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 • 4 525

  • cars67833
    cars67833  2 дней 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 дней назад

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

      • Rafiq Razak
        Rafiq Razak  6 дней 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  1 недель назад

          lost me at no headphone jack :C

          • Altema22
            Altema22  1 недель 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  1 недель 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 недель назад

                Oh god the graphics in the video is amazing.

                • Christopher McDonough
                  Christopher McDonough  2 недель назад


                  • Christopher McDonough
                    Christopher McDonough  2 недель назад

                    Plus the squeeze feature is giving me arthritis

                    • Christopher McDonough
                      Christopher McDonough  2 недель 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 недель назад

                        wheres the other htc phone

                        • Alkor Melesker
                          Alkor Melesker  2 недель 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 недель назад

                            I love htc

                            • Embargoman
                              Embargoman  2 недель назад

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

                              • yuyu qing
                                yuyu qing  3 недель назад

                                ur nice.ilovephone2019

                                • John Lim
                                  John Lim  3 недель назад

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

                                  • Chad Higgins
                                    Chad Higgins  3 недель назад

                                    Looks like a V30 (back)

                                    • Lunar Eclipse
                                      Lunar Eclipse  4 недель назад

                                      Your review is so picky

                                      • PMabbz
                                        PMabbz  4 недель 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  1 месяцев назад


                                          • Joolz kat
                                            Joolz kat  1 месяцев назад

                                            MarQues BrOwnLeE

                                            • Gandhy Martinez
                                              Gandhy Martinez  1 месяцев назад

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

                                              • Adrian Salvatierra
                                                Adrian Salvatierra  1 месяцев назад

                                                The perfection made phone.

                                                • ppprX
                                                  ppprX  1 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  1 месяцев назад

                                                    History Tradition Ceremony Great Thanks

                                                    • max factor
                                                      max factor  1 месяцев назад

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

                                                      • Khanifa Anas
                                                        Khanifa Anas  1 месяцев назад

                                                        Watching from HTC One E8

                                                        • DoNot Need
                                                          DoNot Need  1 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  2 месяцев назад

                                                            Bring front facing speakers back

                                                            • Cristi Soare
                                                              Cristi Soare  2 месяцев назад

                                                              Jesus!It is a Disease in the review world...and it is the same one.Lick the boots of the ones with money, the "big ones", do not upset the "big ones" users because it means less subscribers and trash everything in between

                                                              • Victor Adatsi
                                                                Victor Adatsi  2 месяцев назад

                                                                why are all phones now plastic and glass .... i prefer metal ones like this one but sadly htc is just messing up

                                                                • advi sesh
                                                                  advi sesh  2 месяцев назад

                                                                  RIP HTC . Probably last htc made commercial flagship phone.

                                                                  • Dreamy.Misaki H
                                                                    Dreamy.Misaki H  2 месяцев назад

                                                                    HIT OR MISS 5:11

                                                                  • SouConVo
                                                                    SouConVo  2 месяцев назад

                                                                    I swear. I'm in the market for a new phone and I was looking around and I kept asking myself. Where are the LG's, Motorola's, Nokia's and Huwuei. So happy to see that HTC is still around. I'm still rocking my HTC Desire and the only downside is the internal memory. I'm purchasing this soon! Thank you for the feedback.

                                                                    • Miles Johnson
                                                                      Miles Johnson  2 месяцев назад


                                                                      • Hussein Saad
                                                                        Hussein Saad  2 месяцев назад


                                                                        • Golden Boy
                                                                          Golden Boy  2 месяцев назад

                                                                          LCD instead of OLED and mediocre battery means I'll be moving on from the HTC 10 to probably Huawei P20 pro or oneplus 6t, since the iPhone XS is too expensive.

                                                                          • Jeff Grady
                                                                            Jeff Grady  2 месяцев назад

                                                                            I hated my HTC 10. AWFUL battery, LCD screen, very low brightness.

                                                                            I switched to an iphone X and a year later the battery is still amazing, and its just a much better phone.

                                                                        • usman mir
                                                                          usman mir  2 месяцев назад

                                                                          I am using my eighth HTC phone believe me this phone is an addiction........

                                                                          • usman mir
                                                                            usman mir  2 месяцев назад

                                                                            Well this guy can never appreciate HTC with open heart......i do not know why.........

                                                                            • Joshua Agustin
                                                                              Joshua Agustin  2 месяцев назад

                                                                              Lol u12+'s camera is way better. So underrated.

                                                                              • FreakOutBoy
                                                                                FreakOutBoy  2 месяцев назад

                                                                                What’s the point of pressure sensitive buttons imitating real buttons, than actual real buttons

                                                                                • Max Maxim
                                                                                  Max Maxim  2 месяцев назад

                                                                                  never ever again any of htc phone, waste of money and time, good review

                                                                                  • Flame Shoot
                                                                                    Flame Shoot  2 месяцев назад

                                                                                    Apa cuma gw doang yg suka hp ini dari indo???

                                                                                    Yg indo pasti komen :P

                                                                                    • YoichiLovesYou X
                                                                                      YoichiLovesYou X  2 месяцев назад

                                                                                      GET UNSUBSCRIBED TO HIM

                                                                                      • 〆 I̶t̶z̶A̶r̶v̶i̶n̶T̶o̶b̶i̶ 〆
                                                                                        〆 I̶t̶z̶A̶r̶v̶i̶n̶T̶o̶b̶i̶ 〆  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                        Id Rather Buy Gaming laptop.

                                                                                        • Catherine Walters
                                                                                          Catherine Walters  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                          Not m10 just " 10 "

                                                                                          • Catherine Walters
                                                                                            Catherine Walters  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                            I may get OCD or at the school he's not going to happen! Saw the review for u 11 working either but a much better find. I love my old HTC it works with my brain issue is I can't get another one desperate need of the HTC m10 Unless I do ebay..and spend way more than it's worth considering I don't know if it's going to get updates it's a dunk dunk

                                                                                            • Nagendra Mishra
                                                                                              Nagendra Mishra  3 месяцев назад

                                                                                              They could add virtual button's for both volume and to lock phon
                                                                                              They don't need to add all this
                                                                                              It could save money as well as some space in smartphone