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.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A12 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, November 24
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm.
- Weight: 205 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, PLS IPS
- Camera : Quad, 48MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 10
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy A12 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A12 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.