HTC outs U12 Plus, beats the Huawei P20 and Samsung S9 in Camera scores in DxoMark

The HTC U11 and U11 Plus were great phones, but they were not on par with the latest crop of flagships from the market leaders. This 2018, however, HTC is changing their poise and releases the HTC U12 Plus with eyes set on the big boys rocking Snapdragon 845. The HTC U12 Plus has a 6″ QHD+ SLCD6 display that has an 18:9 ratio but no notch! (Hooray!) It rocks a Snapdragon 845, up to 6GB of ram and 128GB of sotrage, and completing it’s flagship status candidacy is IP68 rating and a dual front-facing BoomSound speakers that is still one of the best in the industry.

The HTC U12 is HTC’s best phone yet!

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Here’s a summary of the HTC U12 key specifications.

Digital Spec:

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Memory: 6GB
Storage: 64/128GB
MicroSD storage: Yes, up to 2TB
Screen size: 6 inches [No Notch!!]
Resolution: QHD+ 2,880 x 1,440
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Battery: 3,500mAh
Size: 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7-9.7 mm
Weight: 188g
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with Edge Sense Ui


  • IP68 water and dust protection
  • Liquid Surface glass rear
  • Ceramic Black, Flame Red or Translucent Blue colours


  • Amazon Alexa
  • HTC Sense Companion
  • Google Assistant


Powerful hardware is not all HTC U12 Plus has to offer though as it brings a really impressive camera to the table, already beating both the Huawei P20 and the Galaxy S9 in DXOMARK.


The HTC U12 Plus camera is 12Mp sensor with wide-angle (27mm) F/1.75 lens with a huge 1.4µm pixel size and OIS. The 16MP secondary sensor is a 54mm-equivalent working as a telephoto lens with F/2.6 and 2x Optical Zoom. The score of 103 is from a mixed score of 106 in Photo and 95 in Video.


The front snapper of the HTC U12 Plus is also dual-cameras, both being 8MP with F/2.0.