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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy A12 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

24mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite X
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (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!

Mi 8 Lite (64GB)17 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)vsGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+64GB (51GB available)168%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (19GB available)
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)21%
Lighter
vs205 grams (7.18 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)19%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1080x2280 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+403 PPI49%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 24MP198%
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) 300 Mbps100%
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
+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)
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
6.26"vs+6.5"4%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP2 times
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
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3350 mAhvs+5000 mAh49%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely

22 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
ModelMi 8 Lite (64GB)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Other model names小米8 Lite (4GB RAM), Xiaomi Mi8 Lite, Xiaomi PlatinaGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim-NFC (32GB + 3GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
RussiaUkraine
Russia, Ukraine
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2018December, 2020
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 156.4 millimeters (2.98 x 6.16 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 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 othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzPowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (19GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size6.26" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD 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 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40)
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
CallingXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.01.12µm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm 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
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 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)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
- MIUI
- 19:9 screen
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3350 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi 8 Lite (64GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DSN 32GB)
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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