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HTC U12+ / U12 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of HTC U12+ / U12 Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and camera are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and portability.

design, camera, screen, performance, size

battery, usability, portability, connectivity

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

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

HTC U12 Plus

 

HTC U12 Plus review, price, release date, features: Does HTC's new squeezable flagship do enough to make it better than the competition?

Takes great day and night photos ; Strong audio ; Good for those who hate the notch

Terrible ‘buttons’ that make the phone unusable at times ; Big and heavy without having exceptional battery life ; Screen not as good as competing OLEDs ; Edge Sense has issues

The HTC U12 Plus is far from the slimmest phone around, which for me isn’t an issue if the battery life were to impress. Sadly, it isn’t quite as good as expected.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HTC U12+ review: Fundamentally flawed

 

There's no real reason to choose the HTC U12+ over any other 2018 Android flagship. Sure, it has a good camera, a big, beautiful display and is appropriately priced, but there are too many viable alternatives. What's more, the day-to-day user...

Great display and audio ; One of the best cameras around ; Solid performance with the latest mobile chip

Terrible and frustrating pressure-sensitive power and volume keys ; Not quite as responsive as other flagships ; Front-facing dual camera isn’t great

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

HTC U12 Plus review

 

Excellent performance ; Daylong battery life ; Strong camera ; Great sound

Overly sensitive digital buttons ; Sense UI is dull, lots of bloatware ; Display has poor viewing angles

The HTC U12 Plus is a good phone, but frustrating digital buttons and quirky software throws it all under the bus.

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

HTC U12+ review: an innovative, premium, and flawed phone for tech enthusiasts

 

The successor to the HTC U11+ is here. Find out if it is the right Android flagship for you now…

Clean and premium 3D glass design ; Very strong internal hardware suite ; Useful Edge Sense 2 controls ; Dual LTE SIM card slot ; IP68 waterproof rating ; Dual-camera secured face unlock ; Full-featured, powerful camera system

Haptic buttons need another pass ; Battery life is disappointingly standard ; Screen brightness is so-so ; Lack of carriers

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

HTC U12+ review: One too many pressing problems

 

The HTC U12+ has a great camera and is loaded with the latest components, but its bloated UI and dumb buttons are too much to bear.

The slim-bezel design is a big improvement over the U11. ; The front and rear cameras are very good.

The buttons, my god, the buttons. ; The bloated Sense UI makes the phone feel slower than it should. ; The glass back, while pretty, is slippery and doesn't support wireless charging.

Two kinds of people will buy an HTC U12+: unabashed HTC fans who still think the company makes better phones than Samsung, and Verizon or T-Mobile customers who get an offer they can’t refuse. For everyone else, the U12+ is a conundrum. On one hand,...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

You can squeeze this phone to make it open any app

 

HTC's squeezable phone pushes boundaries, but lacks finesse.

The HTC U12 Plus lets you customize its squeezable sides to launch any app. It has a fast processor, good cameras and is water-resistant.

Its "fake" side buttons are tiring to use. Photos required too much editing to make good. Battery life is mediocre for a battery this size. There's no headphone jack.

While the HTC U12 Plus is one of the most unusual phones you can buy, it lacks the refinement to truly compete against Samsung, LG and OnePlus.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

HTC U12+

 

The HTC U12+ is an attractive phone that hits all the modern trends, but there isn't much to distinguish it from other flagship models.

Attractive design. Fast processor. Sharp front and rear cameras. Useful squeeze sensor.

Unresponsive side buttons. No headphone jack or included dongle. Heavy UI layer.

The HTC U12+ is solid addition to the current crop of flagship handsets, but it doesn't stand out. Starting at $800, it's priced to compete with the very best, and it succeeds in its gorgeous design, sharp display, and excellent camera performance. But...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

HTC U12 Plus review: fixing what didn’t need to be broken

 

HTC still does a lot of things well, but its new ideas miss the mark

Camera produces sharp, noise-free images ; Narrow design makes for an ergonomic shape ; Attractive, distinctive color options

The solid-state buttons are a disaster ; Still no headphone jack, and now there’s no adapter either ; With glass on both sides, slippery to handle ; Software is full of little and big annoyances

The questions about HTC’s future as a phone maker will persist, but they would have been much more vexing had the company produced a compelling phone with the U12 Plus. Instead, HTC has given us plenty of its signature design, spec, and camera...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

HTC U12+ review

 

HTC gives up chasing specs in favour of distinctive ‘squeezable' sides

Solid build ; Fast and smooth performance ; Vibrant screen ; Good camera ; Plenty of useful (and quirky) features

Video and audio performance could be more exciting ; Overly sensitive lock/home button

The U12+ won’t rock the smartphone world, but its ‘squeezable’ features and decent camera are worth a punt

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

HTC U12+ review

 

The HTC U12+ gets a lot of things right, but a so-so battery life holds it back from greatness

Good rear camera ; Notch haters will like the design ; Water resistant

Mediocre battery life ; Squeeze features more quirky than useful ; No headphone jack

Its unique features are more gimmick than genius, but the HTC U12+ is a solid phone for notch-haters

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Talk time (3G):23.8
Talk time (4G):23.8

Call management

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
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Dual camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.75
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second front camera resolution (numeric):8
Second rear camera aperture number:2.6
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand colour:Ceramic Black / Flame Red / Translucent Blue
Colour name:Ceramic Black / Flame Red / Translucent Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Transparent / Red
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product colour:Black / Blue / Blue,Transparent / Red
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
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

Audio formats supported:3GP, AAC, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Video compression formats:3GP,MKV,MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,TS,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct: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 / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 630
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:N / Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor Model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:6
RAM Type:DDR4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.7
Height :156.6
Weight:188
Width:73.9