The Samsung A12 became available to the Nigerian market in December 2020, though it was initially announced in November 2020.
The Samsung A12, part of the A series of Samsung phone brands was launched after the Samsung A11, the phones look alike but A12 is an advanced version of the A11. It is an Android phone that runs on Android 10. The price of this phone in Nigeria ranges from 80,000 to 100,000 naira. You can get this phone from tested and trusted phone stores or buy online from Jumia at the best prices I have sort out on your behalf.
If you are considering this Samsung A12 device but you are not sure because you don’t know the features of the phone, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.
samsung a12 full spec
Below, the full specs of the phone are made available in a tabular form for easy assessment:
|GSM – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
|SIM||Single SIM or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)|
Glass front, plastic back and plastic frame
|720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
6.5-inch IPS Display
270 ppi density
PLS TFT LCD
|2GB, 3GB, 4GB, 6GB|
32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Dedicated slot (microSDXC)
|Android 10, upgradable to Android 11|
Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
Octa-core (2.3 GHz, 1.8 GHz)
Yes, FM Recording, RDS
Yes, 3.5mm jack
|8 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), AF|
5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, panorama, HDR
|Front/ Selfie camera|
|8 MP, f/2.2|
Panorama, HDR, LED Flash, Auto focus, Digital Zoom up to 10 times
Fast charging 15W
It can last up to 20 hours on LTE internet usage time.
It can last up to 19 hours of LTE internet usage time.
Up to 21 hours of video playback time.
|Fingerprint which is side-mounted, accelerometer|
Virtual Light Sensing
Virtual proximity sensing
Red, blue, white, black
Push Email, IM, MMS, Email
|Internet and connectivity|
USB cord type
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
5.0, A2DP, LE
Yes (market/region dependent)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
USB Type-C 2.0
samsung a12 key features
The Samsung A12 stands out from its predecessor in design. It is a smartphone with a completely distinct look, which may capture the attention of the fans who loved the Samsung Galaxy A11’s design.
The Samsung A12 has a square camera module on the back with four cameras. An LED flashes underneath the module. The Samsung branding appears well down at the back, signifying that this is a Samsung smartphone.
Up front, we also have 6.5-inch IPS display, which is somewhat larger than the Galaxy A11 and Galaxy A22’s 6.4-inch displays. The A11’s 720 x 1600 resolution is carried over to this display. It is, nevertheless, roughly the same size as the Samsung Galaxy A02s.
In terms of quality, Consumers who buy the Samsung A12 will have a choice of four colors: black, white, red, and blue.
An 8MP front-facing camera is located in the notch of the Samsung A12 for your convenience. A 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0, a 5MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4 are all included in the back camera system. In comparison to the Galaxy A11’s triple camera system, we have a quad-rear camera system with higher-resolution cameras.
The Samsung Galaxy A12’s cameras are one of the most significant improvements over the Samsung A11. Samsung made significant improvements that are likely to appeal to A11 owners as well as enthusiasts looking for smartphones in this price range.
The Samsung A12 is equipped with a 5000mAh non-removable battery that is good to launch and conclude your day. A 15W fast charge is available for fast charging purposes. The battery may last up to 123 hours of little or no use if fully charged.
It has a battery life of up to 20 hours of LTE internet use, 19 hours of LTE internet use, and up to 21 hours of video playback.
software and hardware
Identical to the Samsung A11, Samsung did not provide much information on the Galaxy A12’s chipset and processor features. We do know that it is a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) Octa-core processor with two quad-core processors running at 2.35 GHz and 1.8GHz, respectively.
The Samsung A12 also comes with three RAM options: 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB. Users will be able to choose between 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage. A non-removable 5000mAh battery powers these components.
On the software front, the Galaxy A12’s user interface is built on top of Android 10’s operating system. The smartphone, however, may be upgraded to Android 11 via One UI 3.1.
internet and connectivity
A 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, and Wifi are all included on the Samsung Galaxy A12.
Internet access is limited to 4G LTE, thus this isn’t a 5G phone, and users won’t be able to use 5G for downloading, uploading, or streaming like they can with the Galaxy A22 5G.
The Samsung A12 has a fingerprint sensor, which is mounted on the side of the phone. It also features an accelerometer, which is a sensor that senses devolve motion in order to adjust the app’s orientation in Android-based smartphones and tablets.
It provides a virtual light sensing feature that is utilized for energy consumption or management through automatic brightness control in mobile phones and automatic ON/OFF of street lights based on atmospheric light levels.
The device’s Grip Sensor allows users to manage the device’s audio, magnification, scrolling, zooming, and other features with various grip pressure movements. Various swipe movements will be allowed in the grip zone to regulate user gestures such as unlocking a device, rotating a picture, and more.
It has virtual proximity sensing, which detects when a phone is put up to the user’s ear and turns off the screen. This conserves battery life while also preventing unintentional screen touches. When the sensor detects the presence of a face, the screen is turned off, but the audio from the speaker is passed to the ear compartment for increased privacy.
The Samsung A12 weighs 205 grams and is available in red, blue, white, and black colors.
With all the features listed above, I can say that the Samsung A12 is a really nice device. When compared to the Samsung S-series, it does not come close, but the price is more than fair for the features and quality given, if you ask me. If you want to join the moving train of ‘not just any android’ today, as the battles of GOAT mobile phones seem to be between the iPhone and Samsung most of the time, I’d advise that you buy the Samsung A series if your budget does not allow for the s-series.
I hope that I was able to help you come to a decision on choosing the best Android device for you.