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Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 XSamsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)13Points
Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)
4.7"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

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18PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) X
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 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 A3 2016 (SM-A310F)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)vsGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
+132 grams (4.62 ounces)55%
Lighter
vs205 grams (7.18 ounces)
+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)22%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+312 PPI16%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual ambient light sensor
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual proximity sensor
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.5GHz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.3GHz 64bit Octa-Core106%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (48GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 4.5vs+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
720x1280 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels25%
Higher resolution screen
4.7"vs+6.5"38%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2300 mAhvs+5000 mAh117%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7.75Wvs+15W94%
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
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+15 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A3 SM-A310F (Single-Sim)Galaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
(Global, International)South AfricaAlgeriaCameroonNigeriaPakistanKenyaSenegal
(Global, International), South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Senegal
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/8/201612/21/2020, Announced: 11/24/2020
Depth7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)65.2 x 134.5 millimeters (2.57 x 5.3 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight132 grams (4.62 ounces)205 grams (7.18 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
System versionAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578 (28nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) (12nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
1.5GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2 600MhzPowerVR GE8320 MP2 (680MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 108503 (v8)
Geekbench: 1022 (v5.4)
GFXBench: 5fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 4.5
64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size4.7" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)312 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
LTE Cat4 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
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 A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
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 only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (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 A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedMono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
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, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Compass
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Virtual ambient light sensor
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity2300 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy14 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice 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, Gold, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- Gorilla Glass on the back
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310F)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.31W/kg (head), 1.27W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.621W/kg (head), 0.492W/kg (body)0.673W/kg (head), 1.377W/kg (body)
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