We performed comparative analysis for DFT+U functionals to better understand their applicability to non-collinear magnetism. Taking LiNiPO4 and Sr2IrO4 as examples, we investigated the results out of two formalisms based on charge-only density and spin density functional plus U calculations. Our results show that the ground state spin order in terms of tilting angle is strongly dependent on Hund J. In particular, the opposite behavior of canting angles as a function of J is found for LiNiPO4. The dependence on the other physical parameters such as Hubbard U and Slater parameterization F-4/F-2 is investigated. We also discuss the formal aspects of these functional dependences as well as parameter dependences. The current study provides useful information and important intuition for the first-principles calculation of non-collinear magnetic materials.