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Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) vs Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) vs Xiaomi 12 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi 12 X Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) 08Points
3.7"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

0.3mp

384MB
RAM

Single-core

1800
mAh

(Removable)

vs
6.28"
AMOLED

1080x2400

50
MP

32mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)

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 Beam (GT-i8520)} 8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520) vs 12 (256GB/12GB)} 30 Advantages Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+156 grams (5.46 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs180 grams (6.3 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsVirtual proximity sensor
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
720MHz 32bit Single-corevs+3GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)7 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
384MB LPDDRvs+12GB LPDDR531 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GBvs+256GB (218GB available)13 times
More internal storage for applications and files
14.9 millimeters (0.59 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)82%
Thinner
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
480x800 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels6 times
Higher resolution screen
252 PPIvs+419 PPI66%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
3.7"vs+6.28"70%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 50MP + 13MP + 5MP8 times
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 32MP103 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)35 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 2.1 Eclairvs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
3G HSUPAvs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps277 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1800 mAhvs+4500 mAh150%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 b/g/n [wifi4]vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] is newer and faster
3.0 + A2DPvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

8 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
A-GPS, GeoTagging / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+ specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
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ModelGalaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Other model namesSamsung i8520 Galaxy Beam 1, Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 M16Xiaomi 12 5G 2201123G (Global), 2201123C (China)
Country or region availableSingapore
Singapore
China
China
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date7/8/201012/31/2021, Announced: 12/28/2011
Depth14.9 millimeters (0.59 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)59.8 x 123 millimeters (2.35 x 4.84 in)69.9 x 152.7 millimeters (2.75 x 6.01 in)
Weight156 grams (5.46 ounces)180 grams (6.3 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size3.7" inches6.28" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~53% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)252 PPI419 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh ratefeature not registered120Hz
Display featuresfeature not registered1100nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
System versionAndroid 2.1 EclairAndroid 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredMIUI 13

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Chipset32bit: Texas Instruments OMAP 3440 (65nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) (4nm)
CPUSingle-core, 1 processor:
1x 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 (Single-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3GHz ARM Cortex-X2 (Single-core)
3x 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A710 (Triple-core)
4x 1.79GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX530Qualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 985115 (v9)
Geekbench: 3652 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 75fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
RAM memory384MB LPDDR12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage16GB256GB (218GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload7.2/5.76 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
China version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedGlobal version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
China version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20
VoLTE
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48)
China version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
50 megapixels
13MP ultrawide f/2.412mm123°1/3.06"1.12µm
5MP telephoto macro f/2.450mmAF
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.56" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@960fps
Sony IMX707
Leica optics

📸 Front camera

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by Harman Kardon
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1800 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, wattsWired charging67W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registered50W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomy7.4 hoursfeature not registered
Standby530 hours (22.1 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black
• Samsung TouchWiz 3 UI
• 3D stereo sound
• DNSe 2.0
• Samsung Kies
• Built-in WVGA DLP Pico projector
• Java framework
• Colors: Gray, Blue, Purple, Green
• LiquidCool

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Beam (GT-i8520)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/12GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.09W/kg (head), 0.91W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.6W/kg (head), 1W/kg (body)
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