The Chinese smartphone maker launched its brand new entry-level smartphone Oppo A12 on 8th June 2020 in India. The Chinese budget smartphone bundled with a lot of features including 6 months of additional warranty if you purchase the phone before June 21. Oppo A12 targets on both online and offline markets.
The phone comes with a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of HD+ (720×1520). This display also contains waterdrop style notch and thin bezels. Overall, the display experience is quite impressive. The phone has a screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent and a 19:9 Aspect Ratio. Oppo says this display contains an eye protection screen. it will protect your vision for all-day enjoyment by filtering out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain.
Oppo A12 has regular plastic back with a gorgeous finish. It uses a beautiful 3D Diamond Blaze Design. It has two colour options Black and Blue. The back design looks like a perfectly cut diamond gleamed onto a smartphone. Each angle gives off a different burst of color and light for a magical, alluring texture. The weight of A12 is the only 165g and Thickness is 8.3mm. So, easy to hold in a single hand. For security purposes, Oppo A12 contains a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, as well as a face, unlock option. OPPO’s advanced facial recognition intelligently identifies you based on 128 biometric points.
There are two cameras at the back of the phone. The primary camera is a 13MP main sensor and the secondary camera is 2 MP depth sensor. OPPO A12’s 13MP main lens captures every last detail, bringing you crisp, clear photos. And the 2MP depth lens achieves bokeh blurring at the hardware level, helping you turn out professional-looking portraits. It reduces unwanted background noise from your images to make them look more professional. OPPO A12’s AI Beautification identifies your skin type and tone, age, and gender, and applies a custom solution that lets your unique look shine through in a natural, beautiful way. OPPO A12 Video Recording Resolution is FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps.
For selfie, OPPO A12 has a 5MP selfie camera. This 5MP front camera gives you clear, normal-resolution photos.
OPPO A12 is powered by a 2.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 Processor. This processor has a powerful IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. So, the Gaming experience of an OPPO A12 is not bad. Helio P35 is not good as compared to the MediaTek helio g70 processor. There are two variants of either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a dedicated memory card slot that can further expand storage to another 256GB.
The OPPO A12 runs ColorOS 6.1 based on an outdated Android 9 Pie. This phone has all ColorOS features like Riding Mode, Smart Sidebar, and Smart assistant.
The OPPO A12 holds a 4230 mAh massive battery. It also has 10W charging and Micro USB port. With HD+ Display 4230 mAh battery stands more than a day easily.
Price and Availability:
The phone is available in a 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage variant priced at Rs 9,990, and a higher-end 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant priced at Rs 11,490. The budget smartphone will be available across offline stores and leading e-commerce websites starting June 10.
OPPO A12 is a good option for offline buyers. The budget phone, especially the 3GB RAM variant will compete with various other phones in the segment including the Realme Narzo 10A, the Infinix Hot 9, and the upcoming Redmi 9. Oppo is even expected to launch the OPPO A11K later this month, which could again be a phone in this very segment.