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Realme 12 Pro

Specifications

Realme 12 Pro
Realme 12 Pro (12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, or 12GB
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2412 x 1080 pixel 394 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 161.5 x 74 ( = 0.35 x 6.36 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (f/1.8, 26mm) + 32MP (2x optical zoom, f/2.0, 47mm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 16mm)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.4, 24mm
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.53% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: 78% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Realme 12 Pro

83% realme 12 Pro Review: All About the Cameras
Source: Root Nation English
The main change in the realme 12 Pro compared to last year’s model is the full, versatile camera setup: there’s a decent main module, a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and a wide-angle lens. However, these are all present in many competitors for roughly the same price. What else does the new model offer? Well, first and foremost, it’s the design, which may be a matter of taste, but it certainly stands out from the crowd. Additionally, there’s a quality curved screen, good stereo speakers, and a very durable battery. What can be listed in the “cons” section? The screen, while vibrant with its 120Hz AMOLED, has too low a maximum brightness for sunny days and suffers from glare and fading. The processor isn’t particularly productive (there’s been no progress since last year), and competitors at this price point may offer something better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2024
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Realme 12 Pro Review: A Blend of Good Design and Good Cameras
Source: Tech PP English
Realme offers the Realme 12 Pro comes in two configurations: 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. The two variants are priced at Rs 25,999 and Rs 26,999, respectively. For that price, you get a device with a striking design, a great display, good overall cameras, and an all-day battery life. However, you do have to make some compromises in terms of performance and software. As such, whether you should buy the Realme 12 Pro or not boils down to what you want in a device. On the other hand, if you’re looking for alternatives, there are a few notable ones you can consider. These include the OnePlus Nord CE3, Redmi Note 13 Pro+, Motorola Edge 40 Neo, and the POCO X6 Pro. While the Realme 12 Pro+ is another option worth considering, what you’re essentially getting by paying Rs 4,000 extra is a slightly improved performance (with better multitasking capabilities) and better cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 80%
Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro Plus Smartphones Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Both Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro Plus provide what they claimed and that is a premium user experience. This premium experience can be seen everywhere, including its leather design, superb display, speedy chipsets, excellent cameras, and great batteries. These are its greatest strengths. On top of that, the curved nature of the displays further enhances the premium experience of the new smartphones. However, there are some cons as well, especially if you consider the prices of the two smartphones, which are not cheap by any means. One of the major cons is the lack of any display protection. In the premium smartphone category, this is a must. The second would be the lack of wireless charging, which is not a must but would have been nice to have. It would have certainly set it apart from others in the market. Right now, the new smartphone doesn’t offer much that its competition in the same price bracket doesn’t already offer, except for the cameras. The cameras of the Realme 12 Pro and Realme 12 Pro Plus are indeed better than the competition.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2024
80% Realme 12 Pro review: best-designed phone in the segment with some neat tricks up its sleeves
Source: 91mobiles English
While the Realme 12 Pro offers good performance, it faces heat from the POCO X6 5G (review), which comes at a lower price point and a better processor. The 12 Pro’s telephoto camera also lets you click some incredible pictures. In most other departments – display, battery, and others, the phone fares well, but doesn’t offer anything that makes it particularly extraordinary. However, its highlight feature is its design, as this is easily the best-looking phone you can buy in this price segment… and that definitely makes worth a closer look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
70% Realme 12 Pro review: The best phone under Rs 25,000?
Source: Techlusive English
To answer the question in the title, is the Realme 12 Pro the best phone under Rs. 25,000? It has a decent set of cameras that gives you a wide, ultrawide, and dedicated telephoto lens. The processor and RAM combination is powerful enough to handle multitasking and future updates. And the battery management & charging tech is also at par with some of the more expensive phones. On the other hand, the display isn’t bright enough for outdoor use, some features in the UI don’t work, and the images are still not as good as they should be with the current specs. That said, at Rs 23,999, the Realme 12 Pro is a good option if you want a mid-range smartphone for daily use. Realme has also bagged recognition for being a reliable smartphone service provider. So you can also expect good after-sales support if you go for this device. As for me, I’ve seen Realme make some bold phones in the past, and the theme seems to slow down with the Realme 12 Pro lineup. It is a great package with decent specs, and should easily last you a couple of years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
64% Realme 12 Pro Review: The design champion under ₹25,000
Source: Think Digit English
