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  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A12

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy A12 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
2.35 GHz
Screen Size
48+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Galaxy A12 is a competitive option for the social media native on a budget. It has great build quality, a striking design, battery life that will last you for days, and a camera that definitely works, especially when subjected to good lighting conditions. As long as you’re willing to sacrifice i...

- Karlo Lovenia, GadgetMatch
Gadgets Now

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 o...

- Neha Saini, Gadgets Now

With the Galaxy A12, Samsung has succeeded in creating a solid smartphone in the lower price segment. The mid-range phone, which was quite modest in our test, takes decent pictures with the main camera, is well built, and we also like the textured surface on the back. The very long battery life and...

- Marcus Herbrich, Notebookcheck

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 itsel...

- GSMArena

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 del...

- Abel Wong, TechNave

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

The Galaxy A12 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy A12 prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy A12 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy A12 with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy A12 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy A12's screen size is 264 inches with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution.

2.35 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) Octa-core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 5000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2040 minutes, 1140 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A12 Specs

Release date December 21, 2020
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10 (Update Available: 11)

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Processor MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) Octa-core 2.35 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.673 W/kg
Body: 1.377 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1260 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 1200 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2040 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.4 x 7.58 x 0.89 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 6.5 pixels
Size 264 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Main Camera
ƒ/ 2.0
48+ megapixels
10x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (5 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Macro), 4th camera feature (2 MP, F2.4, Depth), HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
8+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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