OnePlus 12 5G

OnePlus 12 5G Key Features
  • Dual Sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Vo5G, Wi-Fi, NFC, IR Blaster
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen3, Octa Core, 3.3 GHz Processor
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256GB, 512GB inbuilt
  • 5400 mAh Battery with 100W Fast Charging
  • 6.82 inches, 1440 x 3168 px, 120 Hz Display with Punch Hole
  • 64 MP + 50 MP + 48 MP Triple Rear & 32 MP Front Camera
  • Memory Card Not Supported
  • Android v14

KSh 89,000KSh 97,500

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  • OnePlus 12 5G in Kenya

    The OnePlus 12 5G in Kenya is Ksh 89,000. Oneplus has proven to be a house player in the smartphone industry with the launch of the OnePlus 12 which is an upgrade from its predecessor the OnePlus 11. Today we are going to review the features that make the OnePlus 12 a remarkable device and most importantly we will decide if it’s worth upgrading to this phone.

    OnePlus 12 5G Features

    Brand Oneplus
    Model 12 5G
    Status Available
    Release Date 2023, December
    Dimensions 163.3 x 75.8 x 9.2 mm (6.43 x 2.98 x 0.36 in)
    Weight 220 g (7.76 oz)
    Colors Flowy Emerald, Silky Black, Silver
    Body Material Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
    SIMs Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2x Nano-SIM, eSIM, dual stand-by) or Dual SIM (2x Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    Water & Dust IP65, waterproof and dustproof
    Size 6.82 inches
    Type LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 600 nits (typ), 1600 nits (HBM), 4500 nits (peak)
    Resolutions 1440 x 3168 pixels
    PPI 510 ppi density
    Multi touch Yes
    Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
    Always-on display
    2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
    CDMA 800
    3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – International
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100 – India, China
    CDMA2000 1x
    4G 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71 – International
    1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 – India, China
    5G 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA – International
    1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA – India, China
    Speed HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G
    GPRS Yes
    EDGE Yes
    Rear Triple 50 MP, f/1.6, 23mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS
    64 MP, f/2.6, 70mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
    48 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    Features Hasselblad Color Calibration, Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
    Videos 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS, Dolby Vision
    Front 32 MP, f/2.4, 21mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
    Auto-HDR, panorama
    4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
    OS Android 14, OxygenOS 14 (International), ColorOS 14 (China)
    Chipset Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm)
    CPU Octa-core (1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 & 5×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A520)
    GPU Adreno 750
    RAM 12GB / 16GB / 24GB
    Storage 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
    Card Slot No
    Type Li-Po
    Capacity 5400 mAh
    Removable Non-Removable
    Talk Time N/A
    Stand By N/A
    Charging 100W wired, PD, QC, 1-100% in 26 min (advertised)
    50W wireless, 1-100% in 55 min (advertised)
    10W reverse wireless
    Wireless Charging No
    Sound Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
    3.5mm Jack Yes
    24-bit/192kHz audio
    Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
    Bluetooth 5.4, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
    GPS GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)
    USB USB Type-C 3.2, OTG
    Wi Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6/7, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
    NFC Yes, eSE, HCE

    OnePlus 12 Overview


    The OnePlus 12 Build

    • Design: LTPO AMOLED
    • Display: 6.82 inches
    • Color: Flowy Emerald, Silky Black, Silver


    The OnePlus 12 comes with a sophisticated and sleek design. The phone is available in our Phone stores in Kenya in three color options Flowy Emerald, Silky Black, Silver. One thing is for certain, the OnePlus 12 is designed to grab your eye’s attention straight from the box. The OnePlus 12 is slim with dimensions of 164.3 x 75.8 x 9.2 mm. The design truly captivates your eyes with its slim profile. The phone weighs 220 grams giving you a good distribution when you hold it in your hands. This makes the OnePlus 12 a bit heavy, but if you consider the fact that it comes with a 5400 mAh battery capacity then it is completely understandable.

    One Plus also ensured that the OnePlus 12 has been built with a glass front that has a Gorilla Glass Victus 2 which provides you with enough support. The sides of the OnePlus 12 have been built with an aluminum frame making this phone a flagship device. You get a dual SIM card tray with the 12 plus phones come with IP65 certificate. Meaning that the One Plus 12 is waterproof and dustproof.

    At the back of the OnePlus 12, you are going to find a triple rear camera module that hosts a 50MP and a 64 MP periscope telephoto camera with a 48MP ultrawide camera that makes the phone stand out. On the sides of the OnePlus 12, you get power buttons and volume rockers. These are responsive when you want to adjust the audio settings in the OnePlus 12 phone.

