Realme 12+ 5G: The Next Best Mid-Range Phone?

Our mantra when we go for summer vacation is, “Pics or it didn’t happen.”

Considering buying a new phone for fire pictures this summer? Realme’s timing couldn’t be greater with its new Realme 12+ 5G in the Philippine smartphone market this March!

Going for vacations is all about experiencing new places, new things, and new activities. However, we also need a good phone that can keep our memories for us through photos and videos. 

Good thing Realme released the Realme 12+ 5G.

We tested out the Realme 12+ 5G to help you decide if it fits your preferences in a phone or not.


The Realme 12+ displays a shiny metallic finish on its side frame, while the back sports a premium leather finish. This makes this phone resemble a luxurious watch.

Although the phone displays a shiny metallic finish, the phone is surprisingly lightweight which makes it practical to bring everywhere.

Beyond aesthetic purposes, the premium vegan leather at the back is also designed to resist the accumulation of dirt on the phone. 

Unlike the Realme 11 series’ rear camera is at the upper corner, in Realme 12+, it is located at the center. 

For swift and easy navigation, the volume and power buttons are on the right side of the phone. Meanwhile, the USB-C port, speaker, dual SIM, and SD card slots are located at the bottom. 


Beyond its external aesthetics, the Realme 12+ 5G does not disappoint with its E4 AMOLED screen display that enhances color accuracy, high contrast ratio, and brightness level which makes it have a fully vibrant color. 

Not only will you love the phone’s vibrancy, but also the wideness of the screen! Its 6.7-inch screen makes it perfect for users who love watching movies, videos, playing games, and navigating through the interface. 

It is also prided with its 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth and seamless phone experience.




DISPLAY: 6.67 inch; E4 AMOLED; and FHD+ 2400*1080


Rear: 50MP SonyLYT600 OIS, 8MP 112° Wide Angle, and 2MP Macro

Selfie: 16MP

OS:  realme UI 5.0, Android 14

Battery: 5000mAh

Colors: Pioneer Green & Navigator Beige


When it comes to picture-taking, the Realme 12+ 5G does not disappoint because its rear camera has a triple lens set-up! 

The first is the 50MP SonyLYT600 OIS which is known for its low-light and detailed capture experience. Thus, in a dimly lit room, the camera adjusts and focuses on a subject for a brighter and more visible image.

The second lens, the 8MP 112° Wide Angle, is for a more versatile photography style, especially for those who love to take 0.6 photos. It also has a 2MP Macro lens perfect for sharp and highly detailed images in a closer focusing distance.

After taking photos inside, outside, and in a dimly lit room, the results are surprisingly good! In comparison to another brand, the photos taken using the Realme 12+ 5G are more vibrant than the other one. 

Another interesting feature beyond the wide-angle camera is the street view where you can record moving cars and vehicles. With it is the exclusive zoom vehicle feature where you can click on the vehicle you wish to zoom. From there, it will immediately zoom in without compromising the quality of the image.

This phone allows zoom up to 18x, however, expect that the more you zoom, the image quality will be more grainy.

When it comes to video taking, the Realme 12+ 5G is more impressive as well in comparison to the other newly released phone brands. Not only is Realme consistent when it comes to vibrancy, but it also has a stabilizer feature to avoid shaky videos which makes this the perfect phone for vloggers! 


When it comes to performance, Realme 12+ 5G can be one of the best choices for photo-taking especially at the beach during summer vacations. Moreover, it can also be excellent as a daily phone where you can watch movies, scroll through social media, and play games.

Using the Realme 12+ 5G for more than an hour, we’ve observed that the phone responded smoothly to our touch commands such as scrolling through applications, typing messages, and even a series of multiple clicks for photos! 

This phone has high audio resolution with 2 speakers excluding the audio jack. When we used the phone to watch YouTube, the maximum volume of the audio was surprisingly loud and clear. Even the mid-volume was still audible, especially in a silent room. 

However, one of our keen observations after two to three hours of using the phone such as taking pictures and playing light games such as Candy Crush, was that the phone was already hot. 


After using the phone for the first 30 minutes for photos, the battery percentage decreased from 53% to 50%.

Even while the phone is idle or asleep, it can be observed that the battery percentage decreases by at least 1% to 3% maximum. 

Meanwhile, using the phone for 2 straight hours, especially switching from various applications such as the camera, social media apps, and games, lead to the phone heating up.

Despite this, the phone still charges quite fast with its 67W SUPERVOOC charging technology that refuels the phone quickly.


With the Realme 12+ 5g’s price, specs, and features, I can say that it is worthy as a daily phone, especially for smartphone users who value high-quality cameras for keepsakes. Its smooth response to touch also enables multitasking. It also prides itself with an ample space for apps, files, and media.

All in all, it is a good choice for mid-range phone buyers because it offers a multitude of good features such as performance, camera capabilities, and display quality among others.

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