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Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230) vs Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Golden vs Xiaomi 12 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi 12 XSamsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)09Points
Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)
3.7"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

2mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1820
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
6.28"
AMOLED

1080x2400

50
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)

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 Golden (GT-i9230)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)vs12 (256GB/8GB)28 Advantages Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
+Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+179 grams (6.27 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs180 grams (6.3 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
1.7GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+3GHz 64bit Octa-Core175%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5GB LPDDR2vs+8GB LPDDR54 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+256GB (218GB available)17 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 4.5vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
15.8 millimeters (0.62 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)93%
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
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 2MPvs+(front) 32MP16 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Beanvs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps94 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
1820 mAhvs+4500 mAh147%
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 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

16 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
+9 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 Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
ModelGalaxy Golden (GT-i9230)12 (256GB/8GB)
Other model namesSamsung i9230 Galaxy Golden (3G)Xiaomi 12 5G 2201123G (Global), 2201123C (China)
Country or region available(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date9/1/201312/31/2021, Announced: 12/28/2011
Depth15.8 millimeters (0.62 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)59.5 x 118 millimeters (2.34 x 4.65 in)69.9 x 152.7 millimeters (2.75 x 6.01 in)
Weight179 grams (6.27 ounces)180 grams (6.3 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
System versionAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 12
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredMIUI 13

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450) (4nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait 300
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
3GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-X2
2.5GHz Triple-Core ARM Cortex-A710
1.79GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A510
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 985115 (v9)
Geekbench: 3652 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 75fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR28GB LPDDR5
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)
eMMC 4.5
256GB (218GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size3.7" inches6.28" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~55.5% (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 glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Refresh ratefeature not registered120Hz
Display featuresfeature not registered1100nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse 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 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 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 networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G 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, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
50 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.412mm123°1/3.06"1.12µm
5MP telephoto macrof/2.450mmAF
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 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 focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered4K@60fps
1080p@960fps
Sony IMX707
Leica optics

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)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

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound with dual speakers
24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by Harman Kardon
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1820 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging67W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
50W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice 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, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black on gold
- Samsung TouchWiz
- WiFi hotspot
- Secondary external 3.5 inches Super AMOLED 16M display 480x800
- Java framework
- Colors: Gray, Blue, Purple, Green
- LiquidCool

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Golden (GT-i9230)Xiaomi 12 (256GB/8GB)
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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