Samsung Galaxy A12 in Kenya
The recommended retail price of the Samsung Galaxy A12 in Kenya is KSh18,000.00 – KSh20,000.00. The mobile which is a successor of Galaxy A11 and Galaxy A02 was announced on 24th Nov 2020 and released on 21 Dec 2020. It is of 6.5 inches screen display and weighs 205g. The mobile is available in Black, white Blue, and red colors. It is available in two versions, 3GB and 4 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB internal storage.
The smartphone connects effectively on grounds of 2,3 and 4G networks. The phone has quad rear cameras and an 8MP front camera with a battery of 5,000mAh. Going at only Ksh.16,800 the phone is worth acquiring judging from the specifications below.
Design and display
The phone is designed with a glass front, plastic back, and plastic frame which reduces its vulnerability of breakage upon fall. It weighs only 205g and has 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm dimensions. On the front is a selfie camera that gives the screen a V-shaped notch while on the rear are the quad cameras for quality photos. A fingerprint scanner is mounted on the side same as the cards slot section.
Unlike the water-drop notch found in Galaxy A11, this smartphone has a V-shaped notch similar to that of A02s. Galaxy A12 beats Galaxy A02 when it comes to screen display. The A12 has a resolution of 1560 x720 while the A02 has 1520 x720. The touch screen of 6.5 inches which is bigger than the 5.7 inches in Galaxy A01.the screen to body ratio is 85.8%. It has a pixel density of 264 PPI and ratios of 19.5: 9
Is Samsung A12 a good phone? Yes, in terms of performance the smartphone runs tasks exemplary. It operates through the Android 10 One UI Operating System just like that of Galaxy A02. The OS comes with the dark mode that makes it easier for your eyes as well as saves on the battery.
Through this Android, you will be able to quickly access the settings on location. This gives you control over the location data and apps you wish to share the data with. It also comes with improved messaging by offering predictions on the likely word to follow upon typing a particular word.
The OS is also compatible with the 4G network which eliminates streaming lags and makes sure apps are super fast. It also enhances multiplayer game streaming meaning one can easily play an online game without any network delays. Also with the massive storage of the phone, you can install other games of your choice.
Powered by the Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm) the phone has a CPU, Octa-core Chipset (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) which from the specifications illustrated is a powerful processor working at a very high speed this boosted by the OS.
You need to enjoy the various graphics on your phone to have a more fulfilling experience. This is made to happen by the PowerVR GE8320 GPU that comes with this phone. The mobile’s huge RAM leave adequate space for your installed apps even after housing the OS.
As earlier mention, the Samsung Galaxy A12 phone has LTE 4G band,3G, and 2G. this means your device will still stay connected even in areas of low network coverage. This phone is dual-sim enabled for you to have two different network providers. In case one ail you will be able to rely on the second.
Galaxy A12 is a successor of Galaxy A01 which did not have the NFC. This smartphone is NFC enabled making its connectivity to Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE much easier. Any device with similar compatibilities will connect to the phone once the Bluetooth is turned on.
The phone has a GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS to guide you on location through your handset. The GPS is even made better by the availability of an accelerometer that shows you the speed you are using. For athletes and car racing drivers, this phone is ideal for you.
A radio FM is software that almost everyone needs in his or her phone to conveniently stay tuned in a live broadcast at any location. This phone comes with one that quickly connects upon tuning and does not need internet connectivity.
A smartphone should never lack Wi-Fi connectivity considering almost all errands today require the network to succeed. Galaxy A12 connects Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot efficiently. With this device be sure to be always connected to the wireless network within the phone’s reach.
Samsung Galaxy A12 comes with our rear cameras giving you quality images and videos as well. There is a 48 MP(wide) expands the viewing angle, 5MP(ultra-wide) similar to human eyesight, 2MP(macro) clarifies details and 2 MP (depth) which can help you edit the background by blurring the objects. They have LED flash, panorama, HDR features that boost their performance. The rear cameras record videos of the 1080p@30fps rate.
The front camera is 8 MP taking elegant photos and videos at a similar rate to that of the rear cameras. The front camera also serves as access to your phone because you can use face unlock via the front camera. the feature was also present in the previous Galaxy A11.
The phone’s storage is a good aspect for you to consider when purchasing it. The phone has 4/64 GB,4/128 GB, and 6/128 GB. You can get any of your preferences and be sure they will all work excellently. The huge RAM in this Samsung Galaxy A12 is to ensure the mobile works in a speedy manner, no lags and you can install other apps that are not in it.
This is made better by the availability of an SD slot to boost the space. In this phone, space can be expanded up to 1TB unlike in the Samsung Galaxy A11 space could only be expanded to 512 GB.
In terms of battery if we compare this phone to A11 it’s a total Upgrade. The previous one had a 4000mAh battery while the Samsung Galaxy A12 one has 5000mAh. However, this is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy A13. With the dark mode provided by the OS, the Li-Po non-removable battery will do much better and last more for you to complete all your tasks.
- Screen Size: 6.53 inches
- Network: 4G,3G, WI-FI, Dual Sim
- Android: 10.0 One UI
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P35
- Camera: 48MP + 5MP + 2MP+AI
- Front Camera: 5MP
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- ROM: 64GB/128GB
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
- Colors: White and Black, Blue
KSh18,000.00 – KSh20,000.00
|Colors||Black, White, Blue, Red|
|Display||164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)|
|Storage||64GB ROM, 4GB RAM|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Back Camera||48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF
5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh|