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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB) vs Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy M21s phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M21s XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)02Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

32mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)

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)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)vsGalaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
+128GB (106GB available)116%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (49GB available)
+6.5"2%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+191 grams (6.69 ounces)7%
Lighter
TFT PLSvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+403 PPI49%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 5MP35%
Higher resolution main camera
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) 32MP3 times
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
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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
5000 mAhvs+6000 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)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

31 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125F Single-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)Galaxy M21s SM-F415F/Dual-Sim (4GB RAM)
Country or region availableAustraliaNew Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2020November, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)75.1 x 159.2 millimeters (2.96 x 6.27 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)191 grams (6.69 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzARM Mali-G72 MP3
RAM memory4GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz, 420 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
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)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2123º12mm1/4.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.72" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
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)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
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 supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue
- One UI 2.5
- Stereo sound not supported
- DeX not supported
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy M21s (SM-F415F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.383W/kg (head)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.673W/kg (head) | 1.377W/kg (body)feature not registered
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