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Samsung Galaxy M12
Display: PLS LCD, 90Hz
Camera: Quad, 48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF 5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
RAM: 3GB, 4GB
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
OS: Android 11, One UI Core 3.1
Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
The Samsung M-series categorically falls under the affordable smartphone lineup. The Galaxy M12 which comes with a very huge battery and a number of good performance falls under this category.
Samsung Galaxy M12 Price and Accessibility Review
The Samnsung Galaxy M12 as aforementioned is very affordable and budget-friendly. The Galaxy M12 starts at $189 which suits into that budget of yours for that brand new device.
The Galaxy M12 can be purchased via stores online. On the Samsung website, Amazon and other electronic retail stores.
Samsung Galaxy M12 Design Review
Down to the design, the Galaxy M12 has an appealing design. The Samsung Galaxy M12 comes with a smudge-resistant. A percentage of the design is covered in vertical lines with Samsung’s logo engraved behind.
Samsung has maintained a long history of using plastic for its products and the Galaxy M12 is not an exception. The square protruding quad camera is neatly placed behind the phone.
At the right edge of the phone contains the fingerprint sensor which also serves as the power button which is quite responsive.
Samsung Galaxy M12 Camera Review
The Galaxy M12 presents a quad camera which comprises of a 48MP primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP secondary ultra-wide lens with a massive 123-degree field of view, a 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro sensor.
The Galaxy M12 takes fairly good pictures with its 48MP primary camera during the day (outdoors) and even at night with a good amount of lighting it delivers good pictures as well. The selfies taken are quite accurate always maintaining a good skin tone. The videos taken with the Galaxy M12 are basically fair.
Samsung Galaxy Performance and Software Review
Speaking performance, Samsung really outdid themselves in the Samsung Galaxy M12 performance. The Galxy M12 comes with Exynos 850 SoC, a new 8nm from the company. It also come with a 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal storage along a microSD card slot that extends it to 1TB. In your daily usage, it performs outrightly well although there might be some cases of lagging depending on how it is used.
The Galaxy M12 runs on an Android 11, One UI Core 3.1. The phone offers quick share for sharing files, you can customize themes , you get sensible widget options and an overall impeccable aesthetics.
Samsung Galaxy M12 Battery Life and Charging Review
The Galaxy M12 comes with a whooping 6000 mAh battery life. The massive battery can carry you all through the day and even unto the next without needing to charge it. It comes with a 15W wall charger which charges it for almost 3 hours before you can achieve a full battery percentage.
If you are looking for a a 90Hz refresh screen, a massive battery life, a stable software and impeccable performance in a device then Galaxy M12 should be your choice.
|Announced||2021, April 19|
|Released||2021, April 30|
|Model||Samsung Galaxy M12|
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp; SIM 2
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Dimensions||164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||212 g (7.48 oz)|
|Build Type||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||PLS LCD, 90Hz|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio) R|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||3GB, 4GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||32GB, 64GB, 128GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (dedicated slot) Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.0&quot;, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
8 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Exynos 850 (8nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Mali-G52|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11, One UI Core 3.1|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||Yes|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||6000 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 15W|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer
Virtual proximity sensing
Black, Blue, Green
- A Samsung Galaxy M12
- A USB-C cable.
- A printed setup guide and instructions.
- A SIM card tool.