HTC U12+ Smartphone Review: Camera
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Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO86;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/2023seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.08.21 14:40:32
Brands=APPLE;Model=IPHONE X;Lens=iPhone X back dual camera 4mm f/1.8;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=28mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Pattern;ISO Speed=ISO20;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/1499seconds;Exposure Program=Normal program;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.08.21 14:40:43

U12+ have a more detailed advantage under the sun. Compared with iPhone X, U12+ has more details, especially the performance of low contrast fine texture [pay attention to the texture of stone bricks], U12+ information is more. The images are sharpened, but it is not excessive processing, so it has less negative effect on the picture, therefore the U12+ image looks softer than many Chinese mainland branded phones, and the picture is relatively full.

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U12+'s lens has excellent anti-glare ability, and there are radioactive flares and ghosts under the reverse glare, but it has little effect on the contrast of the picture. It may cause fogging under the side backlight, but it can be easily avoided.

Under the sunny day of U12+, the color is neutral, bright and steady. After seeing the various bright colors, you may feel that the colors of U12+ are dull. This color style is just a kind, and there are many people who like it. The details under the sunny day can surpass most of the competing products, and the current rivals are embarrassing. In most scenes, U12+ maintains color stability, but in some scenes, U12+ will experience unexpected white balance instability.

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Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO82;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/3713seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.08.21 16:43:40
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Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO80;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/1551seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.09.21 16:58:20

The U12+ main and sub-camera also have inconsistent problems in that the color and white balance styles, and the deviation is large. In the U12+ 2X mode, the system will decide whether to use the sub camera or the main camera to cut the image according to the lighting conditions of the scene. The above scene is just at the critical point, so we got 2X imaging in two cases. The white balance results are very different.

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Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=6mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F2.6;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO1626;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/11seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.09.23 15:04:12
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U12+ performs well under sunny weather, but it is very bad under low light. Although U12+ adopts advanced sensor, large aperture lens and integrated optical image stabilization system, the imaging result is far lower than expected, weaker than almost all competitions. Under the low light, the metering is not accurate, and the OIS is not obvious effected, that the slowest auto shutter speed is about 1/9-1/10s, which means anti-shake efficiency is less than or equal to 1.5 EV. The noise reduction algorithm is also a short board, low light scenes are prone to significant large particle noise. These shortcomings lead to U12+ detail performance in low-light is not ideal, refer to the current flagship mobile phones level, with a mess description may not be too much. It cannot even be equal to the U11, the one HTC released a year ago.

Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO82;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/2311seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.10.01 16:17:53
Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=4mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F1.8;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO80;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/1278seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.10.01 16:04:46

HDR is a key part of the mobile camera technology and a key part of the development of each vendor. HTC refers to its own HDR as HDR BOOSTS 2. The previous synthetic wait that might take a while is really gone, and the tolerance is much higher than before. The HDR intensity control for different scenes is more appropriate. However, the shortcomings are also obvious. The new HDR is prone to obvious halo, ribbon, gray clusters, etc., which are the result of imperfect new algorithms.

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Brands=HTC;Model=HTC 2Q55300;Focal Length=6mm;Focal Length In 35mm Format=0mm;F-number=F2.6;Metering Mode=Average;ISO Speed=ISO225;White Balance=Auto;Exposure Bias Value=0.0EV;Exposure Time=1/30seconds;Exposure Program=Not defined;Scene Capture Type=Standard;DateTime=2018.09.23 14:58:17

The sub-camera of the U12+ can be used separately, and it can also cooperate with the main camera to realize the function of simulating depth of field. To be honest, U12+'s bokeh function is not good, face recognition is often out-of-focus, and the image is rough, the blur is not natural enough, and the performance is average, not as good as Apple, or Samsung, or Huawei.

Simply summarize: Good day, bad night.

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