HTC U12+ Review: A Phone With No Buttons!

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    Marques BrownleeMarques Brownlee

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    HTC U12+ has no notch, flagships specs and a peculiar lack of real buttons. Worth the money?
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HAZOX
HAZOX

I remember back when the m8 and m9 had just been released, HTC was killing the competition against the Samsung galaxy s5 and iPhone 6 it was one of the first to give forward firing speakers, decent display and performance, great camera, and overall great build quality, but now that we’re beginning to move onto bezel less displays, Dolby tuned speakers, processors so good they can run console like games like their flappy bird, superior build and durability......it’s gonna take htc a lot to get back in the game, I couldn’t see this competing against something like a Samsung galaxy s8-10 but it might hold its own against something like an older one plus phone

Vor 19 Stunden
cars67833
cars67833

I had a few different phones over the years and by far my favorite was the HTC one M7 I really hope they bring back that style of the front facing speakers stereo sound and a headphone jack but I fear those days are long gone truly sad because My htc was much better than my old Samsung in my current iPhone

Vor 4 Tage
Precious Mall
Precious Mall

Hayyyyyyy baby sexy chocolate. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

Vor 5 Tage
Rafiq Razak
Rafiq Razak

i love HTC, but the downsides for me are: 1. i dont like the idea of squeezing my phone 2. no headphone jack (i bring my headphones everywhere i go) 3. Those side "buttons" dont feel as responsive as physical buttons.

Vor 8 Tage
Gallum
Gallum

lost me at no headphone jack :C

Vor 11 Tage
Altema22
Altema22

Coming back to this video after taking the risk buying one four months ago, and the U12+ has turned out excellent after some, er, "adjustments". They fixed the buttons and made the haptic response sharper, and it actually feels "cool" now with no delay. I can hand the phone to anyone, including children, and the buttons just work and they don't even ask about them. Battery life was not good out of the box, but they apparently changed something. I now leave work with the phone around 70%, and I'm a lunchtime YouTube junkie. The dual front cameras are for more than Bokeh. The cameras are used to create a 3 dimensional depth map of your face, and it works well enough that I use it for 80% of my unlocks, and 20% for the FP reader when it's inconvenient to point the phone at my face. The main camera is nice and fast and does very well. We are mostly an iPhone family and own the 6, 7, 8 Plus, and XS Max (my poor wallet!). The only iPhone we have that can hold a candle to the U12+ is the XS Max. The others are hopelessly outclassed, and my son who is a professional photographer gave up doing comparisons with his 8 Plus. The U12 is that good. I got a shock last night playing with the U12+ camera, and got photos that could rival Google's night sight, bit you have to use pro mode and know what you are doing. Performance is a plus to the plus. HTC is pretty good at tuning, but I did not expect the 845 in the U12 to be faster than the 855 in the S10. Not benchmarks, but real world use. It's not a shock though, because the U11 was faster than the S9. It's not a deal breaker by any means for someone that wants the S10, but I thought it was interesting. Gaming is one area that the U12+ stands out, and I have a girl that shows up just about every day for phone gaming sessions (which is beginning to annoy my wife!), and her iPhone overheats doing the same thing that the U12 handles with ease. Three times this month she had to let the phone cool down after doing Riptide GP2 or Leo's Fortune. Oh, forgot to mention sound! USonic earbuds. I'm a recording engineer, and I live with knowing some details and nuances in my work will probably go unnoticed by the general public. Normal headphones cannot reproduce the sound you get standing at a million dollar console in a commercial recording studio. HTC's USonic is the only thing I've heard that can come close, and it was a complete mind job for someone with my experience. The clarity, spatial imaging, crazy bass extension to frequencies that seem impossible. It will take you a week or so to get over the mind bending capabilities of USonic, and probably two weeks to get out of the habit of touching tables and walls to see if they are vibrating to the music.

Vor 13 Tage
Kimani Hewling
Kimani Hewling

Would be a good idea enable scrolling effects on the power button and use it to give the camera more features.. Figure out how to stitch the dual camera to have both active at once and use it for panorama

Vor 13 Tage
Khoa Lê Anh
Khoa Lê Anh

Oh god the graphics in the video is amazing.

Vor 13 Tage
Christopher McDonough
Christopher McDonough

😂

Vor 13 Tage
Christopher McDonough
Christopher McDonough

Plus the squeeze feature is giving me arthritis

Vor 13 Tage
Christopher McDonough
Christopher McDonough

Fuck this shit I can't hold this damn phone without turning it off. Why the fuck would they put touch buttons on the side???

