Everything we love about the HTC U12 Plus: The Camera edition

Dual rear cameras are common ground, with the likes of the iPhone 7 Plus and LG V20 breaking into the dual sensor market as early as 2016. However with the HTC U12+, HTC have taken double shooters one step further offering dual cameras front and back whilst winning a stunning DxOMark rating.

DxOMark awarded HTC’s latest flagship an overall score of 103 points, showing significant improvement over its predecessor, the HTC U11. This also places the devices alongside some of the best smartphones DxOMark have tested.

Outstanding performance for colour, autofocus, artifacts, flash, zoom, and bokeh also resulted in an impressive Photo score of 106.

The U12+ packs in a 12 megapixel sensor and wide-angle f/1.75 lens with a secondary 16 megapixel sensor and telephoto (54mm-equivalent) f/2.6 lens for 2x optical zoom.

HTC’s Ultraspeed Autofocus 2 system offers phase detection and laser-assisted autofocus with booked simulation mode for the ever popular blurred backgrounds.

source: DxOMark

photo source: DxOMark

HTC’s “Pro” photography mode also allows for greater manual control and RAW-format file support.

You’ll enjoy 4K Video capture with a resolution up to 60 frames per second. Video strengths are very accurate autofocus, with no field of view variation, as well as good tracking capabilities that ensure that faces and objects remain in sharp focus as you pan or move closer to your subject. In addition, “lens breathing” is digitally corrected.

Other observations made by photography experts DxOMark included:

The HTC U12+ captures stunning images outdoors or in bright light conditions, recording a good range of tones, neutral white balance, and well-rendered hues that are bold, but not overly saturated. The auto HDR feature kicks in fairly consistently when required to capture more detail in the brightest and darkest tonal regions.

Round up of key camera features:

• Dual camera setup
• 12Mp main camera with 1/2.55″ sensor (1.4µm pixel size), f/1.75 lens and OIS
• 16Mp secondary camera (1.0µm pixel size) with f/2.6 2x telephoto lens
• Phase detection and laser-assisted autofocus
• Dual-LED flash
• 4K video at 60fps

Pre Order the HTC U12 Plus today, with UK or international delivery available.


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