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realme C12 Unboxing and First Impressions

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This is our first impressions on the realme C12 with 13MP triple-rear cameras and a massive 6,000mAh battery.
realme C12

realme continues to consistently launch new devices and the latest is the new affordable realme C12. It features a 6.5-inch IPS HD+ display with a 12nm Helio G35 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and 6,000mAh battery.

Priced at only PHP 5,990, the realme C12 is looking to be a decent affordable contender.

Let's dive into the first impressions.

Unboxing/Accessories

C12 box inclusions
C12 box inclusions

realme C12 comes in the familiar bright yellow box with realme branding. Inside the box are the C12, SIM ejector tool, documentation, USB Type-A to micro USB cable, and 5V/2A 10W charging brick.

There is a 3.5mm headphone jack port on the realme C12 but the box does not include a 3.5mm jack to earphones.

Build Quality/Design

Rear design

At the back of the phone is a hard polycarbonate back panel with multiple tiny diagonal protruding lines that add texture and friction to the panel This gives it its unique look and added grip that prevents hand slippage and fingerprint smudges.
Triple-rear cameras

On the top left side of the C12 is the square-shaped camera module that houses a 13MP f/2.2 main camera, 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, 2MP f/2.4 monochrome camera, and an LED flash. Right below the camera is the fingerprint sensor.
IPS display
IPS display


In front, the C12 is a large 6.5-inch 2.5D curved glass panel IPS display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 at 269 ppi.

The side bezels are slim while the top bezel is slightly thicker to accommodate both the notch and the earpiece. The bottom bezel is the thickest at more than double the thickness of the side bezels.




On the notch is the 5MP selfie camera.

Top and bottom
Top and bottom

On top of the C12 is a smooth surface while at the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone port, micro-USB port, and the speaker grills.
The left and right side
The left and right side

On the left side of the C12 is the SIM tray that can carry two nano-SIMs and one microSD card. While on the right side is the volume rocker and the power button.


Familiar realme budget phone design!


Powering the device is a massive 6,000mAh battery that charges thru micro-USB at 10W. The whole phone measures in at 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm and weigh only 209 grams.

The curved back panel makes the C12 easier to hold with one hand while the diagonal grooves help add friction to prevent the phone from slipping.

Our only concern is that the area where the glass panel meets the polycarbonate body is sharper than we would like. It may cause fatigue after several hours of use.
AnTuTu score
AnTuTu score

Inside the realme C12 are the 12nm Helio G35 octa-core processor and the PowerVR GE820 GPU with 3GB RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 expandable storage. This yielded an initial result on AnTuTu of 106,022 which is around the expected score of the SoC.

realme C12 Specs

Display: 6.5-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla protected IPS (LTPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi
CPU: 2.3GHz 12nm Helio G35 octa-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
RAM: 3GB
ROM: 32GB eMMC 5.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 mono + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP
Battery: 6,000mAh w/ 10W charger
OS: Android 10.0 w/ realme UI 1.0
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, P2i splash resistance, Dirac HD Sound, Colors: Marine Blue, Coral Red
Size: 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm
Weight: 209 g
Price: PHP 5,990

As of the moment

Selfie camera
Selfie camera

Our out of the box impressions of the realme C12 is good. The design is eye-catching and the diagonal protruding grooves make it unique and it helps with preventing slippage.

The polycarbonate frame and back panel are solid and lightweight which makes it easy to carry. The display is large and even though the chin bezel is thick, we easily got used to it after a few hours.

It is running on realme UI and after set-up, the OS is running smoothly.

realme C12's first impression is strong and this could be the phone to get for those who want the biggest battery capacity for less.

What do you guys think?
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