HTC Desire 12+ review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The HTC Desire 12+ currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Expert Reviews

It’s tough, then, to justify recommending or being overly positive about the HTC Desire 12+. Sure, it might look gorgeous from afar but that’s honestly the only real thing going for it. Until HTC drops its price, there’s no reason to buy it over its rivals.

- Christopher Minasians, Expert Reviews
Tech Advisor

HTC arguably has a better chance of doing well in the budget market compared to the high-end at the moment. Although the Desire 12+ is a reasonable option for a cheap phone, it's not the best around.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
TechRadar

With its fetching looks, large screen and dual-camera setup, the HTC Desire 12 Plus sounds impressive for the money. But the phone's shortcomings – such as a slow camera, plastic design and lack of some key features – make it harder to recommend when set against other increasingly competitive budget...

- Damien McFerran, TechRadar
Notebookcheck

The HTC Desire 12 Plus has a huge display that allows the smartphone to double as a tablet replacement too. The inclusion of support for 2 TB microSD cards and dual-SIM is impressive, but HTC has done little else to make the Desire 12 Plus stand out from its competitors.

- Thomas Meyer, Notebookcheck
Business Standard

The HTC Desire 12+ seems inclined towards design than performance. The phone looks plush with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen on the front and acrylic shining glass on the rear. Although, the phone’s performance is not on par with other midrange smartphones, it is still smooth and sails through...

- Khalid Anzar, Business Standard


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HTC released the Desire 12+ on April 30, 2018.


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HTC backs up the Desire 12+ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

The HTC Desire 12+'s screen size is 6 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2965mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2965 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 1560 minutes, 545 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Desire 12+ Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2965 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 545 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21.75 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Cool Black, Royal Gold, Warm Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.82 x 7.66 x 0.84 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 157.5 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 268 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, f/2.0 aperture, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Expert Reviews

HTC’s budget phone misses the mark

from Expert Reviews

It’s tough, then, to justify recommending or being overly positive about the HTC Desire 12+. Sure, it might look gorgeous from afar but that’s honestly the only real thing going for it. Until HTC drops its price, there’s no reason to buy it over its rivals.

Read full review

It’s tough, then, to justify recommending or being overly positive about the HTC Desire 12+. Sure, it might look gorgeous from afar but that’s honestly the only real thing going for it. Until HTC drops its price, there’s no reason to buy it over its rivals.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

A contender for the best budget phone

from Tech Advisor

HTC arguably has a better chance of doing well in the budget market compared to the high-end at the moment. Although the Desire 12+ is a reasonable option for a cheap phone, it's not the best around.

Read full review

HTC arguably has a better chance of doing well in the budget market compared to the high-end at the moment. Although the Desire 12+ is a reasonable option for a cheap phone, it's not the best around.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Cheap and cheerful, but so is the competition

from TechRadar

With its fetching looks, large screen and dual-camera setup, the HTC Desire 12 Plus sounds impressive for the money. But the phone's shortcomings – such as a slow camera, plastic design and lack of some key features – make it harder to recommend when set against other increasingly competitive budget handsets.

Read full review

With its fetching looks, large screen and dual-camera setup, the HTC Desire 12 Plus sounds impressive for the money. But the phone's shortcomings – such as a slow camera, plastic design and lack of some key features – make it harder to recommend when set against other increasingly competitive budget handsets.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

Greatest strength is its flexibility

from Notebookcheck

The HTC Desire 12 Plus has a huge display that allows the smartphone to double as a tablet replacement too. The inclusion of support for 2 TB microSD cards and dual-SIM is impressive, but HTC has done little else to make the Desire 12 Plus stand out from its competitors.

Read full review

The HTC Desire 12 Plus has a huge display that allows the smartphone to double as a tablet replacement too. The inclusion of support for 2 TB microSD cards and dual-SIM is impressive, but HTC has done little else to make the Desire 12 Plus stand out from its competitors.

Read full review

Less

Business Standard

Midrange phone inclined towards design than performance

from Business Standard

The HTC Desire 12+ seems inclined towards design than performance. The phone looks plush with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen on the front and acrylic shining glass on the rear. Although, the phone’s performance is not on par with other midrange smartphones, it is still smooth and sails thr...More

The HTC Desire 12+ seems inclined towards design than performance. The phone looks plush with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen on the front and acrylic shining glass on the rear. Although, the phone’s performance is not on par with other midrange smartphones, it is still smooth and sails through easily while performing day-to-day tasks.

Read full review

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NDTV

A bit of a disappointment

from NDTV

HTC's Desire 12+ is the latest smartphone offering from the company in the mid-range segment, but we feel that its asking price is too high for what it offers.

Read full review

HTC's Desire 12+ is the latest smartphone offering from the company in the mid-range segment, but we feel that its asking price is too high for what it offers.

Read full review

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India Today

Good looking Desire but looks aren't everything

from India Today

Should you buy it? No. That is unless you are buying the phone in your local market where other options, such as those Xiaomi or Nokia phones, aren't available. It's not that the HTC Desire 12+ is a shabby phone. It is not. For regular use, it is a decent option.

Read full review

Should you buy it? No. That is unless you are buying the phone in your local market where other options, such as those Xiaomi or Nokia phones, aren't available. It's not that the HTC Desire 12+ is a shabby phone. It is not. For regular use, it is a decent option.

Read full review

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TechRadar

A bargain phone with style

from TechRadar

The HTC Desire 12 Plus is a decent budget pick for those not too fussed about the latest and greatest. It combines sleek looks, big screen and a capable camera in a wieldy package that punches well above its weight. But competition is plenty in the budget market and the Desire 12+’s pedestrian specs leave a lot to be desired.

Read full review

The HTC Desire 12 Plus is a decent budget pick for those not too fussed about the latest and greatest. It combines sleek looks, big screen and a capable camera in a wieldy package that punches well above its weight. But competition is plenty in the budget market and the Desire 12+’s pedestrian specs leave a lot to be desired.

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