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.



Marine Blue

Coral Red


Size: 6.5 inches

Screen Ratio: 88.7%

Resolution: HD+ 720*1600

Size & Weight












f/2.2 Aperture


Chroma Boost


5P Lens

B&W Lens:


f/2.4 Aperture

Macro Lens:

4cm Focus Distance


f/2.4 Aperture


720p / 1080p, 30fps

AI Front Camera


f/2.4 Aperture

3P Lens

AI Beauty 


Panoramic View



MediaTek Helio G35

12nm Production Process


Storage expandable up to 256GB


SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards

microSD Expansion/Triple Slot



Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi

Supports Bluetooth 5.0



Magnetic Induction Sensor

Light Sensor

Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor




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

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which led her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and music photographer.

One thought on “Tech review: Bang for the buck realme C12”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.