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First Impressions of the Realme 12+ 5G: A Mid-Range Phone That Aims to Capture Your Attention

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With manufacturers always pushing the boundaries of design, performance, and innovation, the smartphone market is always changing. One of the most recent competitors seeking to capture consumers’ interest is the realme 12+ 5G, a mid-range gadget that claims to provide an engaging user experience at an affordable price.

We will examine the realme 12+ 5G’s design, display, specs, camera capabilities, performance, and overall value proposition in-depth in this post as we examine our initial thoughts on it.

realme 12+ 5G specs

  • realme UI 5.0, Android 14
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 6.67″ E4 AMOLED, Screen Resolution: FHD+ 2400*1080
  • 120Hz, Brightness: 600 Nits (Typ); 1,200 Nits (HBM); 2,000 Nits (Sunlight Mode)
  • 2.4GHz Dimensity 7050 SoC
  • Up to 24GB Total RAM with up to 12GB Dynamic RAM Expansion
  • Up to 256GB Internal Storage
  • 50MP SonyLYT600 OIS + 8MP 112° Wide Angle +
    2MP Macro
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • 5000mAh Massive Battery + 67W SUPERVOOC Charge
  • Dual Stereo Speakers
  • IP54 Dust & Water Resistance
  • WiFi: 2.4GHz, 5GHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2
  • Frequency Bands: 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 162.95mm x 75.45mm x 7.87mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Colors: Pioneer Green, Navigator Beige


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Design and Aesthetics

Premium appearance and feel. The realme 12+ 5G’s sleek and stylish design gives it a premium appearance at first glance. The device’s side frame has a beautiful metallic finish, which adds elegance to its overall design.

The Realme 12+ 5G’s back cover, with its opulent vegan leather finish, is what really makes it stand out. This innovative design decision gives the phone a distinct visual appeal and a pleasant grip that reduces the chance of unintentional slips.

More over, the smartphone subject of this review is incredibly light for its high-end design, which makes it comfortable to hold and transport.

In addition, the vegan leather material is designed to prevent dirt buildup, guaranteeing that the phone will stay immaculate over time.

Camera Setup

With its adaptable triple-lens rear camera system, the Realme 12+ 5G excels in the photography department. Included in the setup are:

  • 50MP SonyLYT600 OIS: Known for its ability to capture detail and perform well in low light, this primary lens produces beautiful photographs under any kind of circumstance.
  • The 8MP 112° wide angle lens is ideal for taking group photos and wide-angle landscapes since it gives your photos a fresh perspective.
  • 2MP Macro Lens: This lens opens up a whole new realm of photography and is perfect for getting up close and personal with small details.

Sample shots

Some more shots were posted on our Tech Patrol Facebook page; here’s the link below.

To give you additional context, here’s what the 50MP SonyLYT600 OIS Camera + 8MP 112° Wide Angle Camera (0.6x) can do:

  • Sony LYT600 lens supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Photo Mode, Portrait Mode & Street Mode: Maximum In-Sensor Zoom is at 2x
  • Photo Mode, Portrait Mode & Street Mode: “Master Portrait Filters” co-created with Claudio Miranda can be used for more cinematic flair (Journey, Maverick, Memory); needs OTA Update
  • Portrait Mode: Can talk about 1x and 2x In-Sensor Zoom capabilities for Portrait shots, removing the hassle of having to get close to the subject at weird angles and postures
  • Night Mode: Can demo the capabilities of both the 50MP SonyLYT600 given its sensor size
  • Street Mode: Allows varying focal lengths at 16mm / 26mm / 52mm
  • Street Mode: Can also toggle Auto Zoom feature (top portion of the UI when in Street Mode) for easy focus on the subject

The Realme 12+ 5G excels at image quality, creating colorful and lifelike photos that equal those of top devices. Whether you are shooting panoramic landscapes or close-up portraits, the camera provides remarkable clarity and detail. The phone also has a variety of capabilities, including a fascinating street view mode for shooting dynamic pictures with moving objects.


In summary, the Realme 12+ 5G makes a strong impression as a formidable player in the mid-range smartphone market.

From its premium design and captivating display to its robust performance and impressive camera features, this device checks all the right boxes for discerning consumers who prioritize both value and style.

With sleek aesthetics, cutting-edge functionality, and competitive pricing, the Realme 12+ 5G stands out as an enticing choice for those seeking a versatile and dependable smartphone experience.

Whether you’re a multimedia enthusiast, photography lover, or a power user, this device caters to everyone. In a crowded market, the Realme 12+ 5G distinguishes itself with a unique blend of style, performance, and affordability, making it a compelling option for your next smartphone upgrade.

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Raffy Pedrajita

is Rafael Pedrajita offline. He is the founder of Tech Patrol. He's been a freelancer and a blogger since March of 2010. He married a beautiful woman named Amor. You can follow him on his Social Media accounts in the links below.
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