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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A2 Core phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A2 Core XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)18Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsSamsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
5"
PLS

540x960

5
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/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-A125M/DS)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)vsGalaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core56%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.6GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR4X3 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+64GB (48GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (4.6GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)2%
Thinner
vs9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
+720x1600 pixels122%
Higher resolution screen
vs540x960 pixels
+270 PPI23%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs220 PPI
+6.5"30%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP11 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
+Virtual ambient light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh92%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+142 grams (4.97 ounces)44%
Lighter
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.
Virtual proximity sensorvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

26 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Plastic body, glass front
TFT PLS
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125M/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)Galaxy A2 Core SM-A260G/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Latin America)BrazilParaguay
(Latin America), Brazil, Paraguay
Indonesia
Indonesia
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date12/21/2020, Announced: 11/24/20204/1/2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.1 millimeters (0.36 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)71 x 141.6 millimeters (2.8 x 5.57 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)142 grams (4.97 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
System versionAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7870 (14nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 1 processor:
1.6GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 MP2 (680MHz)ARM Mali-T830 MP1 (700MHz)
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/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
8GB (4.6GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT PLS
Screen size6.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)540x960 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI220 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Dual-Band 900/1800
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
5 megapixels
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
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/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Virtual ambient light sensor
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered16 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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: Black, Blue, Red, Gold
- Android Go edition

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260G/DS 8GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.1W/kg (head), 1.15W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.527W/kg (head), 0.972W/kg (body)
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