Samsung Galaxy A12 Review
Is the new Samsung Galaxy A12 a good buy for the budget-conscious Pinoy or is it going to be a hard pass? Here’s my Samsung Galaxy A12 review to help guide you on whether its a cop or drop.
The display’s pretty decent for the price point. The phone has a 6.5 inch PLS screen. Not AMOLED but good enough. Resolution for the phone can serve its purpose for games and social media but don’t expect visuals bursting with colors.
6.5 inches is good too what with all the games and apps that are available for download today. Even viewing videos on the Youtube app or videos on Facebook.
The Galaxy A12 features a more plastic finish that eliminates pesky smudges. It feels premium even though its definitely a midrange phone.
This smartphone also follows the same design as other current Samsung smartphones in the market these days. This would mean that the volume control and power button would be on the right side of the phone,
the USB port, speaker and headphone jack are on the bottom,
and the SIM tray’s at the left side of this smartphone from Samsung.
The back has a matte-like finish with great looking designs that doesn’t attract smudges or any fingerprints whatsoever. Oh and the 4-camera setup plus the LED light is also nicely placed at the right.
The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy A12 was up to par with other smartphones in the market, maybe even better with the power saving options. 5000mAh battery coupled with the fast charging capabilities make it a good phone for people on the go.
Gaming’s just OK with the Galaxy A12. There were some games that I was expecting it to conk out or have a hard time but didn’t and yet there were still games that really did slow down tremendously with the phone and that’s totally fine especially since the phone’s 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core processor isn’t exactly built to take on a lot of stress from games like Genshin Impact or even Call of Duty Mobile.
The Galaxy A12 comes with a 48 MP F2.0 main camera working side by side with a 5MP F2.2 for ultra-wide, 2MP F2.4 for depth shots and 2MP F2.4 macro lens.
Here’s a comparison between the main camera and ultra wide lens.
Photos taken with this smartphone is crisp and clear (even without HDR). It pops and is livelier compared to shots taken by other midrange smartphones.
Also got no problems with the output for the front camera which has 8MP…
Outdoor shots are also great.
And check out the video capabilities of the Galaxy A12.
UX and UI
The A12 has the standard Android and Samsung feel to it. It comes with the Android 10 and Knox 3.
The phone’s user interface also ran smoothly with my unit and the app management is also good.
Also there’s not a lot of bloatware that comes with the phone which makes it easier and more enticing for users to download apps. There are limitations though for what the A12 can do. Limited special functions and less than stellar fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy A12 specs:
6.5-inch Super HD+ TFT Infinity-V display
2.3GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core processor
3GB, 4GB, 6GB RAM
32GB, 64GB, 128GB storage
microSD slot up to 1TB
• 48 MP F2.0 (main)
• 5MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP F2.4 (depth)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)
8MP F2.2 front camera
Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
5,000mAh battery w/ 15W Fast Charging
164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
Samsung Galaxy A12 review – Verdict
It’s a great phone for selfies and and basic stuff with the Samsung brand stuck to it and an OK price tag but please don’t expect a lot of heavy lifting from this smartphone.