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Samsung A12 Price in Malaysia, Specs, and Full Review!

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Hello guys! So Samsung has a new budget phone again.  This is their new budget device, the Samsung Galaxy A12. This is not an entry-level smartphone, but it’s Samsung’s new budget device. So it’s like the Samsung month right now guys. Let’s see the Samsung A12 Price in Malaysia.

It comes in a smaller box. And inside,  this has no jelly case, guys. Fast charging power brick. A USB Type-C to USB Type-A charging cable. Earphones. And it’s a very thin poking tool, the SIM ejector tool. Those are the things included in the box of the Samsung Galaxy A12.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Color

What I have guys is the color blue and it is also available in other colors. It also has white. It’s also available in black, and there’s also a red one.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Design

So, Samsung Galaxy A12. You know what, Samsung changed. For the past two years where we had the A series, if you’ll notice,  it looks like glass, but it’s plastic or as they call glasstic. It has a glossy back finish that has a rainbow effect on its back.

This time, Samsung changed it. Its design doesn’t look like an A series anymore. We know guys and we can distinguish if it’s an A series. But now, since they changed the design.

This time guys, it’s not a glossy back finish anymore. It’s textured. It’s got these like small dots here on its back somewhere on the top, making it easier to hold, because it has this kind of texture so the grip is better.

But it’s not textured throughout because its bottom is smooth, without having any texture, but it’s not a glossy back finish. It’s still got a matte finish to show there the branding of Samsung.

Aside from that, it also has a square camera setup. Which is very different from the old Samsung A series budget device, with a LED flash. We don’t have a fingerprint sensor on the back anymore. It’s very clean-looking now.

On top, it has a microphone. On the right side is its volume rocker. And it also has a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. On the left part, you can see the SIM tray.

And don’t worry, it’s a dual SIM. You can put two 4G LTE SIM cards and one microSD card. And lastly, below it has a headphone jack and another microphone, USB Type-C charging cable, and a speaker grill.

Anyway, I didn’t have any problems with its fingerprint sensor. I liked it more than before where it’s always located at the back. To be honest,  it’s now more consistent and more accurate unlike in the past A series budget device.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Display

Guys, before we talk about its display, I just noticed something on this device while I’m using it in the past few days.

It’s a budget phone that’s kind of heavy actually, and it’s also kind of thick. And to be exact, it weighs 205g with an 8.9mm thickness. And of course,  this is a budget device, it’s made of polycarbonate plastic and even its frame. That’s everything that you need to know guys for its overall physical appearance.

Let’s now talk about its display. To be honest, I’m very okay with the new design that Samsung made. I’m just kind of disappointed with its display. It’s got a 6.5” IPS LCD panel that has a 720×1600 pixels resolution.

So obviously, it only has an HD+ resolution.  It’s kind of not fair. To be honest, if you’re going to buy a smartphone from other brands that have the price the same you’ll be able to buy one that has 6GB of RAM and also has Full HD+ resolution.

Again, guys, the display is what we see first or what we first notice on a smartphone. That’s why it’s important that even if it’s a budget device, as much as possible, it should be Full HD+. But anyway, for a Samsung display, it’s fine.

It still has accurate colors. There are just times that it’s lacking in its brightness, especially under direct sunlight, because again, that’s what IPS displays can only give. We have a notch here on the Samsung Galaxy A12.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Camera

We have a notch here on the Samsung Galaxy A12. And that notch has an 8MP front camera. Aside from that, you might notice that its side bezels are a bit thick, especially its chin on the bottom.

Anyway, since we’re already on the front camera, we’ll just talk about the camera. It has a lot of cameras, four cameras. And to be exact, it has a 48MP main camera with an f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor that also has an f/2.4 aperture.

As expected guys for a budget device, the set of cameras that we have is okay. I’m not complaining, because this is always what we get four cameras. Where there is a depth sensor and macro lens, especially it’s a Samsung device.

For the front camera, as usual for a Samsung device, you’ll have the option to use the wide and ultra-wide angle lens even if it only has a single front camera. And guys, both the rear and the front camera can be used to shoot 1080p at 30 FPS.

In fairness for the sample video that we have guys and even for the sample photos taken by the 8MP front camera, it didn’t disappoint me even if it’s only 8MP. It’s still clear and you can see the clarity and quality of the photos and videos taken by the Samsung Galaxy A12. And it is surprisingly good for a budget device. It’s very clear and the subject-to-background separation is good.

About the rear camera guys, the photos taken by the 48MP  main camera are okay. And to be honest,  I was also surprised, because a consistent quality was given by the wide and ultra-wide angle lens. But, I kind of didn’t like the subject-to-background separation when we’re using its depth sensor or the live focus option.

It’s not as good as I thought it is going to be. I’m just not that satisfied with the colors and it’s a bit undersaturated.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Chipset and Processor

Anyway, let’s now talk about the performance. I had no problems with it in terms of multitasking, and switching between applications. It’s fast enough. It has the MediaTek Helio P35 with a 12nm chipset. It also has an octa-core CPU.

You can play Wild Rift on this one. We didn’t experience any lags on this one while playing Wild Rift. It is playable. But in other games like Call of Duty and Asphalt 9, there’s a bit of some noticeable lag, and it may kind of hinder your gameplay. And the gaming experience that I had was not that smooth.

So definitely,  this Samsung Galaxy A12 is more on for people that are casual gamers only or the ones who don’t play high graphics games.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Storage and Software

What I like about the Samsung Galaxy A12 before we talk about its battery, is its option, because you have, again, an option of 4GB RAM  that has 128GB of storage or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.

For the software, it has the One UI 2.5 based on Android 10. It’s still not Android 11 yet and it doesn’t have the latest One UI 3.0, but this is already expected guys, from a Samsung budget device.

It has a Dolby Atmos feature, but we can only use this when we use wired or wireless earphones. It also has a dark mode and focuses mode, and then its power button is also located here on the notification toggle.

All Samsung is already like this one. It also has bloatware, but it’s not that much, unlike other smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Battery & Charging

Now, for the battery. Maybe the reason why it’s kind of thick and heavy is that we got a big one, but not as big as the Samsung Galaxy M51. It has a 5,000mAh  of battery capacity and it also has a 15W fast charging power brick.

Samsung Galaxy A12
Announced2020, November 24
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, December 21
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Body
Dimensions164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
Weight205 g (7.23 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
BuildGlass front, plastic back, plastic frame
N/A
Display
TypePLS IPS
Size6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density
ProtectionN/A
N/A
Platform
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
Memory
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 3GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
Main Camera
Quad48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), AF
5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps
Selfie camera
Single8 MP, f/2.2
FeaturesN/A
Video1080p@30fps
Battery
TypeLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 15W
Others
3.5mm jackYes
N/A
USBUSB Type-C 2.0
SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer
Virtual proximity sensing
ColorsBlack, White, Blue, Red
PriceRM. 575

Samsung A12 Price in Malaysia

Let’s talk about the Samsung A12 price in Malaysia. The Samsung A12 price in Malaysia started from RM. 575. There are many variants of it. Let’s see all variants of Samsung A12 prices in Malaysia.

Samsung A12 Price in Malaysia
32GB 3GB RAMRM. 575
64GB 4GB RAMRM. 599
128GB 4GB RAMRM. 610
128GB 6GB RAMRM. 639

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