People buy smartphones for different purposes. Moreover, smartphones are made for different people with different taste and income. That’s why their pricing varies from a few dollars to thousand dollars. So no need to buy an iPhone for every case and recommend it to everyone. In this sense, if you are looking for an ultra-budget smartphone that looks amazing and sports acceptable hardware, this is the right place. An eye-catching smartphone that is also packed with an octa-core chip is offered for only $52.99. But this offer is valid for a few models.
However, when we see a smartphone priced so low, there is every reason to think we are dealing with a scam. This is not the case. First, Homtom is a well-known brand that has designed multiple good smartphones. Second, the Homtom S12 is made for those who are tight on budget. Third, it is packed with low-end features that explain the pricing. In other words, the S12 is ideal for kids or for people who don’t want to spend much on a smartphone because they won’t do much on it.
As for the specs list, the Homtom S12 is packed with a 5-inch low-resolution screen of 480×960 pixels. Under the hood, we can find a MediaTek MTK6580 octa-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz. This chip is accompanied by a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM. So you won’t be able to store much data on it and run heavy games and apps. Surprisingly, it is packed with a dual-camera using an 8+2MP sensors combination. As you guess, the second sensor is there for only one purpose – to provide the bokeh effect. On the front, we have a 5MP shooter. At last, the Homtom S12 is equipped with a 2750mAh battery.
Taking into account all the aforementioned features, we can say it should be considered as a low-end smartphone. But it comes with a selling point – that’s the appearance. The S12 sports a borderless display. This is not a full-screen. On the back, it has an interesting textured back panel. It is pleasant not only for the eye but for the touch as well.