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realme C12 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Inside the realme C12 is the MediaTek 12nm Helio G35 coupled with the PowerVR GE8320, a 6,000mAh Mega Battery, a 13MP AI triple-camera setup for high-quality snaps, 5 MP Selfie Camera for a crystal clear selfie and an immersive 6.5-inch extra-large screen for an excellent game, audio and visual experience.realme C12

Build Quality/Design

The realme C12 sports an eye-catching geometric gradient design with a kind of textured matte finish at the back and is made from polycarbonate plastic while the front panel is protected by Gorilla Glass though the version is not mentioned on the realme website. The smartphone does feel heavy at 209 grams due to its massive 6,000mAh battery but I really like how it feels in my hands.realme C12

realme C12On the right side of the smartphone, we have the volume rocker above the power key and on the left side is where you will find the SIM tray.

realme C12On the bottom you will see a 3.5mm audio jack, mic, micro-USB port and the speaker grills.

For security, the realme C12 is equipped with a fingerprint sensor mounted at the back of the smartphone.

The realme C12 has a 6.5 inch 2.5D curved protected IPS (LTPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 269 ppi and on top of the display is a dewdrop notch which houses the 5MP selfie camera.

Powering this device is a 6,000mAh Mega Battery that allows the device to keep up with heavy usage.

Overall, I’m honestly quite impressed with this smartphone and to be honest, it’s my first time to try a realme device. I was really surprised with the build quality and design for its price.


The realme C12 arrived with the familiar yellow box with the big “C12” model printed on the front of the box and a small realme logo at the lower portion of the box. Inside the box contains the realme C12 handset, 5V/2A USB wall charger, USB-A to micro USB data/charging cable, paper documentations and the SIM ejector tool.

What’s Inside?

We also noticed that it already has a pre-installed screen protector. Unfortunately, there’s no earphones and transparent silicone case included in the package.


The realme C12 has a square-shaped camera module that houses a 13 megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 2 megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and another 2 megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, it has a 5 megapixel front camera setup with f/2.0 aperture.

realme C12
a 13MP AI triple-camera setup for high-quality snaps.

realme C12
5 MP Selfie Camera for a crystal clear selfie.

We’ll have to reserve our full thoughts and tests in our full review! So watch out for it really soon!

Here Are Some Sample Photos using realme C12:

realme C12 Specs

Display: 6.5-inch 2.5D curved 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
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
Price: PhP 5,990

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