Realme 12+ Review: A Plus All Around

Realme is back with another stylish phone in the Realme 12 series. The new

Top to bottom: All shots using the primary rear camera at different times of the day (Tap to expand)


Below are some ultrawide and lowlight photos.

Top to bottom: Two daytime photos and two night photos shot using the primary camera, two photos shot using the ultrawide (Tap to expand)


The video performance from the primary rear camera is good in daylight conditions, with good details and stabilisation. There is a bit of oversharpening and oversaturation, but nothing that’s going to put you off. You can record up to 4K resolution at 30fps from the rear camera. You’ll find a lot of noise from the primary camera in the lowlight. The ultrawide camera performs okayish in broad daylight but is not usable in low light as there’s plenty of noise, and colours look washed out.

Realme 12+ Review: Verdict

The Realme 12+, although a good all-rounder, faces plenty of competition from phones such as the Poco X6 and the iQoo Z9 5G. Then there’s also the Nothing Phone 2a (Review), which is slightly more expensive but offers better features.

While the Poco X6 offers a better display, slightly faster chipset, a bigger battery, and higher base storage, the iQoo Z9 5G gives you better performance and more storage at the same price as the base Realme 12+ and a similar-performing main rear camera. Now, if you pay more for the Nothing Phone 2a, you’ll get a faster chipset, a unique design with a Glyph interface, a better software experience, and a better camera setup.

If I were to spend Rs. 20,000, I’d probably pick the Poco X6. However, if I were purely buying the phone for its design and main rear camera performance, then I’d go with the Realme 12+, which is a good all-rounder at this price point.

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