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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Homtom S12 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Homtom S12
Announced January 2018
Released Yes
Status Available


2G Network GSM – 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network WCDMA –  850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network
SIM Type Micro SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 138*65*8.9 mm
Body Material Plastic
Colours White, Blue, Black


Display Type TFT Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0”
Resolution 960*480 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 215 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch, multi-touch input, 2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 8 + 2 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, Single-LED flash
Secondary 5 MP


Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT6580
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory) 1GB
Internal Storage 8GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type MicroUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,750 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 156 hours
Talk Time Up to 7.5 hours
Music Play Up to 9.4 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
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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