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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 5G XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)04Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
35PointsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)

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/DS 128GB/4GB)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)vsGalaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)35 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
+6.5"5%
Larger screen
vs6.2"
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core27%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR52 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)26%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
720x1600 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+566 PPI110%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP55%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
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) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 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 LTEvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 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+25W67%
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.
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorvs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Android 11
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)Galaxy S20 SM-G981WLBAXAC (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableIndonesiaSingaporeThailandTurkey
Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2020March, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Display typeTFT PLSDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI566 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (5, 41, 66, 71)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
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/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.76" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
RadioFMFM
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/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
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/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 3.1
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 128GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SM-G981W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.07W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.673W/kg (head) | 1.377W/kg (body)feature not registered
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