Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 Pro Plus: Comparison

Realme 12 pro: January 29 2024

Realme 12 Pro Plus: January 29 2024

SPECS TABLE

Specifications Realme 12 pro Realme 12 Pro Plus
Price $286 $361
Display 6.7-inch AMOLED screen 6.7-inch AMOLED screen.
Refresh rate 1 – 120Hz adaptive 1 – 120Hz adaptive
Rear cameras 50MP main (f/1.8), 32MP telephoto 2x optical zoom (f/2.0), 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2) 50MP main wide (f/1.8), 64MP periscope telephoto (f/2.8), 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2).
Front camera 16MP (f/2.4) 32MP (f/2.4)
Chipset Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 Snapdragon 7s Gen 2
RAM 8GB 8GB, 12GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB
Battery 5,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Charging 67W wired 67W wired
Water/dust resistance IP65 IP65
Size 161.5 x 74 x 8.8 mm (6.36 x 2.91 x 0.35 in) 161.5 x 74 x 8.8 mm (6.36 x 2.91 x 0.35 in)
Weight 190 grams (6.7 ounces) 196g (6.91 ounces)
Colours Submarine Blue, Navigator Beige Submarine Blue, Navigator Beige, Explorer Red
Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus

The Realme 12 Pro series is here and buyers around the old are considering which to get for themselves. In this article we put the 12 Pro and 12 Pro Plus from this series up against one another to find out which option is the best for you today. Many might naturally go for the Realme 12 PPro Plus since it is the more beefed up version of the 12 Pro but is that really the best pick for you?

Are there other things that you need to take into consideration before picking which of these devices is the best for you? In this article we’ll talk about the features and specifications of these two devices to help you make a more informed decision. Now let’s head into the business for the day and learn more about the devices in the new Realme 12 Pro series.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 Pro Plus: Price

Realme 12 pro:

All storage variants available retail starts at $286

Realme 12 pro plus:

All storage variants available retail start at $361

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Design and colours

Realme 12 pro:

In terms of design this is a good looking device with an interesting design pattern. For a more premium feel this device features a curved screen that most flagship devices seem to be dropping off. It’s great to see a curved screen on this affordable device but its curved 6.7-inch AMOLED screen is not the main selling point of this device in terms of design.

On the rear this device features a circular rear camera cutout that has gold patterns around it and they also run from the top to the bottom through the centre of the device. This gold colour is also available along the sides of this device giving it a premium feel regardless of its affordable pricing. The colour options here are Submarine Blue and Navigator Beige with the first featuring a leather-ish texture.

Realme 12 pro plus:

The design on the Pro Plus model is very similar to that on the Pro model with no changes at all. If you are out for the changes on these devices it is available under the hood. However, there is a minute area where Realme steps up the design of this device to make it stand out from its sibling the 12 Pro.

Realme adds an extra colour to the Pro Plus lineup to help buyers stand out from the less powerful Pro model. The colour options on this Pro Plus model are Submarine Blue, Navigator Beige, Explorer Red with the latter being exclusive to the Pro Plus model. It also features a leather-ish feel to it for that premium usage experience.

Major differences:

  • Exclusive Explorer Red colour options on the Pro Plus model.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Display

Realme 12 pro:

This midrange device comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate as well as 950 nits peak brightness. Under this display sits an optical fingerprint sensor which is up to par with the competition from other brands. The screen on this device is curved giving it a more premium look and feel overall. It also has a very low screen-to-body ratio with sleek bezels on the top and bottom as the side bezels fall off to the side of the device.

Realme 12 pro plus:

The Pro Plus model features the exact same screen that you find on the Pro model with no changes at all. When it comes to the displays of these devices there’s nothing much to compare as it’s a tie.

Major differences:

  • Nil.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Cameras

Realme 12 pro:

The Realme 12 Pro comes with a triple rear camera setup as well as a good processor. Pairing these two together will ensure that users get great results per shot in both well lit areas and low light areas. The rear camera setup this device uses is a 50MP, 32MP, and 8MP entry.

Up front the Realme 12 Pro features a 16MP sensor for taking selfies. When it comes to video recording the rear cameras on this device can record at 4K resolution. All together these are great stats for this device and can assure users of stable photography on the go.

Realme 12 pro plus:

Cameras are one area where we start to see the differences between these two devices. The new Realme 12 Pro Plus comes with a triple rear camera setup housing a 50MP, 64MP (periscope telephoto), and 8MP sensor. On the front this device features a 32MP selfie camera ensuring users of better photography than the Pro model.

Another big advantage to the photography ability of this device is that it features a more powerful processor. So image processing will be faster and better on this device than on the 12 Pro entry. Just like on the 12 Pro the 12 Pro Plus supports 4K video recording on the rear cameras.

Major differences:

  • Better periscope telephoto lens on the 12 Pro Plus.
  • Better selfie camera on the 12 Pro Plus.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Performance

Realme 12 pro:

When it comes to performance this device is fuelled by the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor. Joining this processor is 8GB worth of RAM capacity as standard there are no more RAM options on this device. Storage maxes out at 256GB which is great for the average user but some might need some more storage boost.

Realme 12 pro plus:

In performance the 12 Pro Plus once again outshines the 12 Pro as it features the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor which is more powerful. With this processor users get a maximum of 12GB RAM and an optional 8GB for those that don’t want  as much power. Just like the 12 Pro storage on the 12  Pro Plus maxes out at 256GB which might not be enough for some users.

Major upgrades & differences:

  • Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 on the Realme 12 Pro Plus.
  • More RAM on the Realme 12 Pro Plus.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Software

Realme 12 pro and Realme 12 pro plus:

Both devices run on Android 14 and the Realme UI 5.0 software with 3 years of OS upgrade.

Major differences:

  • Nil.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Battery life and charging

Realme 12 pro and Realme 12 pro plus:

Same battery capacity at 5000mAh and charging speed at 67W both devices don’t offer wireless charging.

Major differences: 

  • Nil.

Realme 12 pro vs Realme 12 pro plus: Final Verdict

The major differences in these devices are in their camera setup and the performance. So if you are looking out to purchase an affordable device with good performance the Realme 12 Pro is a great pick for you. But if you want to step things up in performance and camera abilities or you want an extra colour option for a little more cash then the Realme 12 Pro Plus is the way to go.

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