Realme launched Budget C smartphone Named Realme C12. Realme C12 was released in India on August 8th 2020. Realme released “Realme C12” in Single model with 3GB + 32GB Variant. when I’m using Realme C12 I felt it is Very Light in the hand and had a Triple Camera Setup and features an HD+ IPS LCD screen.
It features the Helio chip from MediaTek named Helio G35 this chip is made of 12nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A53 high power cores which are clocked at 2.3 GHz, The second part features 4 x A53 Low powered cores that are clocked at 1.8 GHz. it has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
let’s see quick specs of Realme C12 and Jump into the Review
Realme C12 Specs
- 6.5” FHD+ IPS LCD Display
- Protected with Glass on front
- MediaTek Helio G35 CPU
- PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3 GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 32GB Internal Storage
- Quad Camera: 13MP F/2.0, PDAF (main) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth) + 2MP F/2.4 ( Macro )
- 5MP F/2.0 front camera
- 6000mAH battery with 10W charging support
- Realme UI Based on Android 10.0
- Volte / Dual GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / Single Speaker / Micro USB
6.5″ HD+ IPS LCD screen :
Here in the Display Department Realme C12 Features an Excellent HD+ IPS LCD panel, Waterdrop Notch screen with 270 pixels per inch, the colors are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Realme C12. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight.
Speakers and Headphone Jack:
In Realme C12, Realme Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is also good from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Awesome
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.
Realme C12 is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and back the Front Part of the device is protected with Gradient Plastic Back. it provides a good look and feels not Premium Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Realme C12 was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Body there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality.
Face & Fingerprint unlocking:
Realme C12 has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 50% Screen brightness to recognize the user. The Finger Print Unlock is fast and Recognises the User
Realme C12 feels very light with 6.5″ Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. This Realme C12 can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Realme C12 is done very well.
My Realme C12 lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 23% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 6000mAH Battery. We got 7.2 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will near to 7.6 hr sot if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Realme C12 is very low as Realme C15. the 10W charging charges the phone in 210Min.
Realme UI Based On Android 10 :
Here the Realme C12 comes with the Realme UI Based on Android 10. we can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 10. we can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone. Better To UnInstall Them. By having Realme UI we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Realme C12 Which is Bad Thing.
My Realme C12 managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Realme C12. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Realme C12.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Medium graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. this Helio G35 Processor is not suitable for Medium Gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Realme C12. We tested 3GB Ram Model and there are no reloading of apps on this Realme C12. Multitasking experience is nice.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Realme C12 is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & it’s loud and Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.
Coming to the Camera Department, Realme C12 features a Triple camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Realme C12. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 13MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.2. the daylight pictures are Normal with average details. Exposure is in control with the Average Dynamic range to take photo’s in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures have a lot of noise.
2. Depth Camera: the 2MP Depth Camera on Realme C12 with F/2.4 works does a good job in Day & low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.
3. Macro Camera: Realme C12 has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. there is no good in Stabilization 1080p@30fps recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is Crap.
Selfie camera :
Realme C12 features a 5MP selfie camera with a large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.4. the Picture quality is Good and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions. In low-light images Has Lot of Noise & Looks Ugly.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence.
- Good 6.5” HD+ Screen with Accurate Colour Temperature
- Good Designed Plastic Body with Splash Resistance Coating
- Games are Playable In Medium Graphics
- Good Quality Pictures in Day Lighting Condition
- Remarkable Battery life with 6000 mAh Battery
- No Fast Charging
- Needs Improvement In Video & Photo Department in Low Light condition
- No Full HD+ Display
- No USB-C
Who can Get Realme C12: if you want a entry level Realme device with 19:9 Aspect Ratio with Realme UI and Helio G35 Soc Then Realme C12 can be your First choice. if you want More Powerful hardware with other Operating Systems Price to Value Mobiles Then
Motorola E7 Plus
Samsung M21 can be your Alternatives to Realme C12.
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