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Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy M12 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 M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)03Points
Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy M12 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!


43 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
eMMC 5.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
TFT PLS
16 million
720x1600 pixels
+36 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
ModelGalaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy M12 SM-M127F/Dual-SIMGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)ArgentinaChileColombiaParaguayTaiwan
(Latin America), Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Taiwan
(Global, International)South AfricaAlgeriaCameroonNigeriaPakistanKenyaSenegal
(Global, International), South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Senegal
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date4/30/2021, Announced: 4/19/202112/21/2020, Announced: 11/24/2020
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 164 millimeters (2.99 x 6.46 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight214 grams (7.49 ounces)205 grams (7.18 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
System versionAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
User InterfaceOne UI Core 3.1One UI 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 (8nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) (12nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1PowerVR 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 M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT PLS
Screen size6.5" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features90Hz60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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/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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123°
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (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 M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Mono sound (not stereo)
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + 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, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Virtual ambient light sensor
Virtual proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Virtual ambient light sensor
Virtual proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy49 hours (2 days)feature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice 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, Blue, Green- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.799W/kg (head), 0.629W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.539W/kg (head), 1.388W/kg (body)0.673W/kg (head), 1.377W/kg (body)
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