The Gionee S12 takes over as a successor to the Gionee S11 released in 2019. Making a comparison shows we are being served a bigger display, a more capable camera hardware and more. Here we explore the Gionee S12 specs and price, in a bid to help you make your purchase decision.
Design and Display
The Gionee S12 takes a full re-design leaving us with a very substantial dichotomy. Tell it apart from its predecessor, is far from being a chore.
On the rear, we have a vertical array of three cameras, as opposed to the horizontal style on the S11. Also on the rea, is an LED flash, a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Gionee branding, which is pretty much enough to let you know its a Gionee smartphone.
Moving up front, we have a 6.52 inch IPS LCD with a drop notch, which is bigger than the 5.99-inch display on its predecessor. However, there is a drop in resolution and density. Here we have a resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels and a density of approximately 269 PPI, as opposed to 1080 x 2160 resolution and density of about 403 PPI on the S11.
Enthusiasts who have made the decision to purchase the Gionee S12 will have just dual options, which may end up being a dilemma for enthusiasts who do not like any of the options. The colour options include Black and Blue.
Moving to the camera side of the Gionee S12, we find some upgrades that set it aside from its predecessor. The upgrades are seen on both the rear and front camera setup.
On the rear, we have an array of three cameras as opposed to the dual-camera setup on the S11. Here we have a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth. Video recording capability 1080p @ 30fps.
Upfront on the selfie side, we have a single 13MP camera, which is capable of recording videos 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side on the Gionee S12, we have the MediaTek Helio A25 processor, as opposed to the Helio P23 processor on the S11.
We also have the PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage and a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po.
On the software side, the Gionee S12 runs its interface on the Android 10 operating system.
The Gionee S12 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG support, low-energy Bluetooth 4.2, and a Wifi / Hotspot.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G LTE, which means enthusiasts wont have the luxury of 5G connectivity.