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Our HTC Desire 12s review takes a closer look at this new Android smartphone. The superb display, unique textured design and intuitive HTC Sense UI make this shttp://www.mobilesplease.co.uk/brands/htc/martphone a real treat to use.
Striking design and bright display
The HTC Desire 12s features an HD+ 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio of 18:9 gives you a good viewing experience when browsing web pages as additional lines are displayed, this means less scrolling around. The screen immerses you into gaming action and video clips are displayed in widescreen style in landscape mode.
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This latest HTC smartphone has been designed with a unique dual finish. This gives the phone a smooth chassis around the top half of the rear cover and a unique striped textured layer at the bottom. Not only does it make the phone quite striking but it also makes it easy to grip and excellent when using one-handed.
The HTC Desire 12s is on offer in Black, Silver and Red. The phone weighs in at 150g and measuring 8.3mm thick, the phone is slim and compact.
The phone is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 64 bit processor. The RAM depends on which model you choose with the 32GB one sporting 3GB RAM and the 64GB model has 4GB RAM. Either of these will deliver a decent performance when multitasking and using demanding apps.
Phone Set Up
The HTC 12s has the traditional fingerprint sensor placed naturally on the back. This is a responsive sensor and will wake the phone quickly when you pick it up.
The onboard memory can be expanded if you need more room for your photos or videos. The microSD card slot can be used with cards up to 512GB giving you lots of flexibility when it comes to phone memory.
The HTC Desire 12s is an Android Oreo device which gives you lots of familiar apps such as Chrome, Maps and YouTube. HTC has added their own special touches with the HTC Sense UI. The manufacturer has worked hard to make sure this is a streamlined feature and makes sure you don’t get lots of duplicated apps and features.
Some of the top features of HTC Sense on the Desire 12s include:
HTC Companion - this feature learns how you use the phone and what is important to you. It can remind you of appointments and events and can turn off alarms on holiday mornings.
BlinkFeed - the latest updates and news from across your social networks and preferred news sites all in one place at a glance.
Theme Creator - you can choose colour schemes, icon designs and sound effects without having to go to Google Play to download a theme.
Sense Home - the phone detects where you are and will display the most relevant app icons. If you are at work and you tend to check your Gmail but use Spotify more when you get home, the phone will automatically change the display to suit.
Gestures - gesture controls can be used to control certain phone functions. Placing the phone to your ear will answer the call or placing the phone face down will mute it.
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The HTC Desire 12s can become your mobile wallet making shopping quick and hassle-free. You can use the phone to make quick payments or use the phone as a transit pass
Using NFC you can pay for all sorts of things from your morning coffee to your lunch. You can set the phone up with your current mobile wallet settings or set up an account.
Camera & Video
The rear 13-megapixel camera includes Fast Focus and PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus. You can capture beautiful details and crisp images with this camera lens. The camera performed well in many different conditions and there is an LED flash for low light shots. You get a number of different shooting modes to suit your subject. Capture options on the HTC Desire 12s include:
- Pro Mode
- Video pic - snap photos while recording video
- Full HD video recording
There is also a 13-megapixel lens on the front for taking selfies or group shots. The LED flash on the front will illuminate your nighttime selfies and beautification mode can make you look your best. There are a number of different options for editing images so you can change it up before sharing it on Instagram or Facebook.
Efficient power management
The HTC Desire 12s has a 3,075mAh battery with power saving mode. Although this battery may not be as high capacity as other models, the HTC Sense features will manage available power efficiently. As the phone learns the apps you use and when you are most active it will manage background tasks and other battery features to make sure you have all the power you need.
Written by: Carmel Brown