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Samsung Galaxy A12

From $180 From 13 761 ₽ From 5 067 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: November 2020.OS: Android 10 → 11. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.5" TFT
  • Rear сamera 48 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 8 MP
  • CPU 8 cores
  • Memory 3/6 GB RAM
  • Storage 32/64/128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 5 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.9 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
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Short description Samsung Galaxy A12

This is a smartphone on Android 10 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 4 modules (48 MP Wide, 5 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Macro, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Samsung Galaxy A12 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 11.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

The long-awaited announcement of a new smartphone from the manufacturer Samsung, which took place in November 2020 (in our catalog you can see all smarphones of 2020). This is a new model Samsung Galaxy A12 — dual smartphone works on Android 10, which can be updated to version 11.

And let’s look at an important function — the availability of 5G networks support in a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy A12 has not received support for 5G networks, but this does not mean that this model is bad and does not deserve your attention. Look at all the features of this smartphone and its price. It is possible that you will like it very much and will be suitable for purchase today. And after one or two years, when you choose the next new smartphone, then on the page of all 5G smartphones in our catalog you will see hundreds of smartphones from many manufacturers at different prices.

Screen, body and battery

The case Samsung Galaxy A12 has got interesting features: very thin side frames, cutout above the screen for a selfie camera and sensors.

The screen Samsung Galaxy A12 is made using the TFT technology, has a diagonal 6.5 inches. Such a very large main touch screen certainly affects the dimensions of the case, which has a thickness of 8.9 mm. Also inside the case is a battery with a capacity of 5 000 mAh. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

A few words about the cameras that have Samsung Galaxy A12. The main camera, located on the back, received several modules (smartphones with four cameras): 48 MP Wide + 5 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP Depth sensor. And by the way, the camera’s multiple lenses are an interesting feature. What does it give you? Additional modules also take a picture during the «shutter release». And then the smartphone, using special algorithms, processes images from all cameras to optimize and improve the final photo. And with several cameras, you can shoot more interesting photos, for example, with the bokeh effect (this is when the subject in the foreground is in focus, and the background is blurred). The main camera we would rate perfectly for being one of the best cameras on the market.

The frontcamera is also in Samsung Galaxy A12. It is located in front of the screen and has one module: 8 MP with a regular lens. These characteristics for qualitative selfies it will be not enough, therefore we advise to look others selfie smartphones in our catalog. This model does not really stand out in terms of body design (in the context of the front camera). Therefore, I would like to tell you that there are smartphones with pop-up front camera. How it works? The front camera is located inside the body and slides up only when you activate the front camera mode. You take a selfie photo or video, exit the «Camera» application and the camera panel begins to slide down into the body. Everything is simple and interesting enough.

Processor and Internal Memory

The smartphone performance is affected by a lot of factors, and even more so on the android-smartphone, where the developer of the Android operating system and the device manufacturer are absolutely different companies and each develops with its strategy in the market. As a result, in the smartphone you get a hodgepodge: it′s like a “clean” Android, but with a shell from the manufacturer; as though only the necessary applications, but also many unnecessary from the manufacturer. Very often Android-installed apps by default, which you do not even use, are still running and working, they occupy part of the RAM and processor time of your smartphone. This slows the work of other applications and the battery charge is wasted.

So, in Samsung Galaxy A12 is installed 8-core processor. As for RAM, the memory module is used here 3 GB, but if this is not enough for you, then there is a version for 6 GB. You can choose the right version of the smartphone, but note that the price of these versions is different.

You can store your photos, videos, music and applications both on the built-in smartphone memory, and on memory cards microSDXC. The manufacturer releases several versions of this smartphone with different memory sizes: 32/64/128 GB. Before buying, be sure to decide how many gigabytes you need.

Price for Samsung Galaxy A12: buy or not to buy?

Life is fleeting, and the life of a smartphone on the mobile market in general can be compared with the life of a butterfly. And all because the producers of android-smartphones do not always want to support their devices and prefer to release a new model in six months. Therefore, our task is to help you choose the actual smartphone today, which is being sold and will be still relevant for at least the next six months. If Samsung Galaxy A12 you find among DROID smartphones in our catalog, you can safely buy it now, and if you do not find it, then its better already do not buy.

However, official sales Samsung Galaxy A12 began in January 2021. The manufacturer said the price of $180 without taxes and fees. With such a price level on Samsung Galaxy A12, we placed it in the price segment “Affordable smartphones from $100 to $200”.

Buy Samsung Galaxy A12 you can in any store (or on the Internet, or in the electronics supermarket), we just advise you to see live on the smartphone and hold it in your hands before buying.

[EN] Samsung Galaxy A12 : Official Look

31 May 2021
Low-cost Samsung smartphones have started receiving an update to Android 11: find your model in the list
Low-cost Samsung smartphones have started receiving an update to Android 11: find your model in the list

The One UI Core 3.1 update will be available on all smartphones from the list. The manufacturer will gradually expand the geography of availability, so check the «OS Update» section in the settings for new notifications. It is important to install this update, because with the new interface it contains the April security patch.

30 November 2020
Three new smartphones from Samsung were announced in November
Three new smartphones from Samsung were announced in November

New smartphones Galaxy A12 ($180), Galaxy A02s ($150) and Galaxy M21s ($230) were announced during November and received Android 10. The most expensive of them is the Galaxy M21s model. This smartphone has a 6.4-inch screen, an Exynos 9611 processor, a main camera with three modules (64 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 5 MP depth sensor), a 32 MP Wide front camera and a 6,000 mAh battery. The new Galaxy A12 smartphone replaces the Galaxy A11 model with an improved battery (5,000 mAh instead of 4,000 mAh) and a main camera (48 MP Wide + 5 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Macro + 2 MP depth sensor). It will be on sale in January 2021. And the Galaxy A02s smartphone has simpler characteristics and will appear on sale in February 2021.

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