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 experience is often ruined by pressure-sensitive power and volume keys that seem to have minds of their own.
- 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
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- 69AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE11 ReviewsPC Mag70HTC 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.Mashable70A good phone if you can deal with the fake buttonsThe HTC U12+ is a very capable flagship Android phone with a premium design, great cameras, and 2018 performance, but it's dragged down by crummy pressure-sensitive buttons and gimmicky Edge Sense 2 features.Tech Advisor60HTC U12 Plus reviewIf you love the design and the software quirks and want a smartphone camera that excels while costing less than the Pixel 2 XL and Huawei P20 Pro, then this could be a phone to consider. But ultimately there are simply better – and cheaper – high-end phones to choose from.Android Authority60Squeezing can only get you so farThis is a good phone marred by a lackluster software experience, terrible buttons, below average battery life, and a price tag that’s too high. If you can get past those things, buy it. I don’t think you’ll regret it. For most people, I’d say it’s safe to pass on the U12 Plus.T380HTC U12+ reviewThe HTC U12+ is a refined yet contradictory version of the company's outgoing HTC U11+ that is aimed squarely at tech enthusiasts. The phone comes loaded with a very competitive suite of internal hardware, an on-trend 18:9 aspect ratio screen, a very high quality camera system, and a selection of neat features like Edge Sense 2, dual-camera face unlock, and Hi-Fi edition BoomSound speakers that help separate it from other flagship devices. Innovative but flawed features like non-mechanical haptic buttons, as well as a merely acceptable battery and - once more - a lack of carriers in the UK, take some sheen off the overall package, though.Android Central40Buttonless blunderHTC's new high-end offering is speedy, with impressive glass-backed designs and very capable cameras, but it's undone by a busted digital button setup.phoneArena80HTC U12+ ReviewPriced at $799 for a 64 GB version and $849 for 128 – both with 6 GB RAM and expandable storage – the HTC U12+ is a high-value device with mostly excellent execution, but some dreadful side buttons. We hope these improve with software updates, because otherwise it’s a phone whose performance we rather enjoy.What Hi-Fi80HTC U12+ reviewThe U12+ won’t rock the smartphone world, but its ‘squeezable’ features and decent camera are worth a punt.Digital Trends60HTC U12 Plus reviewFrustrating digital buttons and dull software throw an otherwise attractive phone under the bus.Mobile Syrup80Good choice, but not the best choiceThe phone feels great in the hand and the new buttons are unique. The dual camera setup takes stellar pictures and the phone is such a powerhouse.Expert Reviews80A formidable smartphone to rival the 2018 titansHad it arrived six months ago, it might have been a showstopper. As it is, the HTC U12+ is good but not quite good enough.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsManchun90December 21, 2018Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall HTC U12 is good mobile phone battery backup is very poor.