Samsung Galaxy A12 Review

Samsung Galaxy A12 Review

Are you looking for an affordable mobile phone from Samsung that handles smart features, is easy to use and has something extra? Try the Samsung Galaxy A12 , which takes good photos, lasts two days of use and supports NFC. We will look at its main advantages in the review.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Rating

Very good: We recommend the Samsung Galaxy A12 to less demanding users who do not want to spend a lot of money on their mobile phone. The new Samsung supports NFC technology, takes good photos and the flashlight lasts 2 days. It also impresses with its large display.

Design and processing: 8

Display: 7.5

Hardware and performance: 6.5

Battery life: 8.5

Camera and camcorder : 7.5

System and connectivity: 9


  • Large display
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Two days of endurance
  • Decent photos (by price)
  • 128 GB large storage
  • Headphone jack, NFC


  • Thicker body
  • Weaker performance
  • Lower display resolution


Design and processing – 8/10

The tested novelty Samsung Galaxy A12 belongs to the cheaper middle class. Experiences certainly did not miss the significant thickness of the structure 164 × 75.8 × 8.9 mm and the higher weight of 205 grams. However, users have become accustomed to the phone after a few days of use, so this is probably not such a problem.

The body of the Galaxy A12 is of course plastic and does not have increased resistance to water and dust. What will please you is the support of Dual SIM + memory card, fingerprint reader , modern USB-C port and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A12 offers everything you could expect from a phone up to CZK 5,000.


Display – 7.5 / 10

The cheap Samsung Galaxy A12 has a large 6.5-inch display . You will see a lot of text on such a screen, pictures and watching series will be more comfortable. The resolution of 1,600 × 720 pixels corresponds to the price, the brightness of 270 ppi as well. This is a classic IPS touch panel.

Hardware and performance – 6.5 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is no driver. It is enough for undemanding games, but the Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) is not enough for the latest trends. So you may experience occasional longer loads. However, for normal users, the performance is sufficient. The internal storage with 128 GB can be expanded with a memory card.

Battery life – 8.5 / 10

This phone has a large battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh . Experience has shown that it lasts at least 2 days of use. If you don’t play games and take pictures all day, three days won’t be a problem. This is due to weaker hardware (ie performance) and lower display resolution. Charging is supported up to 15 W. Charging takes around a typical 3 hours.


Camera and camcorder – 7.5 / 10

Even a cheap cell phone like the Samsung Galaxy A12 can have a lot of cameras. On its back you will find 48, 5, 2 and 2Mpx lenses, an 8Mpx sensor is used for selfie. You can record video in Full HD resolution.

The photos are at a decent level . From what we were looking at, most of the owners of the new Samsung praised their quality. You will also enjoy a pair of lenses for macro photography and background blur, which you can use for portrait photos. Don’t expect miracles from the video – it corresponds to FHD quality.


System and connectivity – 9/10

Today, the Samsung Galaxy A12 runs on the updated Android 11 operating system . It’s not the latest version (12), but as its users you still get the vast majority of new content, such as applications, games, and important system security updates.

The device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0 , GPS , has an FM radio and USB Type-C 2.0. I have to praise NFC support : with the A12 you can pay contactlessly at the box office.

The system is generally stable, but sometimes you may encounter second delays . But this is not fundamental. The Samsung Galaxy A12 is literally made for less demanding users.

Technical parameters

Dimensions: 164 × 75.8 × 8.9 mm
Mass: 205 g
Display: 6.5 ″; 1,600 × 720 px
Camera: 48, 5, 2 and 2 Mpx, selfie 8 Mpx
Battery: 5,000 mAh
Chipset and RAM: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35, 4 GB
Suitable for games: ×
System:  Android 11

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