HTC Desire 12
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About the Phone
- Quick charging feature available
- Good processor and configuration
- Phone does not hang or lag with heavy usage
- Camera has good features in spite of an average image resolution
- Good storage space
- GLONASS GPS
- Average battery
- Previous Android version
- No fingerprint sensor
- Average camera
- Front camera does not have LED flash
Released in March, 2018, this HTC model starts at Rs. 9, 990 as of July 2019.With a 5.5 inch screen, an above average camera with good features and a good processor, this phone is definitely a formidable contestant in this price range.
With dimensions of 5.85 x 2.79 x 0.32 inches, HTC Desire 12 weighs a light 137 grams. It is available in black and silver colours and supports dual sim. It is a lightweight, sleek phone and has a stylish look to itself. For phones in this budget, it is equipped with good features, looks good and gives a good device performance.
HTC Desire 12 has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display of 5.5 inches with a 720 x 1440 pixel resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9 with a PPI density of 293. The screen has 16 M colours like any regular smartphone and a screen to body ratio of 74. 2%. The display of the smartphone is one of its poorer features and does not have any stand out features. It is a rather decent and average display.
This HTC smartphone is powered by a quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53 Mediatek MTK6739 PowerVR GE8100 processor. For its graphics, the model is equipped with Mali T720 MP2.It is available with either a 2 GB or 3 GB RAM with an internal storage of 16 GB or32 GB which is expandable upto 1 TB or 2 TB. Available internal storage space which is available to the user is around 23 GB. This smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System and has a HTC Sense platform interface as well. The phone’s interface is smooth and without any lags. This smartphone can handle heavy usage as well as frequent multitasking without slowing down. Even with background apps running, the phone runs rather smoothly. In its price bracket, this HTC model has one of the better processors and configurations and is not subject to much hanging or lagging.
This model has a rear camera of 13 MP with an aperture of f/2. The rear camera is equipped with a BSI sensor, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, HDR and panorama mode. It can also record full HD videos at 1080p at a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080. In this price range, this model has the unique feature of video pic in which the user can capture a photo while recording full HD videos. This feature makes the average image resolution camera of the model stand out among other smartphones in the competitive market. The front camera is of 5 MP with a f/2.4 aperture and a BSI sensor. The front camera can record HD 720p videos and has a face detection feature along with a selfie timer which can go up to 10 seconds. The front camera is above average and has good features. But it misses the mark with its lack of an LED flash for lowlight or night time images.
The phone has a non-removable Li-ion 2730 mAh battery which can be charged through a micro USB 2.0. The phone offers a power saving mode feature and the quick charging feature. This phone’s battery is average and will last roughly through the day. But with heavy usage it might drain out early. However, having an average battery does not hamper the phone’s overall appeal because it has a very efficient fast charging feature. Even with a drained battery, the phone charges really quickly.
HTC Desire 12 is equipped with all the correct features and gives a good performance. It has good camera features and a good configuration. Its display is good with an above average pixel resolution and the phone has a stylish design. Although, its battery capacity could have been better, the quick charging feature makes up for it. If you are looking to purchase a phone in this price range, this HTC model should definitely be considered.