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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy M30 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy M30 XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)04Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsSamsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

13
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/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)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)vsGalaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core33%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6.5"2%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP150%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 13MP + 5MP + 5MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+174 grams (6.09 ounces)18%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)5%
Thinner
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)
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) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 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
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

33 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (48GB available) / 64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
16 million
LED flash
+26 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-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125M/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)Galaxy M30 SM-M305M/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)BrazilParaguay
(Latin America), Brazil, Paraguay
(Latin America)Brazil
(Latin America), Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2020March, 2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)75.1 x 159 millimeters (2.96 x 6.26 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)174 grams (6.09 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-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x2340 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-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
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)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/150 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 Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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, 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-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/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
CameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 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
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-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 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 registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/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
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI 3.1
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue
- 19.5:9 display ratio FHD+
- Dolby Atmos sound
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1860 minutes | 31 hours | 1.3 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M/DS)Samsung Galaxy M30 (SM-M305M/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.1W/kg (head) | 1.15W/kg (body)0.28W/kg (head) | 0.39W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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