HTC U12 life hands-on review

31 August 2018
The U12 Life, which is HTC's fancy way of denoting its lite devices, lives up to its name. It is a solid mid-ranger, equipped just well enough to go against some current popular competitors from the likes of Xiaomi or Nokia.

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what sense does it make a phone to challenge xiaomi .... lose at the start. you are a great home make top models and updates

And to this day, no review in sight xD ..."we'll get back to you" oh-kay...

  • Anonymous

wonderful

Best phone from HTC. I'm sorry that there is no update on ondrid 9.0

  • ML

3.5mm!!!!!

  • Ahmed

Chines phone fan, 01 Sep 2018i thought this phone will get a flagship chip. but snapdrag... moreDoes the mobile support navigation button change
and how can do it

  • Marco

Wonderful mobile phone

BrendonF, 02 Sep 2018Oh yes forgot to mention, in my country a good alternative ... moreSOC is little bit better in nokia 7 plus ( 660 vs 636), but U12 life have much better memories ( UFS 2.1 vs emmc 5.1)

schlip, 01 Sep 2018Yeah, this is completely true. But, think of the HTC as a g... moreOh yes forgot to mention, in my country a good alternative to this phone is the Nokia 7 plus which has a better processor but a slightly cheaper price. And nokia has similar brand appeal as htc.

schlip, 01 Sep 2018Well, besides the Snapdragon 845 vs 636, what aspect of the... moreWell the processor alone is massively different but other than that there are minor differences like price. The poco f1 is still $80 cheaper in my country of India for one. Then battery life is a bit better and lastly the poco has an ir face unlock which works brilliantly and I have stopped bothering with fingerprint scanner.

Honestly processor is the main differentiator. Else you can compare the htc to some $200 phones that have slower processors like the sd450 but with same ram / memory conifg.

xyrotic, 31 Aug 2018the price will be more tho . Sorry your trick doesnt work h... moreWell, besides the Snapdragon 845 vs 636, what aspect of the Pocophone is better than this, if they are priced almost evenly? The battery is not much larger, the screen has a notch, the body isn't premium or splash-proof, etc.
What I'm saying is, some people couldn't care less about the speed of the phone, but want well-rounded features.

BrendonF, 01 Sep 2018The problem is this phone has very similar specs to the Asu... moreYeah, this is completely true. But, think of the HTC as a global alternative to the Asus, which is only available in a few select markets.

  • K

Finally a 3.5 mm headphone jack

i thought this phone will get a flagship chip. but snapdragon 636........... ok... but at least give a snapdragon 710

  • AnonD-632062

I already like this phone a million more times than the U12+. Thanks for keeping the 3.5 mm jack HTC. With more sensible decisions like these, HTC might come back to profits again and return to it's glory days.

  • Anonymous

For the same price, you can get a new LG V30 in the US with SD835 and the full package. HTC's pricing strategy is a big failure.

  • Anonymous

why the back has to look like pixel, i mean there are much better designs out there

schlip, 31 Aug 2018Between this and the Poco, its really about if you value pe... moreThe problem is this phone has very similar specs to the Asus Zenfone max Pro 6 Gb. That phone costs half of the htc and has more ram and memory along with stock android and a 5000 mah battery. The only advantage htc has is name and build quality along with a better camera. But performance will be more or less same as the Asus which also lacks a notch.

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I can't justify the plastic frame! Still, looks unique enough and should be fine for lots of people.
Hope the price is right this time *fingers crossed* you can do it HTC!