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HTC U12 Plus Review: Extremely Pretty and Well-Crafted Smartphone

HTC U12 Plus Review, Release Date, Prices & Specifications - Australia

HTC flagship devices always sport some of the highest-end specs available. The year-old flagship device HTC U11 and U11 Plus boasted fastest Qualcomm processor, high-end camera, and numerous dazzling features. Now, HTC has announced its much-anticipated flagship device namely HTC U12 Plus in Australia which is not following Apple route.

The HTC U12 Plus sports a 6.0-inches Quad HD+ display with no notch and thin bezels. The super-crisp display is protected by a convention layer of Gorilla Glass that’s closer to Gorilla glass 3 instead of 5. The Glass 3 is pretty harder as compared to 5. Hence, it’s likely to be more difficult to scratch. To get to know a little more, here is HTC U12 Plus review including its release date, price, and specifications. So, let’s dive into it.

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HTC U12 Plus Release Date

The HTC U12 Plus launched on May 23, 2018. The Company has announced that its latest HTC U12 Plus is making the rounds worldwide. The HTC U12 Plus release date in Australia is also May 23, 2018, and has started hitting shelves now.

The HTC U12 Plus is absolutely a good track phone which improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.

HTC U12 Plus Price

[ctt template=”8″ link=”1f4dA” via=”no” ]The HTC U12 Plus Price in Australia starts from AU$1000 to AU$1060 for its 64GB variant, whereas HTC U12 Plus 128GB sets you back around AU$1130 putting it against Huawei P20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.[/ctt]

The Flame Red colour will be available later this year, but Ceramic Black colour is available right now only in a 64GB variant.

HTC U12 Plus Specifications

We have listed down all HTC U12 Plus Specifications and Features. So, let’s have a look!

  • Dimensions: 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm (6.17 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • Build: Front/Back Glass & Aluminum Frame
  • SIM: Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM
  • Display Size: 6.0-inches Super LCD6 Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 2880 Pixels (537 PPI)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo (Upgradable to Android P 9.0)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB (Expandable Up to 400GB via microSD Card (Uses SIM 2 Slot)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 16MP (f/1.8 + f/2.6)
  • Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP (f/2.0 + f/2.0)
  • Camera Features: Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear Mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 3500mAh Non-Removable (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Colours: Translucent Blue and Ceramic Black (Flame Red is on waiting)

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HTC U12 Plus Design and Display

Starting from HTC U12 Plus Design, HTC U12 Plus is a colossal slab of tech that whereas shiny on the back is pretty understated on the sides and the front. The edges are rounded making it comfortable to hold, but its bigger display is a little unwieldy.

The HTC U12 Plus measures 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7 mm and weighs 188 grams. The phone is a little heavier and taller as compared to its predecessor HTC U11.

Talking about its ports and buttons, there’s nothing much that appears to change until you hold it. Actually, these buttons aren’t buttons, but rather haptic-driven sensors. They vibrate when you press them.

As for the display, HTC U12 Plus sports the biggest 6.0-inches gorgeous Super LCD6 Quad HD+ display which is well supported by 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 537 PPI. The display is quite sharp with excellent colour reproduction, brightness, and sunlight legibility. The contrast ratio is great and viewing angles are also very good and give you an exquisite experience when watching HD movies.

HTC U12 Plus Camera

On paper, HTC U12 Plus boasts a dual 12MP + 16MP rear sensor with f/1.8 + f/2.6 aperture. On the other hand, there’s a dual 8MP sensor for capturing gorgeous moments with your all near and dear. Talking about camera performance, captured images are quite stunning. The colours are attractive with plenty of details and the focus is pretty awesome.

The camera houses quite a lot of features including Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR and more.

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HTC U12 Plus Storage, RAM, and OS

The HTC U12 Plus comes with two storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB. These storage tiers are considered enough for saving all of your stuff whether its files or movies. However, you can expand its onboard memory further up to 400GB via microSD Card.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 6GB of insane RAM. The Adreno 630 manages a graphical department, though. The overall performance is butter smooth and doesn’t show a sign of lag when you play graphics enriched games or open multiple apps at once.

The HTC U12 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system which will be upgradable to Android P 9.0.

HTC U12 Plus Battery

The HTC U12 Plus is backed by huge 3500mAh non-removable battery which enables you to do mixed activities such as surfing Internet, texting, emailing and watching videos on YouTube. It would keep you online all day long under moderate use but won’t deliver more than that with a heavy use. Most importantly, HTC U12 houses Quick Charge 3.0 which juices up the battery from 0% to 50% just in a couple of minutes.

Final Words

There you have it – HTC U12 Plus is backed by every feature you’d want stick wireless charging and weakens Samsung prices by around AU$180. Consider 4 innovative camera configurations and it could well be the expert choice for the best smartphone around.

What do you think of HTC U12 Plus? Does it sound great and are you happy with it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Review overview

Body & Design (look and feel)9
Display Design & Feature9
Camera Quality (Both)9
Multimedia (Audio/Video)8
Battery Backup & Performance9
Network & Internet Connectivity9
Overall Gadget Performance9
the authorStaphanie Kyle
Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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