Samsung Galaxy A12 Review - Affordable HP with a Premium Camera

Samsung Galaxy A12 Review - Affordable HP with a Premium Camera

Samsung officially released the Galaxy A12 to the market in 2020, December 21, by offering premium camera capabilities and enhanced security features. The camera is the main advantage that is the mainstay of this Millions of Samsung 2 cellphone.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Review - Affordable HP with a Premium Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is equipped with a Quad Camera with a main camera configuration 48 MP resolution, which is supported by a 2 MP macro camera, a 5 MP ultrawide camera, and 2 MP depth camera.

As we know, Samsung is a vendor that prioritizes camera technology on their Galaxy smartphone products, no exception on the latest Galaxy A12.

The presence of this cellphone can help the Content Creator in making quality video and photo content, to be distributed on social media accounts.

But besides the camera, what else is the advantages of this Samsung Galaxy A12? Well, the pricebook has the opportunity to try this Samsung's new cellphone directly. Here's our full review.

Aesthetic design, comfortable grasped

The front view of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is dominated by the screen, with a water drop front camera located in the middle of the screen. To wrap it, this cellphone uses a plastic frame.

Turning to the back, the plastic frame has an anti-skid texture that is quite comfortable when it comes to the skin of the palm. The Samsung logo is embedded at the bottom of its finishing finer.

Quad Camera The mainstay of Samsung Galaxy A12 is located in the upper right corner, with a box design that resembles a dice shape, with additional LED flash lights at the bottom.

Samsung Galaxy A12 is comfortably held, because the size is quite thick. This Samsung cellphone has a dimension of 164mm x 75.8mm x 8.9mm, with a weight of 205 grams. The first impression when holding it, it feels good.

The power button and the volume is on the right side of the screen, while the SIM card slot is placed on the upper left side. At the bottom, there is a 3.5mm audio jack plug, USB type-C, and speaker.

The power button on the Samsung Galaxy A12 has a dual function as a lock manually locking and opening, at the same time with the fingerprint scanner feature.

One thing we really like from the Galaxy A12 is a SIM card slot that can accommodate 2 cards at once, and one more slot for a separate microSD card, so it doesn't need to sacrifice the second SIM card slot.

Overall, the design of the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a premium impression that is quite strong, even though it is actually intended for the entry class. The operation with one finger can be done comfortably.

Extensive screen, equipped with dark mode

Samsung Galaxy A12 offers a broad 6.7-inch screen display and spoil your eyes. The infinity-V screen that is supported has supported HD + technology, so the images displayed look clear and sharp.

With a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, the screen type LCD pls TFT that is carried, provides excellent display quality. But of course, don't compare with super amoled screen quality. For the price offered, this is more than enough.

When trying it to watch high-definition videos, the image displayed is good enough. We really enjoy the appearance of the color produced. Video shows look clear, especially with a large screen size.

For the display of the interface system, Samsung has provided Dark Mode options on the settings of it. Of course this is one of the advantages, because the Dark mode display is good for eye health.

Quad Camera

The main advantage of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is located in the camera. This latest Samsung cellphone is equipped with four cameras located on the back panel. The main camera has a resolution of 48 MP, with F / 2.0 openings.

This main camera is supported by a 2 MP macro camera, 5 MP ultrawide camera, and 2 MP depth camera, which has been equipped with F / 2.2, and F / 2.4 openings. The features include live focus, and macro.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Review - Quad Camera

In addition to auto mode, the Galaxy A12 camera is also equipped with a pro feature, where we can set your own ISO, White Balance, to the large aperture (openings) you want to use.

In taking photos with a rear camera at a normal distance, with sufficient light conditions, Quad Camera on the Samsung Galaxy A12 can capture color details and texture quite well. The shots are sharp and clear.

I also tried some of the features offered on the camera, and the shots were very satisfying, with a pretty good color depth of the contrast, either when used at normal distance, as well as when drawing the wide angle lens.

On use with a wide lens, the resulting distortion is also not too excessive, so it can maintain the object's shape well, even though it is taken at an angle that is not in general. Color quality produced with sufficient lighting, very good and sharp.

The results of the makronya were very good at capturing details on the object being taken, with quite good sharpness. In fact, color quality does not experience significant changes in this mode.

Macro photo taking in the room with one light source produces thick tonal colors. So the object's texture can be seen clearly thanks to the sharpness of the lens.

The front camera is equipped with an 8 MP resolution with standard functions, and the support of the F / 2.2 opening that can produce a pretty good boke of details.

Switch to video, the Samsung Galaxy A12 camera is capable of recording 1080p quality videos at 30fps. This quality can be maximized both on the rear camera, and in front of it.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Performance

The unit we reviewed was the Samsung Galaxy A12 black, with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. Large capacity to store various files according to the user's needs.

To support its performance, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 processor with an octa-core type CPU speed of 2.3GHz, 1.8GHz. In its use, we feel the mergudine on its operation.

When used to access the application or open web pages, the responsive level on the screen is quite good. Even when we try it to watch videos and play games, the graphics look is quite good.

The Samsung A Series cellphone equipped with the Android 10 operating system is armed with the GRE8320 PowerVR graphics processor. To just play social media like Instagram or Tiktok, watch Youtube videos or Netflix, to play light games, the Galaxy A12 is more than enough.

5000 mAh big battery

Galaxy A12 is equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery capacity that has supported 15W fast charging. Then all the activities carried out can be done all day long at only one battery charging.

At a capacity of 0 percent, it only takes less than 2 hours for the battery to fully charged 100 percent.

The use of the battery is quite economical according to our calculations. When used to watch Netflix and YouTube shows for example. On high resolution impressions for 1 hour, the battery drained is only around 8-10 percent.

When used to play light games for 1 hour, the drained battery is in the range of 9-11 percent. But when we tried a rather heavy game, the battery was drained up to 15 percent, with the same use time.

Overall, the performance of the Samsung Galaxy A12 battery was enough to make us amazed and satisfied. Especially with the price offered, this performance is certainly very worth it.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Specifications

  • Type: Smartphone, Phablet
  • Screen size: 6.5 inches
  • OS version: Android 10
  • CPU: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm), Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • CPU speed: 4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Internal memory: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • RAM: 3GB, 4GB, 6GB
  • External memory: microSD, up to 1TB
  • Screen resolution: HD+ 720 x 1560 pixels
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE)
  • Camera: Back 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP, Front 8MP
  • Dimensions size: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 205 g (7.23 oz)
  • Other features: Wi-Fi, Hotspot/Tethering, GPS, Bluetooth, Flash, Fingerprint Scanner, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Quad Cameras
  • Price: $ 173.11 (Price depends on the place of purchase)


After trying the function and features of the Samsung Galaxy A12 thoroughly, we argue that this latest Samsung cellphone deserves us to recommend in its class.

The camera which became the advantage did not disappoint and was able to carry out its function very well. So that in our opinion, the Galaxy A12 is suitable for the active content creator on social media.

His ability to support various multimedia content is also very good. More than enough, with convenient use.

But it is necessary to remember, because the processor used is not high, so don't force it too much, because it does have some limitations. The chipset on the Galaxy A12 can be said to be parallel to the Snapdragon series 6.

So if you are interested in having a Samsung Galaxy A12 for everyday use, it will be the right decision.