Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9 compare

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 and Xiaomi Redmi 9

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Samsung Galaxy A12

Samsung Galaxy A12

Smartphone 2

Xiaomi Redmi 9

Xiaomi Redmi 9

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Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9

What is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy A12 and Xiaomi Redmi 9? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A12 Xiaomi Redmi 9
Rating (+1) (+1)
Review Samsung Galaxy A12 Review Xiaomi Redmi 9 Review
Release date 2020, November 24 2020, June 10
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | 6.46 x 6.46 x 2.98 in 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm | 6.43 x 6.43 x 3.03 in
Weight 205 g | 7.23 oz 198 g | 6.98 oz
Body Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black, White, Blue, Red Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable 5020 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price $ 170 $ 130


Technology PLS IPS IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc 6.53" inc
Screen area 102.0 cm2 104.7 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width) 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 82.1% 83.2%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px 1080 x 2340 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI 395 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Other specs - 400 nits typ. brightness

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 48 MP, Quad 13 MP, Quad
Camera specs -48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), AF
-5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
-13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.12µm, PDAF
-8 MP, f/2.2, 118° (ultrawide), 1/4.0'', 1.12µm
-5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score 90
DxOMark Photo 96
DxOMark Video 80
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.2 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 10 Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset - Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) - Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
Processor CPU - Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) - Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali-G52 MC2
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Antutu 8 103760 201917
GeekBench 5 Single Core 158 358
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 930 1287

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market/region dependent) Yes (market/region dependent)
USB USB Type-C 2.0 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.67 W/kg (head) 1.38 W/kg (body)
SAR - 0.91 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.91 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio, RDS, recording Wireless FM radio
Headphone jack Yes Yes

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass , Infrared port
Other extras
- Fast charging 15W

- Fast charging 18W

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