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Samsung Galaxy A12 in review: Does Samsung fall back into old patterns due to the success of the Galaxy A smartphones?

The Samsung Galaxy A12 proves to be a solid smartphone in the low-priced mid-range in our test.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 proves to be a solid smartphone in the low-priced mid-range in our test.
Our review of the Samsung Galaxy A12 reveals once again: Samsung's affordable mid-range is very broad with its various models. Within half a year, five affordable Samsung mid-range phones made it through our test course. However, the differences between the Galaxy models are relatively small...
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The fact that the Korean manufacturer successfully sells its Galaxy A series worldwide is certainly one of the reasons why Samsung also launches a lot of inexpensive mid-range phones on the German market. With the Galaxy A20sGalaxy A21s, and the Galaxy A12, we had three very similar Samsung phones from the Galaxy A series in the price range between 160 and 200 Euros (~$194 and ~$243) in our test within half a year. With the Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M21, two further Galaxy M models from the mid-range price segment of up to 220 Euros (~$267) join them.

However, the differences between the various Samsung phones are small. Consequently, only a few differences compared to other inexpensive Galaxy phones from the A and M series are visible in the Samsung Galaxy A12 that we recently reviewed.

The Galaxy A12, which was quite modest in our test, takes decent photos with the main camera, is well built, and we also like the textured surface of the back. The very long battery life and the good configuration including One UI and Samsung Knox are also on the Galaxy smartphone's plus side. However, the Samsung phone shares these positive features with the Galaxy A21s that we already reviewed, among others, and only a few aspects speak for the Galaxy A12 in direct comparison with its sibling, which is currently even available at a slightly lower price. We hardly see any noteworthy progress between the 2021 and the 2020 model; partly the opposite is rather the case, because the latter has a much faster WLAN and a slightly faster chipset - in addition, the Galaxy A21s is supposed to get the One UI 3 interface as well.

Nevertheless, the Galaxy A12 is a solid phone in the price segment around 150 Euros (~$182). Do you place a lot of value on very long battery life and are interested in an inexpensive smartphone? If so, you can get a detailed impression of the Galaxy A12 in our comprehensive review of the Galaxy smartphone.

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 247 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 335 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2021-02-25 (Update: 2021-02-23)