Realme C12
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio Display
  • MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm), Octa Core Processor
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Realme C12: Specs Score

  • 2.5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.5
Rated at 67.5%
  • Display: 3/5
    Low resolution screen
  • Camera : 2.5/5
    Name sake triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.5/5
    Mid-range gaming optimised processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Massive battery with slow charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Enough RAM for regular usage
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5


Realme C12: Price

Realme C12: Review

  • 6,000 mAh Battery
  • Android 10 OS
  • Dedicated microSD Card Slot
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • micro USB Port
  • 720p Display
  • Mediocre Triple Camera Setup

Realme C12: Design

The Realme C12 looks a lot like the recently launched Realme C11 with a plastic unibody design. The only visible difference between the two models is the camera module. The device is available in multiple color options and still uses a micro USB port. At the front, the smartphone has a 6.5-inch display with a water-drop style notch. This is a 720p panel with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. The device looks modern with a bit of a notch on the bottom portion of the display.

Realme C12: Hardware Performance

The Realme C12 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. This is an entry-level gaming-centric processor with the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and an eight-core CPU with a peak CPU clock speed of 2.3GHz. In terms of performance, the smartphone should be able to manage regular tasks without any issue. As the phone is based on a gaming chipset, the smartphone can also handle a bit of gaming and even games like PUBG and COD: Mobile can be played on the Realme C12 without any issue.

Realme C12: Camera Performance

The Realme C12 has a triple camera setup at the back. The device comes with a 13MP primary sensor with a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Similarly, the smartphone also has a 5MP front-facing selfie camera with support for HD video recording. Though the smartphone has a triple camera setup, it might not be a very practical one. The smartphone should be able to take good photos under normal daylighting conditions and the same cannot be said about the low-light camera performance.

Realme C12: Price To Specs Ratio

The Realme C12 costs Rs. 8,999, making it a budget smartphone and offers 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The device also offers a dedicated microSD card along with two nano-SIM card slots with support for 4G LTE and VoLTE on both slots. For the asking price, the Realme C12 seems like a good offering. However, just for a thousand rupees more you can get the Redmi 9 Prime that offers a higher resolution display, more powerful processor, and double the storage.

Realme C12: Important Features/Highlights

There are a couple of features that make the Realme C12 an interesting smartphone. The device comes with a massive 6,000 mAh battery and the smartphone can easily last for an entire day even for the heavy user. However, the smartphone does not support fast charging and takes hours to charge using the micro USB port and even the data transfer rate is limited to USB 2.0. The smartphone runs on Android 10 OS with custom RealmeUI skin on top. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a mono speaker setup. Overall, the Realme C12 seems like a good package for the asking price.

Realme C12: Verdict

The Realme C12 is a great phone for the asking price. However, there are a lot of smartphones from the competition that offers better features and specs sheet for just a thousand more and these devices could steal the thunder from the Realme C12.

Realme C12: Specifications

Operating System Android 10
Custom UI realme UI
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim (nano + nano)
Colours Power Silver, Power Blue
Status Available in India
Indian Release Date 18 August, 2020
Dimensions 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight 209 g
Screen size 6.5 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset MediaTek Helio G35 (12nm)
CPU Octa core 2.3 GHz
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage (eMMC 5.1)
External Storage up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2 MP (f/2.4, Macro) Triple Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Portrait Mode, PDAF, AI Camera, Slow Motion
Audio Player MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Video Player MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-Removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery
Stand by Up to 57 days
Talk time Up to 46 hrs
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB micro USB
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensor
Other Features Splash resistant

Realme C12: FaQs

Which Processor is available in the Realme C12?

The Realme C12 powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. 

Is there any LED Flash on the Realme C12?

Yes, the Realme C12 packs a triple-camera module with LED flash.

When did the Realme C12 officially launch in India?

The Realme C12 has launched in India on August 18, 2020.

Does the Realme C12 has OIS?

No, the smartphone doesn't feature OIS.

How many storage variants are there in the Realme C12?

The Realme C12 comes in a single storage variant.

What are the Camera features of the Realme C12?

The camera features include HDR, Panorama, Time-lapse and more.

Realme C12 alternatives?

Realme C11 can be considered as the Realme C12 alternatives.

How is the rear camera of the Realme C12?

The smartphone offers triple rear cameras with 13MP primary sensor.

Is there a fingerprint reader on the Realme C12?

Yes, the smartphone features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Is the Realme C12 heavy in Weight?

The smartphone is a bit heavy in weight. It weighs about 209g.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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