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Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB) vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi 12S Pro vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Core phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Core X Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB) 38Points
6.73"
AMOLED

1440x3200

50
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4600
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05Points Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS) Compare Xiaomi 12S Pro X
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

Quad-core

2600
mAh

(Removable)

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

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12S Pro (256GB/8GB)} 38 Advantages Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB) vs Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)} 5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
+3.19GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4GHz 64bit Quad-core (14nm)
+8GB LPDDR57 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+256GB (218GB available)44 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs8GB (4.8GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+Dolby Vision/HDR10+Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1440x3200 pixels8 times
Higher resolution screen
vs540x960 pixels
+521 PPI137%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs220 PPI
+6.73"35%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 50MP + 50MP18 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 32MP6 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Ambient light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4600 mAh77%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2600 mAh
+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n [wifi4]
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
204 grams (7.14 ounces)vs+154 grams (5.39 ounces)32%
Lighter
LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

9 Common items in both devices
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
+2 specs and more in the table below

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๐Ÿ“ฑ Model features

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Model12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Other model namesMi 12S Pro 5G (8GB RAM) 2206122SCGalaxy J2 Core (Android Go) SM-J260Y/Dual-Sim
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Philippines
Philippines
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release date7/7/2022, Announced: 7/4/20228/24/2018
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74.6 x 163.6 millimeters (2.94 x 6.44 in)72.1 x 143.4 millimeters (2.84 x 5.65 in)
Weight204 grams (7.14 ounces)154 grams (5.39 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

๐Ÿ“ฒ Display

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT PLS
Screen size6.73" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)540x960 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)521 PPI220 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features1000nits[typ], 1500nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+
Not supported

๐Ÿค– Operating System

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
System versionAndroid 12Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 13feature not registered
User InterfaceMIUI 13 / 14feature not registered

โš™๏ธ Processor

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475) (4nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 7570 (14nm)
CPUOcta-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.19GHz ARM Cortex-X2 (Single-core)
3x 2.75GHz ARM Cortex-A710 (Triple-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Quad-core)
Quad-core, 1 processor:
4x 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)ARM Mali-T720 MP1 (830MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 1040111 (v9)
Geekbench: 4234 (v5.4)
AnTuTu: 29459 (v5)

๐Ÿ’ฝ Memory and storage

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR51GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (218GB available)
UFS 3.1
8GB (4.8GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

๐Ÿ“ถ Mobile networks

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum Download / Upload2000/1024 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 850/900/1800
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE

๐Ÿ“ท Camera

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
50MP telephoto f/1.950mmPDAF2x-optical-zoom
50MP ultrawide f/2.2115ยฐ
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.28" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22ยตm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Camera extras4K@60fps
1080p@960fps
Sony IMX707
Leica optics
feature not registered

๐Ÿ“ธ Front camera

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.7ยตm pixelfeature not registered

๐Ÿ”‰ Sound and multimedia

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
24-bit/192kHz
Tuned by Harman Kardon
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

๐Ÿ”Œ Connectivity

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCSupportedNot supported
Infrared portSupportedNot supported

๐Ÿงญ Sensors

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

๐Ÿ”‹ Battery

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4600 mAh2600 mAh
Charger, watts120W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Wired charging
Inductive / wireless charging50W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging
Not supported
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered14 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

โž• Other features

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
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
Miscellaneousโ€ข Colors: Gray, White, Purple, Greenโ€ข Colors: Black, Gold, Lavender
โ€ข Android Go edition

โ˜ข๏ธ Radiation rate

Xiaomi 12S Pro (256GB/8GB)Galaxy J2 Core (SM-J260Y/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.717W/kg (head), 1.587W/kg (body)
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