HTC U11 Plus vs Pixel 2 XL Unboxing and Camera Test!

by birtanpublished on September 14, 2020

In this box I have the real pixel to excel some of you might be confused you might be saying what are you talking about the pixel to excel is here and it is a real product so what do you mean by real I have the pixel to excel right here and it's a great Android phone but

There are certain things about this phone that might not be up to par I know a lot of people have heard about the screen issue it's got a pretty bad blue tint to it and the build quality is hit or miss for some people and there have

Also been some other issues so if you're not happy with the pixel to excel what's funny is that this phone right here the HTC u 11 plus was codenamed muskie and actually this was supposed to be the pixel to excel before version that you

See here was actually swapped for this version when I heard the news and saw the articles this actually made me want the U 11 plus even more because it made me wonder what would the pixel to excel be like if it was this okay so let's see

What comes inside of the box on the U 11 plus now this is a special model because when they announced this phone they announced a really really interesting model that I wanted to check out and this is the translucent model and you

Can actually see through this I'll show you that in just a second and you can buy this unlocked I don't think it comes and it's not available in the US yet but it does come with a clear case like you've seen on other HTC phones USB

Type-c 2 3.5 millimeter headphone jack converter because it does not have a headphone jack i think we can kind of say r.i.p to the headphone jack for sure this year and the next year in 2018 there's a bunch of

Paperwork here and it does come with some headphones these are the U sonic headphones that are USB type-c and if I'm not mistaken I think they do come with noise cancelling which is cool these are some actually legit headphones

And let's see some extra tips for the earbuds USB type-c cord and a quick charge 3.0 power break since this is what interested me anyway I'm gonna put the pixel to excel right here so we can kind of compare them both

And let's take this out of the wrap doing absolutely a terrible job here I'll have to go beast mode on this thing I forget it and there it is and look at that I don't know if you can see it closely but look at the translucency you

Can see right through it and this finish is amazing it's incredibly glossy but it's hard to get on camera without getting a ton of reflection but you can see that coil right here and what's messed up is that this is a glass back

But there is no wireless charging on this phone HTC like what what happened what happened but this has to be one of the coolest designs I've ever seen on a phone with this translucent back like this it's got this mirror type finish

I'm sorry about all the gloss here but man is this absolutely stunning in person and this is one of the most unique backs that I've seen on a phone so props to HTC on this this is one beautiful looking phone that's for sure

If you take a look at the two phones you can see a lot of similarities here you can see that for HTC usually their fingerprint scanners are on the front of the phone but here you can see that it's on the back because this was a reference

Design obviously for the pixel to excel and if you look on the front which I will boot this up now that this display here is obviously LG's OLED display and this is a Super LCD so you're not gonna get that crazy color shifting and things

Like that that you see here on the pixel to excel so I wonder why they scrapped this I know they wanted to go OLED all the way for their whole lineup but it'd be interesting to see once this boots up how good this display is but you can see

It's still the 18 by 9 aspect ratio as well on this same resolution and everything and if you just look at the footprint of this this looks very similar actually I kind of like the HTC One a little bit better when it comes to

The form factor there's less bezels on it too like there's some fat vessels here on the side on the pixel 2xl where there isn't any here on the you 11 plus so that squeeze for a Google assistant you can

Think the HTC u 11 in this series for that but here I like it because you can actually totally map this to whatever you want so if you want to launch the camera you can squeeze to launch the camera apps Google whatever you want to

Do this Super LCD 5 is looking very sharp very colorful as well you don't get that crazy color shift at all I know it's hard to see here on camera but this is actually a nice display I'm wondering if I actually prefer this over that I

Have the Verge's website pulled up right here so you see the color differences nothing's been changed on here and this is the boosted mode on the pixel 2xl not saturated I can go into that show you in just a minute but this is the one that I

Can actually stand saturates a little bit too high but you can see what the color differences are like here I can show you a quick example of the blue shift here on the white you can see it the most if I just tip it a little bit

Here you can see how the pixel to Excel is turning blue very quickly where the HTC u 11 plus is obviously not doing that because it is an LCD display so that's an idea of what that blue shift looks like on the pixel to excel and

This is an updated unit I actually got this are made and this is a replacement unit with the latest software update some slight design changes why they might have gone with this is that there are two front-facing speakers here we're

On the U 11 plus you end up getting one in the front here as the earpiece and one on the bottom so you end up getting boom sound this way so if you want to see a full comparison of these two phones I'm actually willing to do that

Let me know if you want to see it because I think this is a really interesting matchup ton of similarities here though no headphone jack USB type-c obviously there is a difference here though you do get a micro SD card slot

With the u 11 plus which is really big with 128 gigs of internal storage when it comes to the build quality I am definitely diggin the HTC a little bit better it all depends on if you like glass or not

Versus the like metal and glass on the top some people might love this look especially the panda one but I'm definitely digging this HTC for sure now when it comes to the specs I almost wish

They would have went with this because they both have the snapdragon 835 processor but the HTC u 11 plus has six gigabytes of RAM versus the four gigabytes of RAM seen on the pixel 2 XL another big thing is that the HTC u 11

Plus has a 3930 milliamp hour battery almost 4,000 milliamp hours while the pixel 2 XL has a 3520 milliamp hour battery so much larger cell here in this phone so that would have been nice to see both of the cameras are 12

Megapixels but this F 1.8 here F 1.7 here but the good thing is they both have optical image stabilization the good thing is they're both running Android 8.0 but of course you're gonna get software updates much much faster on

The pixel 2 XL and that's probably the biggest drive or biggest value in this phone at all on any of the Google phones is that it just has the best software and you get the latest and greatest and I'm gonna do a camera comparison in

Between those two because right now the pixel to excel probably has hands-down the best camera system on the market right now so it's gonna be very interesting you know what let me go out there and take a couple of pictures with

Both of these phones and see which camera is better I'm pretty much betting that it's probably gonna be the pixel to excel but let's see how capable the HTC u 11 plus is

so after what you guys have seen what do you think do you think that this would have made a better pixel to excel I think in a lot of ways I think this could have been a better pixel to excel

I like the build quality better the specs would have been a little bit nicer and I actually don't mind a higher quality LCD versus an OLED panel and it still has the 18 by 9 it still has the dual sound it still has a lot of the

Things and with the one sensor on here they could have put that same technology in here where we could have done portrait mode and I think this would have been a more convincing and more unique looking pixel to excel so let me

Know what you guys think I think HTC has a hit on their hands here I hope this comes to the US or they just sell this thing unlocked on their website because I really like this translucent model I think this is one of

The hottest looking phones that I've seen I really like this so let me know what you guys think make sure you hit that thumbs up if you enjoyed this and if you want to see more content on the HTC u11 plus then also let me know

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