Vor 13 Tage
FreeplayCloudPlay Ex
FreeplayCloudPlay Ex

wheres the other htc phone

Vor 15 Tage
Alkor Melesker
Alkor Melesker

These buttons will make you fall in love with after a month of using, in terms of camera and usability features its the best phone on the market so far, the only minus is battery and price

Vor 18 Tage
Hassibul hossain pranto
Hassibul hossain pranto

I love htc

Vor 20 Tage
Embargoman
Embargoman

The same goes with Sony, yeah HTC is a really good brand it can't be beat.

Vor 20 Tage
yuyu qing
yuyu qing

ur nice.ilovephone2019

Vor 24 Tage
John Lim
John Lim

Totally a forgotten phone, I'm watching this on my HTC 10 red camellia

Vor 25 Tage
Chad Higgins
Chad Higgins

Looks like a V30 (back)

Vor 25 Tage
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse

Your review is so picky

Vor 29 Tage
PMabbz
PMabbz

I bought this phone and then chose to downgrade back to my u11 because the buttons suck. You can only change the volume while holding the phone. So when I watch things with my phone on my stand it's useless.

Vor Monat
j j
j j

Awesome

Vor Monat
Joolz kat
Joolz kat

MarQues BrOwnLeE

Vor Monat
Gandhy Martinez
Gandhy Martinez

Watching from s10+, that phone looks like shit. Horrible

Vor Monat
Adrian Salvatierra
Adrian Salvatierra

The perfection made phone.

Vor Monat
ppprX
ppprX

'Great camera, one of the best balblabla' When I look back at my old M9 wich was constantly shitted on for having only an 'ok' camera, at least I had much more fun with actual details in every picture, while now the pictures aren't even worth zooming in..

Vor Monat
ephraimperez1111
ephraimperez1111

History Tradition Ceremony Great Thanks

Vor Monat
max factor
max factor

Gonna get a phone. between this are Huawei mate pro 20.... which one to get?

Vor Monat
Khanifa Anas
Khanifa Anas

Watching from HTC One E8

Vor Monat
DoNot Need
DoNot Need

No headphone jack?! Yet another htc I'll pass on. With that price I can pay my mortgage AND buy an LG Stylo 4+.

Vor Monat
Shane Horne
Shane Horne

Bring front facing speakers back

Vor Monat
Hassan Saeed
Hassan Saeed

Pixel 3

Vor Tag
Cristi Soare
Cristi Soare

Jesus!It is a Disease in the review world...and it is the same one.Lick the boots of the ones with money, the "big ones", do not upset the "big ones" users because it means less subscribers and trash everything in between

Vor Monat
Victor Adatsi
Victor Adatsi

why are all phones now plastic and glass .... i prefer metal ones like this one but sadly htc is just messing up

Vor Monat
advi sesh
advi sesh

RIP HTC . Probably last htc made commercial flagship phone.

Vor Monat
Dreamy.Misaki H
Dreamy.Misaki H

HIT OR MISS 5:11

Vor Monat
卄卂匚Ҝ乇尺
卄卂匚Ҝ乇尺

I guess they never miss, huh?

Vor Monat
SouConVo
SouConVo

I swear. I'm in the market for a new phone and I was looking around and I kept asking myself. Where are the LG's, Motorola's, Nokia's and Huwuei. So happy to see that HTC is still around. I'm still rocking my HTC Desire and the only downside is the internal memory. I'm purchasing this soon! Thank you for the feedback.

Vor 2 Monate
Miles Johnson
Miles Johnson

MUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEZZ

Vor 2 Monate
Hussein Saad
Hussein Saad

2019?

Vor 2 Monate
Golden Boy
Golden Boy

LCD instead of OLED and mediocre battery means I'll be moving on from the HTC 10 to probably Huawei P20 pro or oneplus 6t, since the iPhone XS is too expensive.

Vor 2 Monate
Jeff Grady
Jeff Grady

I hated my HTC 10. AWFUL battery, LCD screen, very low brightness. I switched to an iphone X and a year later the battery is still amazing, and its just a much better phone.

Vor Monat
usman mir
usman mir

I am using my eighth HTC phone believe me this phone is an addiction........

Vor 2 Monate
usman mir
usman mir

Well this guy can never appreciate HTC with open heart......i do not know why.........

Vor 2 Monate
Joshua Agustin
Joshua Agustin

Lol u12+'s camera is way better. So underrated.

Vor 2 Monate
FreakOutBoy
FreakOutBoy

What’s the point of pressure sensitive buttons imitating real buttons, than actual real buttons

Vor 2 Monate
Max Maxim
Max Maxim

never ever again any of htc phone, waste of money and time, good review

Vor 2 Monate
Flame Shoot
Flame Shoot

Apa cuma gw doang yg suka hp ini dari indo??? Yg indo pasti komen :P

Vor 2 Monate
YoichiLovesYou X
YoichiLovesYou X

GET UNSUBSCRIBED TO HIM

Vor 2 Monate
〆 I̶t̶z̶A̶r̶v̶i̶n̶T̶o̶b̶i̶ 〆
〆 I̶t̶z̶A̶r̶v̶i̶n̶T̶o̶b̶i̶ 〆

Id Rather Buy Gaming laptop.

