The Samsung Galaxy A12, which Samsung announced late last year and has been selling since January, is not the Galaxy model with the lowest price tag. But we believe it’s one of the cheapest Samsung models around. Due to the Galaxy A12’s usage of the MediaTek Helios MT6765 SoC, it differs somewhat from other Samsung devices. The company previously used, either a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor or a Samsung Exynos chip.

So we expect something different. On paper, it still seems reasonable enough. With four cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four more at 1.6GHz, this chipset has eight cores in total. The phone has different variants, including 3GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 128GB of storage.

The Galaxy A12 supports microSD cards up to 1TB in size, so storage space is less of an issue. Before we get into details, the Galaxy A12 has a 5,000mAh battery, which is a sizable battery for a 6.5-inch 720p display, and a 12nm entry-level chipset. We anticipate good battery life statistics. Ok, let’s get to see the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy A12. 

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The Galaxy A12 has a 6.5-inch PLS display, which is a Samsung IPS-like panel with a resolution of 720 x 1,600 and 264 pixels per inch. Even with the wide panel, it still looks perfectly sharp in everyday use. Even though this may fall somewhat short of the Full HD experiences that you can get for the price. Its color accuracy is a tad off with an sRGB color gamut coverage of 88% and a gamut volume of 95.7%, and its peak brightness of 439 cd/m2 isn’t exactly blinding. A contrast ratio of 1,740:1 ensures that everything is sharp enough. It’s not a terrible panel by any means and compares favorably to most top phones.


A much more plastic slab, the Galaxy A12 is 164 mm tall and 75.8 mm wide. It is undoubtedly a large phone, but it is not significantly larger than the typical current Android phone. The front sports a 6.5″ IPS screen with a 1600 x 720 resolution. Although the 6.5-inch display’s lower quality doesn’t look amazing, there aren’t many 1080p phones in this price range (in the US, anyway). Samsung refers to this design as “Infinity-V,” and it has a notch for the front-facing camera above the display and a thin bezel below.
The Galaxy A12’s upper back piece has an additional texture, however, the sides and back of the phone are made of the same plastic material. You get the SIM slot and the microSD card on the left side of the phone. The Galaxy A12 can accept SD cards up to 1TB in size. However, since Samsung disables Android’s adoptable storage on all of its devices, you can only store to store files and not apps. You have both the fingerprint sensor and the volume control on the right side of the phone. Finally, the phone’s bottom features a single speaker, a 3.5mm headphone socket, and a USB Type-C connector.


The Galaxy A12 has four rear cameras. But only three of the Galaxy A12’s four rear cameras, the 48MP primary lens, a 5MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro can utilize for pictures. The last camera can only assist the other three. The front also has an 8MP camera for taking selfies. The main camera can produce respectable pictures if there is enough natural light, which is largely the same as with other low-cost phones.
Although the smartphone struggled more with indoor photographs. Even when there was plenty of natural light pouring through the windows. The 5MP resolution of the ultra-wide camera and the 2MP resolution of the macro lens both result in images that are noticeably inferior to those taken with the main lens.

Performance And Battery Capacity

Samsung chose Mediatek’s Helio P35 chipset to power the A12 rather than a low-end Snapdragon or one of its Exynos processors. The company had utilized this technology in an A-series phone before, but for some reason, this specific model had a lot of trouble keeping up. Some aspects, such as dropped frames when displaying and hiding the notification tray, are simple to overlook. It doesn’t destroy the experience, but it’s not something you want to see on a phone right out of the box. Unfortunately, the performance problems don’t stop there.
Everything is painfully slow, including opening apps, moving to the home screen, searching, and typing. You can forget about multitasking. This phone’s battery life more than makes up for any performance speed shortcomings. The A12 typically lasted for two days or longer with its 5,000mAh battery, low-power processor, and 720p display. If you frequently travel or camp, this can be the ideal backup device for you.

Key Specifications

  • Display 6.5-inch 1600×720 IPS
  • Dimension 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm, 205g
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P35
  • Software: One UI, Android 10
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB, expandable via microSD
  • Battery:  5,000mAh
  • Camera:  48MP, f/2.0 (wide), 5MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide), 2MP, f/2.4, (macro), 2MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP

Final Words On The Samsung Galaxy A12

As we have seen from the reviews the Galaxy A12, is one of the budget phones for anyone. The phone might not be loved by most because of certain performance factors. But in general, i think the phone is ok for those who seek smartphones at cheaper prices. Is the Samsung Galaxy A12 worth buying? I leave you to answer the question in the comment box below.