OnePlus 12 review: a Hasselblad-tuned camera and confusing pricing

The OnePlus 12 is a great phone, but it costs much more in the UK than in the US. Is this Hasselblad flagship worth it where you are?

A photo of the OnePlus 12
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Wherever you live, the OnePlus 12 is an excellent phone, balancing long-lasting battery life, flagship power, fast wired and wireless charging, and premium styling. Its Hasselblad-tuned camera system is also impressive, especially at its US price, though in the UK and Europe, it costs more, pitting it against higher-end phones in those regions. Nevertheless, with no major chinks in its armor, the OnePlus 12 is still a great buy.


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    Versatile camera system

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    Fast wired and wireless charging

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    Long-lasting battery

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    Excellent performance


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    Not as water-resistant as some competition

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    Slower charging than OnePlus 11

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After a few months of using the OnePlus 12, we already know it’s a standout smartphone that strikes a winning balance. But at $799 (AU$1,210) in the US and £849 (AU$1,625) in the UK, how easy it is to recommend will depend on how much the phone costs where you live. 

Putting price differences aside for a moment, the OnePlus 12 offers a compelling mix of performance, design, and features. It’s made of premium materials, has standout styling in the green version we tested, and with a mighty Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and a huge 5,400mAh battery, it also goes full-throttle for a long time.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.