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Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy A12 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)
6"
POLED

1440x2880

19.2
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
08PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)Compare Sony Xperia XZ3 X
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)

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!

Xperia XZ3 (H9436)23 Advantages Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)vsGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core24%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR3
+193 grams (6.76 ounces)6%
Lighter
vs205 grams (7.18 ounces)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+P-OLEDAdvantage
P-OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1440x2880 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+537 PPI99%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 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
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+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)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
64GB (50GB available)vs+128GB (106GB available)112%
More internal storage for applications and files
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)11%
Thinner
6"vs+6.5"8%
Larger screen
(back) 19.2MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP197%
Higher resolution main camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3300 mAhvs+5000 mAh52%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

23 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
ModelXperia XZ3 (H9436)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia XZ3 6GB RAM H9436, Sony AkatsukiGalaxy A12 SM-A125F Single-Sim (128GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region availableTaiwan
Taiwan
AustraliaNew Zealand
Australia, New Zealand
BrandSonySamsung
Release dateOctober, 2018December, 2020
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73 x 158 millimeters (2.87 x 6.22 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight193 grams (6.76 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 othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzPowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Display typeP-OLEDTFT PLS
Screen size6" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2880 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)537 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/200 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
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
CameraSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)19.2 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution5056x3792 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/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/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 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 length23mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Green, Red
- HDR display
- Triluminos display
- X-Reality Engine
- Power delivery
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust/water proof up to 1.5m for 30min
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging
Qi wireless charging
15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia XZ3 (H9436)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F 128GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.673W/kg (head) | 1.377W/kg (body)
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