Samsung Galaxy F12 review

Added by on 04.06.21 | Last update 04.25.23
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.

Samsung Galaxy F12 Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, April 05
  • Colors: Sea Green, Sky Blue, Celestial Black
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm.
  • Weight: 221 g.
  • Screen: 6.5" in, 720 x 1600, PLS IPS
  • Camera : Quad, 48MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 850 (8nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 6000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11, One UI 3.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Samsung Galaxy F12 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy F12 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.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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