Realme C12 vs Realme C15: Specs and price comparison by Revu Philippines

New Realme C12 is like the Realme C15. How do they differ?

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After updating its C series with the C15 a little over two weeks ago, Realme — still the fastest-growing smartphone brand worldwide — has followed it up with a new model.

(Update, August 28: The Realme C12 is official in the Philippines!)

(Update, August 20: Our review of the Realme C15 is up!)

(Update, August 20: And the C15 is official in the Philippines! Read Now in PH: Realme C15 with 6,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging.)

The Realme C12 with a single, 3GB/32GB memory configuration has debuted in Indonesia with a suggested retail price of Rp1,899,000 — or roughly P6,271 in Philippine pesos and $129 in U.S. dollars.

SEE ALSO: Realme C11 review: Another leap forward

It’s an option for those who are considering the Realme C15, whose 3GB/64GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB variants cost Rp1,999,000 (P6,779 or $138), Rp2,199,000 (P7,456 or $152), and Rp2,499,000 (P8,443 or $172), respectively.

On paper, the two devices share a lot of similarities. They’re both powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 budget-gaming-focused chip. They have the same screen, the same 6,000mAh battery, and the same fingerprint reader on the back. They get a 3.5mm audio jack and runs on Android 10 layered with Realme UI. Both even have the same design!

But where do the Realme C12 and Realme C15 differ?

Besides the memory configuration, of course. Obviously, there are some compromises made on the Realme C12. Instead of the more power-efficient LPDDR4X RAM, it has the LPDDR4 variety.

Photography-wise, the newer but cheaper phone loses the ultra-wide-angle lens. There are still two auxiliary sensors besides the primary one, though we’re not sure what the difference between “retro” and “macro” cameras is. The selfie shooter’s megapixel count has gone from 8 on the Realme C15 to 5 on the C12.

And while the two smartphones boast a 6,000mAh battery, the Realme C12’s only support 10-watt charging, not 18. Colors available are similar in the Marine Blue option, but the other choice for the C12 is Coral Red; the Seagull Silver shade is reserved for the Realme C15.

Will the Realme C12 or Realme C15 be offered in the Philippines?

Any — or both? — of the two handsets will most likely be available in the country soon. Because if you’re following Realme Philippines’ Facebook page, you already probably know that the company is already teasing a phone with a 6,000mAh battery. Look.

Realme Philippines’ latest teaser

Excited to find out what the Philippines’ third-largest smartphone vendor is releasing here next? We sure are. Keep your eyes peeled on our site for updates related to the teaser.

Realme C12 specs

  • 6.5-inch waterdrop HD+ LCD display, 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • MediaTek Helio G35 processor
  • 3GB RAM, LPDDR4
  • 32GB storage
  • Triple 13-megapixel main (f/2.2), 2-megapixel black and white (f/2.4), and 2-megapixel macro (f/2.4) rear cameras
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 6,000mAh battery with 10-watt charging
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • Colors: Coral Red, Marine Blue

Realme C15 specs

  • 6.5-inch waterdrop HD+ LCD display, 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • MediaTek Helio G35 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM, LPDDR4X
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Quad 13-megapixel main (f/2.2), 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle (119 degrees field of view, f/2.25), 2-megapixel black and white (f/2.4), and 2-megapixel retro (f/2.4) rear cameras
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 6,000mAh battery with reverse charging, 18-watt Quick Charge
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Realme UI based on Android 10
  • Colors: Seagull Silver, Marine Blue

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.