The Gionee S12 Lite is a less premium sibling to the standard Gionee S12. It can be described as a provision for enthusiasts in the market for a cheaper smartphone. To achieve this lower price tag, there we some cuts down, which touched on the RAM, storage, cameras, more on that later in the article.
Gionee S12 Lite Key Specs & Features
- 6.52 inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels (~269 PPI)
- Android 10
- MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Built-in Storage, with support for MicroSD
- 13MP + 5MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Gazing on the Gionee S12 Lite can be likened to gazing on its more premium sibling, the standard S12, as both smartphones are the same chassis design. However, enthusiasts would be able to differentiate them, if they put their colour options into consideration.
The colour options we have here include Blue, Green, and Grey, while we have just Black and Blue on the regular S12.
Taking cognizance of the chassis build, reveals we have glass upfront, plastic on the frame, and plastic on the rear, which is pretty much what you would expect from a low-budget device in this category.
Just like the regular S12, the placement on the rear of the Lite includes a vertical array of three cameras, an LED flash, a capacitive fingerprint sensor, and the Gionee branding, which indicates it’s a Gionee smartphone.
Upfront, we have a 6.52-inch IPS LCD with a drop notch bearing a front camera. This display highlights a resolution of 720 x 1600 and a density of approximately 269 PPI.
On the camera side, we have got a drop in pixels on both the front and rear panels. This shouldn’t be coming as a surprise, as it can be seen as a conscious effort from Gionee to offer a lower price tag.
On the rear, we have a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth camera. The video recording capability of this rear camera setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Upfront, we have an 8MP camera as opposed to the 13MP selfie camera on its more premium sibling. Video recording with this camera is also capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side of the Gionee S12 Lite, we have the MediaTek Helio A25 processor and the PowerVR GE8320 GPU which are the same as on the Regular S12.
Also on the performance side, is a 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, as opposed to the 4GB / 64GB combo on its more premium sibling. We also have a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po battery.
On the software side, the Gionee S12 Lite runs its interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Gionee S12 Lite features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB 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 won’t have the luxury of 5G connectivity.
Gionee S12 Lite Price and Availability
The Gionee S12 price in Nigeria starts is around 55,000 Naira in Nigeria, which translates to about $134, 14,411 KHS in Kenya and about 790 GHC in Ghana.
The Gionee S12 was announced on September 29 2020 and made available for purchase in October, 2020.
Gionee S12 Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the Gionee S12:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Blue, Green, Gray
- Dimension: 166.2 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 174g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.52-inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 Pixels, ~269 PPI, ~81.4% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 Ratio,
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) AF + 5MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (Depth)
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 40
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 4.2, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: micro-USB 2.0, OTG Support
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –