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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 XSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)21Points
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)
5.6"
AMOLED

1080x2220

16
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) X
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)

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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)vsGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+32GB (22GB available)16%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (19GB available)
+172 grams (6.02 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs205 grams (7.18 ounces)
+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)6%
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
+1080x2220 pixels108%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+441 PPI63%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(dual front camera) 16MP + 8MP199%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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.
vs15W
+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
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
5.6"vs+6.5"16%
Larger screen
(back) 16MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
3000 mAhvs+5000 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

30 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
ModelGalaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A8 SM-A530F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy A8 DuosGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim-NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesIndiaPakistanSingaporeTaiwanVietnam
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam
RussiaUkraine
Russia, Ukraine
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJanuary, 2018December, 2020
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)70.6 x 149.2 millimeters (2.78 x 5.87 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 ounces)205 grams (7.18 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 (14nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-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-G71 MP2PowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size5.6" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2220 pixels (18.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
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/upload600/75 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat11 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
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 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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)16 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4608x3456 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
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 A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
16 megapixels
8MP widef/1.91/4"1.12µm24mm
8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 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 length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray, Gold, Blue
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Samsung Pay
- Always-on display
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F/DS 32GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.51W/kg (head) | 0.76W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.241W/kg (head) | 1.25W/kg (body)0.673W/kg (head) | 1.377W/kg (body)
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