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Samsung Galaxy A12

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12 (Galaxy A Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, PLS LCD, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, USB-C, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Yes, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 164 x 75.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.46 x 2.98 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/2.0); 5 MP (f/2.2, 115˚); 2 MP (f/2.4); 2 MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, 15-watt charger, USB cable, OneUI, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, SAR value: 0.673 W/​kg head, 1.377 W/​kg body, fanless
Weight
205 g ( = 7.23 oz / 0.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
179 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 67.02% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 52%, features: 50%, display: 72% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A12

75.2% Samsung Galaxy A12 review: Budget Samsung smartphone with NFC and huge battery life | Notebookcheck
Samsung's entry-level Galaxy A12 smartphone combines a powerful 5,000 mAh battery, a large display, and a quad-camera setup with MediaTek's Helio P35 SoC. Find out if the overall concept is convincing and which compromises have to be accepted due to the low price in our review of the Galaxy phone.
60% Samsung Galaxy A12 review: A killer battery for a great price
Source: Expert Reviews English
Ultimately, it’s hard not to think of the Galaxy A12 as something of a misfire by Samsung. Yes, it has phenomenal battery life, and I sincerely hope that the company adopts the two-tone look onto other handsets, but even at £169 it still misses the mark. Much of that is down to the outstanding things other manufacturers are doing on a budget, but Samsung’s entry-level handsets have been able to hold their own in the past. It’s hard not to pin the disappointment entirely on the MediaTek Helios MT6765. Exynos and Qualcomm handsets never felt this sluggish. What should you buy instead? While all of the options highlighted in the ‘price and competition’ section would be preferable, my suggestion is the Poco X3 NFC if you can stretch to £199. If you can’t, then you should pay the same £169 for a Realme 7 or save £19 and buy a Nokia 5.3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A12 review: scores high on battery
Source: 91mobiles English
The Galaxy A12’s saving grace is its big battery and a set of cameras that perform well in the daylight. In most other aspects, it is mostly a hit-or-miss and that makes it falter against the competition. The budget segment has evolved quite a bit and I believe that Samsung’s more recent Galaxy M12 is a better answer to its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Samsung A12 Review – It Better Be Good!
Source: Manila Shaker English
For a quick rundown, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives an impressive camera and tough battery life for the price of P7,990 (4GB+128GB) and P9,990 (6GB+128GB). You may be nitpicking on some other phones in its price range but if you are not into heavy gaming or you are on a budget, or even an average user that wants the Samsung’s environment, software, AI, and optimization, Give the Galaxy A12 a try, and you might find it enjoyable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12 Gaming Review - Can it Game?
Source: Manila Shaker English
We tested the power of the latest entry-level device from Samsung-- the Samsung Galaxy A12. In our video, we also tested the battery life, benchmarks, charging, and the fps counter of each game including; Mobile Legends, League of Legends: Wildrift, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, Honkai Impact 3, and Genshin Impact. Watch our video to see the results.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2021
Samsung A12 Review - It Better Be Good!
Source: Manila Shaker English
Samsung Galaxy A12 is one of Samsung's latest entry-level smartphones on their Galaxy A series. For the price of P7,990, is it enough?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12 Review: Budget Phone For Content Creators?
Source: Unbox English
While the Samsung Galaxy A12 is far more affordable than the brand’s other offerings as we found out in this review, it’s going up against stiff competition against phones that are cheaper and faster. It does offer a decent vlogging experience for people who shoot vertical videos to be put up on TikTok, IG Stories, or FB.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2021
60% Samsung Galaxy A12 review: Makes a good case
Source: Gadgets Now English
Samsung is probably not the name that pops in mind when one talks about the budget phone segment. But the company has been trying to carve out a name in this price range. Samsung Galaxy A12 seems to work in the same direction. Will the phone make a leap forward for the popular flagship maker? That only time can tell. But the device does make a point that the company has everything to become a popular choice in the budget phone category. With its decent camera abilities and good battery life, Galaxy A12 does make a case for Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy A12 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung often struggles to compete with the value-oriented brands in the lower market segments, and that's the case with the Galaxy A12 we have here. It's not a bad phone, and it excels in endurance, it takes decent pictures, and it looks good in the process. It's also a Samsung, and the brand itself could make it more appealing than its actual merits.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy A12 review - A decent entry-level phone for casual use
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is satisfactory as long as you use it casually. Its best selling point is none other than the battery, of course, which can last up to two days and the camera performance is satisfactory. However, it faces tough competition from other phones, which are cheaper yet deliver similar or superior specs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12: Initial Impressions of the Newest A-series Offering
Source: PC Quest English
The Samsung Galaxy A12 is the latest offering in the infamous “A” line-up of phones. Samsung has always tried to make their phones accessible to people of all walks of life and the “A” series that started off as a high mid-range segment has made its way to the mid-range and budget segment quite gracefully.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2021
Review – Samsung Galaxy A12
Source: NLT English
But the Samsung Galaxy A12 here offers a much better user experience – especially the software – in comparison with other phones in this category. And since the software is what we interact with whenever we touch the device, I’d argue that some people will definitely pay more to get a better experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12 Review- An Affordable Phone with 48MP Camera
Source: Phone World English
After reading my review, you must thinking about purchasing this smartphone. Certainly, this smartphone deserves a chance. I’m pretty sure that Galaxy A12 will stun the market in terms of sale. I have used this phone and keenly observed all its features. Under this price range, the phone is worth buying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2021

