Realme C12

Updated: 21st October 2021
7,999
  • Display

    6.5 inches
  • Processor

    MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm)
  • Ram

    4 GB
  • Storage

    32 GB (eMMC 5.1)
  • Front Camera

    5 MP (f/2.0) Camera
  • Primary Camera

    13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
  • Battery

    Non-Removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Expert Score

4.5
A budget-friendly phone worth the price paid.

Pros

  • Realme C12 price is its biggest plus
  • Large display of 6.5 inches
  • Long-lasting battery life

Cons

  • Absence of fast charging support
  • Absence of ultrawide lens
  • Heavy to hold in hands

Like the other C series mobiles from Realme, Realme C12 is also an affordable device with plenty of features despite the low price. The phone looks good and performs well with a 6000mAh battery. It is an upgrade of C11 with a few additional features. Realme C12 specifications are too good for a budget phone. It targets people who want an upgraded version of C11 and are ready to pay a little extra for it. 

Realme C12 price in india starts from 8,954. This Mobile is a decent phone with MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm) Processor, 3 GB LPDDR4x of RAM, and 32 GB (eMMC 5.1) of Storage.

Design and Display

Realme C12 has a screen size of 6.5 inches and weights approximately 209 g . This mobiles runs on Android 10 and has decent resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

Performance

Realme C12 runs on MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm) Processor and it has Octa core 2.3 GHz CPU and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes up with rear camera of 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 5 MP (f/2.0) Camera . Other camera features include HDR, Portrait Mode, PDAF, AI Camera, Slow Motion.

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model includes Fingerprint Sensor. Different network support available for the 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE .

Other Features

Sensors included in Realme C12 are: Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor . This phone also comes up with some interesting feature such as Splash resistant.

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Realme C12 Detailed Review

Design

The device is available in five colors: power black, power blue, coral red, marine blue, and silver. The phone’s body is made of plastic and has a matte finish. The plastic is of good quality and does not scratch very easily. There are two diagonal lines at the back of the phone that look like a trapezium-styled pattern, and the design is called the Geometric Radiant Display by Realme.  

On the rear side of the phone are a fingerprint sensor and a triple camera. The camera is arranged in a square-shaped design. The phone is thick, and hence, you get a good grip.  On the right side, you can find the power and volume buttons. The dual-sim slot is present on the left side. There are three ports, headphone jack, speaker grille, and micro-USB port on the down below side. 

Summary

The design looks good and the colors are attractive The only downside feature is it is a little heavy

Camera

The device has a triple camera, and the primary camera is 13MP. The other two are 2MP B&W and 2MP Macro. The primary camera gives good quality shots in ample lighting. However, the details are not very sharp. The 4xzoom feature is very good, which produces decent zoomed-in shots. It has a chroma boost feature for better shots of nature. 

Source: Realme C12

The B&W camera is useful to take monochrome shots. The shots of B&W are mediocre. The Macro camera with a 4cm focal length is not as good as claimed by Realme. 

The image quality is good in bright conditions. It has a night mode, and low light shots are not very good but decent. The portrait has a background blur option which helps to deliver beautiful portrait shots. Selfie camera images are good, although the resolution is low. Realme C12 can shoot videos up to 1080p and 30fps. The video quality is good with no shakes. 

Summary

For a budget phone the camera is sure to exceed your expectations

Battery

It features a 6000mAh battery. The device does not support the fast charging option and supports only 10W charging. Hence, it takes a longer time to charge. It takes about three hours for the phone to get charged to 100% from 0%. 

The battery life is impressive and lasts for a long duration. Realme claims that the battery offers 46 hours of talk time, 24 hours of Instagram usage, 10 hours of gaming, and 28 hours of Youtube viewing. The battery life may not be as long as the company claims but is pretty good. If you are not a heavy user, the battery may last for about 30 hours or more. The battery life can last for two days for light users. It supports reverse charging which makes the device a power bank too. 

Realme C12 has the Super Power Saving Mode that is capable of extending the life of the battery furthermore. This is a distinct feature of the phone, although all Realme C12 specs are impressive. The feature allows the user to choose six important apps. When the battery is dying down, this feature will block other apps and let only the six apps that you have chosen to use the remaining power. You can select essential apps like phone, contacts, messaging, and a few important apps like OLA to help you if you are stranded with a low battery. 

Summary

The capacity of the battery is huge and its life is impressively long

Performance

It has the Helio G35 processor like the C11 model, but the good news is that the processor of C12 is optimized, which makes the performance of C12 better than C11. Realme C12 has 3GB RAM, and so it does not lag much. The fingerprint sensor is very quick to respond. The call quality and the microphone quality are excellent. 

The storage capacity is 32 GB which seems low, but the storage can be expanded to 256GB using a microSD card. You can use multiple apps with no issues. However, the device struggles to load a few apps and a few system menus.

