HTC U12+ Review: A Phone With No Buttons!

  • Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 12 Ιούν 2018
  • HTC U12+ has no notch, flagships specs and a peculiar lack of real buttons. Worth the money?
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  • Cesar Colli
    Cesar Colli Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The same here. My m9 got crack I the screen. The price for this phone is 260 CAD. I work in construction. I will like to buy a hard case. It s posible Whit this no bottoms phone?

  • Arun Mohan
    Arun Mohan Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Was once the proud owner of Htc One, resurfaced again to check what the company's been up to over the years and ended up here. Thanks for the review, HTC still has a few good tricks up its sleeve.

  • frank Mo
    frank Mo Πριν 11 ημέρες

    I like the LG V40 better....

  • OhFishyFish
    OhFishyFish Πριν 15 ημέρες

    It's all cool until you put in in a case, like 90% of people.

  • Richard McClure
    Richard McClure Πριν 29 ημέρες

    The price has come down too. Always a plus

  • dessnom
    dessnom Πριν 29 ημέρες

    how do you turn on the phone

  • Vonzeal Sheley
    Vonzeal Sheley Πριν μήνα

    That’s phone looks shitty bro 🤦🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Ben Ferretti
    Ben Ferretti Πριν μήνα +1



  • thresh
    thresh Πριν μήνα

    Was going great until the no audio jack part. Guess I'll stay with my LG V20.

  • Matei Vlad
    Matei Vlad Πριν μήνα

    Mark Ass!

  • biggs949597 s
    biggs949597 s Πριν μήνα +1

    This guys a homo

  • specialtomato93
    specialtomato93 Πριν μήνα +1

    yeah lets recommend this video a year later for no reason

  • SomeRandomPiggo
    SomeRandomPiggo Πριν μήνα

    what? this phone has buttons! either this is clickbait or im missing something

  • Nathan Alvarez
    Nathan Alvarez Πριν μήνα

    Has htc made anything since this?

  • Michael Watson
    Michael Watson Πριν μήνα

    Good review

  • Branden Londrie
    Branden Londrie Πριν μήνα

    am i the only one whos wondering how you turn the phone on if the buttons are fake?

  • akbar Jan
    akbar Jan Πριν μήνα

    Finally HTC is making some innovations after many silent years.

  • wai lin tun
    wai lin tun Πριν 2 μήνες

    According to the autogenerated caption, you are MTV HD! 😄😄😄

  • Lasky Labs
    Lasky Labs Πριν 2 μήνες +1

    Not gonna lie, I was considering this for a while... It's amazing how fast tech changes. Already at the OnePlus 7 Pro

  • Ahmed Abdirahman
    Ahmed Abdirahman Πριν 2 μήνες

    That ad was fucking scary

  • Shelly c
    Shelly c Πριν 2 μήνες

    I'll keep my s8 has buttons and no notch!

  • Rohima Khatun-Hasnath
    Rohima Khatun-Hasnath Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hi, My current phone is a htc m10 which is now coming to the end of its life literally. Can you suggest a few phones that a htc phone fan would like. Thanks

  • hussain kam
    hussain kam Πριν 2 μήνες

    1yr later still trying to decide to buy one lol

  • Fernandes Kivisi
    Fernandes Kivisi Πριν 2 μήνες +2

    If only HTC could work on their sales marketing... One of the most underated smartphone manufacturer. Always ahead of their time

    • One1k
      One1k Πριν 29 ημέρες

      Absolutely right

  • Crow Migration
    Crow Migration Πριν 2 μήνες +5

    HTC: Squeeze me!
    No wonder they failed. They used to be good.

    • Teguh Aditya
      Teguh Aditya Πριν 2 μήνες

      I love to use that for screenshot on my htc u11 😂

  • AttnJack
    AttnJack Πριν 3 μήνες

    This phone is available for $499 unlocked through the HTC website!

  • Imtiaz Mahmud
    Imtiaz Mahmud Πριν 3 μήνες

    I thought HTC dead...💀🥀

  • Imtiaz Mahmud
    Imtiaz Mahmud Πριν 3 μήνες

    That's what we call The Future 😉

  • GM Nai
    GM Nai Πριν 3 μήνες

    Rip htc

  • Sir Muffin
    Sir Muffin Πριν 3 μήνες +2

    This looks like an overpriced iPhone 8+ with androidOS. Like seriously why would I ever buy this shit for 850 while I can buy a one plus 7 pro for 669 or an asus
    zenfone 6 for 500 bucks

  • Soner Mutluer
    Soner Mutluer Πριν 3 μήνες

    All of was good but this button problems really bad , backed u 11

  • The Genius
    The Genius Πριν 3 μήνες

    Thanks, i'm not getting it.

