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HTC U12 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of HTC U12 Life. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and camera get negative views.

design, screen, battery, price, size

performance, camera, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U12 Life is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Mundy (trustedreviews.com)

HTC U12 Life review: Flagship features for £299? | Trusted Reviews

 

HTC U12 Life review: Has HTC turned a corner with its new budget offerings? The U12 Life, with its Pixel-like design and great battery life may suggest so.

Strong battery life ; Big, bright balanced screen ; No glaring weaknesses

Middling performance ; Underwhelming camera ; HTC Sense feels dated

A phone that holds more modest expectations compared to its flagship sibling, but at least it meets them.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC U12 Life is like the Pixel 2, only prettier

 

It also has two rear cameras for portrait shots.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

HTC U12 Life hands-on review

 

The U12 Life offers head-turning looks and decent specs for a keen price

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (techradar.com)

HTC U12 Life review

 

Is there life in this phone?

Unusual design ; Big screen ; Reasonable price

Glass body feels more plastic ; Slow, unrefined HDR mode ; App loads slightly slower than rivals

It's not the very best phone at the price, but with its big screen and unusual finish the HTC U12 Life offers a useful alternative to the glut of glass-backed phones.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

HTC U12 Life Smartphone Review

 

The perfect Bokeh. HTC positions the U12 Life as a smartphone with amazing camera effects to suit and satisfy everyone's artistic needs and wishes. In addition, it is also capable of 4K video recording, is supposed to feature a high-performance SoC,...

decent performance ; decent battery life ; skid-proof rear panel ; 3.5-mm headphone jack is back

mediocre camera ; lots of preloaded apps that cannot be uninstalled

Over the course of our tests and benchmarks the HTC U12 proved itself as a solid mid-range smartphone with a decent overall system performance capable of performing even demanding tasks without excessive and disruptive loading times. Speaker quality...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC U12 Life review: HTC’s best mid-tier smartphone?

 

HTC tackles the mid-tier yet again, and the U12 Life might be HTC's best-priced smartphone yet

Stunning dual-finish design ; Long-lasting battery

Disappointing camera ; Blinkfeed is rubbish

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1’s dominance remains unscathed, then, leaving it my current recommendation in this price range.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC U12 Life review: Hands on with HTC’s latest mid-tier smartphone

 

HTC tackles the mid-tier yet again, and the U12 Life could be HTC's best-priced smartphone yet

I’m yet to receive a handset for full review, but I’ll update this article in the coming weeks with my final thoughts.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com.au)

HTC U12 Life is like the Pixel 2, only prettier

 

It also has two rear cameras for portrait shots.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

HTC U12 Life

 

HTC has updated is mid-range phone with 3D Ultra Stripes, while ditching Android One and Edge Sense. It's cheaper price makes it an attractive mid-range phone.

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

HTC U12 Life, First Take: Solid mid-range features and smart industrial design Review | ZDNet

 

The affordable HTC U12 Life is fine as far as it goes, but there's nothing here to make it stand out from the crowd.

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3600
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video recording:Y

Design

Colour name:Moonlight Blue
Colour of product:Blue
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Blue / Purple

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

FM radio:N

Navigation

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons,Menu
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:636

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3
Height :158.5
Weight:175
Width:75.4