HTC U12+ review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

HTC U12+

HTC U12+
  • Display

    6 inches

    1440 x 2880


  • Storage

    128GB

  • Battery size

    3,500 mAh

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HTC U12+ review

The HTC U12+ has some silly gimmicks, but if you can look past them it's a top-quality handset with a great camera.

The good

  • Delightful physical design
  • Good audio quality
  • Premium performance
  • Excellent dual-lens cameras

The areas for improvement

  • No headphone jack
  • Upgraded Edge Sense is tricky to get working
  • Higher price than some competitors

The HTC U12+ is an excellent premium smartphone and well worth your consideration, even if some of its gimmicks are less than compelling.

HTC sits in a unique position in the mobile phone space. It can rightly claim to have ushered in the Android smartphone era, and it's also something of a favoured Google partner, having sold considerable IP and staff assets to the search giant back in 2017.

However, that doesn't mean that it has enjoyed considerable success with its recent handsets. The HTC U11 was an excellent handset that was largely overlooked by consumers despite offering features that would appear later in the year in the very popular Google Pixel 2. HTC's taken the core concepts behind the HTC U11 and iterated them in a number of interesting ways with the HTC U12+.

If you were wondering, there's no such thing as the HTC U12. The "plus" moniker is used to denote that the phone supports dual SIM cards, allowing you to switch between different mobile networks and phone numbers on the fly (a feature useful for folks using their phone for both business and personal purposes).

Design

  • Unique "no button" design
  • Lacks headphone jack
HTC U12+ review

Camera

  • Good low-light performance
  • A good choice for those who want to use auto rather than pro modes
HTC U12+ review

Performance

  • App performance that's equal to other 2018 premium handsets
  • Edge Sense is too sensitive
  • Boom Sound speakers deliver good audio
HTC U12+ review

Battery life

  • Battery life is mid-range for a premium phone.
  • Wireless charging support is a big plus.
HTC U12+ review

Verdict

  • HTC's best phone to date and a great premium competitor.
  • Lack of contract options may be a problem for some users.
HTC U12+ review

Pricing and availability

HTC U12+

HTC's stylish squeezy smartphone

The HTC U12+ combines an excellent camera with cutting edge design and HTC's unique Edge Sense squeezable sides. Buy yours today!

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  • HTC only sells the HTC U12+ outright in Australia for $1,199.

HTC U12+ specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2880
Pixels per inch (PPI) 537
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.75 + f/2.6
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0 + f/2.0
Dimensions 156.6mm x 73.9mm x 9.7mm
Weight 188g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
Processor Snapdragon 845
RAM 6
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 3,500mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging No

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