The DOMO nTice F12 is another MediaTek powered dual core handset with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. This handset sports a 5.2 inch screen and comes with 8MP rear camera. The F12 is priced at Rs. 8,900.
The box pack contains the handset, screen guard, a flip cover, user manual, data cable, power adapter and earphone. The earphone button is big and the earplug is also kind of weird.
Design, Display and OS
The dual SIM / dual standby handset is 12mm thick and weighs about 199 grams. There are 4 touch buttons on the front side. The handset feels bulky and there is a lot of space around the usable screen. Moreover the width is about 3.3inches that makes it difficult to handle. The handset doesn’t look that attractive. It’s an old design (reminded me of the Karbonn A30 handset). The flip cover does add a little bit of premium touch to the device.
There is LED notification, but it doesn’t blink. There is a light, G-sensor and proximity sensor.
The capacitive touch screen display is 5.2 inches supporting resolution of 800×480 pixels (16M colours). The handset supports 5 point multi touch. The viewing angle is okay. The nTice F12 runs on the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Storage and memory
Of the 4GB internal storage 503MB is assigned for apps of which 426MB is available to the users. The internal phone storage space is 2.05GB with 2.04GB available. There is an option to set the preferred install location to external SD card, however the apps get stored only on the internal storage. The handset comes with 512MB RAM with around 200MB available.
Performance and Benchmark
The DOMO nTice F12 comes with the same MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual core processor with PowerVR SGX 531GPU as seen on the Micromax A110 and the Lava Iris 501 and many other handsets.
- Quadrant Benchmark : 3003.
- Anututu Benchmark : 6869.
- Nenamark2 : 27.7fps.
- Linpack : single 39, multi 58.
- Multi Touch : 5 point.
The camera on the rear is of 8MP resolution with LED flash and the front facing is of VGA resolution. The camera quality still / video is good, you can check the sample images / videos at end of the article. HD video recording (720p) at 30fps is supported.
You cannot install apps or move apps to external storage. So you are limited to the 2GB space on the internal storage. This is good enough for many users and even gaming users can install games not more than 1.9GB.
The nTice F12 cannot play full HD videos (1080p). I tried that using MX player. 720p videos worked well. Some 1080p videos videos do work but most of them are not smooth and at times with out of sync audio.
The loudspeaker and in call speaker is clear and loud enough. The performance is good; I did not find any lags. 3G, built in Wi-Fi and GPS works pretty well. Native video calling is supported.
2500 mAh Battery
The battery of 2500 mAh is an added advantage and it gives a good usage time. It will easily last for near about 2 days of moderate usage with 3G on 24/7. You can expect a better battery backup as compared to other handsets around the same price tag.
DOMO nTice F12 review
The benchmark scores are slightly better than the other MediaTek handset with the same hardware. The score is better probably because of the Jelly Bean OS. The handset is priced at Rs. 8,900 with free screen guard and flip cover. This handset has same hardware, but with bigger screen and better battery backup and cheaper than the MediaTek powered MMX A110 and lava Iris 501.
The nTice F12 is bulky and looks almost like the Karbonn A30 5.9 inch handset. The performance is good but the handset is heavy and handling may not be comfortable for many users.
DOMO nTice F12 unboxing and review
HD (720p) video sample using nTice F12