19 July 2018
With the launch of the HTC U12+, HTC ditched traditional tactical power and volume buttons with capacitive buttons. This is indeed a unique approach but if critics and fans feedback is anything to go by, they have not been well received. And now, the HTC U12+ durability test video from the YouTuber Zack on his channel JerryRigEverything is another addition to the list.
As noted by Zack, the HTC U12+ capacitive buttons are made up of metal and with enough force, they can fall off. Once they have fallen down, these buttons become completely unresponsive. Even though it is quite unlikely to happen that the buttons will actually off in one's everyday usage, it is something that one should know before deciding to buy the flagship.
HTC has further seemed to have fixed the major issue its last year's flagship HTC U11 was found to have been suffering from. It was the issue of a curved glass with no buffer between the glass panel and the metallic frame. This resulted in the device bending and getting broken after the pressure was applied. But this year, it has opted for a flat panel and also used a buffer which prevented a repetition of the embarrassing bend gate.
For the remaining parts of the HTC U12+ durability test, there is nothing unique or surprising. Everything else works quite similar to what is expected from a premium flagship. You can check out the complete test in the video below.
73.9 x 156.6 x 8.7 mm
6 inches - 2880x1440 px
- 6-inches Quad HD display, 18: 9, 2880 x 1440 pixels resolution
- Snapdragon 845 (eight cores, up to 2.8 gigahertz power)
- 6 GB of RAM
- 64/128 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 2TB using microSD
- 12 MP main camera, aperture f / 1.75; Secondary Camera (Tele): 16 MP, aperture f / 2.6
- 2x 8MP, aperture f / 2.0, HDR Boost 2 front camera
- Android 8.0 Ore, upgradeable to Android P
- Battery: 3,500 mAh
- HTC Edge Sense 2
- Always-on listening support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- 156.6 x 73.9 x 8.7-9.7mm dimensions, 188grams.
- USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz) with MU-MIMO, NFC
- Supports DisplayPort over USB Type-C
- HTC Connect for wirelessly streaming media