A12 is the latest budget smartphone from Oppo Mobile and here is its price in Nigeria and complete specifications.
The device is targeted at those people who doesn’t like spending much on a smartphone and their needs are pretty basic such as watching videos, playing some light games or snapping pictures for social media.
Even though it is a budget device, the smartphone still manages to come up with a very good looking design.
It’s specifications are not bad too. It is the successor of the last year’s A11 launched in October.
In this post, i will be talking about the A12 and also be comparing it with the older A11 to see which one is better or whether Oppo upgraded the specs.
Oppo A12 Price in Nigeria
The price of A12 from Oppo in Nigeria is 58,000 Naira. You can also get it from Oppo’s accredited store near you but the normal way to buy easily is either from Jumia or Konga.
Key Specs and Features
- IPS LCD Display; 6.5inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
- ColorOS 6.0 based Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
- 4-giga byte RAM /4-giga byte RAM /6-giga byte RAM /6-giga byte RAM
- 64-giga byte /128-giga byte /128-giga byte /256-giga byte Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
- Dual rear cameras of 13 MP + 2 MP
- Front or selfie camera of 5-mega pixels.
- 4G LTE Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- Fast Charging (No)
- Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,230mAh battery
A12 is a budget smartphone and for that, we don’t expect much from the design.
As usual, it comes with a nice budget design.
The rear camera is setup in a horizontal module with a single led flash coming right after the camera module.
There is a circular fingerprint sensor on the back and Oppo branding beneath the fingerprint scanner.
The back of the smartphone is made from plastic and it also has a plastic frame.
As said always, plastic is a material of choice when it comes to the budget and midrange smartphone market because it is more durable than glass.
The smartphone is not heavy, it weighs 165grams.
It has an 8.3mm thickness, 75.5mm width size and 155.9mm length size.
With this dimensions, you can tell that the smartphone will be easy to hold, even with one hand.
It has a slot for dual Nano SIM card and one memory card. You can get it in Blue and Black colours.
Comparing it with the older A11, that one comes with a good design too but the design of the A12 is better.
It is heavier than the A12 at 195grams and also taller in the hand. The device has 9.1mm thickness, 75.6mm width size and 163.6mm length size. It has a plastic back and frame.
The phone comes in three colours which are Purple, Lake Green and Cloud White.
So in terms of design and build quality, there is a bit upgrade in the A12. But in terms of build quality, nothing has changed.
They both has a plastic back and frame. The design of the A12 is better.
Coming to the front side of things, the smartphone comes with a waterdrop notch cut-out overhead for the selfie camera and it has a small chin and bezels, giving it a screen to body ratio of 82.0%.
It uses an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which is capable of generating 16M colours.
It measures 6.22-inches diagonally with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The pixels per inch density is 270 and it has a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The front is built with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is good in terms of durability. The brightness can go as high as 450nits.
In comparison with the older A11, the device also comes with a waterdrop notch cut-out overhead.
It has a small chin and bezels which made it to attain a screen to body ratio of 82.5%.
The device uses an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which is capable of generating 16M colours too.
It’s display measures 6.5-inches and it can produce an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.
Pixels per inch density is 270 and it has a taller aspect ratio of 20:9. There is no Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front or whatsoever.
So in terms of display, Oppo reduced the display size of the A12 to 6.22inches considering the fact that the older A11 has 6.5inches display size.
Again, the newer A12 has a lower resolution. But in terms of durability, the A12 wins. It seems like Oppo just focused on durability more on the A12.
However, the older A11 will present good looking colour reproduction more than the new A12. So i will say, there is no considerable upgrade here.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, A12 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.35GHz for the first four cores and 1.8GHz for the last four cores.
It is running on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with ColorOS 6.1 user interface on top.
There is a PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics or gaming.
It is available in two storage configurations which are 3-giga byte RAM and 32-giga byte ROM or a 4-giga byte RAM and 64-giga byte ROM.
Micro SD card slot is available so you can extend the storage up to 256-giga byte.
In comparison with the older A11, the smartphone comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz for the first four cores and 1.8GHz for the last four cores.
It is running on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with ColorOS 6.0 user interface on top.
There is an Adreno 610 GPU for graphics or gaming.
It is available in four storage configurations which are 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM. There is also memory card slot for expansion.
So in terms of hardware and software, i will say that it is a downgrade. The Snapdragon 665 chipset in the older A11 is faster than the A12’s MediaTek Helio P35 chipset.
For the photography lovers, the device only has a dual rear cameras setup horizontally because it is a budget smartphone.
The dual rear cameras includes a 13-mega pixels main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has a 5-mega pixels selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
In comparison with the older A11, the smartphone comes with a quad rear cameras which includes a 12-mega pixels main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8-mega pixels ultra wide camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2-mega pixels B/W sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front, it has an 8-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls. The rear camera of the A11 can record videos in 4K and 1080p but the new A12 can only record videos in 1080p.
Battery, Security and Connectivity
In terms of the battery capacity, the A12 is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 4230 mAh battery which doesn’t support fast charging.
The older A11 comes powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery that supports 10W standard charging and reverse charging.
So in terms of battery capacity, there is no upgrade.
The older A11 has a bigger battery and even supports 10W standard charging speed.
Fingerprint sensor located at the rear is what both of this devices uses.
Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE and GPS with FM Radio.
Oppo A12 is a good budget smartphone to get considering its price in Nigeria but it doesn’t have a better upgrade over the older A11 from last year 2019.
The older A11 has a better and bigger 6.5inch display, faster Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset, quad rear cameras and even a better capacity that supports reverse charging and faster charging.
So if you have the A11 and you want to get the A12, please don’t because you are buying a downgrade.
Not that the A12 is bad but in terms of comparison with it’s older version, i can’t spot an upgrade except from the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, nothing more.