The phone is a little slow to respond to touch. This affects the gaming experience. To get a better gaming experience, you have to lower the graphic settings of the device. 

Summary

The phones performance is a little slow but it is good if you are a light or medium user

A budget-friendly phone worth the price paid.

  • Realme C12 price

    Realme C12 Indian price is below 9000 and makes it an excellent value for the price paid. It has several distinct features at this low price.

  • Fingerprint sensor

    It recognizes the fingerprint in a fraction of a second and unlocks the phone instantly.

  • Super power-saving mode

    A distinct feature that is of great help when the battery is low.

  • Battery life

    Realme C12 battery life is better than the previous Realme models and exceeds your expectations.

Realme C12 Price in India

DetailsPriceRAM
Realme C12 (3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM)7,9993 GB
Realme C12 (4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM)9,8984 GB

Realme C12 Specifications

GENERAL

Colours Power Silver, Power Blue
Custom UI realme UI
Device type Phablet
Operating System Android 10
Sim Dual Sim (nano + nano)
Status Available in India

DESIGN

Height 164.5
Thickness9.8 mm
Weight 209 g
Width75.9

DISPLAY

Aspect Ratio20:9
Bezel Less DisplayYes, Water Drop Notch
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Screen size 6.5 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen

PERFORMANCE

Call Records Unlimited
Card Slot microSD Card (dedicated slot)
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm)
CPU Octa core 2.3 GHz
External Storage up to 256 GB
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Phonebook Unlimited
RAM4 GB

STORAGE

Internal Storage 32 GB (eMMC 5.1)

CAMERA

Camera Features HDR, Portrait Mode, PDAF, AI Camera, Slow Motion
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p@30fps

MULTIMEDIA

Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Player MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
FM Radio Yes
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV

BATTERY

Stand by Up to 57 days
Talk time Up to 46 hrs
Type Non-Removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Browser HTML5
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Speed HSPA, LTE
USB micro USB
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot

NETWORK SUPPORT

2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE

MORE FEATURES

Fingerprint SensorYes
Other Features Splash resistant
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor

User Review of Realme C12

0 out of 5
0 Ratings &8 Review
JG

Jigar Gupta

Posted on : 15th July 2021

Battery backup

Good phone for daily usage purpose as the battery backup is good.

PT

Palak Thakor

Posted on : 22nd May 2021

battery

Battery, display are good. Rest features are ok not so good not so bad.

RS

Rahul Singh

Posted on : 1st May 2021

Not Worth It

Not satisfied with this phone, over priced, hence not worth to buy at this price

AG

Ashok Garg

Posted on : 11th May 2021

Sound

SOund quality is great & gaming is a bit good as no lagging issue found till now

JT

Jignesh Tripathi

Posted on : 16th May 2021

Decent

Camera quality is not much great but performance of phone is decenr, good battery life.

TB

Tapesh Bothra

Posted on : 14th June 2021

Not Worth It

Not satisfied with this phone, it takes more to time to charge and camera is not great .

MC

Mansi Chowdhary

Posted on : 28th April 2021

Performance

Awesome product quality which is good working well condition fine satisfied minor hitting as well.

PS

Pankaj Sahani

Posted on : 19th June 2021

Value for money

Affordable smartphone in this price range, best in battery backup and a big display with the latest gaming processor, Descent mobile.

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Realme C12 FAQs

Q. What are different RAM & Storage variants available for Realme C12?

Different variants available for Realme C12 are 3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM, 4 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM.

Q. Does Realme C12 comes with fingerprint sensor?

Yes, it has fingerprint sensor. One can quickly unlock our phone using this important feature.

Q. What's the battery capacity for Realme C12?

This Phone equips with Non-Removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery.

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Realme C12 in the market?

Best alternatives available for Realme C12 are: Infinix Hot 11, Nokia C20 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 9i Sport, Xiaomi Redmi 9 Activ, Realme C21Y, Xiaomi Redmi 9, Oppo A33, Xiaomi Redmi 9i, OPPO A12, Realme Narzo 30A.

Q. What are all available bands for Realme C12 ?

Realme C12 comes up with 2g: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz , 3g: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz , 4g: Dual VoLTE.

Q. What are different color options available for Realme C12 ?

This phones comes in following colors: Power Silver, Power Blue.

Q. What are some interesting features available in Realme C12?

Different Features available in Realme C12 are: Splash resistant.

Q. What's the dimension of Realme C12 ?

Dimension of Realme C12 is 164.5 X 75.9 X 9.8 mm.

Q. Does Realme C12 has 3.5 mm jack?

Phone having a 3.5mm jack helps to connect to multiple external devices such as headphone, speakers. Realme C12 has headphone jack.