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HTC U12+ / U12 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of HTC U12+ / U12 Plus. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and camera are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. The connectivity and portability get negative views. Opinions are divided on the size.

design, screen, performance, camera, reliability

usability, battery, 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : 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 : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

HTC U12+ Review: First Impressions

 

The HTC U12+ was unveiled on May 23rd 2018 and was initially built for the High-end market. At publishing time, the HTC U12+ was priced at $799 USD....

Great design ; Excellent audio features ; Camera with great potential ; Priced to compete

A bit large and heavy

EDGE SENSE 2 AND ITS FLEXIBILITY CAN BE ADDICTIVE

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

HTC U12+ sample photos surface | LetsGoDigital

 

Although the U12+ has not even been unveiled, the first sample pictures of HTC's upcoming flagship model have already surfaced.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Corey Gaskin (phonearena.com)

HTC U12+ Review

 

HTC's skipped the U12 and gone straight to the U12+. In making this move, the company has shrunken the bezels and lengthened the screen to gain the popular 18:9 display ratio, while keeping the footprint slightly smaller than the U11+ and only...

Takes good photos, 2X camera is nice having ; Edge Sense adds useful quick-function mapping ; Sounds great – with earbuds and without ; Display shows crisp detail and has good color reproduction ; Top-notch internals and top-tier performance

Dreadful haptic side buttons have us longing for real ones ; Display is hard to see outdoors

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

HTC U12 Plus announcement and first impressions: No notch, big sound, and elegant HTC design

 

HTC continues to release Android smartphones and the new U12 Plus skips the notch to focus on what HTC does right. It's a phone that can compete with the best and launches at a price a bit less than the Galaxy S9 Plus.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

HTC U12+ Review: A Beauty Brought Down by Bad Buttons

 

The U12+ reaches for a high bar with excellent cameras, powerful performance and beautiful design, but falls short where it matters for many potential buyers with frustrating buttons, underwhelming battery life and a duller-than-average display. The...

Beautiful design ; Great performance ; Excellent cameras

Frustrating buttons ; Below-average battery life ; Relatively dim LCD display

Even with a striking design and stellar performance, the HTC U12+ can't measure up to top Android phones.

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:240
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Self-timer:Y
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Brand color:Ceramic Black / Flame Red / Translucent Blue
Color of product:Black / Blue / Red
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:SLCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touchscreen:Y

Networking

3G:Y
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
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

Performance

Graphics adapter:Adreno 630

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor model:845

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8.0

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.382
Height:6.17
Weight:6.63
Width:2.91