Homtom S12 Review: 18:9 Aspect Ratio Smartphone Sold at $56

Without much ado, Chinese OEM – Homtom released the Homtom S12 as the kick starting new year smartphone. The Homtom S12 falls in the Homtom full display smartphone ‘S’ series and makes it out as an impressive budget smartphone. The price tag of Homtom S12 is absolutely a stunner given the full view display and design it has in its power pack. Questions about what the other specs of the smartphone will be rattling your mind as we speak, so I’m going to go straight to Homtom S12’s full specifications. Stay with me.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Homtom S12 cute design is expressed both at the fore and at the rear. The 2.5D Curved Glass at the fore gives the smartphone a crisp outlook while the well-patterned rear design makes the smartphone’s rear very appealing to the eyesight and not just that, also exceptional when felt with the hands. The rear is further blessed with the dual camera setup where the LED flash separates the two cameras, and the ‘HOMTOM’ logo. A well-positioned speaker at the bottom right of the rear is also in place. Android navigation buttons take up the bottom bezel location while the top bezel is the location of the light sensor, earpiece and front camera. White, Blue and Black are the colours this plastic-made Homtom S12 arrives in.

Its full view display is well presented in an average 5.0 inches display size. As sleek as the display is, it’s of the qHD type and puts forward a resolution of 960x 480 pixels. 215 PPI is the pixel density landmark, TFT capacituve touchscreen is the touchscreen type and 18:9 is the aspect ratio.

CAMERA AND CONNECTIVITY

Dual cameras present at the rear with 8MP quality and 2MP quality are responsible for image capturing and video recording activities. A LED flash accompanying these two cameras brightens up the occasion in low light conditions. The selfie camera has a 5MP shooter for the selfies production. Sadly, no 4G network type is available on the smartphone, just the 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA.

CPU, OS, AND STORAGE

A 32-bit processor – Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 that clocks at a speed of 1.3GHz is the brain behind the Homtom S12’s operations, and it comes along with the MediaTek MT6580. ARM Mali-400 MP2 discharges the graphics operations on this smartphone. One part Homtom busted our bubbles is the implementation of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. In this present dispensation of Android 8.0 Oreo, Marshmallow OS is so yesteryears, so a quick upgrade will be most favorable. 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM handles the multitasking duties of this smartphone leaving the storage of files to the 8GB ROM that can be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card.

BATTERY

Homtom S12’s removable Li-Ion battery has 2,750 mAh capacity.

Homtom S12 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelHomtom S12
AnnouncedJanuary 2018
ReleasedYes
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkWCDMA:  850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network
SIM TypeMicro SIM
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G
SpeedHSPA 21 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions138*65*8.9 mm
Weight
Body MaterialPlastic
ColoursWhite, Blue, Black

Display                                                               

Display TypeTFT Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.0”
Resolution960*480 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density215 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch, multi-touch input, 2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

Primary8 + 2 MP
ImageYes
VideoYes
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
FlashYes, Single-LED flash
Secondary5 MP

Software

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetMediaTek MT6580
CPUQuad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPUARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory)1GB
Internal Storage8GB
Card SlotExpandable to 32GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infraredn/a
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicroUSB v2.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFCYes
HDMIn/a
Wireless Chargingn/a

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity2,750 mAh Battery
PlacementRemovable
StandbyUp to 156 hours
Talk TimeUp to 7.5 hours
Music PlayUp to 9.4 hours

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes & BBM

Media

Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes
Handsfree Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Homtom S12 sells at the low price of US $56.

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