HTC Desire 12 Advantages, Disadvantages, Review – Just Avoid it !!

HTC Desire 12 low-end smartphone launched into the market. So, check out HTC Desire 12 advantages (Pros), disadvantages (Cons), problems and drawbacks/defects before purchasing. HTC Desire 12 price in India is around Rs.15,999 and $249 in the USA. Currently, it is available on online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon to buy.

HTC Desire 12

Best Price: Rs.15,999(India), $249(USA)

HTC Desire 12 Key Features:

  • Android OS, v7.x.
  • 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colors.
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP secondary camera.
  • Quad-Core processor and Mediatek MT6739 chipset.
  • 2/3 GB RAM and 16/32 GB Internal Memory
  • 2730 mAh Battery

HTC Desire 12 Advantages (Pros):

  • HTC Desire 12 comes with Android OS, v7.x.
  • Presents 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Multitouch in it.
  • It has a good screen-to-body ratio for the better viewing experience.
  • HTC Desire 12 display has good pixel density for its HD+ resolution (~293 PPI pixel density)
  • It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • It provides 2/3 GB RAM for multitasking.
  • It encompasses with Quad-core processor.
  • HTC Desire 12 has equipped with MediaTek MT6739 Chipset.
  • Brings an internal memory of 16/32 GB and expandable memory is supported up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot).
  • It offers 13 MP rear camera with additional features like f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama.
  • It offers 5 MP front-facing camera with additional features like f/2.4, 1/5″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, 720p.
  • Supports full HD video recording at 1080p@30fps.
  • It has the battery capacity of 2730 mAh which is good for heavy usage.
  • Performance is average with no lags.
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, 4G.
  • Supports sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, compass.
  • Design and build quality are good.
  • It offers loudspeakers.
  • Supports FM radio.
  • It is available in Cool Black, Warm Silver colors to choose.
  • HTC Desire 12 supports additional features like Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

HTC Desire 12 Disadvantages (Cons):

  • Old Android OS.
  • Performace is average and heating problems.
  • Costly for its features.
  • Many sensors are missing like Fingerprint, gyro etc.
  • No dual camera set up.
  • No display protection like gorilla glass.
  • Comes with hybrid SIM slot. So you can’t use both SIM cards and microSD card at a time.
  • No stereo speakers for the better multimedia experience.
  • No fast charging support.
  • No full HD display.

Check out HTC Desire 12 Specifications:

General Features
Brand HTC
Model Name Desire 12
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Operating System Android 7.x
Chipset Mediatek MT6739
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8100
Colors Cool Black, Warm Silver
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~74.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~293 ppi density)
Dimensions 148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm (5.85 x 2.79 x 0.32 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz)
Other Display Features Multi-Touch
Camera Features
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, 720p
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Other Camera Features f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
RAM and Storage
RAM 2/3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery
Talk Time
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Connectivity microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC No
3.5mm jack Yes
Other Features
FM Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

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6 Total Score
Just Avoid it !!

HTC Desire 12 smartphone comes with very poor features & performance for its price, so just avoid it. We suggest to look for mobiles from Xiaomi, Asus, Oppo brands at 15 budget as there offer better value.

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