OPPO A12
9,990
Highlights
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 6.2 inches 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density) Display
  • MediaTek Helio P35, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery

OPPO A12: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3
    Display
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.3
    Performance
Rated at 68.25%
  • Display: 3/5
    720p IPS LCD Screen
  • Camera : 3/5
    Basic dual-camera setup
  • Processor : 3.3/5
    Mid-range processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Good-sized battery without fast charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Sufficient RAM for normal use
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    Expandable storage support
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Lacks 5G support

OPPO A12: Price

OPPO A12: Review

Pros
  • Rear-facing Fingerprint Sensor
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • Good Battery Life
Cons
  • Plastic Body
  • 720p TFT Display

Oppo A12: Design

Oppo the Chinese smartphone maker has launched a new budget smartphone priced under Rs. 10,000 -- the Oppo A12 in India with features like a modern-looking display, good-sized battery, and a best-in-class processor and the device does look like 2020 smartphones. The smartphone has a 6.22-inch display with a native resolution of 1520 x 720p and the display is protected by a 2.5D curved tempered glass with a tiny notch at the top of the screen to house the selfie camera. Overall, the phone does have a great built and design when compared to other budget smartphones.

Oppo A12: Hardware Performance

The Oppo A12 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 octa-core processor with a CPU clock speed of 2.3GHz and it also comes with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU and offers good gaming performance as well. The device does include 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. Be it the normal day-to-day usage or gaming, the Oppo A12 can do it all. As the phone has a 720p screen, it can easily play games like PUBG with medium to high graphics settings without any issue. Not just that, the smartphone also has dual nano-SIM card slots with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both slots.

Oppo A12: Camera Performance

The Oppo A12 has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture that helps the device to capture photos with blurred background or bokeh effect. There is also a 5MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture that doubles as a face unlock the camera. Considering the Oppo A12 as a budget smartphone, the camera performance is not that great. Don't get me wrong, as the phone does take good pictures in day-light conditions but does struggle in low-lighting and artificial lighting conditions and it can be overcome by using the LED flash. The main camera can also shoot 1080p video at 30fps along with the additional camera capabilities like panorama mode.

Oppo A12: Price To Specs Ratio

The Oppo A12 retails for Rs. 9,999 making it a great budget smartphone with some modern traits. Although the device has a lower-resolution screen, it is a vibrant display and is great for watching short videos on platforms like YouTube and TikTok. The smartphone for the asking price does offer a good value-for-money, especially considering the facts like device running on Android 10 OS with the custom ColorOS skin on top. Besides, the smartphone also has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and it is fast and accurate.

Oppo A12: Important Features/Highlights

The Oppo A12 is fitted with a 4,230 mAh battery and the phone comes with a micro USB port for charging and data syncing. The device does have a 3.5mm headphone jack and offers decent audio output from the same as well. Besides, the Oppo A12 does support dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity offering strong wireless connectivity options. As the smartphone has a plastic back panel, it does not break even with an accidental fall but it does get scratches easily.

Oppo A12: Verdict

The Oppo A12 is a great entry-level smartphone and a great device for first-time smartphone buyers. It is small and can easily last for an entire day with ease. Though it has a lower resolution screen, the screen does look great due to the compact display, resulting in higher PPI when compared to other budget smartphones with a 720 display.

OPPO A12: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI ColorOS 6.1.2
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date April, 2020
Indian Release Date 10 June, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 155.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight 165g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.22 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) TFT LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio P35
CPU Octa core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A53
GPU PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
RAM 3 GB RAM
External Storage up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Panorama, Portrait, EIS
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, APE, AMR, WAV, MID, OGG, FLAC, WMA
Video Player AVI, 3GP, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, ASF, FLV
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-Removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (rear), Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Other Features Face Unlock
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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