Gionee S12 Lite

Gionee S12 Lite Review, Pros and Cons – After the fall, Gionee is ready to rise again. Gionee brings back its S series and last month launched the Gionee S12 Lite smartphone in Nigeria, which is unlikely to sell outside the country.

The first smartphone launched was in 2017, after that, there is no stopping the progression of this escalation. Now, speaking of Gionee S12 Lite, the device was designed to interest users with its fascinating specifications. So, let’s see the review of the Gionee S12 Lite smartphone.

Gionee S12 Lite Review


  1. The Gionee S12 Lite features a 6.52 inches HD resolution IPS LCD screen.
  2. Android 10 OS comes out of the box with simplicity adjustments.
  3. It is powered by the entry-level Helio A25 chipset that couples to 1.8 GHz and 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 core sets.
  4. As for the camera, a triple camera is presented on the rear panel with a decent 8 MP selfie port.
  5. Gionee packs a 4000 mAh battery of moderate capacity without any fast charging support.

Design and Display

The Gionee S12 Lite comes with the innovation of putting design as the top priority, and it looks fantastic for this phone. The 6.52 inches screen integrates to combine a decent Full HD resolution and the brightness nits follow the pixel density, set to increase the quality of the screen time.

The front may not have as much pixel density, but it has a decent edge-to-edge frame design that provides a wide and perfect screen view. However, Corning glass is not mentioned on the official website, but we think it wouldn’t be offered at the top of the display.

Memory and Internal

The S12 Lite software runs on the Android 10 operating system in conjunction with the stock interface settings to improve the easy use of applications, and there are several widgets and gesture options to customize the ecosystem.

In terms of hardware, the 12 nm architecture, powered by octa-core, the Helio A25 SoC integrates with the system to produce moderate performance along with 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. To compile data more quickly, eMMC 5.1 with 32 GB of internal space inserts in the phone, and you can add more space with a MicroSD slot.


The triple camera introduced in the Gionee S12 Lite includes a 13MP primary lens, 5MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP depth lens with support for Full HD video recording. On the other hand, the 8MP selfie camera with a waterdrop notch appears on the screen, Check Gionee K3 Pro smartphone advantages and disadvantages.

Battery and Others

The S12 Lite will likely receive the standard charging pad inside the box, and all requirements will flourish through the 4000 mAh battery pack, which would be sufficient for regular use and would last half a day at most. There is a 3.5 mm jack port located on the top plate of the phone, while the speaker grilles are on the bottom and offer a rear-mounted fingerprint reader for biometric authenticity.

Gionee S12 Lite Pros and Cons

Gionee S12 Lite Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Gionee S12 Lite smartphone.

SpecificationsGionee S12 Lite
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedSeptember 2020
Weight174 g
Dimensions6.54 x 3.00 x 0.33 inche
Size6.52 inches
DisplayIPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
OSAndroid 10
Chipset12 nm – MediaTek Helio A25
4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Card slotYes
Camera13MP, 5MP, 2MP
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SensorsRear mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh battery
ColorsBlue, Green, Gray
Expected Price$ 160 (11,990 INR)

Gionee S12 Lite Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Gionee S12 Lite smartphone.


  1. USB On-The-Go
  2. Moderate performance, but better than average
  3. Simple UI, no mess of bloatware
  4. One day of battery life
  5. Dedicate MicroSD card.


  1. The exposure of the camera quality is average
  2. Without any gorilla glass protection
  3. Without any fast charger
  4. Max. 720p resolution
  5. Only 32 GB internal storage option


The Gionee S12 Lite smartphone has an affordable expected price of $ 160 (11,799 INR) and is worth buying in Nigeria since the general specifications are satisfactory. So expecting it to work well in the long game session may not be true. But in a nutshell, S12 Lite is a valid choice as an entry-level device.

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Aman Rathore
Aman Rathore is a technology enthusiast and has excellent knowledge of smartphones. He writes for Oispice frequently about smartphones and reviews. Aman is available on Twitter @AmanRat67261410 and email at [email protected]