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HTC U12 Life

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of HTC U12 Life. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the camera and performance. There are some mixed views about the usability.

price, battery, design, screen, reliability

performance, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC U12 Life is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

HTC U12 Life review: Flagship features for £299? | Trusted Reviews


HTC U12 Life review: Has HTC turned a corner with its new budget offerings? The U12 Life, with its Pixel-like design and great battery life may suggest so.

Strong battery life ; Big, bright balanced screen ; No glaring weaknesses

Middling performance ; Underwhelming camera ; HTC Sense feels dated

A phone that holds more modest expectations compared to its flagship sibling, but at least it meets them.

Nov, 2018

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HTC U12 Life hands-on review


The U12 Life offers head-turning looks and decent specs for a keen price

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

HTC U12 Life initial review: One seriously shiny mid-range phone


The sub-£300 mid-ranger brings a 6in screen, dual cameras and bigger battery capacity compared to its predecessor. Is it the affordable phone to buy?

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

HTC U12 Life review


Is there life in this phone?

Unusual design ; Big screen ; Reasonable price

Glass body feels more plastic ; Slow, unrefined HDR mode ; App loads slightly slower than rivals

It's not the very best phone at the price, but with its big screen and unusual finish the HTC U12 Life offers a useful alternative to the glut of glass-backed phones.

Oct, 2018

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HTC U12 Life review: HTC’s best mid-tier smartphone?


HTC tackles the mid-tier yet again, and the U12 Life might be HTC's best-priced smartphone yet

Stunning dual-finish design ; Long-lasting battery

Disappointing camera ; Blinkfeed is rubbish

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1’s dominance remains unscathed, then, leaving it my current recommendation in this price range.

Feb, 2019

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HTC U12 Life review: Hands on with HTC’s latest mid-tier smartphone


HTC tackles the mid-tier yet again, and the U12 Life could be HTC's best-priced smartphone yet

I’m yet to receive a handset for full review, but I’ll update this article in the coming weeks with my final thoughts.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

HTC U12 Life


HTC has updated is mid-range phone with 3D Ultra Stripes, while ditching Android One and Edge Sense. It's cheaper price makes it an attractive mid-range phone.

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

HTC U12 Life Hands-On


We go hands-on with the new HTC U12 Life - a mid-range smartphone with stylish design, and dual camera.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

HTC U12 Life is like the Pixel 2, only prettier


It also has two rear cameras for portrait shots.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

HTC U12 Life Smartphone Review


The perfect Bokeh. HTC positions the U12 Life as a smartphone with amazing camera effects to suit and satisfy everyone's artistic needs and wishes. In addition, it is also capable of 4K video recording, is supposed to feature a high-performance SoC,...

decent performance ; decent battery life ; skid-proof rear panel ; 3.5-mm headphone jack is back

mediocre camera ; lots of preloaded apps that cannot be uninstalled

Over the course of our tests and benchmarks the HTC U12 proved itself as a solid mid-range smartphone with a decent overall system performance capable of performing even demanding tasks without excessive and disruptive loading times. Speaker quality...

Dec, 2018

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