    Display and Visual Experience

    OnePlus ensured that the OnePlus 12 comes with a vibrant display of 6.82 inches. This ensures that you get an immersive experience when viewing content on your phone. One thing that you are going to love is the fact that the 6.82-inch LTPO AMOLED display comes with a high refresh rate of 120Hz which ensures that you get a fast experience.

    You will fall inlove with the peak nits of 4500 and HBM of 1600 nits which is still high, to be honest… Ensuring that you get to enjoy the maximum display with the OnePlus 12 even when the sun is super high. You also get a high resolution of 1440 x 3168 pixels that guarantees crisp, vivid colors and sharp contrasts. The LTPO AMOLED display of the OnePlus 12 provides you with a good time when you are streaming content or even gaming using the OnePlus 12.

    The OnePlus 12 Cameras

    • Main Camera: 50 MP (wide), 64 MP (periscope telephoto) and 48 MP (ultrawide).
    • Front Camera: 32 MP (wide)
    • Video(Main/Front): 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240/480fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS, Dolby Vision

    Wide camera lens system

    The triple main camera of the OnePlus 12 is a powerhouse that has been built to capture incredible shots. You get a high-resolution primary camera that has three lenses a 50MP wide camera with a focal point of 1.6 you also get a 64MP periscope telephoto that comes with a higher focal point of 2.6 and the third camera is an ultrawide lens camera with a 48MP that comes with a focal point of 2.2.

    The primary lens of the OnePlus 12 comes with a 50 MP resolution and a wide aperture of f/1.6. You also get a multi-directional Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), that will ensure every photo you take with the OnePlus 12 is sharp and clear. You are going to enjoy capturing breathtaking landscapes and even close-up photos with the 50 MP wide camera lens of the OnePlus 12.

    Periscope Telephoto and Ultrawide Lens Camera

    You also get an additional periscope telephoto lens that is 64MP with a focal point of 2.6. The lens of the periscope telephoto are 70 mm making them wide enough to be able to 3x optical zoom. Another feature of this camera involve a Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) same thing that you find in the primary wide camera lens.

    The third camera lens that comes with the OnePlus 12 is a 48 MP ultrawide lens that captures every tiny detail. This 48 MP ultrawide lens will open you up to a new perspective when you want to take photos of small objects while capturing their intricate beauty. This ultra-wide lens of the OnePlus 12 is truly a game changer because it allows you to capture a clear photo of your friends when you are taking a group shot. Thanks to the wide-angle capabilities of the OnePlus 12, you will be able to add a creative dimension to the photos and videos that you are taking.

    Additional features

    You also get additional features with the OnePlus 12 such as the dual LED flash comes in handy when you are capturing photos in low-light conditions. The dual LED flashlight of the OnePlus 12 will ensure that you capture vibrant photos that are well-lit. OnePlus has equally ensured to give you a Hasselblad Color Calibration.

    Another feature that you are going to love is the Panorama mode which allows you to capture sweeping landscapes in all their glory with the OnePlus 12. While the High Dynamic Range (HDR) gives you a balanced exposure while still preserving all the details in the photos of the shadows and highlights.


    One thing that you will love about the camera of the OnePlus 12 is the fact that it allows you to take more than just static images, you can record videos. You will be able to record stunning videos in 8K at 24 frames per second video setting, the OnePlus 12 will give you cinematic quality to your videos while capturing every nuance in exceptional detail. You can also change the settings in your OnePlus 12 to 1080p at 30fps, with this setting you will still be able to record smooth and high-quality videos. The other video capabilities that you get include automatic HDR, gyro-EIS, and Dolby Vision

    Front Camera Specifications

    OnePlus ensures that you capture the best angles with the 32MP selfie camera of the OnePlus 12. At the front you get a 32MP wide aperture lens that comes with a focal point of 2.4, this ensures that the selfies you take are sharp and vibrant with details. You are going to enjoy taking group selfies or even just photos of yourself with the 32MP wide lens that captures every detail in your face.

    The OnePlus 12 comes in handy if you love vlogging or even if you are to have a Zoom meeting. This is because the front camera can record high-quality videos at 4K at 30 frames per second or you can shift it to 1080p at 30 frames per second. Go ahead and capture every memorable moment with your friends.

