Samsung Galaxy A12
12,999
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB Storage / 4GB RAM
  • 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad lens Camera, 8MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches, 720 x 1560 pixels Display
  • MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
64GB ROM

Samsung Galaxy A12: Specs Score

  • 3.7
    Camera
  • 3.7
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.5
    Performance
Rated at 71%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    6.5-inch HD+ IPS Infinity-V display
  • Camera : 3.7/5
    Quad rear cameras with 48MP sensor
  • Processor : 3.5/5
    Mid-range processor for affordable smartphones
  • Battery : 3.7/5
    Big 5000mAh battery sans fast charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Limited 3GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    Support for expandable storage spaceSupport for expandable storage space
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Only 4G support

Samsung Galaxy A12: TOP COMPETITORS

Samsung Galaxy A12: Price

Samsung Galaxy A12: Review

Pros
  • Quad-camera module with a 48MP main lens
  • Tall 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display
  • Huge 5,000 mAh battery backed by 15W fast charging
Cons
  • Entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 processor
  • Old Android 10 OS version

Samsung Galaxy A12: Design

Samsung Galaxy A12 is the newest budget smartphone by the South Korean brand in India. The handset brings along a refreshed design where it flaunts a dual-tone back panel. The upper half of the back panel is textured, while the bottom has a plain surface. There is a square-shaped module that has four cameras. The LED flash is placed right below the camera casing. The smartphone is packed with a huge 6.5-inch display. The Infinity-V panel supports a standard HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 20:9. There is a U-shaped camera cutout for the selfie camera. The big display will allow for a pleasant video watching experience in HD mode both online offline.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A12 uses the entry-level MediTek Helio P35 chipset to complete all the tasks at hand. The smartphone octa-core chipset is paired up with PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle all the graphics. The device uses 4GB RAM for multitasking and has up to 128GB of storage capacity. The device also packs a dedicated microSD card that supports up to 1TB microSD card for storage expansion. Storage crunch wouldn’t be an issue with this unit. The entry-level hardware is sufficient for the device to perform a general set of tasks. There wouldn’t be any lags or hiccups with web surfing, calling, and general media playback.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Price To Specs Ratio

The latest Samsung Galaxy ‘A’ series smartphone can be purchased at Rs. 12,999. At this price tag, you get the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model. There is another model that has 4GB RAM but a higher 128GB storage capacity. This variant will be available at Rs. 13,999. It makes sense to invest Rs. 1,000 extra for an upgraded configuration. The smartphone has been launched in black, blue, and white colors.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Camera Performance

The Galaxy A12’s rear panel has a 48MP main lens with an f/2.0 aperture packed inside a square-shaped module. The remaining camera sensors on the Galaxy A12 include a 5MP wide-angle sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The camera setup will click 12MP pixel-binned shots in the default mode. You can expect a good daylight performance with the high-resolution primary sensor. The device is equipped with a 5MP camera for selfies and video calling. This sensor comes with an f/2.2 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Important/ Highlight Features

The Samsung Galaxy A12’s biggest highlight is its big 5,000 mAh battery unit. The device will have enough fuel to run through a day on a single charge. The company has thrown in a 15W fast charging support which is expected to refuel the battery quickly. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security and will ship with Android 10 OS.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Verdict

Samsung has been strengthening its game in the sub Rs. 15,000 price segment for a while now. The Galaxy A series is one of the company’s most active smartphone lineups. We have seen multiple launches in this series and the Galaxy A12 comes as a new option for the masses in this category. The handset has a decent set of features, but the pricing is slightly higher if you compare it with the Chinese counterparts.

Samsung Galaxy A12: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, v10
Custom UI Samsung One UI 2.5
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, White, Blue
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date November, 2020
Indian Release Date 17 February, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm
Weight 205 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.5 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad ARM Cortex A53 CPU)
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64GB Storage
RAM 4GB RAM
External Storage Up to 1 TB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/2.0, rear) + 5 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR, PDAF
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player WAV, AAC+, AC3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, MP3, AMR, AAC, eAAC+
Video Player 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted), Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
Other Features Face Unlock, 15W QuickCharging
Videos

Samsung Galaxy A12: FaQs

  • What colors are available for the Samsung Galaxy A12?

    The phone is offered in three colors such as Green, Blue, White.

  • Is there a fingerprint reader on the Samsung Galaxy A12?

    Yes, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor along with face unlock.

  • Samsung Galaxy A12 alternatives?

    The Poco M3 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro can be considered as the Galaxy A12 alternatives.

  • How is the Samsung Galaxy A12 selfie camera?

    It has 8MP selfie shooter with an aperture of f/2.0.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy A12 support the 5G network?

    No, the smartphone doesn't support the 5G network.

  • What is the screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A12?

    It has a 6.5-inches HD+ IPS display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

  • What is the Android version on the Samsung Galaxy A12?

    The Galaxy A12 ships with Android 10 OS.

  • Is Samsung Galaxy A12 worth buying?

    At this price range, the Samsung A12 could have offered better features. It runs an entry-level chipset; however, you can get 48MP quad cameras.

  • How is the rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy A12?

    The Samsung Galaxy A12 has a quad lens module at the rear panel which houses a 48MP main lens.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy A12 a good pick for playing games?

    No, the smartphone runs the entry-level MediaTek Helio P35 chipset which can handle normal day-to-day usage. However, for gaming users, it will not be a good choice.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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