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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)

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-A125M)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)vsRedmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)20 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2GHz 64bit Octa-Core
64GB (48GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)121%
More internal storage for applications and files
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+199 grams (6.97 ounces)3%
Lighter
TFT PLSvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+395 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.5"vs+6.53"1%
Larger screen
(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP5%
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) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Virtual ambient light sensorvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5000 mAhvs+5020 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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.
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
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

32 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
+25 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125M Single-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 CX296VRD, CX296CIN, M2003J15SS/2003J15SC
Country or region available(Latin America)ArgentinaMexico
(Latin America), Argentina, Mexico
BrazilChinaIndia
Brazil, China, India
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date12/21/2020, Announced: 11/24/20204/30/2020
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)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)199 grams (6.97 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) (12nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2GHz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8GHz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 MP2 (680MHz)ARM Mali-G52 MC2 1Ghz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 108503 (v8)
Geekbench: 1022 (v5.4)
GFXBench: 5fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, 450nits[typ]

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
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 Mbps800/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118°
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2" 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.3 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.06" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Virtual ambient light sensor
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered33 hours (1.4 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.1W/kg (head), 1.15W/kg (body)0.84W/kg (head), 0.9W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.8W/kg (head), 1.14W/kg (body)
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