Our Opinion

The realme C12 is a significantly better phone than the TECNO Spark 6 Air (3GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme C12!

TECNO Spark 6 Air (3GB RAM)  realme C12 
TECNO Spark 6 Air realme C12
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Value for Money Score
Price ₹ 7,329 onwards ₹ 8,319 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2020 Aug, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 7 inches 6.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1640 pixels (~ 256 pixels per inch) 720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A25Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G35Ranked #68 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8320
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features N/A 13MP: f/2.2 Aperture; PDAF, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8MP 5MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 Aperture, Dual Flash f/2.0 Aperture, AI Beauty, Filter Mode, HDR, Panoramic View, Portrait Mode, Timelapse
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 1 TB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Thickness 9.3 mmThick 9.8 mmThick
Weight N/A 209 gmHeavy
Width 79.4 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh 6000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Pleasant, refreshing design - back is textured similar to other budget realme phones, there is a square-shape camera module similar to the realme C11
  • Front has a similar affair with a dew-drop notch and thin bezels
  • The patterned back almost completely eliminates the chances of getting fingerprints or smudges - it also adds a lot of grip and gives the phone a very solid, sturdy feel
  • Face recognition and fingerprint sensor are quick to unlock the smartphone
  • Large, 6.5 inch IPS display with HD+ resolution - the colors are vibrant with a decent amount of sharpness
  • Sunlight legibility is also good - the display gets bright enough for comfortable outdoor use
  • The Realme C12 comes with Realme UI based on Android 10 which is much more streamlined and clean compared to previous realme phones - it still packs a lot of useful features like Dark mode, Focus mode, Game Space and Personal Information Protection
  • Good triple camera setup for the price - a 13MP primary shooter + a 2MP depth sensor + 2MP Macro camera
  • The main camera can click photos with good details in bright light - photos have a lot of details, colours have a punch, come out well even when shot against a direct light source, thanks to the HDR and chroma boost
  • The macro camera produces fun, usable photos as long as you give it a lot of light and the correct focal distance
  • The portrait shots look good, and the edge detection is decent as well
  • The 5MP front camera can shoot decent selfies - the portrait mode works for the front camera as well, bringing out a more aggressive bokeh effect than the one produced by the dedicated sensor at the back
  • Decent video recording quality, with a option to shoot slow motion videos
  • Monster 6000mAh battery delivers an incredible 2-3 days of usage easily, making for one of the largest battery life smartphones currently available
  • Realme C12 is worth buying as long as your usage is basic - it has a good display that produces bright colours, cameras manage to deliver beautiful shots and the battery the can last days
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • Quite hefty, at 209g weight and 9.8 thickness
  • There is no Widevine L1 certification which means that you cannot enjoy HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • There's still some bloatware that comes pre-installed
  • Performance of the realme C12 is strictly average - the apps begin to lag when you try browsing the internet and running apps in the background simultaneously - as far as gaming is concerned, it is capable of handling light games only such as Temple Run, Candy Crush etc
  • Low light photos are average, as expected, they lack detail and aren't very sharp
  • Uses the old MicroUSB plug, while the competition has started offering USB Type-C in the budget segment
  • Charging is on the slower side with the 10W charger - it takes over 4 hours to charge the smartphone completely
  • If you're looking for a good performing phone with all other bells and whistles, there's the realme Narzo 10 as alternative at similar price
Expert Reviews N/A
  1. The Realme C12 looks great, is built nicely and has reasonably good cameras for its price and excellent battery life
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. Buy this for battery, design
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Long-lasting battery makes it a good buy
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
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