowadays, dual cameras are in trends. So many OEMs are using those in their flagships. Similar is the situation with the Essential Phone.

Essential Phone packs dual 13 MP + 13MP camera on the back with image fusion technology. The one lens is monochrome sensor and other RGB. The color sensor is behind a bright f/1.85 lens and with help from the mono sensor, it offers telephoto, bokeh and 13MP “true monochrome” modes.

The HTC U11 packs a  12-Megapixel of primary camera and 16-Megapixel secondary camera for selfies and video chats. The primary camera is capable of [email protected], [email protected]/120fps, HDR, 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound and video recording.

The Galaxy S8 camera uses the 12MP Dual Pixel sensor from the S7 but with improved software – it captures multiple exposures to raise image quality (sounds a lot like Google’s HDR+). The selfie cam did get a hardware upgrade, it now has an 8MP sensor and autofocus (with clever face detection).

LG comes with 13 MP and 13 MP Dual camera on the back and 5MP Wide camera on the front. The Dual-camera consists 13-megapixel shooters with 125-degree viewing angle and F2.4 aperture). The other features are Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor.

So it seems Essential is giving more details on the paper. Let’s see how actual photos will look.


The HTC U11 runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) based on HTC Sense UI. LG Also runs its UI with Android 7.1 under the hood. Similar is the situation with the Samsung with its Touchwiz UI.

THee thing changes with Essential Phone, as it powers Stock Android. Further, it is coming from its creator, obviously you going to get some new features alsong with new update.

Other Features

The Galaxy S8, LG G6, HTC U11, and the Essential Phone have 3000, 3300, 3000 and 3040 mAh batteries respectively.

All the devices come packed with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Further, there are some new accessories from the Essential Phone ie. 360 camera accessory.


The Essential phone is priced at a $700 and it does not offer any contacts from Verizon. And if you want to own 360° camera bundle, then you need to shell $750. It is available in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths.

While, HTC U 11 is available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red colour variants. The price of HTC U11 is 19900 TWD ($659 approx).

Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold.


There are different smartphones fro different users. It ssi true whoever said it, if you need some features which are available in one smartphone, then go for it.

If you want small device then head for the LG G6 or HTC U11, Further Samsung Galaxy S8 is another good choice. If you want high end classy look with some smart features, then go for the Essential Phone.

If you want to get good support, Samsung is there for you. Essential Phone also packs Titanium, but it’s hands on will tell us how it sustains to the use.

Let’s wait and watch for Essential Phone, before we get down to any conclusion.



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