    The OnePlus 12 Performance

    • Processor (Chipset, GPU): Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm), Adreno 750
    • Storage: 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM, 1TB 16GB RAM, 1TB 24GB RAM
    • OS: Android 14, OxygenOS 14
    • Connectivity (sim conf): Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct

    The chipset and Operating System of the OnePlus 12

    At the heart of the OnePlus 12, you will find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, which is 4nm thick. The chipset of the OnePlus 12 provides you with cutting-edge performance while maintaining energy efficiency. Oneplus ensures that the octa-core configuration has a 1×3.3 GHz Cortex-X4 and 5×3.2 GHz Cortex-A720, this ensures that the Oneplus 12 can handle all of your multitasking, gaming, and demanding applications with finesse.

    The operating system of the Oneplus 12 is Android 14, one of the latest. Oneplus ensured to couple this up with their very own interface the OxygenOS 14. This ensures that the Oneplus 12 gives you a seamless user experience while hosting different features in the Oneplus 12.


    In order to complement the powerful CPU, OnePlus ensured that the Oneplus 12 comes with an Adreno 750 GPU that provides you with exceptional graphics performance. This allows you to immerse in graphically intensive games or indulge in high-definition multimedia content with the Oneplus 12. The Adreno 750 simply ensures that you get smooth and lag-free visuals, making your overall user experience with the Oneplus 12 enriched.

    Memory Configurations:

    One thing that OnePlus understands is just how important storage and memory are in this era. That is why the Oneplus 12 has several storage options. OnePlus has launched the Oneplus 12 with various internal storage options. You can choose between 256GB with 12GB RAM, you equally have the option of buying the phone in 512GB of internal storage with 16GB RAM.

    The third option that OnePlus has given you is buying the phone with 1TB  internal storage and 16GB RAM which makes it a laptop at this particular point. But thats not enough… OnePlus has pushed the limits of what is possible with smartphones’ internal storage by giving you a capacious 1TB  with 24GB RAM. Go ahead and select a storage that aligns with your lifestyle.

    The OnePlus 12 Battery

    • Capacity: Li-Po 5400 mAh
    • Charging Speed: 100W wired, PD, QC, 1-100% in 26 min (advertised)

    The OnePlus 12 is equipped with a 5,500mAh non-removable battery, which ensures that your smartphone can endure for longer. OnePlus has ensured that you can last for a long time once you charge the OnePlus 12 to full capacity. You will be guaranteed that the OnePlus 12 will keep up with your demanding lifestyle with a phone that lasts you throughout the whole day.

    Fast Charging: 100W Wired Charging

    If your new phone ever runs out of power, you remain confident in the fact that the OnePlus 12 comes with 100W wired charging. This ensures that you spend less time being wired to the power outlet while charging your OnePlus 12 and more time enjoying the OnePlus phone. The charger can get your phone from 1 to 100 percent in less than 26 minutes.

    One thing is for certain, you are going to enjoy the fast charging ability of the OnePlus 12. This phone also supports a 5o-watt wireless charring that can charge your phone from zero to one hundred percent in 55 minutes. Lastly, you get a 10-watt reverse wireless charging that you can use to charge your accessories such as the OnePlus pods or even other devices.

    The OnePlus 12 Summary

    The OnePlus 12 is a great phone with a lot to offer. Here is a summary of its key features, benefits, and why it’s a perfect fit for the target audience:

    Key features:

    • The OnePlus 12 comes with a sophisticated and sleek design that makes it comfortable to grip.
    • OnePlus 12 comes with a stunning LTPO AMOLED display with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.
    • The OnePlus 12 is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset
    •  The OnePlus 12 runs on Android 14 with OxygenOS 14, offering a clean and intuitive user interface with a host of customization options.
    • The OnePlus 12 supports 8K video recording at 30/60fps, allowing users to create professional-quality videos on the go.


    • The OnePlus 12 gives you robust protection against accidental drops and scratches thanks to the Gorilla Glass Victus 2
    • The OnePlus 12 delivers vibrant colors and exceptional clarity, even in bright sunlight, thanks to its impressive 1600 nits brightness.
    •  The 120Hz refresh rate ensures smooth scrolling and fluid animations for an immersive viewing experience.
    • the OnePlus 12 delivers blazing-fast performance and seamless multitasking.
    • The OnePlus 12 comes with a 5400mAh non-removable battery with 100W wired charging support ensuring long-lasting performance and quick charging times, keeping users powered throughout the day without interruption.


    If you are someone who is seeking a well-balanced flagship smartphone under Ksh 89,000. Then the OnePlus 12 should definitely be on your radar. You get incredible value for your money with an exceptional design and a vibrant display. Couple that up with the powerful performance, and capable camera that you are getting. This mid-range smartphone stands out in the crowded smartphone market. With the OnePlus 12, you will be purchasing a dependable phone while getting value for your money.

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