|Good battery life||Chipset could have been better|
|Daylight photography is good||Higher-resolution panel could be used|
|Still on Android 10|
|Night photography is average|
Samsung Galaxy A12 has been announced in the Pakistani market as an affordable smartphone starting at Rs 24,999. The phone offers several features aimed at attracting budget users, such as a large battery with good charging speed and a decent camera. So how does the Galaxy A12 work on a daily basis? Let’s learn the driver in this review
At a price of Rs 24,999, the Galaxy A12 feels a bit heavy considering that it only has a large battery and a decent camera set that works well in daytime conditions. Objectively, the lack of strong internal parts will be to the detriment of the Galaxy A12. the market is full of cheaper alternatives.
Like all other budget Samsung phones, the Galaxy A12 has a single plastic design with a textured coating on the back, a Square quad camera camera on the top right and a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the side. Below is a USB C port with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a dynamic grille. Well-sized 6.5-inch HD + screen. could be, but the viewing experience is good
In terms of cameras, it has a 48MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro shooter. Daylight photographs are quite acceptable due to the occasional decrease in the dynamic range. Contrast levels are good and in most cases the exposure is well managed. The ultra-wide sensor works well, but has warmer colors and lacks the details of the main sensor.
The macro sensor is average, and the depth shooter works well to separate the background. Low light photography is a bit undesirable due to slow focus times and long shutter speeds. The lack of a special night mode does not help. In the front there is an 8MP selfie shooter who takes decent selfies, but not so much at night.
Performance is driven by the Helio G35 SoC, which looks a bit weak when you see what the competition has to offer. It is supported with up to 128 GB of memory, which can be expanded via 4 GB of RAM and microSD card. In short, any normal smartphone activity can be carried out without stress, but overuse of graphics can be a problem.
On the software side, the phone now runs Android 10 based OneUI 2.5, which I like a bit. However, I prefer ease of use compared to some other leathers on the market. The A12 has a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged in less than two hours with 15 W fast charging support. Using the phone at a moderate level will make you very comfortable all day.
The final decision
The saving grace of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is its large battery and a number of cameras that perform well in daylight. In many other respects, it is often a hit and causes it to stumble against competition. The budget segment has improved a bit and I believe that Samsung’s newer Galaxy M12 will respond better to its competitors.