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Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A12 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2020, November 24
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 205 g
  • Screen: 6.5", PLS IPS
  • Main Camera: Quad, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A12
Release date 2020, November 24
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | 6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in
Weight 205 g | 7.23 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Black, White, Blue, Red
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price$ 170
Screen
Technology PLS IPS
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.5" inc
Screen area 102.0 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio82.1%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px
PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 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)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Main Score90
DxOMark Photo96
DxOMark Video80
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.2
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10
Chipset - Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics processor GPU - PowerVR GE8320
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Antutu 8 score103760
GeekBench 5 Single Core158
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core930
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
USB USB Type-C 2.0
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.67 W/kg (head) 1.38 W/kg (body)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer
- Fast charging 15W

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Samsung Galaxy A12 Review

At the end of 2020, the South Korean company Samsung launched the Galaxy A12 smartphone, which is characterized by an attractive price. The model offers a camera with a resolution of 48 MP as in more expensive devices, support for contactless payment and has a large capacity battery.

Design

The appearance of the Galaxy A12 has been worked on. Designers have tried to make it different. Its vision differs from that of the cheap smartphones on the market. Galaxy A12 has a plastic body that is pleasant to the touch. The back panel has two types of texture. In its upper part the surface is ribbed, and in the lower part it is simply matte. The smartphone looks fresh and modern. It is also practical. The body is difficult to scratch. You can use it without a case.

On the back panel we see how the camera unit protrudes slightly above the body. This solution is already typical and not at all surprising. The fingerprint scanner is built into the start button of the Galaxy A12 - on the right side. For now, this is one of the most convenient places where this functionality can be located.

The front of the Galaxy A12 does not offer any distinctive features. The screen is flat and elongated. The slit is teardrop-shaped.

Display

The display diagonal of the Galaxy A12 is 6.5 inches - big enough to surf the Internet, browse social networks and watch videos.

The matrix is ​​quite simple - PLS with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. However, the image quality makes a good impression. The stock of brightness is large. Therefore, you can read the contents of the screen of the Galaxy A12 on a sunny day outdoors. The minimum brightness level is quite low, which is good news for anyone who has a habit of using a smartphone in complete darkness.

Productivity

Galaxy A12 offers satisfactory performance, thanks to which you can use various applications - from messengers to social networks, Google maps and more. Given the price of the model, the processor is at a basic level. Specifically under the body of the Galaxy A12 is placed Mediatek Helio P35. It is combined with 3 or 4 GB of RAM. Internal storage is 32 or 64 GB. Samsung has provided the ability to increase it using a microSD memory card up to 1 TB.

Choosing Galaxy A12, you can use three slots at the same time - two for two SIM cards and one for a memory card.

Cameras

The strongest side of the Galaxy A12 is its photo capabilities. If you are a fan of mobile photography, then this smartphone deserves your attention. The main camera is 48-megapixel. The quality of the photos you take with her will be worth sharing. Good shots are also obtained indoors. You can take photos in the original 48 MP resolution with excellent detail and expressiveness. Due to the specifics of the processor, night shooting mode is not provided.

The main camera also has an ultra-wide-angle module with a resolution of 5 MP with a viewing angle of 123 degrees. In daylight, it is able to take quality landscape photos. Additionally, you get a 2-megapixel sensor for macro photos. Plus, it has a depth sensor with which you will achieve the modern bokeh effect.

As for the front camera, it is 8-megapixel. You will take good selfies with it. It is ideal for video calls.

The Galaxy A12's ability to capture video is basic. The resolution of the videos will be Full HD at a rate of 30 frames per second.

Autonomous work

The battery of Galaxy A12 has a capacity of 5000 mAh. It offers a long operating time before you have to recharge it. For example, up to 21 hours in continuous video watching mode or up to 20 hours when browsing the Internet.

In other words, this affordable Samsung smartphone will provide you with an average load level of up to 2-3 days of battery life. It comes complete with a charger with a power of 15 watts. They describe it as fast, but due to the large capacity of the battery you may not notice it.

The battery charges to 100% in about 2 hours. The manufacturer has provided a modern USB Type-C port.

Conclusion

You will like the Galaxy A12 because it offers a large screen, the capabilities of its main camera are excellent for the price of the model and you have contactless payments available. In addition, the smartphone will delight you with its autonomous operation.


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Sandra Parker
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2022-03-29 01:04:06
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This phone has frozen up since day one...

Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A12 was around $ 170 after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2020, November 24.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is 205 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is 6.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.