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HTC Desire 12+
HTC Desire 12+
HTC Desire 12+

Informr score
The HTC Desire 12+ currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1.8 GHz
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP, f/2.2
13+ MP, f/2.2
2965 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

It’s tough, then, to justify recommending or being overly positive about the HTC Desire 12+. Sure, it might look gorgeous from afar but that’s honestly the only real thing going for it. Until HTC drops its price, there’s no reason to buy it over its rivals.

- Christopher Minasians, Expert Reviews
Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

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.

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor

With its fetching looks, large screen and dual-camera setup, the HTC Desire 12 Plus sounds impressive for the money. But the phone's shortcomings – such as a slow camera, plastic design and lack of some key features – make it harder to recommend when set against other increasingly competitive budget...

- Damien McFerran, TechRadar

The HTC Desire 12 Plus has a huge display that allows the smartphone to double as a tablet replacement too. The inclusion of support for 2 TB microSD cards and dual-SIM is impressive, but HTC has done little else to make the Desire 12 Plus stand out from its competitors.

- Thomas Meyer, Notebookcheck
Business Standard
Business Standard

The HTC Desire 12+ seems inclined towards design than performance. The phone looks plush with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen on the front and acrylic shining glass on the rear. Although, the phone’s performance is not on par with other midrange smartphones, it is still smooth and sails through...

- Khalid Anzar, Business Standard

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HTC backs up the Desire 12+ with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Desire 12+ has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC Desire 12+'s screen size is 6 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP, f/2.2 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2965 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 1560 minutes, 545 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Desire 12+ Specs

Release Date April 30, 2018
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.2
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, f/2.0 aperture, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density 268 pixels
Size 6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2965 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 545 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to 21.75 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Cool Black, Royal Gold, Warm Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.82 x 7.66 x 0.84 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 157.5 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):
Related Links Quick Start Guide (PDF)
Manual (PDF)
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