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HTC U12 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of HTC U12 Life. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the camera and performance.

design, screen, battery, price, reliability

performance, camera

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

HTC U12 Life is like the Pixel 2, only prettier


It also has two rear cameras for portrait shots.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

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 : Kris Carlon (

HTC U12 Life review: If at first you don't succeed...


HTC is struggling and is clearly looking anywhere it can for success, even if that means completely disregarding what it has done previously in the Life series. Taken on its own, the HTC U12 Life is a decent enough phone, but there's just too much...

Good display ; Decent battery life ; Dual camera ; 4GB/64GB + microSD ; Headphone jack returns

No IP rating ; Sub-par performance ; Unreliable camera ; No Edge Sense ; No Android One version ; Far more competitive alternatives

Nov, 2018

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HTC U12 Life review: sexy and it knows it


It has been more than 8 years since we met - the first time I held an HTC in my hands was in 2010. It was also my first foray into the Android world. Now, almost a decade later, the reunion has made me a little nervous. After my brief relationship with...

Good size ; No sign of a notch ; Good battery life ; Headphone jack ; Expandable storage via microSD

Camera app is slow ; Screen too sensitive ; No quick charge

HTC once again makes it clear that aesthetics are important to them and the truth is that they still offer beautiful smartphones. Is that enough to stand out from the competition? The smartphone market in the price range between £300 and £400 has...

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

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

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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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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.