  • Ubaid Khan
    Ubaid Khan Πριν 3 μήνες

    So if you drop it you are fuqed! The buttons will stop working

  • ya00007
    ya00007 Πριν 3 μήνες

    It's a no from me. Goodbye

  • Troy C
    Troy C Πριν 4 μήνες

    Where's the notch? Dealie killer

  • Steven Corbo
    Steven Corbo Πριν 4 μήνες

    So does it have the dual speakers it does need a headphone jack

  • Steven Corbo
    Steven Corbo Πριν 4 μήνες +1

    if HTC listens to everybody's complaints about other smartphones and their compliments about of the smartphones they may know exactly what to do we want a phone with an amazing display and amazing camera front-facing speakers a headphone jack with a quad DAC and a buttery smooth operating system advertise it send them out free to some GRcliprs and I personally will buy your phone oh yeah a good battery great fast charging

  • C —
    C — Πριν 4 μήνες

    That fantastic flat line at the top of the phone! If I was an Android user this would be a maybe along with the S10e

  • AnthonyKings
    AnthonyKings Πριν 4 μήνες +1

    Anyone else here after hearing about Pixel 4 not having buttons?

  • Matthew Amezcua
    Matthew Amezcua Πριν 4 μήνες +11

    HTC: The Best at Nothing, Priced like the Best.

    • Rishabh dev Tyagi
      Rishabh dev Tyagi Πριν 3 μήνες

      Really?You definitely didn't try any u series phone.Otherwise your statement would be different

  • Thanh Nguyen
    Thanh Nguyen Πριν 4 μήνες +3

    I always like HTC. I hope they don’t leave the phone business forever. They haven’t announced anything yet.

    KEN BEE Πριν 4 μήνες

    Great waste of space

  • osamaFXX
    osamaFXX Πριν 4 μήνες +86

    From 2011 to 2014 HTC was the coolest phone manufacturer.

    • Jefferson Kennedy
      Jefferson Kennedy Πριν μήνα

      With Sony phones

    • BODO Serge Wilfried
      BODO Serge Wilfried Πριν μήνα

      Then... they messed up with the m9....

    • bigredii
      bigredii Πριν μήνα +1

      the one htc one m7 commercial "turn up the love, turn up the love" nostalgiaaaaaa

  • jabari kidd
    jabari kidd Πριν 4 μήνες +29

    I just don't get why companies insist on not having a headphone jack

      AHMED ALI Πριν ημέρα

      If apple is doing it everyone will...

    • Carlos
      Carlos Πριν μήνα

      @jabari kidd same

    • jabari kidd
      jabari kidd Πριν 4 μήνες

      @Troy C note 9 over here

    • Troy C
      Troy C Πριν 4 μήνες

      This is why I'm staying behind. I finally upgraded from galaxy note 4 edge due to poor battery. I replaced it with a HTC one m9. The price was right.

  • Hazox
    Hazox Πριν 5 μήνες +10

    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’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

    • KEN BEE
      KEN BEE Πριν 4 μήνες +1

      Galaxy S5 sold 8 times the number of M8s that year. It's still Samsung's worst performing S series phone
      M9 sold less than the number pf seats in a minivan
      It is what broke the company
      And it's never recovered to this day

  • cars67833
    cars67833 Πριν 5 μήνες

    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

  • Precious Mall
    Precious Mall Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • Rafiq Razak
    Rafiq Razak Πριν 5 μήνες +13

    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.

  • Gallum
    Gallum Πριν 5 μήνες

    lost me at no headphone jack :C

  • Altema22
    Altema22 Πριν 5 μήνες +142

    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 GRclip 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.

    • Richard McClure
      Richard McClure Πριν ημέρα

      @Vladimír Petija Your Welcome. Great to see HTC have a new boss and should be making a new flagship next year. They are so underrated

    • Vladimír Petija
      Vladimír Petija Πριν 2 ημέρες

      Wow. This isaperspective that no one is able to give me on youtube I guess. Thank you for that! Much appretiated

    • Richard McClure
      Richard McClure Πριν 29 ημέρες +3

      @One1k I will probably buy a U12 in the future. So underrated. Awesome camera's and the audio is simply the best on any phone I believe

    • One1k
      One1k Πριν 29 ημέρες

      You're the goat for this comment

    • Richard McClure
      Richard McClure Πριν μήνα +2

      That's great to know. Thanks for the update. I have a U11.

  • Kimani Hewling
    Kimani Hewling Πριν 5 μήνες

    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

  • Khoa Lê Anh
    Khoa Lê Anh Πριν 5 μήνες

    Oh god the graphics in the video is amazing.

  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 5 μήνες


  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 5 μήνες

    Plus the squeeze feature is giving me arthritis

  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 5 μήνες

    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???

  • FreeplayCloudPlay Ex
    FreeplayCloudPlay Ex Πριν 5 μήνες

    wheres the other htc phone

  • Alkor Melesker
    Alkor Melesker Πριν 5 μήνες

    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

  • Hassibul hossain pranto
    Hassibul hossain pranto Πριν 5 μήνες

    I love htc

  • Embargoman
    Embargoman Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • who am her
    who am her Πριν 5 μήνες

    ur nice.ilovephone2019