Oppo A12, the successor to last year’s Oppo A11 come with a package that tunes down performance, it so much that we easily describe the A12 as a less premium variant of the A11. On the bright side however, you can also see this development as a marketing strategy for offering a cheap and more affordable Android smartphone.

Oppo A12 review price nigeria

Oppo A12 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.22-inch, IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1520 Pixels (270 PPI)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6.1
  • 3GB RAM
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
  • 32GB Inbuilt Storage, With SD-card Support
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 4230mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The Design and Display

The Oppo A12 body comes with a plain and bland design. It’s pretty much what would expect from a smartphone in this category. A design more than what is offered here would be seen as exceptional.

On the rear of this smartphone are a dual rear camera setup, an LED flash, a capacitive fingerprint sensor, and the Oppo branding which indicates in an Oppo smartphone.

On the front is a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a drop notch. This act as a house for the front-facing camera. The LCD display has a resolution of 720 x 1520 and a screen density of 270 PPI.

Oppo A11 is made of plastic material on the rear, plastic on the frame, and glass on the front.

The Cameras

The camera compartment of the Oppo A11 fall short of what we saw on it predecessors. it comes with a lesser number of cameras, which imply lesser features for photography. This fact is more obvious on the rear camera.

For the rear camera, Oppo A11 have a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP depth camera with aperture of f/2.4. With these cameras you can shoot 1080p and 720p videos at 30fps. You have also got HDR and Panorama mode for photos.

Selfies on the A11 smartphone is manned by a single 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. It offers HDR mode for photos.

Hardware and Software

The Oppo A12 can be said to be on a  lower scale, one which falls behind the entry-level mid-range category. The sum of everything here is this: The phone won’t be capable of running power-intensive stuff with this hardware.

Running the show on-board this mobile phone is an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor, a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit, 3GB RAM and also 3GB of internal storage. Battery capacity was reduced from 5000mAh on the A11 to 4230 mAh on the A12.

For the software, Oppo A12 comes with ColorOS 6.1 user interface running on the Android 9.0 Pie.



The Oppo A12 features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type C (2.0) port. It also includes a dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

Internet connectivity is capped at 4G LTE, which means you won’t have access to 5G internet connectivity. Streams, uploads, and downloads can be done through 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE connections.

Oppo A12 Price and Availability

The Price of the Oppo A12 is about $142, that is about 55,000 Naira in Nigeria, 15,251 KSH in Kenya, and 818 GHC in Ghana. This is just an estimated retail as price may vary depending on local factors.

Where to Buy Oppo A12

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers

The Oppo A12 was announced in April 2020 and is currently available for purchase on leading online retail stores.

Oppo A12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Oppo A12:


ProcessorMediatek Helio P35
Storage 32GB
Camera13MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
Battery4230 mAh
Launch Date In NigeriaJune 2020


Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear Mounted
Other SensorsProximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Fingerprint SensorYes


Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie, ColorOS 6.1
Sim SlotsDual SIM, Micro/Nano
ModelOpp A12
Launch DateJune 2020
Sim SizeNano
Network4G: Yes  3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes


Audio Jack3.5 mm


ChipsetMediatek Helio P35
GraphicsPowerVR GE8320
ProcessorOcta-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Architecture64 bit
Ram3GB / 4GB RAM


Thickness8.3 mm
Weight165 g
ColorsBlue, Black


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Aspect RatioN/A
Bezel-less DisplayYes
Pixel Density~270 PPI
Screen ProtectionN/A
Screen Size6.22-inch
Screen Resolution720 x 1520 Pixels
Touch ScreenYes


Internal Memory32GB
Expandable MemoryYes Up to 128GB


SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesAutofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, [email protected][email protected]
Rear Camera13MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Face detection, Face beauty
Front Camera5 MP Camera, f/2.0
Physical Aperture
FlashDual-LED flash


Quick ChargingNo
Capacity4230 mAh


WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
USB Type-CYes, USB 3.1
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
Sim TypeDual Sim
SIM SizeNano (Hybrid)