HTC Desire 12

Launch Date : 6 June, 2018
HTC Desire 12
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5.5 inches 720 x 1440 pixels Display
  • Mediatek MT6739, Quad Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery

HTC Desire 12: Price

HTC Desire 12: Review

  • Design and build quality are good
  • Supports additional features like active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Performance is average with no lags
  • Old Android OS
  • Performace is average and heating problems.
  • Costly for its features
  • No fast charging support

The Htc Desire 12 is launched in India. The smaller HTC Desire 12 has an 18:9 5.5-inch display of the same HD+ (720x1440px) resolution leading to a smaller footprint than the Desire 12+. There's a single 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front, both cameras acquiring facial recognition. The chipset is made by MediaTek 6739 and it's mated to the same 3GB of RAM. The internal storage is of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSd. The handset comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro USB port for charging. For battery, the device sports a 2,730mAh capacity. The smartphone is available in Purple and Gold colors.


The phone has an 18:9 aspect ratio, 5.5-inch display of the same HD+ (720x1440px) resolution leading to a perfect edge towards a glittering view.


The smartphone makes use of a quad core MediaTek MT6737T that is coupled with Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 2TB with the help of a microSD card.


The smartphone has a single 13-megapixel BSI camera sensor on the back with PDAF and an f/2.2 aperture. It is accompanied by an LED flash. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel BSI sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. Both cameras acquire facial recognition.


The connectivity aspects on board include wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n wifi direct, hotspot, v4.2, microUSB v2.0, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS.


The smartphone packs a Li-Ion 2730 mah battery, featuring micro USB port for charging, making the device to charge faster.


The handset runs Android 8.0(Oreo), out of the box.


Sensors on board include an ambient light, proximity sensor, motion G-sensor, and a magnetic sensor. 


The HTC Desire 12 price in India starts from Rs. 15,800 for 3GB and 32GB variant.

HTC Desire 12: Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Device type Smart Phone
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Silver
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2018
Indian Release Date 6 June, 2018
Dimensions 148.5 x 70.8 x 8.2 mm
Weight 137 g
Screen size 5.5 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
Chipset Mediatek MT6739
CPU Quad core, 1.5 GHz, Cortex A53
GPU PowerVR GE8100
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
External Storage up to 2 TB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.4) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR
Audio Player AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC
Video Player 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV, AVI
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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