Vor 2 Monate
Catherine Walters
Catherine Walters

Not m10 just " 10 "

Vor 2 Monate
Catherine Walters
Catherine Walters

I may get OCD or at the school he's not going to happen! Saw the review for u 11 working either but a much better find. I love my old HTC it works with my brain issue is I can't get another one ..in desperate need of the HTC m10 Unless I do ebay..and spend way more than it's worth considering I don't know if it's going to get updates it's a dunk dunk

Vor 2 Monate
Nagendra Mishra
Nagendra Mishra

They could add virtual button's for both volume and to lock phon They don't need to add all this It could save money as well as some space in smartphone

Vor 3 Monate
Mohd Hakim
Mohd Hakim

do not touch this phone after train arm at gym...

Vor 3 Monate
Faiyaz khan
Faiyaz khan

The intro though 🔥

Vor 3 Monate
Aaliyan Javaid
Aaliyan Javaid

do review nokia

Vor 3 Monate
Fezzle
Fezzle

20syl: you know

Vor 3 Monate
RaphaniacZX
RaphaniacZX

Generic flagship that does checkbox most of what you expect, sadly besides design there's no game changer or anything it stands out on. If you love HTC, this is the best they made, if you like anything else better this isn't changing your mind unless you really want that see through back. I do will say they're doing a better job than Sony.

Vor 3 Monate
Fady Maged
Fady Maged

Hit or miss

Vor 3 Monate
ebin belji
ebin belji

Best looking phone I have seen

Vor 3 Monate
Eviloz
Eviloz

Instead of squeezing the phone why not use the real buttons. That would be more convenient !

Vor 3 Monate
Lasky Labs
Lasky Labs

You know who did forget about this one? MrMobile... :(

Vor 3 Monate
neai aoidan
neai aoidan

Still remember when HTC had awesome phones like the One M8 and M9

Vor 3 Monate
Yuri Breadstick
Yuri Breadstick

Mark ASS BROWNIE!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Totally NOT an alien
Totally NOT an alien

5:11 i guess they never miss huh

Vor 3 Monate
Max LLoren
Max LLoren

One hand mode should work best when your other hand is busy...know what i mean.. 😂

Vor 3 Monate
pumpuppthevolume
pumpuppthevolume

how about no ports too :P

Vor 3 Monate
Fred Reynosa
Fred Reynosa

Great Phone HTC can be so advanced and ahead of it's time , but i really wish it was better at advertising

Vor 3 Monate
monobg antonina
monobg antonina

What the fuck is this horrible music?!

Vor 3 Monate
Ramy Zurich
Ramy Zurich

If there are no PHYSICAL buttons, how do you put the phone into recovery or download mode? I'm sure there are plenty of custom ROMs that will come out for this thing, but how do you install it with no buttons?

Vor 3 Monate
David Buchanan
David Buchanan

Defo a stunning looking phone, no buttons!! Again that's a game changer, I'd probably find it hard to adjust to that but full respec to HTC for taking the lead in this department.. Would've been really drawn towards this phone IF it was completely STOCK ANDROID as I'm sick of phones having so much bloatware... LET THE BUYER/ USER ADD THEIR OWN APPS AS WE WISH PLEASE....and a bigger battery.. I'm all for a weighty phone as long as it has a good battery.... If Huawei Mate 20 pro can do it so can everyone else...

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Hakimi
Daniel Hakimi

I have ever even vaguely gotten the impression that those apple "buttons" are buttons. Does anybody actually feel that way?

Vor 3 Monate
Arabinda Lilu
Arabinda Lilu

Why u see always the back of the phone .....pullseet

Vor 3 Monate
Mavee Shah
Mavee Shah

remember the Nokia N9 after watching this?

Vor 3 Monate
Rahul Allan
Rahul Allan

Never seen a better smartphone with the sound output that the recent HTC phones provide..love the brand..Subtle and Sexy.

Vor 3 Monate
JokeKiller321
JokeKiller321

I like it soo much that all these youtubers go around watching and mentioning other youtubers. or is that just me?

Vor 3 Monate
Metin Levent
Metin Levent

Oh god it is AMAZING! 😮🤤

Vor 3 Monate
Rafael Nogueira
Rafael Nogueira

This buttons... So if you are developer and like to mess around like me, if you brick your phone... Good luck with hard reset.