Foreign Reviews

78% Samsung Galaxy A12 im Test: Wie viel kann ein Marken-Smartphone für 130 Euro?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 78%
Review Samsung Galaxy A12 | Basicão seria interessante se custasse menos
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Great battery life; solid workmanship; nice main camera. Negative: Plastic case; weak processor; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2021
64% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A12
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 65% features: 60% display: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
68% Recensione Samsung Galaxy A12: costa 150 Euro ma ne vale la pena?
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 62% mobility: 84% workmanship: 75%
Samsung Galaxy A12 review: veel batterij voor nog geen 180 euro
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; modern design; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2021
70% Test du Samsung Galaxy A12 : bon chic bon genre sur l’entrée de gamme
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Test du Samsung Galaxy A02s : ticket d’entrée
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; long battery life; nice performance; low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2021
Test du Samsung Galaxy A12 : classe éco
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Attractive price; beautiful design; nice display; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2021
Обзор Galaxy A12: сможет ли новый бюджетный смартфон Samsung затмить китайских конкурентов
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; bright display; decent autonomy; nice cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2021
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A12 sau gần 6 tháng sử dụng: Giá từ 4,3 triệu* có 6 GB RAM, pin dùng 10 tiếng và camera chụp ảnh tốt
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; 6GB RAM; long battery life; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2021
4 lý do khiến Samsung Galaxy A12 đáng mua trong tầm giá 4 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; stylish design; great built quality; nice performance; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12: Nâng tầm trải nghiệm với đa dạng camera, không gian lưu trữ lớn và pin khủng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; big screen; large storage; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết hiệu năng và thời lượng pin Samsung Galaxy A12: Pin siêu khủng, chơi game hoài không hết
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Impressive autonomy; high gaming performance; modern design; nice cameras; large storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2021
Trên tay Galaxy A12: Thiết kế trẻ trung, cụm 4 camera 48MP chất lượng, pin 5000mAh, giá chưa tới 4 triệu
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; excellent quad cameras; long battery life; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2021
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy A12: xứng đáng với cái giá 4 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; great display; excellent cameras; decent performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/09/2021
Đánh giá Galaxy A12: 4 camera siêu đa dụng, pin khủng, bộ nhớ trong “lớn” thoải mái lưu trữ, giá hấp dẫn
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Excellent quad cameras; impressive battery life; large storage; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết Samsung Galaxy A12: 4 camera 48MP tiên phong, cấu hình mạnh, pin 5000mAh
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; powerful hardware; high performance; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2021
Đánh giá chi tiết Galaxy A12: Pin 5.000 mAh cho thời lượng gần 9 tiếng và được đầu tư kĩ lưỡng về cụm 4 camera
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large battery life; excellent quad cameras; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2020
Mở hộp Galaxy A12: Thiết kế trẻ trung, camera 48MP, pin khủng 5000mAh, giá chưa tới 4 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; nice cameras; high autonomy; low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2020
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy A12: Với 4 triệu 3 bạn sẽ có pin 5.000 mAh, màn hình 6.5 inch, 4 camera 48 MP
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; large battery capacity; big screen; nice quad cameras; quick charging; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2020
Samsung ra mắt Galaxy A12 và A02s 4 camera giá từ 3,2 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive macro cameras; powerful hardware; long battery life; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/25/2020
Galaxy A12 ra mắt - 4 camera sau, pin 5.000 mAh, giá 4,3 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Great quad cameras; long battery life; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2020
Samsung ra mắt Galaxy A12 và Galaxy A02s: Màn hình 6.5 inch, pin 5000mAh, giá từ 4.1 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; decent autonomy; quick charging; good price.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2020
66% Test: Samsung Galaxy A12 – Ojämn budgetmobil
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 66%
76% Samsung Galaxy A12 Review
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio P35 MT6765: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.205 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


67.02%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-12-16 (Update: 2020-12-16)