HTC U12+ Review: A Phone With No Buttons!

  • Опубликовано: 12 июня 2018
  • HTC U12+ has no notch, flagships specs and a peculiar lack of real buttons. Worth the money?

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Комментарии • 4 269

  • Mohammed Mahmud
    Mohammed Mahmud  6 дней назад

    I thought HTC dead...💀🥀

    • Mohammed Mahmud
      Mohammed Mahmud  6 дней назад

      That's what we call The Future 😉

      • GM Nai
        GM Nai  1 недель назад

        Rip htc

        • Darkshot
          Darkshot  2 недель назад

          This looks like an overpriced iPhone 8+ with androidOS. Like seriously why would I ever buy this shit for 850 while I can buy a one plus 7 pro for 669 or an asus
          zenfone 6 for 500 bucks

          • Soner Mutluer
            Soner Mutluer  2 недель назад

            All of was good but this button problems really bad , backed u 11

            • The Genius
              The Genius  2 недель назад

              Thanks, i'm not getting it.

              • Ubaid Khan
                Ubaid Khan  2 недель назад

                So if you drop it you are fuqed! The buttons will stop working

                • ya00007
                  ya00007  2 недель назад

                  It's a no from me. Goodbye

                  • Troy C
                    Troy C  4 недель назад

                    Where's the notch? Dealie killer

                    • Steven Corbo
                      Steven Corbo  4 недель назад

                      So does it have the dual speakers it does need a headphone jack

                      • Steven Corbo
                        Steven Corbo  4 недель назад

                        if HTC listens to everybody's complaints about other smartphones and their compliments about of the smartphones they may know exactly what to do we want a phone with an amazing display and amazing camera front-facing speakers a headphone jack with a quad DAC and a buttery smooth operating system advertise it send them out free to some YouTubers and I personally will buy your phone oh yeah a good battery great fast charging

                        • C —
                          C —  4 недель назад

                          That fantastic flat line at the top of the phone! If I was an Android user this would be a maybe along with the S10e

                          • AnthonyKings
                            AnthonyKings  4 недель назад

                            Anyone else here after hearing about Pixel 4 not having buttons?

                          • Matthew Amezcua
                            Matthew Amezcua  4 недель назад

                            HTC: The Best at Nothing, Priced like the Best.

                            • Thanh Nguyen
                              Thanh Nguyen  1 месяцев назад

                              I always like HTC. I hope they don’t leave the phone business forever. They haven’t announced anything yet.

                              • KEN BEE
                                KEN BEE  1 месяцев назад

                                Great waste of space

                                • osamaFXX
                                  osamaFXX  1 месяцев назад

                                  From 2011 to 2014 HTC was the coolest phone manufacturer.

                                  • jabari kidd
                                    jabari kidd  2 месяцев назад

                                    I just don't get why companies insist on not having a headphone jack

                                    • jabari kidd
                                      jabari kidd  4 недель назад

                                      @Troy C note 9 over here

                                    • Troy C
                                      Troy C  4 недель назад

                                      This is why I'm staying behind. I finally upgraded from galaxy note 4 edge due to poor battery. I replaced it with a HTC one m9. The price was right.

                                  • Hazox
                                    Hazox  2 месяцев назад

                                    I remember back when the m8 and m9 had just been released, HTC was killing the competition against the Samsung galaxy s5 and iPhone 6 it was one of the first to give forward firing speakers, decent display and performance, great camera, and overall great build quality, but now that we’re beginning to move onto bezel less displays, Dolby tuned speakers, processors so good they can run console like games like their flappy bird, superior build and’s gonna take htc a lot to get back in the game, I couldn’t see this competing against something like a Samsung galaxy s8-10 but it might hold its own against something like an older one plus phone

                                    • KEN BEE
                                      KEN BEE  1 месяцев назад

                                      Galaxy S5 sold 8 times the number of M8s that year. It's still Samsung's worst performing S series phone

                                      M9 sold less than the number pf seats in a minivan
                                      It is what broke the company
                                      And it's never recovered to this day

                                  • cars67833
                                    cars67833  2 месяцев назад

                                    I had a few different phones over the years and by far my favorite was the HTC one M7 I really hope they bring back that style of the front facing speakers stereo sound and a headphone jack but I fear those days are long gone truly sad because My htc was much better than my old Samsung in my current iPhone

                                    • Precious Mall
                                      Precious Mall  2 месяцев назад

                                      Hayyyyyyy baby sexy chocolate. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

                                      • Rafiq Razak
                                        Rafiq Razak  2 месяцев назад

                                        i love HTC, but the downsides for me are:

                                        1. i dont like the idea of squeezing my phone
                                        2. no headphone jack (i bring my headphones everywhere i go)
                                        3. Those side "buttons" dont feel as responsive as physical buttons.

                                        • Gallum
                                          Gallum  2 месяцев назад

                                          lost me at no headphone jack :C

                                          • Altema22
                                            Altema22  2 месяцев назад

                                            Coming back to this video after taking the risk buying one four months ago, and the U12+ has turned out excellent after some, er, "adjustments". They fixed the buttons and made the haptic response sharper, and it actually feels "cool" now with no delay. I can hand the phone to anyone, including children, and the buttons just work and they don't even ask about them. Battery life was not good out of the box, but they apparently changed something. I now leave work with the phone around 70%, and I'm a lunchtime YouTube junkie.

                                            The dual front cameras are for more than Bokeh. The cameras are used to create a 3 dimensional depth map of your face, and it works well enough that I use it for 80% of my unlocks, and 20% for the FP reader when it's inconvenient to point the phone at my face.