Vor 3 Monate
룩레룩레
룩레룩레

Brick

Vor 2 Monate
Panzerkampfwagen
Panzerkampfwagen

HTC V30

Vor 3 Monate
dave f smith
dave f smith

It's A PHONE !! why don't reviewers talk about Bluetooth HANDS-FREE PHONE Quality ??? Five minutes about the f&*@&@&ing camera, but NOTHING about the phone...

Vor 4 Monate
Ayanjaffer
Ayanjaffer

J3080A

Vor 4 Monate
Michael GorchovPHV
Michael GorchovPHV

Wall Therapy, huh? (hahaha)

Vor 4 Monate
Doug J
Doug J

Not for me to frustrating to many problems to be sorted out

Vor 4 Monate
Lars A G
Lars A G

Looks great, but I'll keep my U11 for now. Very good, clear spoken review. The phone is actually available in shops here (Norway). But a lot of owners sell them for around $500 here now. I wonder why. Maybe they don't like the software buttons like you say.

Vor 4 Monate
Ahsan Karim
Ahsan Karim

HTC Must stop wasting time and resources on stupid innovations like pressure sensitivity which no one wants or care about and bring real useful features like wireless charging and new trend of glass back phones is meaningless when you have to put an ugly hefty plastic or silicon case over a glass phone save money on glass use plastic and include wireless charging

Vor 4 Monate
Thàkùr ji
Thàkùr ji

meh.

Vor 4 Monate
Daimond Londerick
Daimond Londerick

U12+ and Mi8 Pro rear camera & front camera which is better

Vor 4 Monate
Rishabh dev Tyagi
Rishabh dev Tyagi

U12 plus.

Vor 3 Monate
Fugitive292
Fugitive292

I've been using this phone for 4 months, such a great phone but the side buttons make me wanna get rid of it at times.

Vor 4 Monate
Me for president
Me for president

They should make phones with touch sensitive or smth on the side like 3d touch when u press into the side and it acts as a power button or volume +/-.

Vor 4 Monate
Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan

Just got the phone late November, HTC adjusted the software the switches work great. It's a great phone no notch and you can get the Blue on Amazon for $799.

Vor 4 Monate
Proloy Bala
Proloy Bala

Who Will Buy Pixel 3 With This Promo Code..Will Get $150 Off - "B-AH1E38US75J4OF71Z7L2802" And For Pixel 3 XL - "B-AFOQ86W8YSLLS7OASUT7W2T"

Vor 4 Monate
Lego Kgoxy
Lego Kgoxy

you say software wierd..HAHA.. soffffware 4:01 6:39 6:54 6:57 7:01

Vor 4 Monate
nisha suresh
nisha suresh

Why go through all that trouble... Why not just use normal buttons

Vor 4 Monate
Danny Renteria
Danny Renteria

The best phone I've ever had was the HTC m7/m8. I miss when htc lead the industry. I got the m9 and oathed to never go back HTC even though I had mad respect for the brand but the m9 was so bad. I went oneplus but after finding out one plus emits alot of radiation along with most Chinese oem's I think I might give HTC 1 more chance.

Vor 4 Monate
Greg Kurio
Greg Kurio

Thank you for such a long history of outstanding content. Something I'm curious about that you may have addressed in a prior Q&A: When you test new handsets, do you load a standard collection of apps and run the device through a standard set of tasks to determine performance? I appreciate that you are consistent with the phone activities that you show on the videos, but recently, I have been more concerned with device app switching and manipulating files between apps. I ask because I feel that Samsung devices have suffered inordinately more lag as I've put everything I use everyday on them. Best regards

Vor 4 Monate
king Ali
king Ali

HTC u12+ is base ever

Vor 4 Monate
Whatsthisbuttondo?
Whatsthisbuttondo?

Dear HTC, Stop using LCD at this price point...

Vor 4 Monate
Rylan Storay
Rylan Storay

Member when we where mazed by tech

Vor 4 Monate
Nuwan Yapa
Nuwan Yapa

5:32 - Quick recap of Michael Jackson's life

Vor 4 Monate
Head shot
Head shot

wow

Vor 4 Monate
zeus lim
zeus lim

Ooh the no buttons is good, the buttons on my HTC 10 broke partially when it hit a window sill. In the past, I'd hate the no headphone Jack but, I realise I don't even use it since my headphones are wireles anyway

Vor 4 Monate
Rishabh dev Tyagi
Rishabh dev Tyagi

They give unique type C usonic earphones.

Vor 3 Monate
Lucas Reid
Lucas Reid

I wonder, why people hate the notch?

Vor 4 Monate
Ramim Bin Azam
Ramim Bin Azam

because it's ugly and the whole display looks crappy and messy because of it imo

Vor 4 Monate
Keen
Keen

Marques, would you pls review Nokia phones once again - thanks.

Vor 4 Monate
Mad Max Malayalam
Mad Max Malayalam

The worlds number 1 smartphone brand

Vor 4 Monate

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