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HTC Desire 12 Plus


HTC Desire 12 Plus
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Desire Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Core: 650 MHz
3 GB 
6.00 inch 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 2 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Motion G-sensor, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Micro USB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 (B5/B8/B2/B1 ), HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76, LTE (#UL) FDD: Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28, LTE (#DUGL) FDD: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28 TDD: Bands 38, 40, 41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 158.2 x 76.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.23 x 3.02 in)
2965 mAh Lithium-Ion, 2,965 mAh. 5V/1.5A charging capacity
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual 13 MP & 2 MP cameras, f/2.2 aperture, Phase detection autofocus, High Dynamic Range (HDR), LED flash, BSI sensor. Videos in up to 1080p.
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 8 MP, Fixed focus, BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Face detection. Videos in up to 1080p.
Additional features
Speakers: Two speakers: One on the underside of the device and one above the display, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, USB Type-B cable (Micro USB), charger, headphones, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.42 W/kg, fanless
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
249 Euro



Average Score: 71.09% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 63%, features: 58%, display: 71% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the HTC Desire 12 Plus

75.8% HTC Desire 12 Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Tablet or smartphone? If you cannot decide which category the HTC Desire 12 Plus falls into, consider it a phablet. The Desire 12 Plus has a 6.0-inch display, a fingerprint sensor, runs Android 8.0 and it is a dual-SIM device. Find out how the HTC Desire 12’s big brother fares in our review.
70% HTC Desire 12 Plus
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The HTC Desire 12 Plus is a perfectly decent £200 smartphone, but its key rivals (particularly the Moto G6) manage to match or better it in almost every way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HTC Desire 12+ review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% HTC Desire 12+ review: Good looking Desire but looks aren't everything
Source: India Today English version
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. But it is also a phone stuck in the past, and comes with core hardware that doesn't belong in a Rs 19,000 phone. At a lower price, you have phones like the Moto G6, the Nokia 6.1, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 that come with better hardware, better screen, better performance and in Nokia's case even a better design. This one is strictly for people who can't for some reason purchase other phones mentioned but are readily getting the Desire 12+ and that too preferably at some discount.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

76% HTC Desire 12 Plus Günstiges-Handy mit Dual-Kamera
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 74% features: 80% display: 81% mobility: 85%
60% HTC Desire 12+ Tops, Flops und ein Kaufargument
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
64% HTC Desire 12+
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 92% performance: 72% display: 56% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80%
Display-Riese mit sinnvollen Extras für 250 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2018
80% HTC Desire 12+
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% HTC Desire 12 Plus Dualkamera für wenig Geld
Source: Curved German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% display: 64% mobility: 77%
HTC U12+ lässt sich gerne drücken
Source: n-tv German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2018
HTC Desire 12+ edle Mittelklasse mit guter Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2018
Test du HTC Desire 12+ : la nouvelle génération
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN version
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; support both dual SIM and microSD card slot; nice connectivity. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018
HTC Desire 12 plus: Thiết kế bề mặt chất lỏng, camera kép giá hợp lý
Source: Zing VN→EN version
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; nice dual cameras; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2018
Trên tay HTC Desire 12 và Desire 12+: Tầm trung có màn hình 18:9, giá hợp lý
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN version
Positive: Good price; impressive design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: Weak hardware; plastic case.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018
HTC Desire 12+ review: smartphone ieftin
Source: →EN version
Positive: Modern design; nice cameras; support dual SIM; good price. Negative: Weak processor; poor display; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2018


Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 450: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and the Adreno 506 GPU, a LPDDR3 single channel memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7 300 / 150 Mbps) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of cell phones, tablets and other electronic products.

71.09%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04-12)