HTC U12+ Review: A Phone With No Buttons!

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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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  • AttnJack
    AttnJack Πριν 2 ημέρες

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

  • Mohammed Mahmud
    Mohammed Mahmud Πριν 10 ημέρες

    I thought HTC dead...💀🥀

  • Mohammed Mahmud
    Mohammed Mahmud Πριν 10 ημέρες

    That's what we call The Future 😉

  • GM Nai
    GM Nai Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Rip htc

  • Darkshot
    Darkshot Πριν 15 ημέρες +1

    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 15 ημέρες

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

  • The Genius
    The Genius Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Thanks, i'm not getting it.

  • Ubaid Khan
    Ubaid Khan Πριν 21 ημέρα

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

  • ya00007
    ya00007 Πριν 21 ημέρα

    It's a no from me. Goodbye

  • Troy C
    Troy C Πριν μήνα

    Where's the notch? Dealie killer

  • Steven Corbo
    Steven Corbo Πριν μήνα

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

  • Steven Corbo
    Steven Corbo Πριν μήνα

    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 μήνα

    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 μήνα

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

  • Matthew Amezcua
    Matthew Amezcua Πριν μήνα +11

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

    • Rishabh dev Tyagi
      Rishabh dev Tyagi Πριν 2 ημέρες

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

  • Thanh Nguyen
    Thanh Nguyen Πριν μήνα +2

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

  • KEN BEE
    KEN BEE Πριν μήνα

    Great waste of space

  • osamaFXX
    osamaFXX Πριν μήνα +22

    From 2011 to 2014 HTC was the coolest phone manufacturer.

  • jabari kidd
    jabari kidd Πριν μήνα +12

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

    • jabari kidd
      jabari kidd Πριν μήνα

      @Troy C note 9 over here

    • Troy C
      Troy C Πριν μήνα

      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 μήνα +6

    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

    • KEN BEE
      KEN BEE Πριν μήνα

      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 2 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 2 μήνες

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

  • Rafiq Razak
    Rafiq Razak Πριν 2 μήνες +8

    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 2 μήνες

    lost me at no headphone jack :C

  • Altema22
    Altema22 Πριν 2 μήνες +32

    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.

  • Kimani Hewling
    Kimani Hewling Πριν 2 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 2 μήνες

    Oh god the graphics in the video is amazing.

  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 2 μήνες

    😂

  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 2 μήνες

    Plus the squeeze feature is giving me arthritis

  • Christopher McDonough
    Christopher McDonough Πριν 2 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 2 μήνες

    wheres the other htc phone

  • Alkor Melesker
    Alkor Melesker Πριν 2 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 2 μήνες

    I love htc

  • Embargoman
    Embargoman Πριν 2 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 2 μήνες

    ur nice.ilovephone2019

  • John Lim
    John Lim Πριν 2 μήνες +2

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

    • GMM Grey
      GMM Grey Πριν μήνα

      Same HTC 10 Japan Red! :p but yeah, my battery is fucked, SD slot doesn't recognise the card, I need a new phone really and it seems the HTC u12 isn't it :(

  • Chad Higgins
    Chad Higgins Πριν 2 μήνες

    Looks like a V30 (back)

  • Lunar Eclipse
    Lunar Eclipse Πριν 2 μήνες

    Your review is so picky

  • PMabbz
    PMabbz Πριν 2 μήνες

    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.

  • j j
    j j Πριν 3 μήνες

    Awesome

  • Joolz kat
    Joolz kat Πριν 3 μήνες

    MarQues BrOwnLeE

  • Gandhy Martinez
    Gandhy Martinez Πριν 3 μήνες

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

  • Adrian Salvatierra
    Adrian Salvatierra Πριν 3 μήνες

    The perfection made phone.

  • ppprX
    ppprX Πριν 3 μήνες

    '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..

  • ephraimperez1111
    ephraimperez1111 Πριν 3 μήνες

    History Tradition Ceremony Great Thanks

  • max factor
    max factor Πριν 3 μήνες +1

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

  • Khanifa Anas
    Khanifa Anas Πριν 3 μήνες

    Watching from HTC One E8

  • DoNot Need
    DoNot Need Πριν 3 μήνες +3

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

  • Shane Horne
    Shane Horne Πριν 3 μήνες +4

    Bring front facing speakers back

  • Cristi Soare
    Cristi Soare Πριν 3 μήνες

    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

  • Victor Adatsi
    Victor Adatsi Πριν 3 μήνες

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

  • advi sesh
    advi sesh Πριν 3 μήνες

    RIP HTC . Probably last htc made commercial flagship phone.

