Samsung Galaxy A12 Review: Great Battery & Pretty Great Features | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 27/02/2021 09:50 PM IST.
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Samsung on 16/02/2021 launched the Galaxy A12 which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.12,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Battery [8.3/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. The battery life should be great as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 12nm fabrication of the SOC.
  • 15W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:30 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.

2. Features [7.9/10]
The device comes with pretty great features which includes,
  • Important sensors: Fingerprint.
  • Connectivity options: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, dual VoLTE) & dedicated Micro SD card slot. 
  • Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
3. Performance [7.9/10]
Device comes with Mediatek's Helio P35 12nm SOC & runs Android 10 OS with Samsung's interface on top. The overall performance should be pretty great as it features,
  • 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.3 Ghz & 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8 Ghz with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. 
  • 4GB RAM & 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
4. Form Factor [7.8/10]
  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm & Weight: 205 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass front, Plastic back & frame.
5. Camera [7.8/10]
Device comes with [3] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be great [8.4/10] in day & very good [6.6/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.3],
  • Main: 48MP with f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens & AF.
  • Ultrawide: 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, ultrawide-angle lens with 123 degree FOV.
  • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features macro mode, portrait mode & more
  • Front: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, wide-angle lens.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Display [7.6/10]
Device comes with 6.5 inch display which should offer pretty great quality as it features,
  • PLS IPS LCD 60Hz refresh rate panel with HD+ [1600 X 720 pixels] resolution.
  • Pretty great 270 ppi sharpness & 20:9 aspect ratio.
7. Box Contents: Samsung Galaxy A12 [Device itself], Adapter, Type-C cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
2 Price: Rs.12,999 & Rs.13,999.
2 Variants: 4+64GB & 4+128GB. 
3 Colors: Black, Blue & White.
Availability: Available from 17/02/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Great battery life   - No gyroscope sensor 
 + Pretty great features   - Better SOC could be used 
 + Pretty great performance   - Camera quality could be slightly better
 + Pretty great build   - Display quality could be slightly better
 + Pretty great camera   
 + Pretty great display   

1. Product Rating: 7.88/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.44/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Samsung galaxy A12 is a pretty great smartphone at a pretty good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a pretty great smartphone that offers great battery life and big screen in the 9K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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