Comparison between:
- HTC Desire 12s
- HTC Desire 12+
- HTC U12 Life
- HTC U12+

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

HTC Desire 12sHTC Desire 12+HTC U12 LifeHTC U12+
HTC Desire 12sHTC Desire 12+
Prices
HTC U12 LifeHTC U12+
Prices
Model alias-Desire 12Plus
Desire 12 Plus
U12LifeU12 Plus
U12Plus

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width72.7 mm
7.27 cm
0.239 ft
2.862 in
76.6 mm
7.66 cm
0.251 ft
3.016 in
76.65 mm
7.665 cm
0.251 ft
3.018 in
73.9 mm
7.39 cm
0.242 ft
2.909 in
Height154.2 mm
15.42 cm
0.506 ft
6.071 in
158.2 mm
15.82 cm
0.519 ft
6.228 in
158.5 mm
15.85 cm
0.52 ft
6.24 in
156.6 mm
15.66 cm
0.514 ft
6.165 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.027 ft
0.327 in
8.4 mm
0.84 cm
0.028 ft
0.331 in
8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.027 ft
0.327 in
9.7 mm
0.97 cm
0.032 ft
0.382 in
Weight150 g
0.33 lbs
5.29 oz
157 g
0.35 lbs
5.56 oz
175 g
0.39 lbs
6.17 oz
188 g
0.41 lbs
6.63 oz
Volume93.05 cm³
5.65 in³
101.79 cm³
6.18 in³
100.84 cm³
6.12 in³
112.26 cm³
6.82 in³
ColorsBlack
Silver
Red
Black
Silver
Purple
Gold
Purple
Blue
Black
Red
Blue
Body materialsPlastic-Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Certification---IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Number of SIM cards2222

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 11
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)SenseSenseSenseEdge Sense 2

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Process technology28 nm14 nm14 nm10 nm
CPU4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A53ARM Cortex-A534x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.6 GHz Kryo 2604x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8ARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)---32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)---1536 KB
1.5 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)---2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores8888
CPU frequency1400 MHz1800 MHz1800 MHz2800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 630
GPU frequency---710 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB
4 GB
3 GB4 GB
6 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsSingle channelSingle channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency800 MHz933 MHz1333 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
64 GB
32 GB64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
--eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPSSuper LCD 6
Diagonal size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
6 in
152.4 mm
15.24 cm
Width2.55 in
64.75 mm
6.47 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
2.68 in
68.16 mm
6.82 cm
Height5.1 in
129.5 mm
12.95 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
5.37 in
136.31 mm
13.63 cm
Aspect ratio2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels720 x 1440 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density282 ppi
110 ppcm
268 ppi
105 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
537 ppi
211 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.03 %76.91 %76.72 %80.54 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
450 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D curved glass screen
2.5D curved glass screen
1000:1 contrast ratio
420 cd/m²
Corning Gorilla Glass
2.5D curved glass screen
400 cd/m²
HDR10

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
---Edge sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size---1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperturef/2f/2.2f/2f/1.75
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.54 mm-4.44 mm4.28 mm
Flash typeLEDLEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps60 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
-Secondary rear camera - 2 MP1080p @ 60 fps
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 16 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.6 (#2)

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS BSI
Pixel size---1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
Aperturef/2.2f/2f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.79 mm-4.43 mm-
Field of view---84 °
Auxiliary lightLEDLEDLED-
Image resolution4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
Features---Face unlock
---Auto HDR
Panorama
Self-timer
OIS
Secondary front camera - 8 MP

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
---Hi-Res Audio
192 kHz / 24-bit
USonic

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
---2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.24.25.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
EDR
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYesNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AC3
AMR
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AC3
AMR
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
LDAC

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3075 mAh2965 mAh3600 mAh3500 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time---23 h 48 min
23.8 h
1428 min
1 days
3G talk time---23 h 48 min
23.8 h
1428 min
1 days
Charger output power5 V / 1 A5 V / 1.5 A5 V / 2 A5 V / 2.5 A
9 V / 1.7 A
12 V / 1.25 A
Quick charge technology---Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removableFast charging
Non-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-1.34 W/kg--
Body SAR (EU)-1.02 W/kg--
Head SAR (USA)---0.66 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)---0.53 W/kg
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