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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB) vs Nokia 9 PureView

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Nokia 9 PureView phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Nokia 9 PureView XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)05Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Nokia 9 PureView
5.99"
POLED

1440x2880

12
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3320
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia 9 PureView

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)vs9 PureView31 Advantages Nokia 9 PureView
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"9%
Larger screen
vs5.99"
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+5000 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3320 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core27%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+172 grams (6.02 ounces)19%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+P-OLEDAdvantage
P-OLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
720x1600 pixelsvs+1440x2880 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+538 PPI99%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(6 cameras) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP6%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
15Wvs+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

22 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (110GB available)
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+15 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)9 PureView
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125F Single-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)Nokia 9 PureView TA-1082, A-1087, TA-1094
Country or region availableAustraliaNew Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungNokia
Release dateDecember, 2020February, 2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)75 x 155 millimeters (2.95 x 6.1 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzQualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Display typeTFT PLSP-OLED
Screen size6.5" inches5.99" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1440x2880 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI538 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (TA-1094), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100TA-1082 version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

TA-1087 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

TA-1094 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16
VoLTE

TA-1082 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1087 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)

TA-1094 version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(6 cameras)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawide
12MP mono
12MP mono
12MP mono
0.3MP TOF 3D
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.9" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.25µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Blue
- Android One
- Zeiss optics back cameras
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3320 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
5W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 3
USB Power Delivery 1.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Nokia 9 PureView
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.673W/kg (head) | 1.377W/kg (body)feature not registered
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