The Realme 12 Pro lives up to its promises, offering the best design and impressive cameras for under ₹25,000. While its low-light camera performance could be better, the design is nearly flawless, with the potential for improvement with a metal frame in the future. This phone is striking and bound to attract attention from onlookers. However, it’s not a jack-of-all-trades. Performance-wise, it’s on par with its 2023 predecessor, making it less appealing to power users. The iQOO Z7 Pro and POCO X6 Pro would be better choices for such users. Additionally, the battery life, while decent, isn’t remarkable. Nevertheless, it shines where it claims it will. However, for those seeking an elegant device with a good display and impressive camera capabilities, the Realme 12 Pro is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 64% performance: 53% workmanship: 72%
80% Realme 12 Pro review: Fusion of style and substance
Source: The Indian Express English
The Realme 12 Pro comes just at the right time and the market is currently filled with excellent mid-range smartphones like Poco X6 Pro, OnePlus Nord 3 CE, and even the Redmi Note 13 Pro+. The realme 12 Pro really excels in the camera department compared to its peers, and it is also one of the few phones in its segment that just looks a class apart and the dedicated telephoto lens also makes all the difference. With a bank discount, one can grab the base variant of the realme 12 Pro for just Rs 23,999, which makes it one of the best camera smartphones in the segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Realme 12 Pro Review: Great Design, Good Hardware
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
With a starting price of Rs. 25,999, the Realme 12 Pro 5G has plenty of phones to compete with. Some of the recently launched phones that come to mind are the Redmi Note 13 Pro and the Poco X6 Pro (Review). The Realme 12 Pro 5G is a good-looking smartphone with several things going for it. You get a unique design with a vegan leather finish, a good display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the performance is good enough for daily use and some gaming, the battery lasts long, and you can top it up quickly, and the cameras offer very good results in daylight. There's not a lot you're missing out on. It's a great phone for the price, but the only question is, would I recommend it over phones like the Poco X6 Pro? If cameras and design are more important to you, then you should buy the Realme 12 Pro; if performance is more important, then I'd say go for the Poco.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2024
realme 12 Pro 5G Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The realme 12 Pro 5G offers impressive specs and features that redefine expectations in its price segment. The smartphone shines out with its great camera setup including a 50 MP IMX882 OIS shooter and a 32 MP telephoto for portraits at ₹25,999 can give you a wonderful experience on a budget. Combined with its stylish and premium vegan leather design, a smooth 120 Hz curved AMOLED screen, responsive performance driven by the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, and additional benefits from realme UI 5.0, the realme 12 Pro 5G stands out as one of the best smartphones in the segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2024
80% Realme 12 Pro review: All-rounder 5G phone trying to impress you
Source: India Today English
The Realme 12 Pro is an all-rounder 5G smartphone that can perform general tasks smoothly and quickly. The heavy titles are playable and the battery life is also solid with moderate usage. People are also getting a good quality display with vibrant colours and a capable daylight camera. The Realme 12 Pro can be a good buy if you are looking for a decent experience in all areas, but those who want a faster-performing phone for gaming can consider looking at other options like the Poco X6 Pro or OnePlus Nord 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Realme 12 Pro 5G First Impressions: Certainly Stands Out
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
For selfies and video calls, Realme has included a 16-megapixel camera, the same as last year. What's not the same as last year is the processor. The Realme 12 Pro 5G comes with a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC, which is a 4nm chipset said to provide better performance and efficiency when compared to the older model. I'll have to test the claims to find out if it's true, but everything seemed smooth at first glance. The chipset is paired with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage. The handset gets dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and GPS connectivity. Realme has packed a 5,000mAh battery on the Realme 12 Pro 5G with 67W fast charging support, the same as last year. I'll test the battery performance in my full review. The phone runs Android 14-based RealmeUI out-of-the-box, and you do get plenty of bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2024
Realme 12 Pro+ 5G First Impressions: Big Upgrades for Less?
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
From its premium-looking design to its IP65 rating, the Realme 12 Pro+ seems to offer incredible value for money, given the underlying hardware. There's also the high-end telephoto camera which Realme has somehow managed to squeeze into this package and price point. This should make it easier to combat offerings from Xiaomi and its Redmi Note 13 series of devices, which lack a dedicated telephoto camera and bank on lossless in-sensor zoom using their 200-megapixel cameras. So, stay tuned to our full review to find out if Realme's new 12 Pro+ manages to be a solid, well-rounded offering in the mid-range smartphone segment or falls flat with execution.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2024
Realme 12 Pro Review: The Best Mid-Range Camera Phone?
Source: Cashify English
Realme has always offered something unique with its number series, and the Realme 12 Pro is another step in the right direction. The phone has a beautiful 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 can handle day-to-day tasks, although it is not made for intense gaming. It also offers excellent cameras with a 2x periscope lens, a first in this segment. Realme UI 5.0 feels more refined; however, it still suffers from the inclusion of bloatware, and the promise of only 2 OS updates is disappointing. The 5,000mAh battery can easily last a day, and the 67W charger can top it within an hour. Overall, the Realme 12 Pro is a great device if you want a camera-centric smartphone with a premium design. You can also consider options like the Poco X6 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 13 Pro and the Oppo Reno 11 in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2024

