HTC U12+ Scores 106 in DxO – Highest in Any Dual Camera Smartphone

HTC recently released U12+ with a top-notch specification and it has a great camera. This device checks all the boxes for a flagship of 2018. It has 6inch QHD+ display, Snapdragon 845, IP68 certified water resistance and quad cameras.

The company claims that it has highest rated dual camera setup. A title might look misleading because Honor P20 Pro is still at the top but it has three cameras. DxO mark awarding it 103 overall scores.

Camera Hardware:

  • 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

In DxO mark camera review, they took pictures in Bright light, Low light and Flash, Zoom and Bokeh, Exposers, Contrast, Colors, Autofocus, Texture, Noise, Artifacts, Flash, Zoom, Bokeh & Video.

Photo Review:


  • Very fast and accurate autofocus
  • Pleasant color and accurate white balance
  • Accurate exposure and wide dynamic range
  • Good detail and texture preservation
  • Natural and attractive bokeh simulation


  • Visible artifacts in HDR images
  • Visible noise in low-light images
  • A low detail in long- and medium-range zoom shots indoors and in low light

Video Review:


  • Effective stabilization
  • Good tracking and accurate autofocus
  • Pleasant white balance and vivid color
  • Good exposure and dynamic range
  • Generally low levels of noise


  • White balance instabilities indoors
  • Loss of detail in low light
  • Overexposed highlights in HDR scenes

Overall, the HTC U12 Plus features a competitive camera which can easily take on the likes of the Google Pixel 2 and the Huawei P20 Pro. While the device does face some problems with HDR and low-light images, this could be fixed in software updates down the line. All in all, HTC seems to have nailed most of the photography features in the U12+.