HTC U12 Life Specs and Price

HTC U12 Life
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HTC earlier this year, unveiled the HTC U12 Plus which is a flagship and was given the Plus moniker because it could rival other ‘Plus’ competitions like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus or iPhone 8 Plus. However, the HTC U12 Life is more of a Lite version in HTC’s way. The smartphone is a mid-range device with some decent specs, although, it is not anywhere close to what you have on the former release. Also, the HTC U12 Life has a different build from what is on the more premium predecessor.

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HTC U12 Life Key Specs and Features

  • 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
  • Dual 16MP + 5MP. rear camera and a 13MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 600mAh none removable Li-Ion battery

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Design and Display

You have the smartphone built from acrylic glass a fancy way of saying plastic with a dual tone coloured back. Unlike in gradient design, the boundary between the two colours is abrupt tracing a straight line along the upper part of the body. There is a dual LED flash placed in between the dual camera at the rear side. Somewhere to the centre is the fingerprint scanner, the audio jack at the top of the phone and the USB Type-C at the bottom

It is only normal that the display on the smartphone is of lower quality to what you’ve got on the HTC U12 Plus. In that regard, the 6.0-inch on the phone has an ordinary LCD screen which still looks quite vibrant and bright. As far as resolutions are concerned, the figure says that the phone has a 1080 x 2160 pixels which in other words is an FHD+ resolution.

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Battery and Camera

The HTC U12 Life has the battery life of a regular smartphone with a bit more to offer. There is a 3, 600mAh battery inside the phone that is just about what you need for an all-day use. Up to date with the latest tech, it has the USB Type-C backed up by quick charge for less charging time.

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Following the dual camera trend on the rear side, the HTC U12 Life has typical midrange setup.That entails a 16MP camera on the rear paired with a 5MPsensor for depth capture exclusively engaged in portrait pictures. In addition, it features a 13MP camera which is good enough but still suffers in low light shots

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Hardware and Software

Within the plastic body lies a capable middle-level smartphone which is involved in all the daily tasks you can think of. The Adreno 506 GPU runs the graphics part of the tasks on the smartphone while the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor sorts out the rest. With that in mind, you should enjoy a fairly smooth navigation around the phone with 6GB RAM. This comes with a 128GB storage space and an option to expand up to 512GB if you wish.  You can also get a lesser version with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM as well the same expansion option. It boots Android 8.1 Oreo which is definitely not stock ROM as you have some additions made to it.

HTC U12 Life Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is on sale for about 120, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location..

HTC U12 Life Specs

Here are a few specs of the HTC U12 Life:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Colours: Moonlight Blue, Twilight Purplek
  • Dimension: 158.5 x 75.4 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 2160p @30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 40(2300), 66(1700/2100)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (3CA) Cat11 600/75 Mbpss
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 600mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article HTC U12 Life Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2019

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