Foreign Reviews

89% Análisis: Realme 12 Pro 5G review en español
Source: Geektopia Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 89%
He probado el Realme 12 Pro y el 12 Pro+ y ambos destacan en pantalla, cámara y autonomía, pero, ¿cuál es para ti?
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice tele cameras; great display. Negative: Average performance; slow charging.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2024
80% Recensione Realme 12 Pro
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 87%
74% Recensione Realme 12 Pro 5G – Il telefono bello da guardare
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Recensione realme 12 Pro
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; beautiful display; excellent autonomy; quick 67W charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2024
Recensione realme 12 Pro 5G: quando il lusso incontra il tech
Source: Corriere Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great cameras; good price; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2024
74% realme 12 pro – recenzja
Source: Mobileworld 24 Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Test realme 12 Pro+ 5G i realme 12 Pro 5G: Opinie i analiza
Source: Techno Senior Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2024
80% Te smartfony błyszczą… dosłownie też! Test i recenzja realme 12 Pro i Pro+
Source: ITHardware.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2024
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 100%
Realme 12 Pro 5G i 12 Pro+ 5G – recenzja. Robią wrażenie nie tylko wglądem
Source: Instalki Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice performance; long battery life; good cameras; NFC module; support 5G; fast charging; waterproof IP65; great display. Negative: Dark display; no memory card slot.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2024
82% Test realme 12 Pro 5G: niech Cię nie zwiedzie niższa cena, bo telefon potrafi pozytywnie zaskoczyć!
Source: GSM Maniak Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice triple cameras; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; average performance; waterproof IP65 only.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80%
realme 12 pro - nasz test fotograficznego smartfonu ze średniej półki
Source: GSM Online Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice triple cameras; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; average performance; waterproof IP65 only.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2024
Realme 12 Pro - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great display; good hardware; quick 67W charging; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2024
Обзор Realme 12 Pro
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; fast 67W charging; nice dual speakers; waterproof IP65.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2024
78% Recenze Realme 12 Pro: stylovka s výrazným šrámem na duši
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Great cameras; powerful processor; high performance. Negative: Slow charging; heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 72% features: 69% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88%
Đánh giá điện thoại Realme 12 Pro: Bậc thầy chân dung với thiết kế ấn tượng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent cameras; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2024
84% Review realme 12 Pro – midrange elegant
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 710: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets, integrated in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 SoC. According to Qualcomm, 2x faster than the old Adreno 644 in the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 6 Gen 1: Mid-range SoC with 8 Kryo cores (4x ARM Cortex A78 2.2 GHz performance cluster, 4x ARM Cortex A55 with 1.8 efficiency cluster) and an X62 5G modem (up to 2900 Mbps download). The chip is manufactured using the modern 4nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.70":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


78.53%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2024-03-30)