Tech review: Bang for the buck realme C12

Tech review: Bang for the buck realme C12

In case you didn’t know, realme C12 launched last August 28 during their Music Fan Fest.

Being a freelance community manager who dabbles time to curate contents online, love streaming songs on Spotify, and watching series and movies via Netflix and HBO Go.

6000mAh mobile phone? Imagine a powerbank inside a phone, that’s why realme C12’s bang on the buck!

Taking screenshot every day for monitoring using the power and volume button, realme C12 makes my life easier. All you have to do is to press your three-finger on the screen then swipe it to capture. No crop needed!

Most of my problem before is doing video recording my phone screen. For realme C12, you can also do screen recording without using an app.

You can split-screen with 2 apps which you can swipe using with 3 fingers going up.

What I love about realme C12 is that the geometric gradient design which is appealing and comfortable when holding it. The vibrant Coral Red colorway makes your personality colorful as ever.

If you love taking photos, this phone can make your dream come true as a mobile photographer.

Drooled over the Chrome Boost which makes a photo lively.

Took some shots on night mode.

I was amazed over the Ultra Macro shots without zooming the camera.

The lens for Black & White mode…dope!

Relying upon my phone 24/7 due to my duties online, realme C12 powered up the phone with 6000mAh. Below is a screenshot wherein the phone took me a day and 8 hours with 24% battery. Even it becomes below 20%, I can stream songs on Spotify more than 3 hours before it went down to 6%.

Aside from other features, for gamers out there… MediaTek Helio G35 processor can handle mid-to-heavy games and apps that usually used. For gamers out there, get this phone! I’m sure you won’t regret.

Pro-tip: If you’re an audiophile like me who likes to listen to music on Spotify and YouTube Music, you can share what’s your listening to someone who’s using wireless earbuds and wired earphone (too bad, I haven’t got realme Buds Air yet… hopefully soon.)

All you have to do is to open Settings, tap Bluetooth, and connect the Bluetooth to your audio device. Then, go to realme Lab which is located also on the phone settings. Make sure that you already connected your audio device.

Tap Dual Mode Audio, put a check on the devices that you will use by enabling it.

Voila! Enjoy listening to your favorite playlist with someone who also loves the music. You can use it in any music player or app.

realme C12 is now available for P 5,990 in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant.

Specifications

Color

Marine Blue

Coral Red

Display

Size: 6.5 inches

Screen Ratio: 88.7%

Resolution: HD+ 720*1600

Size & Weight

164.5mm*75.9mm*9.8mm

209g

Battery

6000mAh

Storage

RAM: 3GB LPDDR4x

ROM: 32GB

Camera

Primary:

13MP

PDAF

f/2.2 Aperture

HDR

Chroma Boost

Slo-mo

5P Lens

B&W Lens:

2MP

f/2.4 Aperture

Macro Lens:

4cm Focus Distance

2MP

f/2.4 Aperture

Video

720p / 1080p, 30fps

AI Front Camera

5MP

f/2.4 Aperture

3P Lens

AI Beauty 

HDR

Panoramic View

Timelapse

Processor

MediaTek Helio G35

12nm Production Process

2.3Ghz

Storage expandable up to 256GB

Connectivity

SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards

microSD Expansion/Triple Slot

VoLTE

Wireless:

Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi

Supports Bluetooth 5.0

Sensors

GPS/Beido/Glonass

Magnetic Induction Sensor

Light Sensor

Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor

Fingerprint

OTG

System

realme UI based on Android 10

In the Box

realme C12

9V2A Adapter*1

Micro USB Cable*1

Important Info booklet with Warranty Card*1

Quick Guide*1

SIM Card Tool*1

Screen Protection Film*1

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