                                            The main camera is nice and fast and does very well. We are mostly an iPhone family and own the 6, 7, 8 Plus, and XS Max (my poor wallet!). The only iPhone we have that can hold a candle to the U12+ is the XS Max. The others are hopelessly outclassed, and my son who is a professional photographer gave up doing comparisons with his 8 Plus. The U12 is that good. I got a shock last night playing with the U12+ camera, and got photos that could rival Google's night sight, bit you have to use pro mode and know what you are doing.

                                            Performance is a plus to the plus. HTC is pretty good at tuning, but I did not expect the 845 in the U12 to be faster than the 855 in the S10. Not benchmarks, but real world use. It's not a shock though, because the U11 was faster than the S9. It's not a deal breaker by any means for someone that wants the S10, but I thought it was interesting. Gaming is one area that the U12+ stands out, and I have a girl that shows up just about every day for phone gaming sessions (which is beginning to annoy my wife!), and her iPhone overheats doing the same thing that the U12 handles with ease. Three times this month she had to let the phone cool down after doing Riptide GP2 or Leo's Fortune.

                                            Oh, forgot to mention sound! USonic earbuds. I'm a recording engineer, and I live with knowing some details and nuances in my work will probably go unnoticed by the general public. Normal headphones cannot reproduce the sound you get standing at a million dollar console in a commercial recording studio. HTC's USonic is the only thing I've heard that can come close, and it was a complete mind job for someone with my experience. The clarity, spatial imaging, crazy bass extension to frequencies that seem impossible. It will take you a week or so to get over the mind bending capabilities of USonic, and probably two weeks to get out of the habit of touching tables and walls to see if they are vibrating to the music.

                                            • Kimani Hewling
                                              Kimani Hewling  2 месяцев назад

                                              Would be a good idea enable scrolling effects on the power button and use it to give the camera more features.. Figure out how to stitch the dual camera to have both active at once and use it for panorama

                                              • Khoa Lê Anh
                                                Khoa Lê Anh  2 месяцев назад

                                                Oh god the graphics in the video is amazing.

                                                • Christopher McDonough
                                                  Christopher McDonough  2 месяцев назад


                                                  • Christopher McDonough
                                                    Christopher McDonough  2 месяцев назад

                                                    Plus the squeeze feature is giving me arthritis

                                                    • Christopher McDonough
                                                      Christopher McDonough  2 месяцев назад

                                                      Fuck this shit I can't hold this damn phone without turning it off. Why the fuck would they put touch buttons on the side???

                                                      • FreeplayCloudPlay Ex
                                                        FreeplayCloudPlay Ex  2 месяцев назад

                                                        wheres the other htc phone

                                                        • Alkor Melesker
                                                          Alkor Melesker  2 месяцев назад

                                                          These buttons will make you fall in love with after a month of using, in terms of camera and usability features its the best phone on the market so far, the only minus is battery and price

                                                          • Hassibul hossain pranto
                                                            Hassibul hossain pranto  2 месяцев назад

                                                            I love htc

                                                            • Embargoman
                                                              Embargoman  2 месяцев назад

                                                              The same goes with Sony, yeah HTC is a really good brand it can't be beat.

                                                              • who am her
                                                                who am her  3 месяцев назад

                                                                ur nice.ilovephone2019

                                                                • John Lim
                                                                  John Lim  3 месяцев назад

                                                                  Totally a forgotten phone, I'm watching this on my HTC 10 red camellia

                                                                  • GMM Grey
                                                                    GMM Grey  2 месяцев назад

                                                                    Same HTC 10 Japan Red! :p but yeah, my battery is fucked, SD slot doesn't recognise the card, I need a new phone really and it seems the HTC u12 isn't it :(

                                                                • Chad Higgins
                                                                  Chad Higgins  3 месяцев назад

                                                                  Looks like a V30 (back)

                                                                  • Lunar Eclipse
                                                                    Lunar Eclipse  3 месяцев назад

                                                                    Your review is so picky

                                                                    • PMabbz
                                                                      PMabbz  3 месяцев назад

                                                                      I bought this phone and then chose to downgrade back to my u11 because the buttons suck. You can only change the volume while holding the phone. So when I watch things with my phone on my stand it's useless.

                                                                      • j j
                                                                        j j  3 месяцев назад


                                                                        • Joolz kat
                                                                          Joolz kat  3 месяцев назад

                                                                          MarQues BrOwnLeE

                                                                          • Gandhy Martinez
                                                                            Gandhy Martinez  3 месяцев назад

                                                                            Watching from s10+, that phone looks like shit. Horrible

                                                                            • Adrian Salvatierra
                                                                              Adrian Salvatierra  3 месяцев назад

                                                                              The perfection made phone.

                                                                              • ppprX
                                                                                ppprX  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                'Great camera, one of the best balblabla'
                                                                                When I look back at my old M9 wich was constantly shitted on for having only an 'ok' camera, at least I had much more fun with actual details in every picture, while now the pictures aren't even worth zooming in..

                                                                                • ephraimperez1111
                                                                                  ephraimperez1111  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                  History Tradition Ceremony Great Thanks

                                                                                  • max factor
                                                                                    max factor  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                    Gonna get a phone. between this are Huawei mate pro 20.... which one to get?

                                                                                    • Khanifa Anas
                                                                                      Khanifa Anas  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                      Watching from HTC One E8

                                                                                      • DoNot Need
                                                                                        DoNot Need  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                        No headphone jack?! Yet another htc I'll pass on. With that price I can pay my mortgage AND buy an LG Stylo 4+.

                                                                                        • Shane Horne
                                                                                          Shane Horne  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                          Bring front facing speakers back