The Oppo A12 is coming after the A11 and the highlight of the device is its affordability.
It is a wonderful smartphone that has interesting features and the fact that it is more affordable than the Oppo A11 has attracted a lot of persons to it.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the specifications, features as well as the price of this Oppo A12 so as to help you make an informed choice.
The Oppo A12 is readily available and goes for about ₦55,000 in Nigeria. You can purchase it from trusted phone stores, online stores or even directly from the manufacturers.
A12 Design and Display
The design of the Oppo A12 is simple and does not have a lot going on. It features a plastic back, plastic frame and a glass front.
It boasts of a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 and a screen density of 270 PPI. This display is home to a drop notch front-facing camera.
Flip the smartphone over and you will find a dual rear camera set up as well as an LED flash.
An exciting feature of the Oppo A12 is that it boasts of a capacitive fingerprint sensor. Of course you will find the Oppo branding at the rear of the phone, which shows that it is an Oppo smartphone.
Oppo A12 Cameras
Most Oppo phones come with great camera set up. However the Oppo A12 is one of those that come with a camera that although can comfortably handle your photography and video shooting needs, is not as amazing as what is obtainable on other Oppo phones.
The back camera of the phone is a dual camera set up that comprises of a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP depth camera with aperture of f/2.4.
These cameras are able to shoot 1080p and 720p videos at 30fps. They also support HDR and Panorama mode for photos.
The front camera is a single 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 which supports HDR mode for photos.
A12 Hardware / Software
When it comes to performance and processing power, you can place the Oppo A12 behind the entry-level mid-range category. This means that the smartphone is not ideal for power-intensive tasks.
The Oppo A12 is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor and a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit.
There are two variants when it comes to memory and storage and they are the 3GB RAM/32GB model or the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage model.
The battery capacity of the Oppo A12 is a 4230 mAh battery. Although this is a good enough battery, it is not as impressive as the 5000mAh obtainable with the Oppo A11.
The smartphone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 user interface.
With regards to connectivity, the Oppo A12 boasts of a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C (2.0) port, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
When it comes to Internet connectivity the device supports 4G LTE. Therefore streams, uploads, and downloads can be done through 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE connections.
So if what you really want is a smartphone that supports 5G, you can check out other Oppo phones that have that feature.
The Oppo A12s has similar features with the A12. However, there is a notable difference when it comes to the memory and storage capacity of the two phones.
The device was launched in Cambodia so some people regard it as the Cambodian version of the standard Oppo A12.
The Oppo A12s can be purchased for about ₦53,156 in Nigeria.
Oppo A12s Design / Display
When it comes to design, the Oppo A12s features similar design with that of the Oppo A12. Nevertheless, there are differences in the color options that the two devices come in, hence you can actually know which one is which by the color of the smartphone.
While the Oppo A12s comes in Deep Blue and Flowing Silver, the Oppo A12 is available in Blue and Black color.
The Oppo A12s features a plastic rear, plastic frame with a glass front.
The device boasts of a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 and a screen density of 271 PPI. The front facing camera which comes in a drop notch design can also be found in the front area of the smartphone.
At the rear of the phone is a dual-camera setup with an LED flash. There is also a capacitive fingerprint sensor placed at the back of the phone and of course there is the Oppo logo which shows that it is an Oppo smartphone.
Moving on to the camera department, the Oppo A12s boasts of a dual rear camera set up which is made up of a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
This rear camera setup can shoot videos at 1080p @ 30fps and equally supports HDR and Panorama for photos. let every feature untouched in the camera department.
The front camera is a single 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0 which provides users with HDR mode for photos.
While there are other Oppo phones that have better camera features, the camera setup of the Oppo A12s will be able to handle your basic photography and video shooting needs.
A12s Hardware / Software
The Oppo A12s is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek P35 processor and a graphics processing unit.
It is fitted with a non-removable 4230 mAh Li-Po battery that will no doubt serve you well.
The smartphone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie with the ColorOS 6.1 user interface and boasts of a 3GB RAM / 32GB built-in storage.
It supports a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C port, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
With regards to internet connectivity, the smartphone supports as much as 4G LTE and as such, streams, uploads, and downloads can be done through 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE connections but not 5G. If you are not satisfied with this, you can check out other Oppo smartphones that support 5G.