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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB) vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)11Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3350
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)

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 64GB)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)vsMi 8 Lite (64GB)16 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+6.5"4%
Larger screen
vs6.26"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh49%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3350 mAh
+15W50%
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.
vs10W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
4GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+169 grams (5.92 ounces)21%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)19%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2280 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+403 PPI49%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 24MP198%
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+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
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

23 Common items in both devices
64GB (48GB available) / 64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+16 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/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)小米8 Lite (4GB RAM), Xiaomi Mi8 Lite, Xiaomi Platina
Country or region available(Global, International)South AfricaAlgeriaCameroonNigeriaPakistanKenyaSenegal
(Global, International), South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Senegal
(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateDecember, 2020September, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)75.8 x 156.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.16 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzQualcomm Adreno 512 650Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches6.26" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-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 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.01.12µm
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm 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/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
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
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
- MIUI
- 19:9 screen
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3350 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
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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