Samsung Galaxy A12 review: specs and price

The Samsung Galaxy A12 smartphone is the perfect combination of style and function. This budget smartphone features a 6.5-inch screen, an easy-grip criss cross texture, and a stunning two-tone matte finish. With up to 6GB of RAM and an octa-core processor, you can always expect speedy performance, plus its 5000mAh battery means it can last for days on a single charge.

It also has a multi-camera setup that is ideal for all of your photo-taking needs. Its 5MP ultra-wide camera allows you to snap stunning landscapes with a 123° view. The 2MP macro camera lets you take close-ups, and its 8MP front camera with live focus lets you take selfies that show more of you and less of the background around you. And, with several storage options and the ability to add more with the microSD card slot, you’ll have plenty of space to store all of those amazing photos.

Samsung Galaxy A12

Why is Samsung Galaxy A12 better than the average?

  • Battery power
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    5000mAhvs3459.97mAh
  • RAM
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    6GBvs4.04GB
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs11.81GHz
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    48MP & 5MP & 2MP & 2MPvs27.97MP
  • Screen size
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    6.5"vs5.72"
  • Internal storage
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    128GBvs73.07GB
  • Download speed
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    300MBits/svs239.91MBits/s
  • Bluetooth version
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    5vs4.43

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Samsung Galaxy A12
8.5
11 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy A12
8.5/10
11 User reviews

Features

Build quality

7.8/10
10 votes

Display quality

8.0/10
11 votes

Battery life

8.9/10
11 votes

Photography

8.6/10
11 votes

Performance

8.2/10
11 votes

Comments

Elvin

Elvin

2 months ago

9 / 10

Es un buen teléfono,es de 64 bits

Elvin

Elvin

2 months ago

9 / 10

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Roger

Roger

2 months ago

10 / 10

Excelente Móvil para ser un Gama de Entrada.!

Roger

Roger

2 months ago

10 / 10

Este Móvil es Super guerrero, había visto los reviews de verdad se quedan cortos, es un muy Buen teléfono y su fiabilidad es increíble; soy un usuario medio y el A12 da muchísimo más por lo que pagas, tengo 2 meses con el, aun descubriendo funciones nuevas. Su procesador no te deja varado, en todo momento responde con cualquier app actual y juego, las cámaras son muy buenas, la pantalla tiene protección para la dañina luz azul, la batería dura un montón y con carga rapida no ahí problema; la guinda del pastel tiene Dolly atmos, colócate unos audífonos de Tú preferencia abre Netflix, YouTube o Tú Juego favorito y regocijate en la calidad de Sonido. Gloria a Dios fabricaron este teléfono.!

Pros

  • Batería
  • Optimizacion del Sistema Operativo
  • Camaras
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Cárga rapida

Cons

  • Pantalla sin Protección
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Tgsv

Tgsv

2 months ago

8 / 10

It has a verybig battery life, for me it last 2day

Tgsv

Tgsv

2 months ago

8 / 10

I love this phone my mum has this phone. the camera and battery super Amazing. I can say it has 48mp camera but it gives result very close to realme 108 mp,, although the processor is slightly slower

Pros

  • Huge battery( 2day life)
  • Awesome camera
  • It has ips, still its very great display

Cons

  • Processor is slower
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Design

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

75.8mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.volume

110.64cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

720 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.Always-On Display
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The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.
9.Has sapphire glass display
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Sapphire crystal glass is an extremely durable material, which is surpassed only by diamond in terms of hardness. A sapphire crystal display is stronger and more scratch resistant than toughened glass such as Corning Gorilla Glass.

Performance

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.CPU speed

4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (MediaTek Helio P35)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
9.Supports 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy A12 (MediaTek Helio P35)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

48MP & 5MP & 2MP & 2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2 & f/2.2 & f/2.4 & f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
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A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy A12
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
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It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
3.Supports fast charging
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Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
7.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
8.has reverse wireless charging
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The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.

Features

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy A12
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Samsung Galaxy A12
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy A12
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Samsung Galaxy A12
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
A dual-SIM mobile phone can work with two SIM cards at the same time.
8.has 5G support
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The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

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