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Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy M12 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 XSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)09Points
Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
31PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy M12 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

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 M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)31 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.5"3%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP136%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+6000 mAh82%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
221 grams (7.74 ounces)vs+195 grams (6.83 ounces)13%
Lighter
9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)13%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
720x1600 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+522 PPI93%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
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
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+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
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (115GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) 8MP
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
ModelGalaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy M12 SM-M127G/Dual-SIM (6GB RAM)Galaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableIndia
India
(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2021August, 2017
Depth9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 164 millimeters (2.99 x 6.46 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight221 grams (7.74 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 850 Octa (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MP1ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Display typeTFT PLSSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps1024/150 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 850/900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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 M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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 M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Blue, White
- One UI 3.1
- Mono speakers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Grace UX UI
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy3480 minutes | 58 hours | 2.4 days1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127G/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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