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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 XXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)20Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 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? Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)

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!

Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)20 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)vsGalaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core7%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+4GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs4GB LPDDR3
+190 grams (6.65 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs205 grams (7.18 ounces)
+8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)7%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT PLS
+1080x2340 pixels119%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+409 PPI51%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs270 PPI
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(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) 600 Mbps3 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
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
+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)
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+P2i certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6.3"vs+6.5"3%
Larger screen
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

29 Common items in both devices
64GB (51GB available) / 64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC / Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front/back / Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
ModelRedmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Other model namesMi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM) M1908C3JG, M1908C3JE, M1908C3JHGalaxy A12 SM-A125F/Dual-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
(Global, International)South AfricaAlgeriaCameroonNigeriaPakistanKenyaSenegal
(Global, International), South Africa, Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya, Senegal
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2019December, 2020
Depth8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)205 grams (7.18 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersP2i certified: water repellent nano-coatingNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
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 610PowerVR GE8320 680Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT PLS
Screen size6.3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI270 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)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/upload600/150 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 networkM1908C3JG version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13
VoLTE

M1908C3JG version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
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 Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41/5"1.75µm
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.75µm
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm 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
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue
- MIUI 10
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (64GB/4GB)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125F/DS 64GB)
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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