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We already compared HTC's latest flagship with the Google Pixel XL. In this post, we see how it stands against the flagship from the Cupertino giant.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs. HTC U Ultra

Battery capacity

Apple iPhone 7 Plus has a 2,900 mAh battery, while the HTC U Ultra boasts of a 3,000 mAh battery. Thus, the U Ultra has around 4% larger battery capacity.

Color options

Black is the standard color option across both the devices. Apart from that, iPhone 7 Plus offers jet black, silver, gold, and rose gold variants, while the U Ultra also comes in blue and white.


iPhone 7 Plus features an aluminum unibody, while the U Ultra boasts of a glass aluminum design.


Apple iPhone 7 Plus is 158.2 mm in height, 77.9 mm in width and 7.3 mm in depth. HTC U Ultra is 162.4 mm in height, 79.8 mm in width and 8 mm in depth. Thus, U Ultra is around 3% taller, 2% wider, and 10% thicker in comparison.

Display pixel density

iPhone 7 Plus has a pixel density of 401 ppi, while U Ultra boasts 513 ppi. Thus, U Ultra has 28% higher pixel density.

Display resolution

iPhone 7 Plus has an FHD display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. U Ultra features a QHD screen, with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels.

Display size

iPhone 7 Plus features a 5.5-inch display, while U Ultra sports a 5.7-inch display. Hence, U Ultra has a 4% bigger screen than that of iPhone 7 Plus.

Display type

Apple iPhone 7 Plus uses IPS technology, while the HTC U Ultra employs Super LCD 5.

Dual screen

iPhone 7 Plus has only one screen, while the U Ultra features a second smaller screen above the main display, just like the one seen in LG V20.

Dual camera

Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with a second telephoto zoom lens, while the HTC U Ultra does not feature a second camera.

External storage

iPhone 7 Plus does not have the option to expand its storage capacity by any means. U Ultra, on the other hand, can widen the memory up to 2 TB via a micro SD card.

Internal storage options

iPhone 7 Plus offers a base variant with 32 GB memory, while U Ultra starts with 64 gigs of storage. There are additional 128 and 256 GB models for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

Operating System

iPhone 7 Plus runs on iOS 10. U Ultra runs on Android 7 Nougat (with a custom skin on top).

Pressure-sensitive display

Apple iPhone 7 Plus features the 3D touch, while the HTC U Ultra employs no such technology.


iPhone 7 Plus is available at $769 (for 32 GB variant), $869 (for 128 GB variant), and $969 (for 256 GB model). U Ultra is available at $749 (for 64 GB).


iPhone 7 Plus runs on A 10 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.3 GHz. U Ultra runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15 GHz.


iPhone 7 Plus comes with 3 GB RAM, while the U Ultra runs on an extra gigabyte.

Secondary camera

Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 7 MP front camera. HTC U Ultra has a 16 MP front shooter. Thus, U Ultra has more than double the megapixels in its secondary camera.

Water resistance

iPhone 7 Plus comes with IP67 certification, while the U Ultra does not have any such feature.


iPhone 7 Plus weighs 188 g, while the U Ultra weighs just 170 g. Thus, iPhone 7 Plus is almost 11% heavier.

Other common features

  • 12 MP primary camera with optical image stabilization
  • f/1.8 primary camera aperture size
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home key


Although for $20 less the HTC U Ultra is providing double the internal storage, it still doesn't seem to win over the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Lack of a zoom lens, no water resistance, and improper software updates are enough to go with Cupertino over the Taiwanese brand.
The rumor mill around Apple's iPhone 7 has been running since days. The frequency of such rumors has increased since the date of launch had been announced to be September 7th, i.e., today.

Amazon confirms iPhone 7 will come with dual-camera

Now, just minutes before the official launch, Amazon US has confirmed a few stories. This is intentional, or just a goof-up is a separate topic for debate.

On thing that the picture clearly confirms is the presence of two lenses for the primary camera setup. There is also a link for "Bluetooth headphones" for the same, partially confirming the news about the absence of 3.5 mm headphone jack from the new iPhone. The name "iPhone 7" is also used in the listings, thus verifying the same.

P.S.: The image seems to have been removed by Amazon now. The screenshot above refers to the one that appeared there.

Source: Gizmodo
Update: Apple has updated the price of iPhone SE for the Indian market. It will now cost ₹39,000 for the 16 GB variant. This is a first of its kind price update we are witnessing from the manufacturer. This also means that our poll (at the end of the post) is now outdated.

The much awaited Apple event of the year has concluded. And as expected, the Cupertino giant has announced a smaller (4-inch) iPhone. They are calling it the iPhone SE (wonder what SE stands for!). The screen size reminds us of Apple's past, the time when they used to make 4-inch smartphones. The time of Jobs. The idea is to lure more people into the iOS ecosystem.

Apple iPhone SE

Coming to the newly launched smartphone, one thing that is sure is that it definitely packs a punch. It is powered by the 64-bit A9 chip, along with the M9 motion co-processor. The primary camera is a 12 MP iSight sensor that is capable of recording 4K videos. This was the same in iPhone 6S. The device supports panorama clicks up to 63 MPs. The iPhone SE comes with a new image signal processor, and a true tone flash. The secondary camera is a 1.2 MP shooter.

As expected, the Home button comes with the built-in fingerprint sensor, commonly known as the Touch ID. The device comes with the "Hey Siri" always-on feature. (Remember the "OK Google" thingy on Nexus devices? Yeah it's the same!).

As far as the design of the SE is concerned, you can pick your 5S and get it done with. There are no surprises here.

Nothing about the battery capacity has been mentioned in the presentation. We just hope it will perform as an iPhone's battery does. In fact better, the display is way smaller right?

On the connectivity front, the device has a modem with LTE speeds up to 150 MBps. In case you aren't aware, this is 50% faster than what iPhone 5S has! Then there is VoLTE support as well, so happy face-timing.

Apple Pay, Live Photos, you name it, they have it. But yeah, no 3D touch! It will run on iOS 9.3, which is now available. The device will come in four color options, viz. silver, gold, space grey and rose gold.

As far as the pricing is concerned, one needs only $399 in the US for the 16 GB variant, and $499 for the 64 GB variant. If you are in India, you'll have to shell out ₹30,000 to own this device (16 GB model). Pre-orders in the US start from 24th of this month.

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Apple iPhone SE specifications

Operating System: iOS 9.3
Processor: 64-bit A9
Storage: 16/64 GB
Display: 4.0 inch retina
Resolution (pixels): 1136x640
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 1.2 megapixel
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 58.6x123.8x7.6 mm
Weight: 113 g
Price: $399 for 16 GB variant; $499 for 64 GB variant