Samsung Galaxy M12
10,999
Highlights
  • 64GB , 128GB Storage / 4GB , 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP Quad lens Primary Camera, 8MP Front Camera
  • 6.5 inches 720 x 1600 pixels Display
  • Exynos 850, Octa Core
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 6000 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy M12: Specs Score

  • 3.9
    Camera
  • 4.5
    Battery
  • 3.7
    Display
  • 3.8
    Value for Money
  • 3.7
    Performance
Rated at 78%
  • Display: 3.7/5
    Big screen with good amount of brightness
  • Camera : 3.9/5
    Quad-camera setup at an affordable price
  • Processor : 3.7/5
    Mid-range energy efficient processor
  • Battery : 4.5/5
    Massive 6,000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.9/5
    Offers up to 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.7/5
    Supports memory expansion
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Samsung Galaxy M12: TOP COMPETITORS

Samsung Galaxy M12: Price

Samsung Galaxy M12: Review

Pros
  • 90Hz Refresh Rate Display
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • Android 11 OS
Cons
  • 720p Screen Resolution

Samsung Galaxy M12: Design

The Samsung Galaxy M12 is a typical-looking smartphone from the Korean tech company with some interesting features, that make this a unique smartphone, especially considering the price tag. The device has a plastic back panel, and, at the front, it features a 90Hz high refresh-rate display, the first one on a Galaxy M series smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M12 is powered by the Exynos 850, which is a mid-range octa-core processor with a peak CPU clock speed of 2GHz. The processor is clubbed with at least 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The processor is capable of handling normal tasks without any issue, and it should also be able to offer a bit of gaming with low to medium graphics settings.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Camera Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M12 has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 5MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. There is also an 8MP selfie camera at the front with support for HD video recording capability along with portrait mode support.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Price To Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy M12 retails for Rs. 10,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The high-end model of the Galaxy M12 with 6GB RAM and 128GB costs Rs. 13,499, and both models offer a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. For the asking price, the device does offer a great set of features in almost all departments.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Important Features/Highlights

The Samsung Galaxy M12 comes with a 90Hz refresh rate display, and the Galaxy M12 is the most affordable smartphone from the company with a higher refresh rate screen. On top of that, the device also has a massive 6000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging and reverse charging via the USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Verdict

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy M12 seems like a great modern smartphone that can easily last over a day on a single charge, even though it has a 90Hz refresh rate display. On top of that, the smartphone also has a fast processor, and ships with the latest Android 11 OS, which makes it an interesting entry-level smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M12: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS 11
Custom UI One UI 3.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, White
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date February, 2021
Indian Release Date 18 March, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164.0 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm
Weight 221 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.5 inches
Technology Infinity-V display
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Refresh Rate 90Hz refresh rate
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Exynos 850 (8nm)
CPU Octa Core (2GHz Quad + 2GHz Quad)
GPU Mali-G52
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB 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) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 5 MP (f/2.4, depth) + 2 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.2) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Panorama, HDR, PDAF
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Games Yes
FM Radio No
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 15W Quick Charging, Face unlock
Videos

Samsung Galaxy M12: FaQs

  • How many sensors are there on the back of the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The phone gets four cameras at the back which includes a 48MP main sensor.

  • What colors are available for the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The Samsung Galaxy M12 comes in Attractive Black, Elegant Blue, and Trendy Emerald Green color options.

  • How is the front camera of the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The smartphone has an 8MP selfie camera which is placed inside the waterdrop-style notch.

  • Is there a fingerprint reader on the Samsung Galaxy M12?

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

  • What is the Android version on the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The phone ships with Android 11 topped with One UI 3.1.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The phone packs a huge 6,000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging.

  • What is the integrated processor in the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    The smartphone runs the in-house Exynos 850 SoC under its hood.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy M12 worth buying in India?

    Yes, despite being an entry-level phone, it offers a 90Hz as well as a 48MP primary ISOCELL GM2 sensor and so on. So, if you are looking for a budget Samsung smartphone, then the Galaxy M12 can be a good pick.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy M12 support the 5G network?

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

  • What is the screen size of the Samsung Galaxy M12?

    It has a 6.52-inch HD+ Infinity-V display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

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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