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    HTC Desire 12

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    Release Date
    5-Mar-18
    Market Status
    Discontinued
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    2730 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v7.0 (Nougat)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.5 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Mar-18
    Market StatusDiscontinued
    BrandHTC
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 15,609
    Design
    Weight137 grams
    ColorsCool Black, Warm Silver
    Dimensions148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm
    Display
    Screen Size5.5 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution720 x 1440 pixels
    Pixel Density293 ppi
    Aspect Ratio18:09
    Screen to Body Ratio74.25%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Performance
    GPUPowerVR GE8100
    Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 (Nougat)
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6739
    CPUQuad core, 1.5 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceHTC Sense
    Clock Speed1.5 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants3GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 2 TB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1280x720 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 5MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution5 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.4 Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens5.0" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Front SensorCMOS
    Front Aperturef/2.4
    Battery
    Battery Capacity2730 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-Polymer
    USB Type-CNo
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCNo
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.2
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 13MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.2 Primary Camera
    Rear SensorBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2.2
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 /...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 /...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerNo

    About the Phone

    Pros:

     

    • 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

     

    Cons:

     

    • 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.