Guide to HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ the big to see and small to hold phones

HTC desire 12 and 12 plus

HTC U 12 phones all the way to be launched but few months back HTC announced two new phones in the Desire range with the Desire 12 and Desire 12+ . What is unique is that the phones are the first in their range to feature 18:9 aspect ratio displays. These two mid-range phones are similar in design coming in three colour options  that is Black, Gold and Silver, but have different specs in key areas. The Desire 12+ will run Oreo with HTC Sense overlaid over the top, however the Desire 12 has simply been listed with Android with HTC Sense. So in this guide let us learn more about these phones, their specifications as well their cost and availability in Australia.

HTC Desire 12

HTC desire 12

The Desire 12 is the smaller of the two phones with a 5.5″ 720×1440 resolution IPS LCD display, and is powered by a MediaTek 6739 SoC, with options for 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB Storage with microSD card support up to 2TB. The phone has a 2,730mAh battery powering it.

The Desire 12 has a single 13MP rear camera sensor with PD-AutoFocus and f/2.2 aperture lens, and a 5MP front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The Desire 12 doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner but does have a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack so there’s that. The Desire 12 has a single rear camera at 13MP and a 5MP front facing camera.

The Desire 12+

HTC desire 12 plus

The Desire 12+, is slightly larger coming with a 6″ IPS LCD display, though it’s still at 720×1440 resolution. Under the hood, the Desire 12+ includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core processor, with 3GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage – again with support for microSD cards up to 2TB in size. The Desire 12+ also includes a 2965 mAh battery.

The Desire 12+ is also a little more exciting being the first Desire level handset to feature dual-camera sensors on the rear. The Desire 12+ includes 13MP+2MP, while on the front a fixed-focus 8MP sensor sits behind an f/2.0 aperture lens.

HTC says the Desire 12+ camera capture multiple focal points simultaneously letting you refocus photographs after they are taken or add a bokeh effect. The camera also has Phase Detection Autofocus which will ensure you get clear details even if your subject is on the move.

As the 12+ has a large ƒ/2.0 aperture in the front camera letting more light for accurate details in low light settings. The front camera also has LED flash and a soft-tone selfie for various light effects.

The only other defining features of the Desire 12+ are the rear mounted fingerprint sensor, and the inclusion of a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack.

Both the phone comes with HTC’s decent Sense software, which brings a more professional and premium experience to the mix, combined with the stronger build quality you would expect from the brand.

The companion makes sure your phone is running at optimum speed and will suggest clearing junk files and apps for free space.

Price and availability

At the time of writing the phones were not yet announced for Australia and will cost around AU$280, AU$360. You can get these phones at online HTC stores or HTC Australia.



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