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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 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.35 GHz
2.35 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
48+ MP, f/2.0
48+ MP, f/2.0
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


It’s hard to criticise a £169 smartphone that looks this good and keeps going for so long between charges, but the Galaxy A12’s dismal performance poisons the well. It’s so sluggish that it’s difficult to recommend to anybody. The good news is that it is possible to buy a solid all-rounder at the pr...

- Aatif Sulleyman, TrustedReviews
Android Authority
Android Authority

Samsung gave its budget-friendly range a solid boost with the Galaxy A12, adding a larger display, better camera, and a comfortable textured finish. It had to cut some corners in the power department, but this is one of the better sub-$200 phones on the market.

- Ryan Haines, Android Authority

With a DXOMARK Camera score of 90, the Samsung Galaxy A12 cannot keep up with higher-end devices using more sophisticated camera technologies, but delivers very decent camera value for the money. Exposure is usually accurate in photo mode and a fairly wide dynamic range allows for shooting in challe...

- Lars Rehm, DxOMark

The Samsung Galaxy A12, at least to us, is a pretty good deal at $180. You get an interesting blue textured design, a pretty good camera for those family vacations, decent performance for everything but games, and a battery so massive that the engineers probably had to give the phone some extra spac...

- Viktor Yankov, PhoneArena
XDA Developers
XDA Developers

The Galaxy A12 is one of the cheapest smartphones currently sold by Samsung, so it’s probably not much of a surprise that the phone isn’t wildly fast. However, the phone is incredibly frustrating to use, even by the standard of other budget smartphones. When the keyboard is lagging during the initia...

- Corbin Davenport, XDA Developers

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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 6.5 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+ MP, f/2.0 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, Canada, United Kingdom
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
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
48+ Megapixels, f/2.0
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
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Pixel Density 264 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
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 (Cellular) Up to 1200 minutes
Talk Time Up to 2040 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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