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Samsung Galaxy F12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy F12 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy F12 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, April 05
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 221 g
  • Screen: 6.5", PLS IPS
  • Main Camera: Quad, 48 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy F12
Release date 2021, April 05
Dimensions (HxWxD) 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm | 6.46 x 2.99 x 0.38 in
Weight 221 g | 7.8 oz
Body build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Sea Green, Sky Blue, Celestial Black
Battery 6000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Approximate price130 EUR
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 ratio81.9%
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 px
PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Other - 90Hz
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.0'', 0.8µm, PDAF
-5 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Performance
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset - Exynos 850 (8nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G52
External memory microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
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 No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head)
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio, recording
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Fast charging 15W

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Samsung Galaxy F12 Review

In recent years, smartphones in the low- and mid-price range have gotten a dose of what flagships have. For example, beautiful design and wide functionality. This has made their appeal even more captivating. However, not every model fits this description. If you're looking for one that provides advanced features and stylish looks, take a look at the Samsung Galaxy F12. A product of the South Korean manufacturer, it will delight you with its familiar high quality and competent performance.

Design

Samsung Galaxy F12 has a look that can be described as typical. It is in the spirit of the latest trends. As a model released in the first half of 2021, it has thin bezels around the screen and a familiar front camera layout. Its body is made of cheap plastic, making it far from perfect. What leaves a positive impression is the stylish four-camera unit on the rear panel and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

This Samsung model is available in several colours - green, blue and black. Its weight is a bit higher at 221 grams, which makes it one of the heaviest devices on the market. The rounded body shapes contribute to comfortable operation.

Display

One of the reasons to like the Samsung Galaxy F12 is the size of its display. It is 6.5 inches diagonal, PLS IPS and has a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The aspect ratio is a standard 20:9. Taking up almost 82% of the front panel, the screen conforms to the understanding of a budget device. With flagships, you'll find a much higher benchmark.

If you have doubts about the screen qualities of the Samsung Galaxy F12, leave them in the background. Brightness, contrast and refresh rate - 90 Hz, do not provoke claims. In addition to this, you get Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection. We can slightly criticize the low pixel density per inch.

Performance

The Samsung Galaxy F12 is based on a powerful and efficient 8-nm Exynos 850 processor, coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. The latter can be expanded using the memory card slot up to 1 TB.

The processor may not boast magnificent power efficiency, but it definitely extends the battery life of the Samsung Galaxy F12. Combined with a Mali G52MC2 video accelerator and Android 11 operating system, you can count on smooth performance. Resource-intensive games and apps just might be a challenge.

Cameras

One feature of the Samsung Galaxy F12 that immediately catches the attention of users is the quad rear camera. Its main module is a 48-megapixel one. It handles daylight shooting well. A lot of details are noticeable on the footage and the colors are realistic. In the evening, expect noise and less detail. Some flagships today suffer from such problems, so it's not fatal.

The main rear camera module is complemented by an ultra-wide 5-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera for macro shots and a 2-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Both the front and rear cameras can capture videos at 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second.

For the front camera, we can say that it's single, but wide-angle. With it, you'll enjoy beautiful selfies and exciting group shots.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy F12 is powered by a 6000 mAh battery. It's ample to keep you charged all day and more. A 15W charger comes with the device. Back or wireless charging are absent, but for the moment it is not among the priorities of quite a few users.

Conclusion

In 2021, the market was filled by dozens of budget and mid-budget smartphones from manufacturers around the world. If you're a Samsung fan, we recommend you place your bet on the Samsung Galaxy F12. It's a model that has tradition behind it and comes at an affordable price. Aside from a beautiful and large screen, you get satisfactory autonomous performance - with many able to easily guarantee over two days of active use.

The Samsung Galaxy F12 will win you over with quality sound and a quad rear camera. Thanks to the memory card slot, you don't have to worry about running out of storage quickly. To protect your data from prying eyes, you can use the fingerprint scanner or facial recognition technology.

Finally, we can't fail to mention the frequency of picture updates. You can enjoy hours of videos, games and web browsing.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy F12 was around 130 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, April 05.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy F12 is 221 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy F12 is 6.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy F12 is 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 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.