  • Dreamy.Misaki H
    Dreamy.Misaki H Πριν 3 μήνες

    HIT OR MISS 5:11

  • SouConVo
    SouConVo Πριν 4 μήνες

    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.

  • Miles Johnson
    Miles Johnson Πριν 4 μήνες

    MUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEZZ

  • Hussein Saad
    Hussein Saad Πριν 4 μήνες

    2019?

  • Golden Boy
    Golden Boy Πριν 4 μήνες

    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.

    • Jeff Grady
      Jeff Grady Πριν 3 μήνες

      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.

  • usman mir
    usman mir Πριν 4 μήνες

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

  • usman mir
    usman mir Πριν 4 μήνες

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

  • Joshua Agustin
    Joshua Agustin Πριν 4 μήνες

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

  • Niiphox
    Niiphox Πριν 4 μήνες +1

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

  • Mac Dab
    Mac Dab Πριν 4 μήνες +1

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

  • Flame Shoot
    Flame Shoot Πριν 4 μήνες

    Apa cuma gw doang yg suka hp ini dari indo???

    Yg indo pasti komen :P

  • 〆 ItzArvinTobi 〆
    〆 ItzArvinTobi 〆 Πριν 4 μήνες

    Id Rather Buy Gaming laptop.

  • Catherine Walters
    Catherine Walters Πριν 4 μήνες

    Not m10 just " 10 "

  • Catherine Walters
    Catherine Walters Πριν 4 μήνες

    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

  • Nagendra Mishra
    Nagendra Mishra Πριν 4 μήνες

    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

  • Mohd Hakim
    Mohd Hakim Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • Faiyaz khan
    Faiyaz khan Πριν 5 μήνες

    The intro though 🔥

  • Aaliyan Javaid
    Aaliyan Javaid Πριν 5 μήνες

    do review nokia

  • Fezzle
    Fezzle Πριν 5 μήνες

    20syl: you know

  • RaphaniacZX
    RaphaniacZX Πριν 5 μήνες

    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.

  • Fady Maged
    Fady Maged Πριν 5 μήνες

    Hit or miss

  • ebin belji
    ebin belji Πριν 5 μήνες

    Best looking phone I have seen

  • Eviloz
    Eviloz Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • Lasky Labs
    Lasky Labs Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • neai aoidan
    neai aoidan Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • Yuri Breadstick
    Yuri Breadstick Πριν 5 μήνες

    Mark ASS BROWNIE!!!

  • Totally NOT an alien
    Totally NOT an alien Πριν 5 μήνες

    5:11 i guess they never miss huh

  • Max LLoren
    Max LLoren Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • pumpuppthevolume
    pumpuppthevolume Πριν 5 μήνες

    how about no ports too :P

  • Fred Reynosa
    Fred Reynosa Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • monobg antonina
    monobg antonina Πριν 5 μήνες

    What the fuck is this horrible music?!

  • Ramy Zurich
    Ramy Zurich Πριν 5 μήνες

    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?

  • David Buchanan
    David Buchanan Πριν 5 μήνες

    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...

  • Daniel Hakimi
    Daniel Hakimi Πριν 5 μήνες +1

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

  • Arabinda Lilu
    Arabinda Lilu Πριν 5 μήνες

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

  • Mavee Shah
    Mavee Shah Πριν 5 μήνες

    remember the Nokia N9 after watching this?

  • Rahul Allan
    Rahul Allan Πριν 5 μήνες +6

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

  • JokeKiller321
    JokeKiller321 Πριν 5 μήνες

    I like it soo much that all these youtubers go around watching and mentioning other youtubers.

    or is that just me?

  • Metin Levent
    Metin Levent Πριν 5 μήνες

    Oh god it is AMAZING! 😮🤤

  • Rafael Nogueira
    Rafael Nogueira Πριν 5 μήνες +1

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

  • Panzerkampfwagen
    Panzerkampfwagen Πριν 5 μήνες

    HTC V30

  • dave f smith
    dave f smith Πριν 5 μήνες +1

    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...

  • Ayanjaffer
    Ayanjaffer Πριν 5 μήνες

    J3080A

  • Michael GorchovPHV
    Michael GorchovPHV Πριν 6 μήνες

    Wall Therapy, huh? (hahaha)

  • Doug J
    Doug J Πριν 6 μήνες

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

  • Lars A G
    Lars A G Πριν 6 μήνες

    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.

  • Ahsan Karim
    Ahsan Karim Πριν 6 μήνες

    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

  • Thàkùr ji
    Thàkùr ji Πριν 6 μήνες

    meh.