Realme 12 Pro+ Review( Overview)

The Realme 12 Pro+ 5G impresses with its premium design, vibrant display, snappy performance, impressive camera array, long battery life, and fast charging, making it a compelling mid-range smartphone.

By Abhishek Chandel
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Realme 12 Pro+ Review

Realme 12 Pro+ Review

Realme has established itself as a leader in the budget to mid-range smartphone market, offering compelling features and designs at affordable prices. The new Realme 12 Pro+ aims to continue this trend. In this review, we evaluate whether it succeeds as a worthwhile mid-range purchase.

1. Premium Design and Vibrant Display

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The Realme 12 Pro+ 5G stands out with its eye-catching Submarine Blue and gold colorway. The textured faux leather back panel feels smooth yet resistant to fingerprints. Remarkably slim and light at just 161.5 x 74 x 8.8 mm and 196g despite its generous 6.7-inch screen.

Speaking of the display, it is a highlight. The crisp 1080 x 2412 pixel AMOLED panel paired with a buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate makes for an engaging visual experience. It gets sufficiently bright up to 800 nits outdoors and supports HDR for vivid colors. The centered front camera cut-out discretely houses the 32MP selfie shooter.

2. Snappy Performance

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Under the hood, the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chip delivers noteworthy multi-core performance gains versus its predecessor. Benchmark scores on par with pricier devices. Configurable with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage. Integrated 5G modem enables faster connectivity.

The in-display optical fingerprint sensor unlocks quickly and reliably. Facial recognition also works seamlessly. Stereo speakers produce good-quality audio.

3. Impressive Camera Array

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The triple rear camera system packs more photographic prowess than expected at this price point. The primary 50MP f/1.8 shooter captures highly detailed shots with accurate hues. Low-light photos benefit from OIS stabilization and Night mode.

The real standout is the 64MP f/2.8 periscope telephoto lens, providing 3x optical zoom that maintains clarity. Uncommon for a mid-ranger. The 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide lets you capture more in each frame.

4. Battery Life and Fast Charging

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Despite having a slim profile, Realme has managed to pack a sizable 5000 mAh battery inside the 12 Pro+ 5G. During real-world use, it consistently delivered over a full day of use on a single charge. Screen-on time was particularly strong thanks to the efficient AMOLED panel.

When you do need to top up, the included 67W wired SuperDart charger refills at astonishing speeds - going from 0 to 50% charge in around just 19 minutes in testing. With power and longevity like this, keeping your phone charged and operational is nearly effortless.

5. Realme UI Software

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Realme UI 5.0 comes loaded on the 12 Pro+ 5G right out of the box. It's Realme's customized take on Android 14, adding several handy features on top of Google's core OS. Some highlights include an always-on display mode, screen color optimization settings, and enhanced privacy controls.

During daily use, the interface feels smooth and snappy navigating between apps and menus. Realme promises 2 years of Android version updates for a decent level of future-proofing too.


With its striking look, versatile cameras including rare telephoto zoom, enduring battery life, blazing fast charging and outstanding performance, the Realme 12 Pro+ 5G nails the fundamentals at its affordable price point. Realme cements its reputation for competitive value. For an affordable 5G-ready device that skips no major features, this is an excellent choice.

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