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HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Most Affordable Phone vs Android Quiet Superstar – Which Smartphone is a Best Buy? [VIDEO]

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HTC U Play and OnePlus 3T are among the top contenders of the best mid-range smartphones found in the market today. The two phones may seem like similar to each other but there are functionalities where they differ. See the following comparison:

HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Display

HTC U Play sports a Super LCD 5.2-inch screen display with 1920 x 1080 screen resolution covered with Gorilla Glass 5 while OnePlus 3T sports a 5.5-inch full HD Optic AMOLED display having the same screen resolution with HTC rival according to Android Headlines.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Camera

Both HTC U Play and OnePlus 3T camera offers laser autofocus, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS for stability, however, the latter has a bit more advance specs because it offers 16MP camera compared to the former with 12MP only.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Performance and Battery

Both smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor however OnePlus 3T has a little bit advantage because it has the 821 processor. When it comes to performance, HTC U Play is left behind because it has 3GB of DDR4 RAM compared to OnePlus 3T with 6GB of DDR4 AM according to PC Advisor.  

Winner: OnePlus 3T

HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Software

Both smartphones have run mostly stock Android 6 Marshmallow out-of-the-box but are upgraded to Android 7 Nougat now. However, OnePlus 3T has an advantage over its rival because it runs Oxygen OS on top.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

HTC U Play vs OnePlus 3T: Physical Design

HTC U Play measures 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm and weighs 161 grams. HTC has added low-end speaker named BoomSound Hi-Fi to the bottom of the phone and it available in three color variants - Topaz Gold, Carbon Grey and Glacier Silver.

On the other hand, OnePlus 3T is quite bigger than rival because it measures 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm and weighs 158 grams and available in two color variants - Soft Gold and Gunmetal.

Winner: OnePlus 3T

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